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The Australian media industry has just had its worst year ever: SMI

Monday 03 August, 2020

Australia’s media industry has suffered through its worst year in living memory, with the COVID-19 pandemic inflicting a further blow to a market already weakened by a series of natural disasters to pull the market back 14.7% in the 2019/20 financial year.

But according to the Standard Media Index, the only good news is that the worst is over, with the decline in June ad spend the lowest since March and stronger forward booking data clearly showing the market has begun to rebuild.

The COVID impact on top Anglo markets is 28.2%: SMI

Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Media advertising markets in the Australian, US, NZ, UK and Canadian are averaging a 28.2% decline in advertising expenditure in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Standard Media Index.
 
SMI, which collects and publishes media Agency payment ad spend data, based the analysis on its collection of advertising payment data from its multinational and independent media Agency partners in the US, UK, Australian, NZ and Canadian markets from the start of the pandemic in March to the end of May.
 

COVID-19 Safe Studio Principles for Australian Radio and Podcast Industry released

Thursday 09 July, 2020

The Australian Radio and Podcast Industry Sector Consultation Group has issued a set of COVID-19 Safe Studio Principles to support the broadcast industry to safely produce live and pre-recorded content.
 
The Guidelines have been developed by AFTRS, in consultation with industry, to provide a resource that can assist with safety while COVID-19 restrictions and containment measures are in place.
 

The top 50 brands in the first half of 2020: AirCheck report

Sunday 05 July, 2020

With the first half of this year unlike any other, AirCheck Australia has tallied the Top 50 Most Advertised Brands.

As a whole, the number of ads on radio was down 10% compared with the same time frame last year. Between January and June in 2019 there were 4.3 million spots placed, while during this year that dropped to 3.9 million instances.

Harvey Norman was yet again out in front, with 101,324 ads placed on 51 stations, followed by National Tiles and Domayne.

The free multilingual news service on COVID 19 will continue twice a week

Sunday 05 July, 2020

The NEMBC Multilingual News Service about COVID 19 will continue as a report available twice a week.

NEWFM unites Novocastrians against panic buying

Tuesday 30 June, 2020
Tired of the panic buying going on in Newcastle and The Hunter, NEWFM’s breakfast team, The Novos, decided that they would lead the charge against the insanity gripping shoppers.
 
This morning they urged their listeners to unite against panic buying,  spoke to a reformed panic buyer who has changed his life due to the pandemic and got the final word in from Newcastle Lord Mayor, Nuatali Nelmes, who’s advice was “get up and shop earlier” or "Just go to a bigger shop".


Deb Knight returned a negative test for COVID19

Thursday 25 June, 2020
2GB host Deborah Knight has tested negative for COVID-19 after developing symptoms.
 
Deborah told Afternoons replacement hosts Peta Credlin and Clinton Maynard she decided to get tested after developing a sore throat and headache late yesterday.
 
“Here I was reporting all day on the situation in Victoria … and I thought ‘look, I’m going to have to bite the bullet here’. If I’m feeling crook, I can’t just sort of soldier on.”
 

ABC commits $3 million from Fresh Start Fund to support Australian creatives during COVID-19

Tuesday 02 June, 2020

The ABC has committed more than $3 million to date from its Fresh Start Fund to help kickstart Australian productions and content ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the launch of the $5 million development fund on 23 April, the ABC has earmarked some $3.2 million of the total to more than 80 productions and ideas for new Australian dramas, documentaries, comedies, music, arts and children’s content.

Australia's agency advertising declines by over one third in April: SMI report

Monday 01 June, 2020

The Standard Media Index is reporting that Australia’s media industry has felt the full consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the economy in April,.

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