Advertising, Marketing & Communications

ACCC to assess newspaper tie-up

The prospects of a Perth consumer newspaper monopoly are firming, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission preparing to review a tie-up between The West Australian and The Sunday Times.

Scoop Magazine closes doors

Perth’s Scoop Magazine has been closed nearly two decades after hitting the newsstands, with management citing tough market conditions for the iconic publication’s demise.

Seven West ends 40-year partnership

Creative agency RARE and media buying business Carat have won major contracts with Seven West Media, ending Marketforce’s 40-year run as the go-to marketing communications agency for SWM's The West Australian.

Politicians have Klout online

SPECIAL REPORT: Business News CEO and online entrepreneur, Charlie Gunningham, analyses the social media influence of the political and business elite. 

Big architecture firms expand

Two of Perth’s largest architecture and design firms, Hames Sharley and Cameron Chisholm Nicol, have expanded by recruiting the founders and staff of two smaller Perth practices.

Eagles gear recall as SGIO rebrand off

SGIO has dropped plans to rebrand as sgi, forcing AFL club West Coast Eagles to recall merchandise adorned with a new sponsor’s logo and replace it with shirts and guernseys featuring the insurance ag

Curtin strikes deal with hockey

Curtin University has become the latest sponsor of Hockey Australia, leveraging the fact that Australia’s globally dominant teams are based at the Bentley campus.

BN subscribers get new view

Business News has added a new feature to its product suite, with subscribers now able to choose from a selection of industries to deliver a personalised weekly news and data update via our new ‘BN Weekender’ email service.

King Content opens in Perth

International communications agency King Content has opened an office in Perth, to meet what it says is an underserved market and client-driven demand.

Perth Arena loses sponsor

Brisbane-based Suncorp Bank is calling time on its sponsorship deal with Perth Arena, making it the first corporate partner to withdraw support since signing with the facility at its 2012 opening.

Townsend heads new MCN office

Media sales firm Multi Channel Network has appointed Paul Townsend as sales director and head of its newly opened Perth office.

It's daylight to Thinkfield

There aren’t many businesses that relish the lack of daylight saving in Perth, but newly formed market research firm Thinkfield says the time difference to the east coast creates big opportunities.

Brand clarity crucial for connections

SPECIAL REPORT: Uncertain economic conditions mean ensuring a brand meets its market targets is increasingly important.

New shareholders at Meerkats

Advertising and branding agency Meerkats has widened its ownership, with co-founders Ronnie Duncan and Mike Edmonds selling part of their shareholding to six current staff.

Quickflix in month-long trading halt

Online streaming service provider Quickflix has requested a trading halt for at least a month so it can undertake a restructuring program aimed at reducing costs, raising funds and attracting new customers.

Brownes milks social media revolt

Brownes Dairy believes it has benevolently quelled a social media revolt sparked by its move late last year to alter its flavoured milk recipes.

Commit to engaging, shareable content

Firstly, you’ve got to love what you do; then you must find a way to share that love with your social media audience.

X-Press and The Music unite

Two local independent music-media rivals have announced plans to combine their businesses, leveraging off each other’s print and online strengths to create a single print masthead and online portal.

Kennett and Malone join Seven

Seven West Media has made four new board appointments including former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett and iiNet founder Michael Malone.

Quickflix launches alliance with Presto

Quickflix has responded to the entrance of streaming services into the Australian video subscription market by joining forces with one of them, Foxtel and Seven West Media’s Presto.

Channel Nine unveils studio on the Terrace

Channel Nine is shifting its Perth headquarters into the CBD, with construction on a state-of-the art studio to commence in coming months at the top end of St Georges Terrace.The TV station has signed