Hometown tennis hero Millman to serve up a storm at Brisbane International

Hometown tennis hero Millman to serve up a storm at Brisbane International

After causing one of tennis history's greatest upsets earlier this month by defeating 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the US Open, John Millman has booked his place to compete in the Brisbane International to kick off the 2019 season. With 100 days to go before the start of the tournament, Millman has confirmed he wi...

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ACCC slams Trivago alleging it misled consumers

ACCC slams Trivago alleging it misled consumers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken aim at online airfare and hotel aggregator Trivago for allegedly misleading consumers in its price comparisons and advertisements. The ACCC has started proceedings in the Federal Court claiming that from at least December 2013 the company ran TV advertisements presenting ...

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Racy Honey Birdette ad banned, founder says "religious zealots" to blame

Racy Honey Birdette ad banned, founder says "religious zealots" to blame

Oh, honey! Head-turning lingerie brand Honey Birdette's latest campaign has been nipped in the bud following complaints one of its key images was "too sexual". Australian watchdog Ad Standards has banned an image from Honey Birdette shopfronts which shows a woman wearing an opaque white bra, through which her nipples are...

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Billboard world in a whirl as offers start flying

Billboard world in a whirl as offers start flying

THE battle for outdoor advertising space has stepped up a notch as APN Outdoor (ASX:APO) makes a last-ditch bid to secure the Adshel business from Here There & Everywhere (ASX:HT1).

APN has sweetened its offer for Adshel just a day after it received an unsolicited $1.1 billion takeover offer of its own from French billboard giant JCDecaux...

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From phonebooks to Google's front page: how Localsearch thrived in the digital era

From phonebooks to Google's front page: how Localsearch thrived in the digital era

For years, online marketers have warned "change is imminent" as mobile becomes dominant, taking over traditional advertising platforms like desktop searches and print media. On the other hand, Daniel Stoten of Localsearch says the tipping point has already come. Localsearch began as a phonebook publisher to help connect the ...

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Localsearch earns its stripes as Google Premier Partner

Localsearch earns its stripes as Google Premier Partner

Daniel Stoten, CEO of Localsearch, believes that when it comes to running an online business, change isn't the enemy. Localsearch is an online hub which has been connecting businesses and people throughout regional Australia for almost 25 years. During that time Stoten (pictured) has been on the front lines, building the Localsear...

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Mumbrella360 to feature Fearless Girl, Microsoft, News Corp leaders and more

Mumbrella360 to feature Fearless Girl, Microsoft, News Corp leaders and more

The full program for Australia's largest media and marketing conference, Mumbrella360, has been revealed, featuring a stellar lineup of guests. The conference is set to showcase high profile leaders including the brand behind the globally acclaimed 'Fearless Girl', one of Microsoft's leading search and AI experts as well a...

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Business News Australia doubles its readership with big gains in Melbourne and Sydney

Business News Australia doubles its readership with big gains in Melbourne and Sydney

Business News Australia has confirmed it is the fastest growing independent business news website, by more than doubling its unique visitors and total page views over the past year. The total number of unique visitors to www.businessnewsaus.com.au rose to 55,600 for the month of April, which is up by 108 per cent from the previous year. ...

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The secret to reaching business savvy millennials

The secret to reaching business savvy millennials

For the past decade, Business News Australia has unearthed the country's most inspiring young business people, shared their successes as well as the challenges they've faced along the way. We have created content that is both enriching and easily consumable for the highly sought after millennial market. Our news continues to a...

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AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST MARKETING CONFERENCE SET TO SHOWCASE INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY LEADERS

AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST MARKETING CONFERENCE SET TO SHOWCASE INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY LEADERS

THE ASSOCIATION for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA) has announced the finalised list of speakers for its Global Forum.

The two-day conference will be held in Sydney on 24 and 25 August with the aim of bringing together global leaders and visionaries in industries ranging from marketing to space exploration.

CEO of ADMA ...

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ACCC RAISES CONCERNS OVER APN MERGER WITH oOh!media

ACCC RAISES CONCERNS OVER APN MERGER WITH oOh!media

THE COMPETITION regulator has waved a warning flag at the proposed $1.6 billion merger between Australia's two biggest advertising groups APN (ASX: APO) and oOh!media (ASX: OML).

