How brands can tell stories on social media

We love a good story. Over coffee, around the watercooler, at a BBQ, we love to share stories; ours or those we’ve heard. They enthral us, and often motivate us for change or action. Storytelling is not a new concept for brands, but it’s become all the more important as companies and organisations flock to social media to disseminate their information. So why are stories effective, and how can brands harness them? Stories are innately social As... continue reading

Women in media and working towards gender equality International Women’s Day

Early March brings International Women’s Day where globally, we promote gender equality, and celebrate women. Despite the growing awareness and significance of this day, within the workplaces in Australia Women still face many challenges when it comes to pay, discrimination, and bullying. A Women In Media Report released last year, shared some of the reposes of those surveyed and the challenged females in the Media industry are faced with.... continue reading

Welcome to the new look Mediaportal – built for clients, by clients

For communication professionals – whether in a company, agency or freelancing – time is of the essence. They’re pressed for it, trying to get ahead of it, and always running out of it. But with an unrelenting news cycle to contend with it has become a business imperative to always be connected to the media, no matter what day or time, and be swift with a response. This is where we come in. For more than a decade Isentia’s media intelligence... continue reading

The changing face of communications

The passing of notes in school was always fraught with danger, but was the most effective way to getting a timely (although rarely important) message to a peer. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple for an organisation. Communications is changing and more challenging, and there are a few key aspects we need to be aware of to have success in finding our voice in 2017. The speed of dissemination Whether it was a nightly ritual in front of the 6... continue reading

Isentia joins GC2018 team to help ‘Share the Dream’

Isentia will deliver cutting edge media intelligence services for the largest sporting event in Australia this decade as Official Suppliers to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Under the role of official Media Monitoring Service, Isentia will help the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) analyse and evaluate all media coverage received up to and during the Games. The insights captured across social and... continue reading

Australian Federal Issues Report: 19 - 25 November 2016

The latest Weekly Political Report is now available to download. If you are interested in commissioning any media analysis work, or would like to know more about our analysis products, please contact us. continue reading

King Content stays ahead of the field with multiple awards

King Content, an Isentia company, continued its run as the most successful content agency globally at two international industry-wide events, winning gold at the Content Marketing Association Awards in London for best distribution strategy for the Think Progress Lenovo campaign, and receiving awards in five categories at the Native Advertising Institute 2016 Awards in Berlin on 16 November. On the back of winning best Content Marketing... continue reading

Content marketing elements that are commonly ignored

As the digital world evolves quickly, marketing practitioners have learned to catch up too. One of the most common terms you probably frequently heard these days is the ‘Content Marketing’. It is a marketing technique of creating valuable content and distributing it to a defined audience with the goal of making profitable customer actions. Content marketing examples could be videos, infographics, blogposts, and whitepapers. With so many brands... continue reading

Size isn’t everything: Social media’s micro-influencers

A tweet by Katy Perry or an Instagram post by Taylor Swift might get their global followers buzzing. But size is no longer everything in the world of social media marketing. Since the advent of social media, brands have looked to influencers and online celebrities with huge followings to promote their products to an audience in a way that traditional advertising struggles to do. However, just as social media influencers have challenged... continue reading

Australian Federal Issues Report: 5 - 11 November 2016

The latest Weekly Political Report is now available to download. If you are interested in commissioning any media analysis work, or would like to know more about our analysis products, please contact us. continue reading