Ad industry may gripe about adblockers, but they broke the contract – not us

10:13PM | Friday, 2 October 2015 | Andrew McStay

The latest version of Apple’s operating system for phones and tablets allows the installation of adblocking software, prompting a discussion as to whether an ad-free web can exist.

Cynicism about mobile advertising is greatly misplaced

8:05PM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Anindya Ghose

Every now and then, I see an article in the media that is sceptical about the future of mobile advertising – the kind of ad you see when you open an app on your smartphone and there’s either a discount coupon at the center of the screen or a display ad at the bottom.

Adblock Pro is destroying the online ad market

6:26PM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | David Glance

Ad blocking software threatens to deal the final death blow to already failing online advertising market.

A brand guide for startups

5:43PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | Michel Hogan

Here are the three foundation elements startups need to consider when setting out to build a brand.

Australian online fashion startup cottons on to global market with $1.1 million seed funding round

10:21PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian online fashion brand GRANA has just closed a $1.1 million seed financing round from Bluebell Group and a group of respected strategic and angel investors in Australia and Hong Kong.

Apple cops complaints over “Go, you chicken fat, go” ad

8:45PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Cara Waters

Apple’s latest advertisement has come under fire for discriminating against overweight and obese people.

Sydney startup’s vision is to become the AdWords of digital billboard advertising

8:16PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

The appeal of online ads for advertisers is in the medium’s ability to target ads to a specific audience, and now a Sydney-based startup has developed technology that allows digital screens to do something similar in the real world.

From ‘GigaCat’ to ‘L1m3Monk3y’: Simple tips for naming your startup

7:28PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Taskmaster

The great news is that even if you are lazy or creatively bankrupt, you can still choose a great startup name. The Taskmaster shows you how.

Six questions to position your brand effectively in the mind of your customers

6:40PM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

How your customers and potential customers perceive your brand directly impacts your bottom line. Here are six questions to help you ensure your brand is more engaging and appealing.

Auug’s Motion Synth makes musical waves in new iPhone ad

5:30PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Kye White

A Melbourne-based startup is one of the stars of Apple’s latest advertisements.

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

4:54AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | StartupSmart

Cyber-espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents partially due to a bigger dataset.

Online advertising: What’s the future for small business?

4:00PM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | Paul Wallbank

Small businesses are increasingly struggling to find a voice in the online space as big internet empires focus on the corporate sector.

When net promoter scores turn absurd

3:00AM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Every few years, a new management trend sweeps through MBA land. A recent example has been “net promoter scores”.

The four-step formula for more powerful marketing and advertising

3:39PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Everyday your customers are bombarded with hundreds of marketing messages and advertisements. In such a crowded marketplace, here are four ways to make sure you stand out.

Don’t be a content marketing one-hit wonder

3:57PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Taskmaster

In the comments section of a recent column, your humble correspondent was called a “hipster”. As usual, Old Taskmaster is outraged.

Does your signage make you look professional?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Do the signs in your shop window have a clip art cartoon on them? If so, the Taskmaster says it’s time to pull them down.

Buy a vowel – and make your name stand out!

3:00AM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Are you trying to pick a name for your business? Looking for something really unique? Old Taskmaster suggests it’s time to buy a vowel.

A griller marketing plan from Janine Allis

3:00AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Taskmaster

The other day, Old Taskmaster watched a video interview with Boost Juice and Retail Zoo founder Janine Allis. In the video, Allis reveals a marketing tactic with bite.

Which team will get to have the final say?

2:00AM | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Your products will end up looking very different depending on which team is put in charge.

Six new year image boosters for your business

1:00AM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Nina Hendy

This quieter time of the year is the ideal time to put your brand overhaul plans in place. Here are six business image boosters to give your business a professional facelift.