advertising news


In November 2018, the latest issue of RMIT Design Archives Journal will feature articles by Robert Crawford – also guest editor – and Jackie Dickenson. Robert’s article is on the Barry Banks Blakeney Advertising Company archive, an outcome of the 'Globalising the Magic System’ project. Jackie’s article looks at the history of advertising art education in Australia in the first half of the twentieth century, a theme she hopes to expand on here in coming months.


advertising events


Book Launch

In September 2016, we celebrated the publication of Behind Glass Doors: the World of Australian Advertising Agencies 1959-1989 (Perth: UWAP 2016) in the Research Lounge of the new Arts West building at the University of Melbourne. The book was launched by the legendary copywriter Rosem’ry Bertel.

The following month, Greg Daniel AM of KPMG Australia launched the book in Sydney. Ninety people gathered at the new International Tower 3 at Barangaroo including many of those who had been interviewed for the book.