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Announcing our Best Ever Home Design Magazine: COLLECTORS’ ANNUAL 2016

The 2016 Collectors’ Edition of Home Design is our BEST EVER special edition and is designed to help consumers get inspired for their home projects in 2016. The publication will also receive a special distribution treatment which ensures: EXTENDED on-sale … Continue reading

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Backyard magazine has a cool new look and is reaching a broader market

The new Backyard is out now and targeting a much broader market of aspirational families who are at a stage when life IS LIVED in the backyard. As the tag line implies, this re-launched magazine showcases “Creative Australian Living” at … Continue reading

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Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly NOW offers MORE READERS, every single edition, than Vogue Living Handyman Real Living Inside Out and Belle

Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine is now the market-leading targeted home magazine! With a readership of 260,000 in the August 2015 EMMA Average Issue Readership figures, the highly targeted Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly now offers more readers than Vogue Living, … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING UPGRADE to Design & Decoration March 2016 Special Edition

Coming soon … Home Design magazine’s Design & Decoration Annual Do you plan to target people with interior projects?  Join us to reach this creative community in 2016   Following a big growth year, Home Design magazine is about to … Continue reading

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  New from the team behind WellBeing magazine  Yoga Experience  The 2016 lifestyle annual  Yoga is a lifestyle. It is also a massive community, with more than 660,000 Australians partaking in some form of yoga practice regularly. In fact, more … Continue reading

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New! The Esoteric Almanac 2016

What is the ancient esoteric art of prediction if not a way to pause, reflect and consider the future from a soul-centred point of view? The Esoteric Almanac takes the view that this pause and process is of value, no … Continue reading

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Good Organic Gardening Magazine Garden Idea Awards are BACK!

Giving great food and gardening ideas the limelight they deserve by getting the people to vote   Good Organic Gardening has become the magazine of choice for food gardeners, so we’re getting our audience involved for the second year in … Continue reading

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Universal Magazines Bike Group – It’s About Reach

Given the recent changes in the bike publishing market, it’s time to take stock of what we invest in our motorcycle media brands at Universal. Why? Because creating media that reflects the market is a small part of the journey … Continue reading

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Sarongs, Thongs and Reading Time… Holidays and the BIG WellBeing Summer Reading Edition are right around the corner

You can feel it in the air… soon we’ll all be in sarongs and finding a great read for some meaningful ‘me time’ over the summer. That’s why the WellBeing Summer Edition is so exceptional each year – it reaches … Continue reading

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Australian Cruiser & Trike magazine YEARBOOK is coming!

Australian Cruiser & Trike will be releasing an Annual Yearbook commencing with Vol. 7 No. 6 at the beginning of next year. This follows the success of the publication’s sixth-anniversary Collector’s Edition last year and continued growth of the cruiser … Continue reading

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Outdoor Rooms Magazine Bumper Outdoor Entertaining Edition

The BUMPER Spring/Summer edition of Outdoor Rooms Magazine will hit the market with a shiny foil treatment on the cover and everything you need to live large in the outdoors this Spring/Summer.  “We’re calling it the Outdoor Entertaining Edition and … Continue reading

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Marketers: Stop Trying to Change People’s Food Habits & Start Targeting Consumers Who Have Decided to Change…

Change is on the agenda for more Australians than ever before. Health is the trend of the decade and more Australians are feb-fasting, pavement-pounding and wanting to eat well. That’s why WellBeing is launching Eat Well — a new magazine, … Continue reading

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Pool+Spa & Poolside announced as media partners for 2015 SPASA Australia National Convention and Supplier Expo.

SPASA Australia has named Pool+Spa and Poolside as the official media partners for the inaugural 2015 SPASA Australia National Convention and Supplier Expo. “We are delighted to partner with Pool+Spa & Poolside as we see they can provide this event … Continue reading

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There’s no business like show business!

Universal home titles brace for a bumper year of home shows Universal Magazine’s home titles will be coming to a city near you as they embark on a record number of trade and consumer shows in 2015 to increase readership. … Continue reading

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Good Organic Gardening magazine exceeds 30,000 downloads!

Good Organic Gardening has reached 33,100 new readers this year, thanks to wide distribution of its digital edition, including on the App Store. The publication also has more than 3000 additional readers downloading digital editions from other online sources such … Continue reading

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Melbourne Living eNews reaches 10,000 people with projects each fortnight

Melbourne Living eNews has exceeded its target of 10,000 readers in a mere nine months, and is now increasing its frequency to fortnightly. “Inbox media is a quick and contemporary way to get your message across,” comments publisher Janice Williams.  … Continue reading

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Outdoor Design Source is now publishing the Parks & Leisure Journal

Universal Magazines, publisher of the iconic Outdoor Design Source, is proud to announce it will be taking over the publication of the Parks & Leisure Journal in 2015. The company has been commissioned by Parks & Leisure Australia (PLA) who … Continue reading

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Outdoor Rooms magazine hits 109,000 readers!

