The Australian Government has earmarked AU$20m to relaunch Australia’s brand image. A public tender is open for the next two weeks for creative agencies to wow Rudd and his cronies. The brief is to sell Australia to the world and encourage investment and education opportunities there. The campaign will be launched in February 2010, alongside advertising strategies from Tourism Australia, currently in the pocket of DDB.
September 21 marks the five-year anniversary of the day when Facebook turned social media into just plain ‘media’. This date is probably worth noting, if not necessarily celebrating, as it marks the end of the dream of brands having unlimited conversations with their fans for free.