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Boomtown Swipes Right On Ground-Breaking Tinder Campaign

Boomtown Swipes Right On Ground-Breaking Tinder Campaign

The Big Rainbow Project, which was delivered during the recent Pride Season, including the World Pride festival, gave Tinder its best-ever brand-perception results in Australia and helped the business connect with regional LGBTQIA+ audiences. Tinder used unique insights about regional Australians’ desire for connection to create an innovative, dynamic campaign that encouraged the Gen Z […]

Mediaweek’s A-to-Z of 2023: U is for underserved audiences – regional markets

Mediaweek’s A-to-Z of 2023: U is for underserved audiences – regional markets

Boomtown is one of the largest and fastest-growing markets nationally and comprises nearly 40% of the overall population. Goodbye metro cities, hello Boomtown – the nationwide tree and sea change is on, and there’s no sign of it slowing down. The era of regional living has been dawning since the pandemic, when many Aussies seized […]

Why hordes of people are fleeing Sydney and not looking back

Why hordes of people are fleeing Sydney and not looking back

Despite its famous beaches, great climate and world-class restaurants, huge numbers of people are quitting Sydney for one big reason. Living in Sydney has become a financial nightmare and the ever-rising cost of housing, food and bills is forcing more and more people to call the city quits, new data shows. Removalist comparison website Muval […]

Boomtown’s Final Masterclass Of 2023 Attended By Almost 100 Media Reps

Boomtown’s Final Masterclass Of 2023 Attended By Almost 100 Media Reps

Don’t treat regional media as a charity, but a real growth opportunity: That’s the message from Boomtown’s final masterclass of 2023, attended by almost 100 media industry representatives from across the nation. The masterclass was part of a series of educational sessions, delivered by Boomtown, the media collective championing advertising in regional Australia. The sessions […]

Perspective – The year the abilities of media experts and ad technologists merge

Perspective – The year the abilities of media experts and ad technologists merge

2023 was a year of kinetic disruption. In the ad markets, the year defied all efforts to budget and forecast with accuracy. From the economic impacts of global unrest, rising interest rates driving domestic inflation (to replace the supply chain issues from the previous year) to specific ad industry issues such as the release of […]

Boomtown’s Brian Gallagher On Advertising To Regional Australia: “Why Don’t I Deserve To Be Advertised To?”

Boomtown’s Brian Gallagher On Advertising To Regional Australia: “Why Don’t I Deserve To Be Advertised To?”

In a world where advertising is decided by data, impressions and attention, it would make sense to start here when arguing the absurdity of our industry’s metro-centric view of advertising. Yet, whilst the numbers do indeed tell a story about just how important it is to advertise to regional Australia, it is Boomtown Chair’s Brian […]

AdNews Agency Of The Year Awards 2023: Finalists Revealed

AdNews Agency Of The Year Awards 2023: Finalists Revealed

The AdNews Agency Of The Year Award 2023 finalists have been revealed. The awards, with Samsung Ads as presenting partner, were judged by senior marketers and CMOs from across Australia. Read their insights into this year’s submissions here. The winners will be announced at a long lunch ceremony on February 22, 2024. The lunch will […]

Belong’s Boomtown blitz: Regional advertising drives brand growth

Belong’s Boomtown blitz: Regional advertising drives brand growth

Mobile and internet service provider, Belong, says it has experienced a significant boost from its inaugural Boomtown campaign, leading to a strategic shift towards regional advertising. The campaign, which was rolled out in eight regional markets including Cairns, Newcastle, Wollongong, and Darwin, aimed to drive sales, brand awareness, and share of voice. The results have […]

B&T Awards The Work: Broaden Your Horizons With These Regional Campaign Finalists

B&T Awards The Work: Broaden Your Horizons With These Regional Campaign Finalists

Forever has the flow of people been from the town to the city, from the country to the metro. Enter one pesky virus, and all of a sudden that’s been turned on its head. Suddenly we realised life was better beyond the big smoke and disposable incomes are healthier as well. No wonder we call […]

Boomtown appoints new marketing lead; latest research shows regional audiences remaining upbeat and ready to spend

Boomtown appoints new marketing lead; latest research shows regional audiences remaining upbeat and ready to spend

