Advertising, Marketing & Communications

Voelte takes reins at Seven West

Everyone thought the resources takeover of the media was going to come via Gina Rinehart’s move on Fairfax.

96FM pips Mix 94.5 in ratings war

Champagne corks are popping at 96FM, with the station managing to beat long-term market leader Mix 94.5 in the ratings, but only just.

Fairfax slashes jobs as Rinehart lifts stake

 Fairfax will slash nearly 2,000 jobs, shut two printing presses and start charging people to view its key websites, in the biggest shakeup in the newspaper publisher's 170-year history.

Police & Nurses to sponsor Wildcats

Perth-based lender Police & Nurses Credit Society has announced it will sponsor the Perth Wildcats for the 2012-13 National Basketball League season.

FMG in two-year deal to sponsor Kookaburras

FORTESCUE Metals Group has stepped up its backing of the Kookaburras Australian men’s hockey team with a two-year deal to become its major sponsor, signing up just weeks before the gold medal favourit

Mix94.5 continues long reign at the top

Mix94.5 has come up trumps for the 100th consecutive Perth Radio Survey, despite a significant fall in listeners, ratings agency Nielsen says.

Ausdrill signs on as Hockeyroos major sponsor

Mining services company Ausdrill has signed on as the major sponsor of the Hockeyroos, Australia’s women’s hockey team, in a two-year deal that ends a long search for financial backing.

RAC starts search for ad partner

The RAC is on the lookout for a new marketing partner, launching a formal tender process to fill its creative advertising account.

Quickflix adds MGM to growing studio stable

Quickflix has beefed up its digital streaming service, signing a content deal with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios to distribute films to its subscribers.

Seven Group reports profit decline on media write-down

Seven Group Holdings has reported a steep decline in first-half net profit as a strong rise in earnings from its WesTrac equipment business was offset by a write down in the value of its stake in Seve

ConstructaTruck signs on with Wildcats

The Perth Wildcats have signed a six-figure, multi-year sponsorship deal with Ascot-based truck engineering and design specialists ConstructaTruck.

ThinkSmart launches $9m capital raising

Perth-based point of sale financing provider ThinkSmart has announced a profit of $6.8 million for the year ended December 31, while also launching a $9 million capital raising.

Amcom profits continue momentum

Perth-based Amcom Telecommunications has reported a 20 per cent lift in interim operational net profit, on the back of a strong performance from its fibre-based communications services business.

STW's Cannings buys into Purple

Listed company STW Group has added to its Perth media and communications interests by purchasing a 49 per cent shareholding in public and investor relations firm Purple Communications.

Quickflix completes $2.5m capital raising

Online movie rental company Quickflix has announced a $2.5 million capital raising to supplement a recent $10 million equity deal with Time Warner subsidiary Home Box Office.

BHP on ball at West Coast

BHP Billiton has extended its relationship with the West Coast Eagles, signing on as its match ball sponsor for 2012.

Brand buys Market United Perth

Perth-based advertising group The Brand Agency has acquired the Western Australian office of specialist digital agency Market United, which was part of the ASX-listed company Q Ltd.

Seven appoints new television boss

Seven West Media has appointed Tim Worner as chief executive of Seven Network Television. Mr Worner will be responsible for the management of the Seven Network Television business.

Quickflix movies to stream to PS3

Perth-based online movie rental business Quickflix has signed an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment to stream its movie subscription service to Playstation 3 users.

Lowe takes 303 stake

Perth advertising agency 303 has merged with international firm Lowe in a deal giving the big partner 51 per cent of the firm.

WAN shareholders approve Seven takeover

West Australian Newspapers shareholders have voted to approve the proposed $4.1 billion takeover of Seven Media Group, to form Australia's biggest media outlet.