At the election campaign half-way mark, Crikey asks the experts to rate the major parties' TV ads. They're not impressed with the efforts of either side.
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?
A new code of practice for commercial TV will enable the industry to make hundreds of millions of dollars a year in extra ad revenues over the next three years, starting Jan 1, 2010.
ACMA has tried to sneak in its new commercial TV code of practice in under the Christmas radar, with a lovely secret santa to broadcasters: they can now run as many 10-second ads as they want, back to back, provided they dress them up as show promos.
Australian advertisers spent $300 million less on free-to-air TV advertising last year than they did the year before -- a drop of 7.8%. With the launch of more free-to-air digital and pay-TV channels coming this year, things may only get leaner.
There is no evidence of a causal link between advertising and childhood obesity, writes Julie Flynn of Free TV Australia.
Some people are still expecting Howard to come up with "a Tampa" to win the election, but this misconceives Howard’s political strengths. If he defeats Rudd, it will be because of many small manoeuvres rather than a single knockout blow, writes Wayne Errington.