January 27, 2015 2
Floating far above the ground in a padded chair, in a dry, sealed aeroplane cabin that hums gently, facing away from other passengers, with no phone or email interrupting our thoughts, we travel inward as well as onward.
April 17, 2014
Western countries aren't the only ones spending big on electioneering. Crikey intern Luke Cooper takes a look at some of the campaign ads in Indonesia and India.
November 20, 2013 13
The Advertising Standards Board has nipped complaints in the bud and will allow Bonds to use the word boobs in its advertising campaign for bras, writes SmartCompany editor Melinda Oliver.
October 22, 2013 1
Crikey readers talk Andrew Bolt, the Walkleys, scare tactics and why words matter.
August 6, 2013 4
A website dedicated to transparent government is uploading election leaflets stuffed into letterboxes across the country. There are some amusing ones, writes freelance journalist El Gibbs.
May 29, 2013 2
Television will again be the key battleground for the 2013 election, and creatives are busy working to briefs. The Power Index asks: who's behind them?
May 1, 2013 9
Here's a first: there's paid advertising appearing on a federal government website (the Bureau of Meteorology). Does this pose a problem -- and who might be next?
March 10, 2011 1
With nearly 1.4 million kids under the age of 12 online it's no wonder Australia's biggest food brands use the net to spread their message. And they're really good at it.
November 18, 2010
For the fourth year running, Kellogg's has been dubbed the worst advertiser of junk food to children in Australia by The Parents Jury. It sure knows how to cash in on kid's pestering,reports Melissa Sweet
April 1, 2010
With dickheads, emos and gingas, the latest VicRoads advertising campaign is aimed at the younger end of the driver spectrum. But does slagging in the language of the yoof actually discourage bad driving?
December 1, 2009
Tony Abbott hasn't even been the leader of the Liberal Party for a day, and the ALP already has a cheap and cheerful ad campaign out against him, says Possum Comitatus.
September 24, 2009
You can't say that Sydney advertisers don't have their fingers on the pulse, with a swag of advertisements this morning about yesterday's dust storm. How do you get red dust out of white pants?
September 10, 2009
The Sydney International Food Festival is promoting the event with series of ads featuring different countries' flags made out of food. Australia gets the predictable meat pie treatment, but India and Italy look particularly delicious to us.
August 14, 2009
Cotton On have a classy new addition to their baby range: t-shirts with the slogan 'They Shake Me'. Jokes about babies being shaken? Hilarious right? Oh, wait...
November 7, 2008 2
Cadbury's "gorilla" advertisement is not actually an advertisement, and that's a big problem for agencies, writes Stephen Downes.
October 18, 2007
Sunday afternoon I was buffing my nails and predicting tedious mud slinging and a few turgid weeks of men in the awkward suit/hardhat combination standing around talking about infrastructure and economic management. Come mid-week and I'm gobsmacked, writes Marieke Hardy.