PERTH: Media content and public relations firm — Perth Media Pty Ltd — has opened a new office in Nedlands in line with continuing expansion plans.
The development is the latest news in a series of organic growth milestones for the Perth-based small business.
Perth Media managing director Cate Rocchi said: “Perth Media has, to date, been a small operation but we have consistently built powerful global profiles for our clients through tailored integrated media and communications services.
“We act in an advisory, creative and media service capacity and have a strong network of journalist and broadcast partners and connections, so are uniquely placed to deliver global-standard media management services in the sectors of finance, mining, renewables and agribusiness.”
Perth Media was established in 2015. It rebranded from Cate Rocchi Communications which began in 2011.
Major clients include: resources companies Australian Vanadium (ASX:AVL), VSUN Energy and Bryah Resources (ASX: BYH); urbi; Partners in Grain; and Rockcliffe winery.
The Perth Media team now includes editor/writer Torrance Mendez (formerly of The West Australian).
“Our team — which has welcomed high calibre artists, photographers, former reporters and film makers — produces some of Australia’s best, most consistent media content for corporates,” Ms Rocchi said. “It has taken many years to assemble productive working relationships with such a talented and professional group. We have also been careful to grow our business conservatively, so quality has remained excellent.”
Perth Media values include: staying true to the principles of integrity, authenticity and clarity; continuous improvement; and innovative thinking.
“We remain focused on improving media outcomes for our clients and enjoy the challenge of mixing social and traditional media as we embrace the communications of the future,” she said.
The company’s current list of services are: script/copy writing, investor relations management, content creation, blogs, photography, videography, social media strategy and delivery, infographics, strategic media advisory and support, campaign research, publicity, global TV, radio and press coverage, media training, CV writing and speech writing. Packages are available.
“We know how to achieve publicity and we will give clients authentic advice on which stories and media services they need to reach their customers,” Ms Rocchi said.
Perth Media Pty Ltd is now located at 47 Hampden Road, Nedlands, Perth. For the next four weeks (until November 15, 2018) the company is hosting some rarely-available media release writing sessions ($350) and media presentations, by appointment. There are only eight slots available. Terms and conditions apply.
There are other key developments ongoing such as a website rebrand, which will be launched in 2019.
1. Making the World a Better Place. Many of the world's best and brightest creatives are focused on making money but also making the world a better place, proving profits and good deeds can mix. Perth-based social media marvel Ming Johanson has a checklist for new projects. 'Does it serve me, others, my business, and the greater good?' Speakers assisted a staggering number of charities. Jimmy Niggles from the Beard Season, US-based Justin Gignac from Working Not Working, were two who have donated extraordinary amounts of time and effort to great causes.
2. The Google guys from Tokyo, Tim Sneddon and Gene Brutty, (originally from Perth) rocked. Their 20 slide presentation in 20 minutes with gems such as 'uncomfortable is good, stay there' and 'waiting is for the lazy' was only topped by their Artificial Intelligence workshop, with kits. Awesome, inspiring, learnt so much.
3. The gen below the millennials/Gen Z are are into fun, says Neil Ackland of Punkee Media. They are often watching video without sound, and looking for short/mashable/home-made/funny/quirky clips about random stuff that doesn't have to matter or mean something. Punkee is hiring super young, clever creatives that can write, shoot and edit, at a fast pace. If brands want to target the kids, then make it fast paced and random/funny.
4. Lightbulb moment. Why aren't staff of the companies/organisations Perth Media works for embracing social media of their employers? Well, aside from the fact it could be crap. 'Because they have their own personal brand, and they don't want to link their brand with your company/organisation because they don't want to hang around for long,' says Perth-based Ming Johanson, who tells it how it is.
5. Mat Lewis, Erin Molloy and team at Emergence are seriously good at what they do. The room was filled with exceptional global talent, including Chloe Rickard (Jungle Entertainment who just produced ABC's Squinters); international photographer Sam Harris; music industry lawyer Fran Cotton; Phil Bonanno of Facebook and many many more. Unbelievable line-up all in Margaret River. Really, this festival exceeded expectations.
6. AI as a tool, linked with google, has a long way to go, but it is coming. It wasn't too clever in demos, but it successfully answered qus about the weather. Lots of ramifications. IE clients can ask google what it thinks of their company. Here is our CEO Cate putting AI Google kit through its paces.
Blogs, linked to your company website, educate and connect your customers to your products and services.
Did you expect to have written way more blogs in 2017, than you actually did. Maybe time to admit defeat, and hire an expert to do the job. Our writers are all former reporters and produce excellent written content.
