From our point of view, media buying is finding the right medium, negotiating a great rate and putting your product marketing in the perfect place so that a large number of the right people can see it. Simple right! Well not necessarily…
There are so many choices in media land for where your ads can go. Free TV, Paid TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, Billboards, Transit and that doesn’t even touch on the millions of online options available. Phew!
So how do you choose the right marketing option for your product and your audience? Well that’s where we come in.
Introducing Proud Media, your personal marketing assistant. You can call the shots or we can advise you from our years of industry experience. It’s up to you!
Proud Media is here to bring you pain free media!
Proud Media is the perfect balance between DIY media and a large agency. Hassle Free, Affordable and Easy. We are big enough (and have been around long enough!) to be experts in the industry, but we are small enough to give you the attention you deserve.
We can help you with your mainstream media social media, website, graphic design, marketing collateral, branding and more – all without hiring a whole team. If it’s media related, we do it and for everything else, we do it or we have very talented partners who do!
Proud Media can buy all of your media or just some. You stay in total control of your spend – we’re all about doing whatever you need so you feel comfortable.
We’ll save you precious time by presenting an overview of all your options without all the meetings and phone calls from various reps. You can bounce your ideas off us and you’ll get an honest, unbiased, industry savvy opinion.
We don’t just punch in the numbers and recommend what gets spat out, we look at your strategy and your business requirements and recommend the RIGHT media for your campaign!
Think of us like a mortgage broker. Running around, negotiating with the banks to get you the best deal possible. Your mortgage broker is paid by the bank for bringing them your business but it costs you, the home owner, the same* (if not better) than if you had done all the hard work yourself. Not only did you save yourself plenty of time, you also had years of experience to draw on to ensure you got the right product for your specific requirements and needs.
We are the same. We have no affiliation with any particular media supplier. Our loyalty is with you and ensuring you have the product you need, at the right price without all the leg work. Simple… pain free media! (yes, we know it sounds too good to be true!)
Additionally, you’ll always be dealing with your senior account manager, we’re here to ensure you know that your media is our number one priority.
Bring your brand and your ideas to life for your customers
Radio is the theatre of the mind – stretch the imagination!
Tried & True. Seeing is believing – the options are endless in print media
24 hours a day, 7 days a week… constant coverage no breaks
Interact with customers on their terms… so many possibilities
Involved in everything from stationery to branding and web design
The single most important ingredient for your campaign’s success
Develop a road map for your business… get the results you want
Using an agency to assist with your media buying allows you more time to spend on strategy, business development or any million of other tasks we’re sure you’ve got on your plate!
Although we don’t promise you better rates, we do promise you no increases on your current media rate & and of course we will continually try to do better… We want to save you money!
Our team has been working in the Media Buying industry for many years, by working with us you get an instant marketing department working hard just for you!
Even if you choose to do all of your own strategy, we are here as unbiased sounding boards willing to provide any advice and feedback that you might need on your marketing function!
Working with Proud Media allows you to deal with just us, we’ll deal with everyone else on your behalf so you only have to have one contact, one schedule and one invoice… pain free!
We know all of this sounds too good to be true but it really is just that simple. Your media buying can be done on your terms, on your budget. Call us to find out how!
Sharon has been with Proud since the very beginning…. 2006
Sharon went to New Zealand for a few months many years ago and stayed for 10 years. This was due to finding her true love… media sales with Radio Windy in Wellington. From there she was one of a small number of foundation staff involved in the very successful More FM network before finally returning to Brisbane to start an exciting 6 years with another new radio station 97.3FM.
Sharon has always enjoyed working closely with a small number of clients and felt she could offer more value consulting across all mediums and from there Proud Media was born.
When she’s not working or wrangling 2 sons, her hobbies are renovating houses… many of them… over and over again!
To contact Sharon give her a call on 0415 500 091 or shoot her an email at email@example.com.
We pride ourselves on providing the best Pain Free service to our customers and adhering to the following values in all of our endeavours.
Friendly & Approachable
Adam brings an impressive 27 years experience to our team. His career in Outdoor advertising in Melbourne saw him cut his teeth on every area of the business from production to sales, before transferring to Brisbane to help run and grow the office.
With an entire career spent in the media industry across outdoor, radio and online and, most recently, 4BC/4BH for the past 10 years… Adam’s media experience is self evident.
Adam and his lovely wife Vicki have four busy children so most of his spare time is spent being the family taxi driver and, on the odd occasion the metre is turned off, he loves surfing and kayaking.
Adam is excited to be part of the team at Proud and to offer his clients exceptional service by bringing all media to the table, independent analysis, and all his experience to deliver the best possible result – pain free!
