What were the most read news stories of 2015?

By AdNews | 17 December 2015
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With 2015 coming to a close, we decided to put together the list of our top 10 most read news stories of the year. It appears everyone wanted to read about the AdNews Agency of the Year Awards but there's plenty more to recap on here.

Here are the finalists for the Agency of the Year Awards

“Clemenger, Saatchi & Saatchi and Leo Burnett are each up for six awards overall, with Cummins&Partners and M&C Saatchi named as finalists in four categories each.”

Are Coca-Cola's coloured cans the next Share a Coke?

“We’re going to end up reaching a ridiculous number - I think, 98% of our whole audience - over the course of this three or four-month campaign. It’s much more (than we could have reached on TV). I think buying straight TV now and reaching that audience is a much more inefficient buy.”

Facebook makes data deal with Quantium, Acxiom and Experian to fuse offline and online data

“It will enable marketers to connect with different audiences in ways we certainly haven’t seen in the Australian market from a digital perspective. If you combine those three data sets, you have arguably the richest data set available to any marketer in Australia.”

GroupM reveals findings of MediaCom audit: outlines overhaul of processes

“In my 40 years in this business I have never encountered anything of this magnitude and frankly, it terrified the crap out of me and everyone else in the organisation.”

Ad fraud uncovered - what and how it happens

“Programmatic has rocketed overnight and is making millions for agencies. How can this be when the product they are selling is no different to the exact same product they were selling the day before, only programmatically? It's because the mark-ups made on programmatic are huge.”

Droga5 Sydney to close

“We see little value in continuing to operate in this market with an office that, sadly, no longer consistently represents the Droga5 brand. Some of it was self-inflicted, some of it bad luck and some of it just the befuddling local advertising market.”

Woolies and Quantium to launch DSP with “Australian first”

“If you are able to take a very clear and understood control group of people who didn’t receive the message compared to those that did, it is reasonable to assume there is a causal effect between the advertising recipient and the transactions that were subsequently made.”

Leo Burnett named AdNews Agency of the Year

“The competition for the Agency of the Year was particularly fierce between finalists Mnet, Soap and Cummins&Partners, but Leo's swiped it for demonstrating that a traditional shop can change the game.”

Nova breakfast continues to shift: Tommy Little leaves Melbourne

“We're very aware there are issues with Kiis in Melbourne. It's a disappointing result and we have plans in place to correct that, which we will be unfolding over the coming months."

Digital agencies given just two years to live

“In two years’ time, there will be no such thing as a digital agency. That’s if you are a digital agency. If you are purely playing in that space … you’re going to be in big trouble. You’re going to get squeezed, and we see this every day already, but it’s accelerating.”

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