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
Controversy is a tried and true way to run an ad campaign landing a public health message in the mainstream.
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.
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.
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.
Crikey readers talk Andrew Bolt, the Walkleys, scare tactics and why words matter.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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