To contact Adam give him a call on 0418 120 511 or shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Brisbane Duck Race – the PA Foundation’s signature fundraising event in aid of cancer research. For more information visit http://duckrace.gofundraise.com.au/cms/home
The Australian Pet Welfare Foundation – committed to halting the killing of innocent animals in animal shelters and pounds throughout Australia. For more information visit http://www.petwelfare.org.au
2013 Bottlemart Smiddy Challenge for Smiling for Smiddy – Challenge yourself to fight cancer with Smiling for Smiddy and feel the spirit, find yourself and fund a cure. For more information visit www.smiddy.org.au
Assist A Sista – a Gold Coast based group of community volunteers who work together to help survivors of domestic violence to rebuild and repair by bringing hope and restoring faith. For more information visit www.assistasista.com.au
Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is the state’s peak beach safety and rescue authority and is one of the largest volunteer-based community service organisations in Australia. For more information visit www.lifesaving.com.au
Since joining Proud in 2012, Gail has loved her transition into the wonderful world of Media Buying.
After working as the National Marketing Manager of a large retail company for the previous 8 years Gail was exposed to every facet of the marketing mix. From Media to Creative Strategy and all the things that lie in between, Gail created everything from Brand Strategies to effective Call to Action campaigns. During this time she even used Proud Media for all of her Media Buying needs!
After a great working relationship the opportunity then arose for Gail to join Proud and the rest is history!!
Outside of work, Gail enjoys fitness, food and wine… unfortunately trying to give all three equal importance often causes much internal conflict!
To contact Gail give her a call on 0434 618 434 or shoot her an email at email@example.com
As with everyone in the advertising and marketing industry we are unable to function without lots of coffee!
Since we moved offices to Graceville in early 2013, Honour Espresso has become part of the family. Their amazing service, lovely smiles, delicious food and brilliant coffee keep us going strong on days in the office and we can’t thank them enough.
If you’re in the area head in, say hi and grab a coffee. Don’t forget to tell them we sent you (then they might give us a free one)!!
Honour Espresso 1/327 Honour Ave, Graceville Q.
Emma joined the Client Services team at Proud Media in early 2014 and now has moved over to the dark side and joined our Media Buying team. This role is more in-line with her previous experience and we are really exited about the buzz she is creating already.
Before starting her family, which includes two beautiful daughters, Emma spent 8 years at 4BC and 4BH Radio. Four of those years were spent as an Account Manager and four years as a Personal Assistant to a Sales Exec and the Sales Director. She brings excellent expertise in media planning, schedule spreadsheets and, of course, client service, to us here at Proud!
Emma grew up on a farm outside Goondiwindi, surrounded by beef cattle, crops and lots of horses. When she’s not hard at work at the Proud Office, she loves enjoying family time with her husband and two little girls – whether it’s an outing or just relaxing at home with a good book or movie, a nice bottle of wine and some great music.
Emma is excited to be part of the team at Proud and contribute to our pain free media philosophy. We are constantly in awe of her efficiency and know you will be too! Call the office anytime for a chat with Emma or shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our fabulous Graphic Designer, Belinda Patterson has been on fire lately. She designs anything and everything from outdoor, direct marketing, brochures, logo design, annual reports, business cards, magnets and all other promotional material. Belinda compliments the rest of our team by offering an added service for all our clients.
Just a few of the projects we have designed for our clients here at Proud, including:
– The House Call Vet magnet & business card
– Bella QLD Properties brochures
– Little Green Truck web design
– Smile Artistry half page ads
– Ray White Sherwood billboard
– Ray White Graceville billboard
– Tattfree Centres A5 flyer template
– Hairfree Centres A5 seasonal flyer templates
– Smile Artistry billboards
– Loreto College billboard
– Mobicon Systems half page ads
– Smile Artistry quarter page strip ads
– Loreto College ad
Belinda (Bel) comes to us with over 11 years experience in the Graphic Design industry. With previous employers such as Sensis and Quiksilver, her experience covers every possible base from print & online, to sign writing and more.
A Melbournite, at the tender age of 10 Bel was a Victorian BMX number 1 and then later in life a European Tour Guide for 3 years. We know her adventurous and daredevil-ish personality will make her fit right in here with us!!
Bel tells us that apart from loving a good dance off, her favourite hobby is painting. Apparently all of her nieces and nephews, and nearly all of her friends, have some kind of personalized painting on their wall from ‘Aunty Bel’ and if they don’t, they can be sure that they will soon! We can’t wait to see what she can do for the rest of the team here at Proud!