Outdoor Rooms magazine has exceeded 100,000 readers, hitting a whopping 109,000 in the latest Enhanced Media Metrics Australia (EMMA) figures. “It’s great to see Outdoor Rooms is continuing to grow and find new readers,” said Associate Publisher Emil Montibeler. “Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine reaches a WHOPPING 275,000 readers and surpasses Real Living, Inside Out and Belle in the latest EMMA readership figures

Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine has jumped ahead of Real Living, Inside Out and Belle in the latest EMMA readership figures.  This means, for a fraction of the price of the magazines below it, marketers can use Kitchens & Bathrooms … Continue reading

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Grand Designs Australia magazine surpasses Real Living, Inside Out and Belle in the latest EMMA readership figures

Grand Designs Australia magazine has jumped ahead of Real Living, Inside Out and Belle in the latest EMMA readership figures. The latest release from Enhanced Media Metrics Australia (EMMA) covers data collected up until November 2014. The strong performance of … Continue reading

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Road Rider Debuts in Enhanced Media Metrics Readership System

Australia’s leading road bike magazine, Road Rider, has debuted in the Enhanced Media Metrics Readership System, giving new insights into the audience reached by the magazine. Enhanced Media Metrics Australia (EMMA) data comes from the largest survey of readership in … Continue reading

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Announcing Eat Well – The new magazine, app and health-loving food community from WellBeing

As we all start 2015 with New Year’s food resolutions, a new magazine, app and healthy food-loving community has been announced that will help you manage your health and eat well all year-round. So, what is the best way to … Continue reading

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Announcing our best ever Home Design Magazine COLLECTOR’S ANNUAL

Do you plan to target people with home projects?  Home Design magazine does Following an aggressive promotional lead-up to spring/summer, Home Design magazine is now planning its stunning COLLECTOR’S ANNUAL edition. What will be different about the Home Design Collector’s … Continue reading

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Home Builders are now the No. 1 Category on Completehome.com.au

There are many sites targeting prospective customers on the internet, but none that offers the same builder focus as Completehome.com.au Here are the stats: 8 builder sections 6 of the top 10 most-clicked images are from home builders 7 of … Continue reading

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It’s official! Completehome.com.au is a finalist in the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards Best Consumer Website of the Year category

Topping off a huge year of expansion for Completheome.com.au, the website has been listed by industry peers as a finalist in the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards. Completehome.com.au has been selected from a group of sites, including those produced by large … Continue reading

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It’s official! Outdoordesign.com.au is a finalist in the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards Best B2B Website of the Year category

Topping off a huge year of expansion for Outdoordesign.com.au, the website has been listed by industry peers as a finalist in the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards. Outdoordesign.com.au has been selected from a group of sites, including those produced by large … Continue reading

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Australian Road Rider Magazine FINALIST in COVER OF THE YEAR And only motorcycle magazine to finalise in the Maggies 2014

Australian Road Rider made FINALIST in the Maggies Magazine Cover of the Year Awards last night at the MCA Sydney. Australian Road Rider was the only magazine from the motorcycling fraternity to finalise. The cover that received Finalist Honours was … Continue reading

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The builder is coming on Saturday … so give me quick access to the cool home stuff!

The Completehome Brochure Rack – select prime cost items for your home project. Fast.   The Completehome Brochure Rack is a simple one-stop shop for home renovators to grab a document for discussion with their builder or architect. People with … Continue reading

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The Completehome Brochure Rack: Get specified more often by getting your brochure in front of 65,000 people with projects

The Completehome Brochure Rack is a simple one-stop shop for home renovators to grab a document to discuss with their builder or architect. People with projects can browse the brochures by category, select those they want, then do the free … Continue reading

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Retro & Classic Bike Enthusiast magazine gains 11.1K new readers!

The internet is a world of passions… whatever you’re into, you can find it digitally. That’s how Retro & Classic Bike Enthusiast found 11.1K new readers this year! Since it went digital in the App Store direct, Retro & Classic … Continue reading

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Australian Cruiser & Trike magazine gets FAT & wins new audience

Australian Cruiser & Trike magazine gets FAT & wins new audience We are pleased to announce that Cruiser & Trike Vol. 6 No. 6 (publishing in December) will be sporting a brand-new look and feel — and will be our … Continue reading

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Announcing the Semi-Retirement of John Arens

Today we are announcing the semi-retirement of John Arens from Universal Magazines. “It is with great sadness and a tinge of jealousy that we announce John’s departure after almost 13 years of great service to our customers in the motorbike … Continue reading

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Outdoor Rooms Magazine debuts in Enhanced Media Metrics Australia at a WHOPPING 96,000 Average Issue Readership!

Outdoor Rooms Magazine Debuts in Enhanced Media Metrics Australia at a WHOPPING 96,000 Average Issue Readership!   Outdoor Rooms Magazine has gone from strength to strength with the latest Enhanced Media Metrics Australia (EMMA) figures – hitting 96,000 Average Issue … Continue reading

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More than 200,000 readers the newer, fresher WellBeing magazine gains a bigger audience… again!

