It’s a match! What online dating can teach brands about agency value The stigma of dating apps has somewhat dissipated in the last few years – paving the way for more daters, more user profiles, more “hey’s”… more “hi there’s”… less luck. Why women’s sport can deliver big results for brands While it may not offer the scale of many male sports, investing in women’s sport can offer an opportunity for brands to engage with people in more innovative and emotional ways… DIET COKE BREAK: INNOVATING IN INFLUENCER MARKETING DIET COKE LAUNCHES THE DIET COKE BREAK – THEIR FIRST INFLUENCER PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE A SERIES OF FUN, INTERESTING AND USEFUL BRANDED VIDEOS Who still cares about Virtual Reality? Here’s why brands should… The dust around VR has settled since the beginning of the year. What happened to the hype technology that was about to change the world? #Winning with Influencer Marketing We need ad funded programming to work JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS THE FOUR-PART CELEBRITY CYCLING SERIES, TOUR DE CELEB, CAME TO AN END. SMASHING C5’S TARGET RATINGS FOR ABC1S AND 16-34S WAS A GREAT RESULT. THIS WAS, AFTER ALL, AN AFP. The Social Media Trends to look out for in 2017 Year on year, social platforms evolve at an accelerated rate to suit business and consumer needs. 2016 showcased this well with the likes of Vine and Meerkat winding down, while Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat boomed. Are eSports Taking Centre Stage? eSports by nature is a hugely fragmented marketplace comprising of publishers, games, events, leagues and teams which each come with their own opportunities TOUR DE CELEB: RIDING HIGH WITH SKODA ON CHANNEL 5 BUILDING ON SKODA'S LONG STANDING ASSOCIATION WITH CYCLING, MEDIACOM BEYOND ADVERTISING LEVERAGED A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY WITH STV PRODUCTIONS AND CHANNEL 5 TO PRODUCE AN ORIGINAL TELEVISION SHOW COMBINING THE INTENSE RIGOUR OF PROFESSIONAL CYCLING WITH AN ENTERTAINING NARRATIVE AND A MONUMENTAL CHALLENGE FOR OUR WILLING PARTICIPANTS MEDIACOM & CLOUDY BAY LAUNCH SECOND INSTALMENT OF SECRET SESSIONS EMOTIONAL TRUMPS RATIONAL Paving the Cow-path of Social Purpose Could contributing to a greater good be a shortcut to a success for brands? Don’t worship false idols (and such other religious references) All the sessions from The Salon in Austin are now live! The Salon in Austin Video Sessions MediaCom & Westpac launch #UnstoppableSquad to inspire millennials to be unstoppable Social led campaign to showcase inspirational Aussies living unstoppable lives The Salon Revisited: The Key Learning's We've Taken Away With Us From Our SXSW Fringe Event WE’VE WRAPPED THE SALON FOR ANOTHER YEAR AND HAVE PUT TOGETHER A PIECE THAT REVEALS THE HIGHLIGHT MOMENTS & KEY INSIGHTS FROM OUR FUTURE FACING SUMMIT ‘HELLO TOMORROW’ IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM AUSTIN TO SEE HOW WE CAN HELP SHAPE YOUR BRAND’S CONTENT STRATEGY….NOW WE’LL START TO PLAN NEXT YEAR! MediaCom Beyond Advertising LA & Tempur-Pedic ask couples to recall their first time The innuendo filled comedic campaign uncovers the memorable details The Salon 2016 Day Two Highlights with Tumblr, Not Impossible, Pavegen and More! Day 2 at The Salon saw us play host to pioneers who are changing the world. We were humbled, moved and inspired by Mick Ebeling, Laurence Kemball-Cook and Giles Rhys Jones amongst others, followed by an exclusive performance from JP Cooper in the yard. The Salon 2016 day one highlights with Yahoo!, Spotify and more HERE ARE ALL THE BEST MOMENTS FROM DAY ONE AT THE SALON. WE HAVE, AMONGST OTHERS, RICH FRANKEL OF SPOTIFY, TWITTER'S KUNUR PATEL AND BEN DEITZ OF VICE DISCUSSING WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING. THE ONLY THING WE DON'T HAVE, APPARENTLY, IS SOCKS... MediaCom & realestate.com.au capture milestone moments for first time renters through new ‘Beg, Blag, Borrow’ campaign MediaCom & realestate.com.au celebrates a rite of passage of young Australian adults via a digitally led campaign The Salon returns to SXSW to say ‘Hello Tomorrow’ MediaCom & SunWater Queensland partner to create a life saving campaign directed at Aussie teenagers THE ARMY: FOUND YOUR DREAM JOB YET? British Army and Time Inc join forces to explore opportunities available for women F&F Active #workitwithdavina in 2016 MediaCom Beyond Advertising Canada Presents the Skittles Holiday Pawn Shop The biggest advertising trends of 2015 and what 2016 has in store MediaCom Beyond Advertising have been reflecting on the past year and speculating what is to come in 2016. Air Rescue back on the radar for series three on Channel 7 'Three things' with Tom Curtis and MBA UK: Nikon, Sony and creative instagramming Head of MBA UK, Tom Curtis, talks about some of the brilliant projects coming out of London, the long term future of content and why his son, Dom, is an aspiring creative genius... MBA Global Head James Morris wins Drum Content Marketer of the Year James won big at the inaugural Drum Content Awards in London... Sony Mobile and Red Bull: a ground breaking partnership Red Bull Media House’s awesome new riding film has been released in partnership with Sony Xperia Z5 Premium... MediaCom & Chandon raise a toast to Australians living life unplanned Agencies, brands or publishers? Who owns content? Creator Networks – what, why and how? MBA's Libby Wright explores the role of Creative Networks... The Creative Trail by Nikon Why the decline of the dot-com is making way for the rise of content Nikon