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Media Owners Inform C-suite About the Power of Advertising in New Campaign

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Campaign developed in partnership with Publicis Group’s creative team at Saatchi & Saatchi
Media Owners Inform C-suite About the Power of Advertising in New Campaign

A record number of Australia’s media owners have united in a campaign to remind chief executives, chief financial officers and chief marketing officers of the importance of advertising to the long-term sustainability of their businesses.

The media owners, who include ACE Radio, Australian Radio Network, Foxtel, Grant Broadcasting, JCDecaux, Macquarie Media, News Corp Australia, Nine, Nova, Ooh Media, Seven West Media, Southern Cross Austero and 10, want to help business leaders regain confidence in the effectiveness and impact of advertising.

Their campaign is supported by the industry bodies Think TV, Outdoor Media Association, Commercial Radio Australia and News Media Works. 


A teaser campaign began yesterday, Sunday, December 8th, across outdoor, radio, premium digital, print and television, with the full campaign including evolutions in the creative message and a high-profile celebrity who understands the value of advertising launching in the coming weeks.

Advertising is an investment proven to deliver long-term, top-line growth for businesses. Reducing advertising expenditure will deliver short-term savings, but it comes at the cost of future revenue growth – it can be the beginning of a downward spiral for business in general.


The campaign highlights the role advertising plays in delivering long-term sustainable growth through a series of witty, tongue-in-cheek, channel-specific executions designed to remind the C-suite of the importance of advertising.

The campaign hook message is “If your brand’s not here, it’s nowhere”, supported by a new website here. It reminds business leaders of the dangers of not investing in promoting their products and services, and the impact that not advertising will have on profit and earnings.


Says Mark Ritson, Advertise or Die spokesperson and leading global marketing commentator: “There are three key messages for those who manage Australia’s corporate budgets. First, continue to invest money in advertising, not just despite a tightening economic situation but because of it. Second, make sure at least half your budget is invested on the top of the funnel and on long-term brand building, not just on short-term spending.

“And finally, don’t fall for the siren song of new, exaggerated media opportunities at the expense of proven long-term, brand-building media.”

The campaign will be running across the media assets of the participating owners from December 8th, pointing audiences towards here for further information on the campaign and the power of effective advertising.

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Categories: Media and Entertainment, Broadcaster

Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, Mon, 09 Dec 2019 04:30:58 GMT