A new marketing leader has been recruited by regional media collective, Boomtown, following the departure of current marketing lead, Prue Tehan. Regional marketing and advertising initiative, Boomtown, has brought on former Koala and Athena lead marketer, Leanne Glamuzina, as its new marketing lead. She takes up the reins from early November and replaces current marketing […]

New Mood Monitor research reveals Australians are ready to spend on travel over mortgages

New Mood Monitor research reveals Australians are ready to spend on travel over mortgages

According to the latest data, Boomtown remains resilient and upbeat, despite rising cost-of-living pressures New research from Boomtown has revealed the similarities and differences between metro and regional Australians when it comes to sentiment and spending. The study has found regional Australians are feeling happier and generally more positive about life than city dwellers, despite the […]

Suncorp Group and AAMI win with Boomtown ad campaigns

Suncorp Group and AAMI win with Boomtown ad campaigns

The Suncorp Group and AAMI’s regional advertising campaigns have generated significant results, according to the insurance and banking group. The announcement: National insurance and banking company, Suncorp Group, has notched up significant results from its investment in advertising in regional Australia, pairing clever creative with audience insights for a sizeable lift in brand consideration, sentiment, […]

‘Gone bush’ – former PM’s Hawke’s Brewing blitz in country newspapers drives 16% growth against 11% premium category decline; metro ad buyers, marketers miss the trick as younger set head for the sticks

‘Gone bush’ – former PM’s Hawke’s Brewing blitz in country newspapers drives 16% growth against 11% premium category decline; metro ad buyers, marketers miss the trick as younger set head for the sticks

The larrikin, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, who passed in 2019, would have downed a few pints and shouted a few more to this one: Hawke’s Brewing Co, with an established foothold in Eastern metro markets as a loveable premium challenger brand, had a blind spot – rural Australia. The beer company he helped establish […]

IMAA launches Regional101 education module as part of its Academy

IMAA launches Regional101 education module as part of its Academy

Sam Buchanan: “Regional media buying is an important area of education for agencies and marketers nationwide” Independent Media Agencies of Australia (IMAA) has launched Regional101 – a deep-dive into the regional media landscape as part of its IMAA Academy education program. The e-learning module is the latest course in the IMAA Academy’s eight-part education program and is a collaboration between the association and Boomtown […]

Boomtown teams with top marketers for ‘Untapped and Uncapped’ campaign

Boomtown teams with top marketers for ‘Untapped and Uncapped’ campaign

Boomtown has launched its multi-platform ‘Untapped and Uncapped’ campaign, featuring a number of the country’s top marketers touting the benefit of regional media buying. The campaign is aimed at marketers and media agency strategists, and features an instructive video series, and the launch of a free e-book: Untapped and Uncapped: Seven Lessons in Marketing to […]

Boomtown appoints Brian Gallagher as independent chair

Boomtown appoints Brian Gallagher as independent chair

Brian Gallagher, former chief sales officer at SCA, has been appointed as Boomtown’s independent chair. Gallagher has served as chairman since Boomtown launched in 2019 and, as independent chair, will provide continued strategic guidance and alignment to Boomtown’s marketing and education efforts, contribute to marketing activity, and collaborate with relevant industry bodies, among other activities. […]

C7EVEN Communications director Adam Arndell on championing its regional and rural clients

C7EVEN Communications director Adam Arndell on championing its regional and rural clients

The agency’s director Adam Arndell spoke to Mediaweek about its recent exceptional growth and being a leader in the niche space C7EVEN Communications was launched by Adam Arndell and his business partner Sarah Crowe in July 2015. The duo saw an opportunity in the marketplace for a specialist marketing and communications agency that focused wholeheartedly […]

Boomtown’s City Spotlight Series Highlights Upcoming Regional Hubs

Boomtown’s City Spotlight Series Highlights Upcoming Regional Hubs

New reports from Boomtown has revealed Australian regional cities are experiencing population and economic growth as people move away from metro areas, leading to a new spotlight series. Launching today, Boomtown’s ‘City Spotlight’ series places the spotlight on nine key regional hubs that are experiencing a renaissance as Australians continue to embrace sea and tree […]

Regional is Booming At This Year’s B&T Awards!

Regional is Booming At This Year’s B&T Awards!