and The Telegraph create 'The Moment' Why collaboration is vital for content marketing to deliver amazing results Why the future of advertising is human Although technology is changing our world, its still a world populated by real life people. This means businesses need to increasingly consider their role in society in order to be successful... Three reasons why media agencies are the future ‘Love your car’ with Shell and The Telegraph MediaCom appoints Simon Jarosz as new Creative Director, as Shelby Craig sets up specialist division in L.A. A global expansion of MBA sees Craig return home to L.A, as Jarosz takes over national role based in Sydney. What we can learn from Jess Ennis-Hill and Usain Bolt about pitching for new business SEE HOW THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HAS INSPIRED OUR MBA CONTENT LEAD, SUSIE DABBS, AND MADE HER REALISE THAT PREPARING FOR A PITCH IS A LOT LIKE PREPARING FOR A SPORTING EVENT.. I Am Different with Nikon and Factory Media MediaCom & Queensland Government heightens urgency of fire safety with a new life saving campaign MediaCom and Queensland Government have teamed up to help make sure Queensland residents are safer in their homes... Insight Work that Works Rugby World Cup - What does it mean for brands? Scope, Channel 4 and MBA present 'End the Awkward' 'I Can Hear Things Others Can't' Silent Disco with Sony MBA & Biore create a spa haven for Splendour in the Grass festival go-ers MediaCom & Biore create a spa haven for festival revellers Why defining the role of branded content is so vital Content. Everyone’s talking about it, lots of people are doing it, but only a handful are doing it well... New brief? Why not embrace your inner hipster Have you heard that joke about Hipsters? You know the one... "Why does a hipster always burn their mouth when they drink coffee? Because they drank it before it was cool..." Cannes Lions 2015: MediaCom Beyond Advertising picks up three awards What does native content mean? Periscope: how brands can harness live streaming in an on-demand world Following on from our successful Periscope activation with Selfridges, we take a look at how live streaming can help brands tell their story… Taco Bell Canada Launches the Quesarito in Epic Style 'Three things’ with Morten Kristensen and MBA Denmark: distribution, programmatic and the Chicago Bulls MediaCom Denmark CEO, Morten Kristensen, talks about the challenges that 2015 has presented – including how best to distribute the great content we produce and how to get over the Chicago Bulls losing in the NBA Playoffs… The Festival of Media Global Awards: MBA picks up five wins It was a successful evening in Rome for our teams from Germany, Norway and Australia... The Festival of Media Global Awards 2015: MediaCom gets 35 nominations MediaCom are up for 35 awards at the 2015 Festival of Media Global Awards in Rome MBA launches GSK's first brand-focused media partnership The Salon Revisited: the key insights from our SXSW fringe event MBA Australia bag two awards at the Festival of Media Asia Pacific Following a brilliant 2014 in Australia, MBA have begun 2015 where we left off by winning two awards for our work with Queensland Heath and beyondblue… ‘Three things’ with Gemma Hunter and MBA Australia: success, innovation and shoes! Executive Creative Director and Head of MBA Australia, Gemma Hunter, discusses becoming BEfest's 2014 Content Marketing Agency of the Year, an innovative Audi campaign and her life outside of work... The Salon: day two highlights featuring Sir Martin Sorrell, Alex Da Kid and more The Salon: highlights from day one with Dazed, Spotify, Vice and Yahoo! The Salon: Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner present #FOLLOWMYHEART Metamodern performance art piece transmits LaBeouf's heartbeat for six straight days The Salon: why all of our clients will benefit from our SXSW fringe event The Salon will showcase work from world-class innovators and creatives – here’s why what we do in Texas matters to every single one of the brands we work with James Morris: Welcome to the new-look MBA site Sony Mobile partnership with Time Out and The Guardian challenges you to ‘Run Your Way’ MBA and SXSW: demystifying content and taking our own advice MediaCom Beyond Advertising is taking up residency at the SXSW Festival in Austin this March, with an innovative series of presentations and performances. MBA Australia uses real life stories to show the ‘transformative’ effects of a Princess Cruise E.ON Winter Living – A partnership with Sarah Beeny Authenticity - the key to great music and brand partnerships We met up with Boiler Room's Blaise Belville at Protein's Music Forum where key themes such as authenticity were explored. Mediacom USA – Ad Age 2015 Media Agency of the Year What makes a great fashion event? Champagne and social media Siemens – The Ultimate Dinner Party Bose's Urban Conductor and why brands are getting more ambitious with content Why 2015 will be the year of content… with measurable results MediaCom Beyond Advertising Global Head, James Morris, explains why content in 2015 needs to deliver on both creativity and results Tom Curtis: why ‘Content + Connections’ will make 2015 the best year yet for MBA UK 'Three Things' with James Morris: the Cristal Festival, the future of content and Christmas shopping Sony Urban Z3xplorer – Mediacom Beyond Advertising France What will the world of content look like in 2015? MediaCom Beyond Advertising produces #SonyGreatestParty Moby: “Hi-Res Audio is about getting music to a better place”