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims says the proposed merger will create a market leader in out-of-home advertising in A...

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ONLINE MARKETING APP LAUNCHED BY BEN BRADSHAW

ONLINE MARKETING APP LAUNCHED BY BEN BRADSHAW

BRISBANE entrepreneur Ben Bradshaw has released a new app to help people navigate online marketing and access their campaign data on the go, at any time of the day.

The LinX app provides users with an option for syncing and downloading their data and presents insights, leads and information in one place.

LinX also provides clients with acc...

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BE TENACIOUS, BE WISE: KATE MIDDLETON'S TOP CAREER TIPS

BE TENACIOUS, BE WISE: KATE MIDDLETON'S TOP CAREER TIPS

KATE Middleton knows a thing or two about slaying career goals, having become CEO of insurance engineering firm Censeo at age 36.

In celebration of International Women's Day, Kate has shared her top three tips to take ownership of your career to get where you want to be. Be tenacious Tenacity, persistence, determination and p...

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NUROFEN FALSE ADVERTISING FINE INCREASED TO RECORD AMOUNT

NUROFEN FALSE ADVERTISING FINE INCREASED TO RECORD AMOUNT

RECKITT Benkiser has been slogged an extra $4.3 million by the Federal Court for misleading advertising of its Nurofen Specific Pain products after an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) appeal against the penalty was upheld.

The UK-based company must now pay a revised penalty of $6 million - the highest recorded for mislead...

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QUEENSLAND REAPS BENEFITS OF 'CRUISE BOOM'

QUEENSLAND REAPS BENEFITS OF 'CRUISE BOOM'

QUEENSLAND has become the port of choice for holidaymakers, attracting more cruise ships than any other Australian state last year. A record 329 cruise ships visited the sunshine state in 2015-16 according to the Australian Cruise Association's Economic Impact Assessment of the Cruise Industry in Australia report. Premier Annastac...

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TOURISM GETS A SHARE OF QANTAS BILLION

TOURISM GETS A SHARE OF QANTAS BILLION

QANTAS Airways (ASX:QAN) is ploughing back some of the mega-profits it has earned this past year into promoting its home market to the world through a three-year deal with Tourism Australia.

The flagship carrier has signed a $20 million joint-venture agreement with the peak tourism body to promote Australia through digital marketing initiativ...

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PRINCE MIXES PHILANTHROPY WITH BUSINESS AT ZAMBRERO

PRINCE MIXES PHILANTHROPY WITH BUSINESS AT ZAMBRERO

SOMETIMES, after building a successful business and making millions, entrepreneurs will turn their thoughts to philanthropy. Zambrero founder Sam Prince took a different approach. He intertwined the commercial focus of his Mexican restaurant chain with the philanthropic goals of his social enterprise, Plate 4 Plate, right from the beginning, in ...

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BUSINESS BITES: M&C SAATCHI

BUSINESS BITES: M&C SAATCHI

IKEA is a property developer, Airbnb is a media company and Facebook is a drone developer.

Got your attention? That's the mark of M&C Saatchi's group innovation director, Ben Cooper.

With too many 'agency of the year' accolades to count, M&C Saatchi pioneers creative direction worldwide.

Cooper heads inn...

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AIRLINE DEAL SET TO DELIVER $53M TOURISM BOOST

AIRLINE DEAL SET TO DELIVER $53M TOURISM BOOST

QUEENSLAND is in for a $53 million tourism boost after China Eastern Airlines announced plans to bump up its Shanghai to Brisbane route to daily flights. The service is expected to commence in December and follows Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's recent trade mission to China. "Our partnership with China Eastern was a first an...

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LITTLE TOUCHES MAKE BIG DIFFERENCE FOR HOTEL JEN

LITTLE TOUCHES MAKE BIG DIFFERENCE FOR HOTEL JEN

A MAJOR rebrand has paid off for Hotel Jen Brisbane, with the Roma Street property topping the city in the annual Star Ratings Australia travellers' rating survey. Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts launched the new brand last year, refurbishing the former Traders Hotel. The four-star chain's repositioning has snare...