Although Bel has only just started with us, we know that she’s going to be a fantastic addition to the team and that our clients will absolutely love working with her. Bel tells us that although she’s only just joined the team she already loves the vibe. She loves that she’s here to be there for our clients and she’s looking forward to building the relationships that will take Proud’s Graphic Design business into the future.
We’re so pleased to have Bel’s skills and experience here at Proud, so remember if you’re in need of assistance with your graphic design, email Bel today at email@example.com.
Our Clients really are part of the family here at Proud and we are honoured to be able to work with such a brilliant and varied group of businesses!
Whether you are a large national retailer or a local Brisbane one, a school, a law firm or nightclub we love working with you on your marketing and media and we thank you for your support!
Sonia joined Proud’s Client Services team in early 2015 allowing us to expand the level of service we can supply to all of our lovely clients!
Prior to joining us Sonia had an extended career in media on the radio side, with experience at DMG Network, Austereo Network and most recently as a Sales Coordinator at Fairfax Radio so she has tonnes of experience to bring with her.
Sonia grew up in far north Queensland on a family owned cattle and sheep farm that is still in the family today. She has been married to her husband Michael for 10 years and together they have three beautiful girls aged 4, 6 and 8 who all love visiting the family farm on holidays. When not working hard at Proud she loves spending time socialising with friends and family or baking.
Excited to be part of the team at Proud, Sonia brings her extensive experience and bubbly personality to the team and we are thrilled to have her on board!
Where would we be without our media partners? These are the guys who have the product to make your strategy become a reality.
From the big players to the small…we have a great relationship with them all to ensure you get the very best rates, promotion and placement possible.
No matter where you want your media, we have the partners to help make it happen for you!
Natasha joined Proud in early 2015 allowing us to round out our Customer Services Team!
Natasha has extensive print media experience stemming back to the UK with her first job as a Production Coordinator for Merricks Media in Bath, UK (producers of international property magazines). Liaising mainly with French & Spanish clients it was very handy that she speaks both languages (although she doesn’t get to practice them much living in Australia).
Natasha then made the move to our sunny shores where she started work with APN as Sales Support at the Sunshine Coast Daily. After three years with APN Natasha moved across to News Limited where her position was as the Office Administrator / PA to the Sunshine Coast Regional Sales Manager working on metro titles. Post having her first baby, Natasha rejoined News but switched to the local Quest titles as Sales Support at the Weekender Magazine among other titles.
With previous positions having been in larger offices, Natasha loves that Proud is a little smaller as it allows more personal interaction and confirmation that everyone is across everything and we agree!
We welcome Natasha with all of her experience to the Proud Team and we know our clients will be the better for having her on the team!
What some of our lovely clients have to say…
“Since 2006, Proud Media has managed our radio campaigns. All the scheduling, production and placement within this program has been given to Proud Media after realising the total efficiency of the agency which engenders a confidence that everything is under control.”
– Kate Spencer, Marketing Manager, Pillow Talk www.pillowtalk.com.au
“Proud Media has offered us excellent service. Knowing that our ads are going to be right, every time, is great. The team’s insights, as to ad placement and negotiation of the best price for our ads, has been second to none.”
– Nicole Lander, Laser Tag in a Box www.lasertag.com.au
“Proud Media’s service is always friendly and efficient. Most importantly, their knowledge and understanding of advertising and communications is unsurpassed.”
– Paula Key, Marketing Director, Which Property Pty Ltd www.whichproperty.com.au
“Proud Media have always achieved the best results for our advertising spend, securing the best rates and communicating with us constantly to get feedback on how everything is going. I can thoroughly recommend Proud Media to any small, medium or large company.”
– Val Lambard, General Manager, Hairfree Centre www.thehairfreecentre.com
As the backbone of our operation here at Proud for the last 3 years, Rebecca makes sure the ship always sails smoothly.
With a varied background managing different businesses Rebecca is more than qualified to wear the many different hats required of her at Proud, from Accountant to Office Manager to Counsellor to Circus Ringleader.
Her day to day includes keeping all of us here in check and her special talent for ‘detail, detail, detail’ ensures we’re always ahead of the game, and honestly that makes working at Proud all the more enjoyable!
Rebecca’s favourite things about working at Proud Media include the flexibility a boutique media agency can provide as well as the collaborative environment and a shared love of the odd glass of wine!
Call the office anytime for a chat with Rebecca or shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re Proud to be a Media Buying team with varied backgrounds and the experience to be able to assist you with anything from media buying to graphic design and anything marketing related in between.
There are a few people and even a few different partners who all come together for us to be successful… meet the team below.