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2021 Award School Legendary Lesson impresses top creatives

2021 Award School Legendary Lesson impresses top creatives

More than 36 creative leaders from Australia and around the world came together virtually last week with all 2021 AWARD School students for the second annual AWARD School Legendary Lesson. Among the many creative legends who took part in the unique AWARD School...

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Rare secrets to success

Rare secrets to success

Perth agency and ACA member Rare has been a finalist or runner-up for the Agency of the Year title at the WA Campaign Brief Awards for most of its 16-year existence. The agency was runner-up last year, but this year was Rare’s time to be added to the prestigious roll...

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ACA augments Board with new roles and appointments

ACA augments Board with new roles and appointments

In a demonstration of its continued confidence in a robust future, Advertising Council Australia (ACA) today announced key changes to the make-up of its Board, boosting the number of directors and for the first time electing two Deputy Chairs. Current Board members...

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IPA Business and Agency Leadership: throw yourself in!

IPA Business and Agency Leadership: throw yourself in!

Emily Pockley, Client Partner, AJF Partnership, was one of this year’s delegates at what is renowned as a ‘gold standard’ IPA course. Here she shares her thoughts on an immersive and transformative experience.  The three-day residential IPA Business and Agency...

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ACA launches inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan

ACA launches inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan

Advertising Council Australia today launched its inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), the first ever RAP for the Australian advertising industry. Today’s launch follows the RAP’s formal endorsement by Reconciliation Australia, and has been marked with a...

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Words of planning wisdom from Iona Macgregor

Words of planning wisdom from Iona Macgregor

AdSchool’s Advanced Strategic Planning course gets underway in Sydney on 22 April. We were lucky enough to get some time with Iona Macgregor, Strategy Partner at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, who is this year’s course facilitator and who generously shared some of her...

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42nd AWARD Awards jurors announced

42nd AWARD Awards jurors announced

The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has today announced the full line up of jurors for the 42nd AWARD Awards.A total of 90 leading creatives from Australia and around the world will be tasked with selecting the 42nd AWARD Awards winners in...

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2021 Effie Awards Call for Entries opens

2021 Effie Awards Call for Entries opens

Advertising Council Australia has today launched the 2021 Australian Effie Awards, issuing the marketing community with a challenge to demonstrate its resourcefulness, resilience and the power of great advertising in the teeth of the COVID pandemic.ACA CEO Tony Hale...

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Learn to love/hate research

Learn to love/hate research

AdSchool’s Core Strategic Planning course is a ‘must do’ for planners and strategists at the beginning of their career. This year’s team of course lecturers is made up of some of Australia’s most respected and experienced planners and strategists, including Fran...

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Reshaping AdSchool Advanced Account Management

Reshaping AdSchool Advanced Account Management

BMF General Manager Paul Coles is one of Australia’s true leaders in the client service field. Paul has been instrumental in reshaping AdSchool’s Advanced Account Management course for 2021 and here he shares some of his insights with us about the upcoming course and...

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AWARD School: ‘bloody challenging, incredibly rewarding’

AWARD School: ‘bloody challenging, incredibly rewarding’

AWARD School is back for 2021 and is shaping up to be better than ever. Advertising Council Australia caught up with National AWARD School Co-heads Mandie van der Merwe and Jack Nunn to find out what’s ahead this year, and why all aspiring creatives should apply for...

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Planning for 2021 and Beyond

Planning for 2021 and Beyond

ACA recently caught up with APG Co-Chair Ben Hourahine, Strategy Partner at AnalogFolk, for a chat about his take on what 2021 holds for the Australian planning community. ACA: What’s your perspective on the future of planning in Australia?  Ben: Australian...

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Youngbloods pitch for Gruen glory

Youngbloods pitch for Gruen glory

Once again this year Youngbloods Australia were invited back onto ABC TV’s Gruen to compete for Pitch glory. However, unlike Youngbloods Gruen pitches in previous seasons, it wasn’t to be the traditional battle between VIC vs. NSW. Due to the COVID restrictions placed...

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Planning community looks beyond COVID

Planning community looks beyond COVID

It’s been one hell of a year right across the industry and few would argue that planners have faced massive challenges. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Advertising Council Australia chatted with Account Planning Group Co-Chair Kate Smither about planning in the COVID...

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Communication is the key: Cornel Ozies

Communication is the key: Cornel Ozies

Filmmaker Cornel Ozies’ landmark documentary Our Law focuses on the Warakurna Police Station in Western Australia, the first Indigenous-run police station in this country. It’s a compelling story of how an initiative based on mutual respect can address the issues of...

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ACA WA reaches out to uni students

ACA WA reaches out to uni students

Advertising Council Australia has recently been conducting a number of university presentations in-person and online in Perth to help promote advertising as a career of choice and to guide students to the best pathways to “Break into the Exciting World of...

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Introducing something else…from AWARD

Introducing something else…from AWARD

By Jonathan Kneebone, Writer/Director, The Glue Society on behalf of the AWARD Committee It was on a work trip to Hong Kong that a few of us from Glue Society discovered the most difficult product you could ever think of to advertise. Sitting innocently enough on the...

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2020 Australian Effie Award Winners Announced

2020 Australian Effie Award Winners Announced

The Monkeys named Effective Agency of the YearBMF awarded Grand Effie for ‘ALDI Good Different’ - ALDI AustraliaALDI Australia awarded Effective Advertiser Award for the third consecutive yearFive Gold Effies awarded overall The Monkeys has been named Effective Agency...

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42nd AWARD Awards launches Call For Entries

42nd AWARD Awards launches Call For Entries

The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has today announced its Call for Entries for the 42nd AWARD Awards. The deadline for entries is December 11. Last year saw a significantly expanded list of eligible categories and an overhaul of the AWARD...

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