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Media Announcent- Pets Magazine is on the radio

National radio exposure for the nation’s highest-selling pet care magazine.  PETS magazine launched a two month on air presence yesterday afternoon in conjunction with the Fifi and Jules drive time radio show, broadcast Australia-wide through the Southern Cross network (2Day … Continue reading

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New Look Australian Country, on sale August 22

Formerly titled Australian Country Collections, Universal Magazines’ leading lifestyle publication has been re-branded and will now be published under the new title: Australian Country. With an exciting new look and feel, Australian Country has been transformed to reflect the lifestyle, … Continue reading

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WellBeing Readership Grows, again!

The June 2012 Roy Morgan Readership Figures show that WellBeing magazine continues its growth spurt gaining 17.4% from last June to 135,000 readers. “This result sets us far ahead of our closest direct competitor,” said Publisher Janice Williams “WellBeing is … Continue reading

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Diane Norris appointed Editor of Good Organic Garden

Diane Norris now at the helm of Good Organic Gardening — Australia’s first dedicated food gardening magazine.  Good Organic Gardening, the fresh, innovative food gardening magazine with goodness at its heart, has a new Editor — Diane Norris. Diane will … Continue reading

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Media Annoucement- WellBeing Readership Grows

WellBeing Magazine grows readership and increased distribution in 170 Target stores. It has been a good month at WellBeing magazine. Not only has Roy Morgan noted a 6.2% increase in readership, but the publication is now extending to an additional … Continue reading

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Karen Miles appointed Editor of KBQ

Karen Miles appointed Editor of Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Australian author and TV presenter, Karen Miles, has been appointed as the new editor of the Kitchens & Bathrooms Home Group of magazines including Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly and Luxury Kitchens … Continue reading

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Media Annoucement: Grand Designs Australia Magazine

 Embargo Date: Monday 30th April 2012 Launch Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2012 Grand Designs Australia Magazine Launched   Universal Magazines has launched Grand Designs Australia Magazine. Following on from the highly successful TV series Grand Designs Australia Magazine is designed … Continue reading

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Universal Magazines — your complete home solution…

Did you know that Universal Magazines publishes more than 35 homemaker titles covering everything from building a home, kitchen or bathroom to the creation of an idyllic outdoor area or pool? No other publishing house offers such a diverse array … Continue reading

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Men getting dirty on two wheels

After a circulation decline of 50 per cent in Dec 2011, it has been announced that FHM has closed. This clearly demonstrates that men no longer have the desire to go to a newsstand and purchase a magazine adorned with … Continue reading

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Australian women are crafty

Australian Women are proving to be crafty, with some 1.4 million of them participating in craft activities, new research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found. The ABS survey discovered that among the 4.7 million Australians engaged in … Continue reading

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Grand Designs Australia Magazine

Grand Designs Australia Magazine is soon to hit the streets. On sale May 9, 2012, this is one of the most significant events in the home magazine category in a decade. The advance copies are in and the first edition … Continue reading

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Wellbeing helps you be happy

Get happy As I was waiting for my morning caffeine fix recently, a Sydney Morning Herald headline caught my eye: The Meaning of Happiness by Ross Gittins. Why is Ross Gittins talking about happiness? After all, he’s an economist and … Continue reading

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Outdoor category going strong, including Outdoor Rooms magazine

Universal Magazines pioneered the development of an outdoor category — as distinct from gardening — in the 1990s and has a strong suite of publications, including: • Outdoor Rooms — The original Outdoor Rooms magazine, now 4 years old • … Continue reading

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Fiona Shield appointed Editor of Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly

The publisher of Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, Janice Williams, has announced the appointment of Fiona Shield as the new editor of the magazine. Fiona’s first issue of the national quarterly title is on sale in November. To complement the quarterly … Continue reading

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World’s Best Customising- Now in Road Rider’s Cruiser & Trike

Road Rider’s Cruiser & Trike magazine is pleased to announce an important collaboration with The World Customising Competition to bring the absolute best in customizing from around the world to Australian readers. The new 16 page Worlds Best Customising Bonus … Continue reading

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Fremantlemedia Enterprises and Universal Magazines Announce Grand Designs Australia Magazine

Universal Magazines, Australia’s leading publisher of niche market titles, and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) have today announced the launch of Grand Designs Australia magazine, an exciting new publication in the home design genre. Following on from the highly successful TV series, … Continue reading

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Universal Magazines Announces the Acquisition of Market-Leading B2B Publisher, Westwick-Farrow Media

In a major development for the local specialist magazine publishing sector, Universal Magazines is pleased to announce today the acquisition of the Westwick-Farrow Media business from founding owners Adrian and Yvonne Farrow. The business will retain its current staff and … Continue reading

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Laura Greaves appointed Editor of Dogs Life magazine

The publisher of Dogs Life magazine, Janice Williams, announced the appointment of Laura Greaves as the new editor of the magazine. Greaves’ first issue of the national bi-monthly title is on sale now. Beginning her career at The Advertiser newspaper … Continue reading

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Mark Darton Appointed Circulation Director of Universal Magazines

Mark Darton has been appointed circulation director of Universal Magazines, announced Prema Perera, the company’s CEO. In this position Darton will take responsibility for all print circulation aspects of the company, managing the retail copy sales for more than 50 … Continue reading

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PETS is BIGGER than ever before

It is with great pleasure we announce that PETS magazine is now BIGGER than ever before! And what do we mean by bigger? We mean bigger in the way it counts – we have officially increased our print run from … Continue reading

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Green Living announces its presence at the Sustainable Living Festival 2011

*Because there’s no Planet B* Green Living is dedicated to supporting the green revolution, which is why we are excited to announce our participation in this year’s Sustainable Living Festival taking place February 12–27, 2011, at Federation Square in the … Continue reading

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WellBeing WINS at Publishers Australia Excellence Awards

Recognition for WellBeing as an Integrated Media Brand WellBeing has won Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Annual Publishers Australia Excellence Awards.  WellBeing was also recognised as Runner Up in Integrated Media Campaign of the Year.  The Award … Continue reading

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Universal Magazines WINS at Publishers Australia Excellence Awards

Universal Magazines was recognised again at this year’s Publishers Australia Excellence Awards with a diverse range of trophies. Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year — WellBeing declared OVERALL WINNER Most Successful Subscriptions Campaign of the Year — Road Rider declared … Continue reading

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