We’re big in Japan

Japanese characters for REI and WA

Media Tonic client reiwa.com is big in Japan. On April 1st (not a joke) 70% of Reiwa’s web traffic came from Japan.

When Emperor Akihito abdicates on May 1st, Japan will end the Heisei era. On April 1st they announced the name of the new era: Reiwa, causing a surge in web searches that landed in the highly trafficked, content-rich, you-should-be-advertising-on WA property portal.

372,000 hits on twitter in the first hour. In Japanese the new name signifies fortune, peace and harmony, which completely sums up Reiwa, Media Tonic and all of our client base. *bows deeply*

Your reiwa.com contact at Media Tonic is Sebastian Tatur. Brought up in a fishing village in rural Japan, Sebastian worked in a Pachinko parlour, saving up enough money to travel to Australia, where he was immediately offered a sales executive role in the Seven West Media real estate team.

Sebastian Tatur

Enticed to Media Tonic with a seven-figure salary, he’s now Digital Sales Manager, which funds his dual passions of bonsai and origami.

You can call Tatur-san on 9388 7844 to advertise on reiwa.com.

Podcasts

Still a fragmented mess as an advertising medium but growing in audience and producing small islands of great content.

I know: you’re too busy.

99% Invisible – Cartoon Sound Effects

That's All Folks!

The Dream – Re Multilevel Marketing

Caliphate – Way quality by the New York Times on Islamic State

The Habitat – Kind of a reality podcast about the real life experiment involving six people living together for a year on a simulated Martian landscape.

Download This Show – Conversations about technology (ABC)

Zigzag – The Hype Cycle: the difference between hype and innovation.

Wooden Overcoats – A sitcom about competing funeral directors.

Apple’s retro, trippy, tour de force

The brief: just put together an upbeat video that runs about a minute and ties together the whole history of the world’s biggest brand and its advertising. Thanks.

Effective now

Photo: Josh Jones on Unsplash

oOh!media and Media Tonic have re-structured as separate operations in Western Australia. The companies will continue to collaborate, operating out of 344 Hay St, Subiaco.

Media Tonic’s Director Mark Treasure will now be the WA State Manager for oOh! (which includes COMMUTE BY oOh!, formerly known as Adshel).

David Fare will continue as Media Tonic Managing Director.

Contact details across oOh! and Media Tonic:

Contact details table

You can read more about the re-structure in the oOh! media release and, if you have any questions about the changes, call us on +61 (08) 6160 8999.

Look forward to being of service.

David Fare – Media Tonic
Mark Treasure – oOh!media

Gridlock: the opportunity

5K of gridlock in the Guandong province leading up to Chinese New Year. Nearly 3 billion trips over five weeks and still growing at 12% p.a. Interest in traffic (avoiding it) is at an all time high.

Neuro research by the Australian Traffic Network (ATN) finds traffic the #1 category for engagement on radio. We rep ATN in WA so call us to discuss next time you’re stuck in traffic. +61 (08) 9388-7844