Regional business is booming, ladies and gentlemen! In fact, Boomtown currently represents a seriously substantial 9.1 million people living in regional Australia. That’s 36 per cent of our population, or if you prefer, almost TWO New Zealands! Boomtown is an Australian-first media collaboration of major regional media owners – SCA, WIN Network, Seven, ARN, ACM, Imparja, News […]

Boomtown’s Masterclass on the regional media landscape

Boomtown’s Masterclass on the regional media landscape

Boomtown’s National Virtual Masterclass on Thursday will see panellists Emily Moss (Commercial Director, Canberra FM Radio) and Philippa Moig (Business Director, OMD) sharing their tips, hints and real-life examples on how to best connect brands with regional audiences. The Masterclass, a series of 90-minute virtual sessions facilitated by marketing expert Gaye Steel (AANA) that kicked […]

Boomtown’s Brian Gallagher on the changed narrative of regional Australia

Boomtown’s Brian Gallagher on the changed narrative of regional Australia

Gallagher also talks about the importance of the IMAA and the consolidation of the market With Australia beginning to open up again following the Covid-19 pandemic, Boomtown, the million-dollar regional trade marketing campaign, believes it is in a good position to drive even more ad spend into regional Australia, Mediaweek caught up with Boomtown chairman and […]

Boomtown’s San Remo case study shows that regional media delivers outcomes

Boomtown’s San Remo case study shows that regional media delivers outcomes

Boomtown’s campaign results for pasta brand San Remo have demonstrated the power of regional media. The announcement: A multi-platform Boomtown campaign has delivered exceptional results for leading Australian pasta brand San Remo, demonstrating the power of regional media to boost brand awareness and sales. In one of the most comprehensive cross-media case studies released by […]

Boomtown ready to hit the road again after online innovations

Boomtown ready to hit the road again after online innovations

Boomtown chairperson Brian Gallagher talks Covid-19 and online innovations   Boomtown is a million-dollar regional trade marketing campaign that is a collaboration between Southern Cross Austereo, Prime Media Group, WIN Network, Australian Community Media, Imparja, Grant Broadcasters, News Corp Australia and oOh!media. With Australia beginning to slowly open back up again Mediaweek spoke with Boomtown’s chairperson Brian Gallagher about […]

Boomtown launches industry hub as metro migration sees Boomtown boom

Boomtown launches industry hub as metro migration sees Boomtown boom

Last year brought a whole new meaning to the term ‘2020 hindsight’. Like many Australians, the Boomtown collective has reflected on the implications of a year like no other in recent history; one which was a rollercoaster ride of more lows than highs. Perhaps none more so than for regional Australia, which, for some regions […]

Boomtown expands regional media education program for 2021

Boomtown expands regional media education program for 2021

Boomtown will continue to assist Australian media professionals to better understand the regional media landscape, with its education program to be extended in 2021. The initiative, run in partnership with the Media Federation of Australia (MFA) and NGEN, will this year include online masterclasses and face-to-face sessions worldwide on how to plan and buy regional […]

Boomtown Unveils Expanded Education Program For 2021

Boomtown Unveils Expanded Education Program For 2021

Boomtown is welcoming in the new year with the launch of its enhanced 2021 education program. The education initiative, which kicked off in 2020, is designed to provide media professionals with a better understanding of the regional media landscape along with tools to help plan and buy regional advertising. This year’s program will include online […]

Championing adland’s youth: why Boomtown came on as a B&T 30 Under 30 Awards sponsor

Championing adland’s youth: why Boomtown came on as a B&T 30 Under 30 Awards sponsor

In honour of B&T‘s upcoming 30 Under 30 Party (sorry, Awards) we decided to chat to Boomtown, one of the sponsors for this year’s event, about why the collective signed on as a sponsor this year. With the shortlist announced, B&T wanted to understand why sponsoring the awards is important to Boomtown, why young people […]

Wavemaker wins Boomtown’s $1 million advertising prize

Wavemaker wins Boomtown’s $1 million advertising prize

Wavemaker Adelaide has won $1 million in regional advertising for its client San Remo as part of a Boomtown initiative. Boomtown, an organisation comprised of media companies such as Southern Cross Austereo, Prime Media and News Corp Australia, was established to encourage greater spend of ad dollars in regional areas. As part of the challenge, […]

