We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
The rise of Instagram "influencers" poses new problems for advertising regulators.
Unfortunately it seems advertising on Facebook in Australia for political purposes is still a 2016 US election-esque case of “catch me if you can”.
Last week's blokey "back in black" budget video is likely to be a good indication of how the government will approach its mainstream advertising during the campaign — expect more of daggy dad Scott Morrison.
It's time to find new ways for advertising to support the discovery of independent news.
Was the razor company's new ad "brave new ground in advertising" or part of a "war on masculinity [that] disarms us from the inside"? Every conceivable take has now been taken.
Gillette's campaign meshes with the current view of fighting misogyny: that men should turn their friendships into self-surveilling machines.
The ACCC is trying to get to grips with how to regulate Google and Facebook. You'd think that would be good news to the groups currently being dominated...
The depiction of a ute overtaking a road train was beyond the pale according to the Advertising Standards Board.
White fragility in Australia is looking particularly fragile at the moment on the back of a joke war.
The bottom line for Nine-Fairfax is that it will have to avoid being a typical Australian media merger that destroys value, rather than creates it.