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WESTFIELD NORTH LAKES UNVEILS $220M REVIVAL

WESTFIELD NORTH LAKES UNVEILS $220M REVIVAL

WESTFIELD North Lakes has unveiled the first stage of its $220 million overhaul, in a bid to cement its position as the shopping destination of choice in the region. As part of the $80 million Stage 1 redevelopment, the centre opened fresh food precinct The Marketplace and alfresco dining area The Laneway. The Marketplace features a m...

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SIRROMET TOASTS TO CRICKET HISTORY

SIRROMET TOASTS TO CRICKET HISTORY

QUEENSLAND winery Sirromet has teamed up with Queensland Cricketers' Club (QCC) to unveil some of the state's oldest cricket memorabilia. The Sirromet Wall of Fame features more than 60 priceless objects and iconic photographs from 1920 to now. Sirromet Wines director sales & marketing Rod Hill says the sponsorship allows ...

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MERLO CAPITALISES ON COLD-PRESSED TREND

MERLO CAPITALISES ON COLD-PRESSED TREND

WITH summer just around the corner, Merlo has released its new season of Black Bear Cold Press to bolster coffee sales during the warmer months. The bottled drink is made using cold water at the start of the brewing process, rather than chilling hot espresso. The result is a more delicate and less acidic coffee. Founder Dean Merlo say...

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MICHAEL HILL TAKES A BITE OUT OF BIG APPLE

MICHAEL HILL TAKES A BITE OUT OF BIG APPLE

NEW York is home to even more glamour, with Michael Hill International opening its second store in the Big Apple. The new addition marks the New Zealand founded and Brisbane-based jeweler's 11th store in the US, opening its doors at Roosevelt Field in Long Island. The shopping mall hosts 22 million visitors each year, and is home ...

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FILM STUDENTS SET TO GO GLOBAL WITH FRUIT NINJA

FILM STUDENTS SET TO GO GLOBAL WITH FRUIT NINJA

LOCAL university students have collaborated with a professional filmmaker to present a behind-the-scenes video series of popular digital game Fruit Ninja on a global scale. Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch says the YouTube project, titled Fruit Ninja Nation, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Griffith University...

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AWARD ADDS TO ORIGO EDUCATION SUCCESS

AWARD ADDS TO ORIGO EDUCATION SUCCESS

BRISBANE-based learning system provider ORIGO Education has triumphed in the Education and Training category at the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards. Presented by the Export Council of Australia in conjunction with Trade & Investment Queensland, the Awards highlight the state's exporting businesses and their contribution ...

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SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND BECOMES 'AGILESMART'

SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND BECOMES 'AGILESMART'

BRISBANE, the Gold Coast and Springfield, in conjunction with the Open Data Institute Queensland (ODIQ) and QUT, have become Australia's first region to join the Open and AgileSmart Cities (OASC) network. The OASC is an international initiative which stems from the Danish-led Connected Smart Cities Network, designed to establish a mec...

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NIGHTOWL FLIES INTO BRISBANE CBD

NIGHTOWL FLIES INTO BRISBANE CBD

CONVENIENCE chain NightOwl has announced the opening of a new store in Brisbane's CBD, as part of its 'store of the future' strategy. The Adelaide Street store which celebrated its grand opening this week, features a new layout, improved product and service offering and increased digital presence. Conceived as a response t...

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SUNSHINE STATE MARKS 19.1 MILLION VISITS

SUNSHINE STATE MARKS 19.1 MILLION VISITS

MORE Australian holidaymakers are opting to explore their own backyard and Queensland is reaping the benefits, recording its highest year of domestic travel since 1999. The state notched 19.1 million visits this past financial year, increasing 6 per cent or almost half a million more visitors than the year before, new figures state. M...

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EVOCCA COLLEGE HEADS TO APPLE ISLE

EVOCCA COLLEGE HEADS TO APPLE ISLE

TRAINING organisation Evocca College continues to expand its national footprint, with a new campus set to launch in Tasmania. The Brisbane-based company will open in Glenorchy and offer diploma-level courses in business, administration and management. Evocca College has 40 campuses across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and ...

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