Boomtown announces its $1 million regional advertising competition finalists

Boomtown announces its $1 million regional advertising competition finalists

Boomtown has announced the finalists for its $1m regional advertising competition: San Remo, Skyn, IAG brand NRMA, Pilot, A2 Milk Company and Pepsi Co. The announcement: The Boomtown judging committee today announced that it has increased the number of finalists for its $1 million regional advertising competition from five to six, given the high calibre […]

Boomtown’s $1M competition reveals just how many major brands are looking to reach regional Australians

Boomtown’s $1M competition reveals just how many major brands are looking to reach regional Australians

The competition developed by Boomtown offering $1 million in regional advertising to a national brand has received an overwhelming number of entries, in an outstanding response to experience first-hand the benefits of advertising to regional Australians. The competition, announced in July, called for submissions for a media strategy that speaks to 8.8 million regional Australians […]

Popping the metro media bubble

Popping the metro media bubble

Across Australia a marketing campaign is popping up in media agencies with the aim of selling regional media to advertisers. Called Boomtown, it argues that regional consumers have a higher disposable income than city dwellers which advertisers are severely overlooking. The campaign has the backing of Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), WIN, Prime, Imparja, Grant Broadcasters, […]

Boomtown study: 8.8 million Australians ignored by advertisers

Boomtown study: 8.8 million Australians ignored by advertisers

We talk so often of the global village and how the world is getting smaller, yet in our rush to conquer the world, Australian brands have for the most part neglected our own back yard. The same is true for international brands whom you could be forgiven for thinking only have eyes for Australians living […]

SCA’s Brian Gallagher on $1m that will make a difference

SCA’s Brian Gallagher on $1m that will make a difference

“It is a prize that will move the needle for the advertiser who wins” Regional media players launched their Boomtown campaign in a blaze of publicity in April this year. Most media covered the plea from publishers and broadcasters for media agencies to rethink advertising in regional Australia. Mediaweek alone has run eight separate features […]

It makes dollars & sense to advertise in Boomtown

It makes dollars & sense to advertise in Boomtown

Regional Australia is booming (that’s why we so lovingly call it ‘Boomtown’, if you didn’t get that). In fact, more than a third of Australians are spread out across regional Australia. So why is it that advertisers are ignoring the 8.8 million Aussies living outside the capital cities? Regional Australia is one of the nation’s […]

Boomtown to offer $1 million in regional advertising to an agency or brand

Boomtown to offer $1 million in regional advertising to an agency or brand

Boomtown – Australia’s new regional media collective – has announced a massive trade marketing competition, offering $1 million in regional advertising to one national agency or brand in Australia. Click here for more details. The competition is calling on submissions for a media strategy that speaks to 8.8 million regional Australians, and catches the eye of the […]

Shifting tides – why premier Australian marketers are turning to regional media

Shifting tides – why premier Australian marketers are turning to regional media

Taking into account her executive experience at premier Australian brands including Virgin Australia and Telstra, Inese Kingsmill discusses regional consumer misconceptions and shifting attitudes in modern media buying. After the successful launch of the Boomtown initiative in April, it’s safe to assume that every metro media agency has been made aware of the many benefits […]

How national advertisers are missing cashed-up regional consumers

How national advertisers are missing cashed-up regional consumers

In what is being labelled an Australian first collaboration, six Australian media owners – Southern Cross Austereo, Win, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters – have united and launched Boomtown, a million-dollar regional trade marketing campaign that will shine a light on the benefits of advertising in regional Australia across multiple platforms and channels.

News Corp joins Boomtown regional media sales campaign

News Corp joins Boomtown regional media sales campaign

Boomtown, the campaign set up to showcase regional media opportunities to advertisers, has added News Corp Australia to its ranks. News Corp joining the initiative will see over 140 regional and community mastheads added to the campaign set up earlier this year with Southern Cross Austereo, WIN Network, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters as founding members.

Under the radar – regional Australia is an untapped marketing goldmine

Under the radar – regional Australia is an untapped marketing goldmine

Away from the flashing lights and bustle of dense metropolis lies a severely underutilised market. It won’t last forever. Ralph van Dijk, Eardrum’s founding creative director, speaks to the stakeholders, advertisers and media agencies about Boomtown, the marketing campaign his agency has just helped launch.