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Contact Cate Rocchi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Great to be attending this fantastic event and looking forward to meeting some great media innovators from around the world. - Perth Media CEO Cate Rocchi
Innovation and Media: Are you a reporter, working in-house in a comms department, and/or offer social media/branding services? What are you doing to innovate in the media sector. Am producing a series of podcast interviews/blogs on this for a Leadership WA project, as part of Signature program 2017. Please get in touch if you want to take part. If you are in Perth, I would like to pop out and meet up, but interstate or overseas also welcome via phone. Yes, it will be good info for Perth Media, where the blogs will feature, but also a learning tool for many. Cate Rocchi, email@example.com
Really great day yesterday at the annual Perth Media Valued Contractors' Seminar. Here is a picture of the best looking of those who attended! Perth Media Creative consultant Andal Shreedaran presented on the Future of Content Research, transcription expert Janine Taylor shared some of her international projects, our bookkeeper Jackie Roufail, of Jackstar Bookkeeping, had some great work-life stories and Red Head Communications cultural awareness expert Tanya Finnie was an excellent special guest. Thanks also to business coach and film producer Josh Horneman, supporter Patrick Horneman (Media Super), film maker Courtney Waller, graphic design student Nic Van Straalen, student Jack Jones, editor Torrance Mendez, and Matt Seeds, of Inspired IT. Thanks for taking the time on a busy Monday. Perth Media appreciates all of you, your work is first class, and impact substantial.
- Cate Rocchi
Excellent social media presentation by Alecia Hancock, of Hancock Creative, at Leadership WA brekky this week in Perth. Thank you for these statistics and info. Perth Media needs a Snapchat specialist!
Last week, we spent several days in Denmark in the remote south coast of Western Australia - one of the state's most beautiful spots. More than 20 came along to a Perth Media training session (facilitated by the Denmark Chamber of Commerce), and here are some of the tips we shared. Happy blogging!
1. Go with your strengths: vlog, pics, individuals in the team strengths, photos, writing.
2. The power of great writing is immense, to draw followers/customers.
3. Positivity important.
4. Sell your experiences.
5. Promote events. Events generate news/customers/drives economic development.
6. Design your blogs with your preferred social media in mind: instagram; twitter; facebook; linkedin..They all have different needs and different audiences, you can't tell/force your customers which social media to use.
7. Work out how to share your content.
8. Create content/blog calendar with deadline. Includes testimonials (3rd party endorsements); FAQs (frequency asked questions); video; long and short blogs. Blogs do not mean long columns. There maybe only one long blog each year, but make it a good well-written one.
9. Content strategy has to be responsive; constantly changing; has to be flexible, and needs to respond to audience.
10. Content strategy, needs to be seasonal. IE Christmas/Easter/Winter (bonfire themes; bushwalking); writers festival; Denmark Experience; Long table lunches; poetry/music festival, are examples. Festivals provide multiple ideas for content IE performer profiles; acts; reviews; insights of different skills for experiences, IE botanist walks; indigenous experts; cooks; films. Film tours/content on the back of Tim Winton’s Breath. Holiday packages around Breath tours.
11. Look into possibility of outsourcing editing. Don't be delusional about your own copy/editing skills. It will impact on your brand.
12. Quirky stories, are gold. ‘For outsiders everything is interesting,' says Creative and Digital consultant Andal Shreedaran at Perth Media. What is wonderful of Denmark and your own individual businesses?
13. Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration. For blog distribution and sharing the load for events.
14. Always check facts.
15. Understand copyright.
16. Build your own collection of images.
17. Use press release/presspack stories as blogs.
18. Read, read, read. Seek out good writing, understand the difference between good, mediocre and bad.
19. Read your own writing aloud. Make every word count. Be strict cutting, and work on making writing clear. Be descriptive but not flowery and over the top.
20. Volunteer for charity to get experience as a blogger. You can write the stories of those that need assistance, while you polish your craft.
21. Identify your passions, your strengths, your interests.
22. Tell only best stories, and start with the very best one first. Focus also on the opening para.
23. Understand google rankings and the reason blogs impact on business sales.
24. Develop relationships with other companies/bloggers/publications.
25. Understand importance of themes in content creation and promotions.
26. Do something every day, as part of your BD.
27. Appeal to different target markets of your products. IE kid friendly; backpackers.
28. Content strategy: incorporate key words, such as ‘Denmark’ ‘tourism’.
29. The only thing stopping you writing and promoting your business is you.
Or too busy, call Perth Media now. We can help with a content package right now! firstname.lastname@example.org