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Nominations Open for 2nd Annual Gerety Awards, Australian Jury Tapped

Nominees for the second Gerety Awards have opened and the Australian jury has been selected. So reports ADNews.


Consortium Warns of the Dangers of Ignoring Advertising, Planning Major Push

A swath of Australian media owners has joined up to rally marketers and push the importance of advertising. So reports afaqs.


Australian Regulators Target Opioid Company for Misleading Claims

An Australian drug regulator has fined “an international network of companies tied to Purdue Pharma” for misleading advertising of the opioid painkiller Targin. So reports MSN.


Amid EU Pressure, IT Giants to Begin Ad Booking in Japan

Google LLC and Facebook, Inc. are reportedly planning to locally book advertising revenue from their Japanese operations, as opposed to posting them in other countries with lower tax rates. So reports The Japan Times.


Samsung Tops List of Foreign Brands in Chinese Market: Report

Asian brands are gaining greater traction with Chinese consumers when compared against U.S. and European brands. So reports China Daily.


Lance Traore's 'Love Affair' with AdColony Turns Into Full-time Gig

In-app brands marketplace AdColony announced Lance Traore will serve as the full-time country manager for Australia and New Zealand. So reports Yahoo Finance.


Mumbrella Travel Marketing Summit Adds New Speakers

The Mumbrella Travel Marketing Summit added a list of new speakers, including representatives from Google, Tourism NT, Australian Traveller Media and MyTravelReserch.com. So reports Business Insider.


Busty YouTube Chef Displays Ads on Her Chest

Japanese YouTube chef Kuma Cooking has been selling advertisements on “form-fitting T-shirts” across her breasts, rather than using “pre-recorded, algorithm-selected commercials.” So reports Japan Today.


APAC Ahead of North America, EMEA in 2019 Ad Spending: Report

The Asia-Pacific advertising market jumped 6.3% this year, which was more than North America and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), according to a Magna’s latest forecast. So reports Campaign Asia.


Bonds’ Christmas Campaign Sparks AAS Complaints, LGBT+ Praise

The Australian Advertising Standards is reviewing clothing brand Bonds’ “Its the Bonds that make the season” campaign after receiving a handful of complaints about a holiday ad featuring two shirtless men kissing on a kitchen counter. So reports The Drum.


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