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The Marketer: Getting trippy with it

TripAdvisor is flying in the face of digital advertising convention and getting away with it. Robin Ingle shows Damian Francis how it’s done. more »

Newsmaker: Mining the data gold rush

Media agencies have missed the boat and there aren’t enough data experts to go around. But James Bennett thinks he has the solution – and big brands are listening. Frank Chung reports. more »

The Sell: Wake-up call for social media experts

With mighty aspirations for becoming a global expert in ‘influence’, social soup’s founder Sharyn Smith has a hardcore reality check those that think social media is religion. Paul McIntyre talks to the Sydney company going global. more »

The Big Picture: Big blog theory

The next 12 to 24 months will be critical for bloggers and their partners as the media industry tries to align with the sector. Damian Francis uncovers the tug of war. more »

Newsmaker: The new Guard

The Guardian launched its dedicated Australian website this month to much interest from the media establishment in Australia. Paul McIntyre talks to international director Tony Danker. more »

The Marketer: Packing a punch

It’s one of the most iconic brands in the world and is making big moves in Australia. Damian Francis grabs an allen key with Rebecca Darley and puts together the Ikea story. more »

Editor's Letter: Don’t stop the music

Will Apple’s push into streaming music shake the industry? Damian Francis can’t feel any tremors. more »

The Big Picture: Controlling the message

With non-traditional media on the rise, PR firms are becoming more savvy, more creative – and more like competitors to advertising agencies. But not everyone is convinced. Stuart Whitmore reports. more »

The Sell: Mad Maxus

It’s a whole new regime with a new local Maxus chief executive and new global main man. Damian Francis speaks to the latter, Vikram Sakhuja. more »

The Big Picture: Anthea Muir

Eyewear giant Luxottica is moving ahead of the curve to future-proof its business with a company-wide ‘omni- channel’ strategy. Unnecessary? Premature? Not according to Anthea Muir, who says the group is not waiting for the bricks-and-mortar business to flounder before jumping on the digital horse. Paul McIntyre reports. more »

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