Boomtown reveals secret weapon to woo more advertisers: Hughesy

Boomtown reveals secret weapon to woo more advertisers: Hughesy

The Boomtown regional media committee this week hosted a breakfast in Sydney for media agencies and client partners to further highlight the gap in advertising spend in metro versus regional markets, despite the population of Boomtown exceeding 8.8 million people.

BOOMTOWN committee hosts campaign breakfast

BOOMTOWN committee hosts campaign breakfast

Radio’s regional BOOMTOWN committee hosted a breakfast in Sydney this week. The committee, which includes representatives from Southern Cross Austereo, Win, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters, hosted the Breakfast for agencies and client partners to further highlight the gap in advertising spend in metro v regional markets.

Boomtown set to sell regional markets

Boomtown set to sell regional markets

In what is being labelled an Australian first collaboration, six Australian media owners – Southern Cross Austereo, Win, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters – have united and launched Boomtown, a million-dollar regional trade marketing campaign that will shine a light on the benefits of advertising in regional Australia across multiple platforms and channels.

Boomtown: media agency execs ready to review regional spend

Boomtown: media agency execs ready to review regional spend

In what is being labelled an Australian first collaboration, six Australian media owners – Southern Cross Austereo, Win, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters – have united and launched Boomtown, a million-dollar regional trade marketing campaign that will shine a light on the benefits of advertising in regional Australia across multiple platforms and channels.

Boomtown architects on strategy: “a soft sell is not going to get it done”

Boomtown architects on strategy: “a soft sell is not going to get it done”

In what is being labelled an Australian first collaboration, six Australian media owners – Southern Cross Austereo, Win, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters – have united and launched Boomtown, a million-dollar regional trade marketing campaign that will shine a light on the benefits of advertising in regional Australia across multiple platforms and channels.

Regional media owners unite to attract more media agency dollars

Regional media owners unite to attract more media agency dollars

In what is being labelled an Australian first collaboration, six Australian media owners – Southern Cross Austereo, Win, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters – have united and launched Boomtown, a million-dollar regional trade marketing campaign that will shine a light on the benefits of advertising in regional Australia across multiple platforms and channels.

‘We’re here for the long game’: regional media rivals team up on ads

‘We’re here for the long game’: regional media rivals team up on ads

Regional television networks, radio and publishers are digging in for a long and collective campaign to win more advertising dollars outside Australia’s five main capital cities with a campaign labelled Boomtown.

Top media bodies unite for better advertising deal for 8.8M living in regional areas

Top media bodies unite for better advertising deal for 8.8M living in regional areas

In what is an Australian first collaboration, six Australian media owners; Southern Cross Austereo, Win, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters today stand together to unveil a million-dollar regional trade marketing campaign that will shine a light on the benefits of advertising in regional Australia across multiple platforms and channels.

Boomtown: media agencies asked to rethink advertising in regional Australia

Boomtown: media agencies asked to rethink advertising in regional Australia

In what is being labelled an Australian first collaboration, six Australian media owners – Southern Cross Austereo, Win, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters – have united and launched Boomtown, a million-dollar regional trade marketing campaign that will shine a light on the benefits of advertising in regional Australia across multiple platforms and channels.

With a population of 8.8 million, Boomtown is as big as Sydney and Melbourne put together

With a population of 8.8 million, Boomtown is as big as Sydney and Melbourne put together

Boomtown is the new collective name given to Regional Australia by an historic collaboration of six media owners: Southern Cross Austereo, Win, Prime Media Group, Australian Community Media, Imparja and Grant Broadcasters.

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Don’t miss any of the action. The Boomtown News is the only industry roundup dedicated to Boomtown and the opportunities for brands to harness 9.6 million extra Aussies.

Compelling insights, handy tools and resources along with the latest news – straight to your inbox.

Don’t miss any of the action.
The Boomtown News is the only industry roundup dedicated to Boomtown and the opportunities for brands to harness 9.6 million extra Aussies.

Compelling insights, handy tools and resources along with the latest news – straight to your inbox.