Archive | Newspapers

Rupert Murdoch Rants

Rupert Murdoch has been throwing off protectionist rants of late to pretty much anybody that will listen. On the one hand…

ABC, BBC, Blogging, Google, James Murdoch, News Ltd, Rupert Murdoch, SBS

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Trading Post closes down print versions! Ron Walker saves Fairfax?

When Telstra paid AUD $636 million for he Trading Post in 2004 many questioned yet another wasted acquisition for the Telco…

ABC, Fairfax, News Ltd, PBL, Ron Walker, Telstra, Trading Post

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News Limited Billing Home Sellers Direct?

As a part of connecting with real estate agents the Gold Coast Bulletin recently invited Gold Coast agents from different real…

Billing, News Ltd, Newspapers, Print, Sellers, Tom Panos

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Internet + Journalism will save newspapers?

Much has been written about newspapers and their demise. We have all read stories of how newspapers are bleeding all over…

Apple, Fairfax, Kindle, News Ltd, Newspapers, Print, Rupert Murdoch

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The Death of a Newspaper

A great read and a moving story of a newspapers demise. After 149 years and 311 days, the Rocky Mountain News…

Rocky Mountain News, Video

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Domain raises the bar – a little bit of love back to agents!

Domain.com.au (through Domain Property Data) recently announced a new initiative to up the ante to arch rival Realestate.com.au. Here is a…

Domain.com.au, Fairfax, Just Sold, Realestate.com.au

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5 things that will NOT happen in 2009

We all like to predict what will happen in 2009 but I think it is easier to predict what will not…

Channel 9, Chicago Tribune, Climate Change, First Home Buyers Grant, Free TV, John Howard, Newspapers, NSW, NYTimes, REA, Tasmania

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Real estate advertising gone wrong!

In the light-hearted spirit of the holidays, I submit these real estate classifieds ads, which are apparently from the US. (Editor…

Advertising, Images, Photography, Xmas

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Dumb and Dumber Real Estate Awards 2008

Well what a year it has been, with just about every major company in the real estate and classifieds market vying…

ABC, Channel 10, Channel 7, Channel 9, Domain, Dumb, Dumb and Dumber, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, James Packer, Kevin Rudd, Microsoft, MyHome, PBL, REA, REA Group, Real Estate Institutes, Safari, SBS, Yellow Pages

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Smart marketing for the future!

The downturn the industry has endured over the past few years has been tough. However in these times the cream rises…

Blogs, Broadband, MyHome, Newspapers, Print

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Virtual Agents Revisited

A few posts in recent months have focussed on the concept of the virtual agent.  Dave Platter first commented on events…

franchise, uhoo, Virtual Agent

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Interview with Simon Baker

On Thursday evening I had a phone hookup with Simon Baker, former Managing Director of Realestate.com.au. We spoke about a range…

3eep, Abe Murray, Artshub, Domain, Google, My Ceo Life, MyHome, Realestateview, Redbubble, Simon Baker

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Los Angeles Times Axes Real Estate Section

Inman News has reported that the LA Times newspaper is ceasing its publication of its weekly newspaper section. A section that…

Inman News, LA Times

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Whatever happened to?

We are all too busy looking forward that we sometimes forget to look back. I needed to find an old article…

Domain, Fairfax, First National, Google, Homehound, News Ltd, Private Selling, REA

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Marketing Real Estate: How much $ is enough?

How do you know how much to spend marketing real estate? Some interesting survey data that just became available should be…

Marketing, Newspapers, Real Estate, Video

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Is real estate’s mobile tipping point about to arrive?

People really don’t want to look for property on a pain-in-the-neck mobile device with poor usability, difficult buttons, a small screen…

mobile

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Traditional agents will be replaced?

In the new movie Jumper, the hero is an otherwise normal guy who just happens to be able to jump forward…

international buyers, service, Technology, traditional

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The printed newspaper, a thing of the past?

Newspapers seem to be taking hit after hit at the moment as “New Media” is constantly creeping into its traditional core…

Amazon, Brisbane Times, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, Newspapers, wikipedia

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Rural Press Mastheads to carry Domain

Fairfax today announced that all 150 Rural Press Mastheads in newspapers will now carry the Domain.com.au brand. As well all Rural…

Domain, Rural Press

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Thinking about your ad spending?

It seems advertising agencies are really in a spin as to where large companies should spend their money. For the most…

Advertising

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The Big Issue

Over the past few months we have seen a number of portals released. At my last count in my Firefox bookmarks…

MSN, PBL

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News Ltd Newspapers Property Sections Rebranded as realestate.com.au

Well what a year so far – it seems that the ‘oneupmanship’ continues amongst the major players and now all News…

News Ltd, REA

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What can newspapers do now?

There is much debate in the Internet Industry about newspapers and many pundits have been writing them off as a spent…

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Media Ownership Laws

Has anyone noticed what has happened in the past few days in the wake of the changes to media ownership laws…

Monopolies

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