WellBeing has gone from strength to strength with the latest Enhanced Media Metrics Australia (EMMA) figures hitting 208,000 average readers per issue. “We’re thrilled to have achieved this result after our 30th anniversary,” said publisher Janice Williams. “People will always … Continue reading

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Press Release: Announcing the Rapid Bikes Yearbook for 2014/15

We are pleased to announce that Rapid Bikes No. 94, on sale December 18, will be the magazine’s yearbook for 2014/15. Editor, Jeff Ware, and crew will be doing a retrospective of the hottest new and custom bikes, products, people … Continue reading

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Press Release: Vote Now for Homespun to Win Maggies 2014

Homespun has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Maggies Awards for the best magazine cover for 2014 (published period from July 2013 to June 2014) in the “Specialist” category. The cover chosen was the Homespun September 2013 issue and … Continue reading

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Media Release: Announcing the Good Organic Gardening People’s Choice Garden Idea Awards giving great food & gardening ideas the limelight they deserve!

Announcing the Good Organic Gardening People’s Choice Garden Idea Awards giving great food & gardening ideas the limelight they deserve! Good Organic Gardening has become the mag of choice for food gardeners so we’re encouraging our audience to vote for … Continue reading

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Now on Completehome.com.au Limitless Projects & Limitless Discoverability for all Premium Listing Customers seeking Premium Audience

Now on Completehome.com.au, Premium Listing customers are not only given premium discoverability, but can load a limitless number of projects online. “On Completehome.com.au you get a premium audience and you don’t have to compete with a whole bunch of cheaper … Continue reading

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Media Release: Universal Magazines is marketing Aussie businesses to Kiwi renovators

Universal Magazines is marketing Aussie businesses to Kiwi renovators Australian building product advertisers are set to benefit from increased exposure to the New Zealand home renovation market, thanks to a significant increase in sales form the Universal Home Media Group … Continue reading

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Advertise with Universal and get the Building Hotspots

Advertise with Universal and get the Building Hotspots This week, the HIA launched its top building and population hot spot report so Australia’s largest home publisher, Universal Magazines, took a look to see how active the company was with retail … Continue reading

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Media Release – NZ Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly gains 17% in 2013/14

27th June 2014 Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly gains 17% in 2013/14   Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly NZ is thanking Kiwi readers for giving the publication a bumper circulation year.   Why is Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly NZ doing well?   … Continue reading

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Press Release – Geoff Seddon to edit Retro & Classic Bike Enthusiast

Geoff Seddon to edit Retro & Classic Bike Enthusiast Geoff Seddon — former editor of Street Machine, RALPH, Performance Cycles and Streetbike — will take over as editor of Retro & Classic Bike Enthusiast magazine (RCBE) as of edition no. … Continue reading

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Press Release – Do you plan to target people with home projects this spring? Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly does.

Do you plan to target people with home projects this spring? Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly does. With a year of good growth behind it, Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine has planned an aggressive series of promotions to reach even more … Continue reading

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Press Release – Do you plan to target people undergoing home projects this spring? Home Design does.

Do you plan to target people undergoing home projects this spring? Home Design does. With a year of good growth behind it, Home Design has planned an aggressive series of promotions to reach even more people this spring/summer. The promotional … Continue reading

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Media Release – 30 things to do for your wellbeing!

30 things to do for your wellbeing We’re celebrating WellBeing magazine’s 30th birthday   WellBeing magazine is turning 30 on Thursday, 19 June, so we thought we’d distil 30 years of publishing into 30 things to do for your wellbeing. … Continue reading

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Media Release – WellBeing Magazine Turns 30!

WellBeing magazine turns 30 Thirty years ago on the 19th June, WellBeing magazine came into … well … being. Following a year of growth and some great readership figures, this anniversary tells us something about Australians — we will always … Continue reading

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Press Release – With 191,000 readers WellBeing Magazine gives you DOUBLE the audience of other natural living magazines

With 191,000 readers, WellBeing Magazine gives you DOUBLE the audience of other natural living magazines With 191,000 readers, WellBeing Magazine has decisively leaped ahead of Nature & Health, which languishes on 96,000 according to the latest figures to March 2014 … Continue reading

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Press Release – Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly gives DOUBLE the Average Issue Readership of Belle Magazine

Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly gives DOUBLE the Average Issue Readership of Belle Magazine With an Average Issue Readership of 280,000, Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Magazine has decisively leaped ahead of broader publications like Belle, which languishes at 148,000 according to … Continue reading

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Media Release – Completehome.com.au launches five eye-training eNewsletters

Completehome.com.au launches five eye-training eNewsletters Completehome.com.au has recently launched five new eNews products to help consumers learn about ideas and options as they prepare to undertake a significant home project. “We’re using eNewsletters to help train consumers’ eyes to recognise … Continue reading

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Announcing the Retirement of Deborah Hainsworth

Announcing the Retirement of Deborah Hainsworth   Today we are announcing the retirement of Deborah Hainsworth from Universal Magazines. “It is with great sadness and a tinge of jealousy that we announce Deborah’s departure after 15 years of offering great … Continue reading

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