What’s Next with Jane Ractliffe

In the first interview for the ‘What’s Next podcast, Karim speaks to Jane Ractliffe, Co-Founder and MD of Standard Media Index. Jane gives us her insight and predictions for What’s Next and why Australia/New Zealand is an excellent place for marketers to test and experiment whilst the rest of the world is still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic.


About Jane Ractliffe

Jane runs the Australian and NZ operations of Standard Media Index, a global provider of real-time advertising expenditure data, a business she co-founded in 2009. A former media editor of The Australian, Jane’s background is in media, a business journalist specialising in the sector for 15 years.

Media remains Jane’s passion, although these days she’s focused on SMI’s business development and innovating in the reporting of new and essential ad spend metrics. They’ve recently introduced the world’s first Future Ad Demand data and are leading the way in reporting Digital Ad Formats (Online Video, Audio etc.) and Static and Digital Outdoor Ad format expenditure data. They’re now working on the first pricing metric for Digital media.

Jane has a BA (Journalism) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.


Follow Jane Ractliffe

Follow Jane on Twitter – @JaneRactliffe

Follow Standard Media Index on Twitter @SMI_Data


The What’s Next Podcast

Big Ideas and Innovative thoughts on the future of Marketing, Media, Advertising and more!

Launched in January 2021, we have enjoyed great conversations with guests from all over the world covering topics such as global consumer trends, diversity in company culture, economic recovery and businesses ‘building back better’ post pandemic.

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