Brisbane Times and Publicis Worldwide launch ‘It’s Brisbane’s Time’

3 August 2023

Creative Agency: Publicis Worldwide

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A reflection of the evolving Brisbane of today.

Nine’s masthead Brisbane Times has launched a multi-channel campaign via Publicis Worldwide – ‘It’s Brisbane’s Time’.

The campaign positions Brisbane Times as the city’s home of world-class news, reflecting the Queensland capital as a modern, progressive hub poised to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games and on par with other global metropolises including Berlin, Paris and Stockholm.

Captured by photojournalist Adam Ferguson, the campaign demonstrates the heart and soul of this vibrant city, humming with major infrastructure, housing and sport developments alongside burgeoning arts, culture and food scenes.

The Brisbane Times is shown as a reflection of the evolving Brisbane of today, providing unbiased stories of progress and optimism, community and change.

With creative by Publicis Worldwide, the campaign aims to connect with Brisbane's population of 2.4 million and spark interest in the social, artistic, environmental, scientific and technological developments of the world around them.

Campaign activity includes free-to-air, subscription, and on-demand TV, digital and social media, radio and out of home.

Director of consumer subscriptions and marketing at Nine, Kristen Turner, said Brisbane has gone through a revolution over the last few years.

"Our research has told us that while Queenslanders are avid consumers of news, they feel the news landscape is lacking a truly local voice that represents the changing face of modern Brisbane," she said.

"We believe the Brisbane Times can offer that.”

Managing director of Publicis Worldwide, Simone Waugh, said people can feel the change in the air with the amount of progress, infrastructure and restaurants opening the doors in Brisbane.

"With the 2032 Games on the horizon, it’s now time that the capital has a news source that reflects the optimism of this city of the future," said Waugh.

“Our partnership with Nine has been incredibly fulfilling for us as an agency, as we’ve been able to articulate who Brisbane is as a place and a community to create the new Brisbane Times – a more contemporary news source for Queensland.”

Head of brand and acquisition at Nine, Vera Straubinger, said the team felt very strongly about showcasing the world-class creative talent that Brisbane has to offer, and the campaign is a testament to that.

"Working with the Publicis team to bring together the talents of leading photojournalist Adam Ferguson and the incredible ‘Bluey’ sound designer, Joff Bush, to develop our music has been a wonderful experience," said Straubinger.

“The result really captures the momentum and optimism of Brisbane today and reflects the journalism that the Brisbane Times will bring to the region. We’re so proud of what the team has achieved.”




Director Consumer Subscriptions and Marketing: Kristen Turner

Head of Brand and Acquisition: Vera Straubinger

Marketing Lead: Kymberley Joseph Marketing Manager: Leah McNeil


Publicis Worldwide:

Executive Creative Director: Ryan Petie

Creative Director: David Schaak

Executive Strategy Director: Mike Redfern

Executive Production Director: Vicki Lee

Executive Director Client Partners: Jude Johannesen

Senior Project Director: Mary Graham


Production: Production Co: Photoplay

Executive Producer: Alison Lydiard

Photographer: Adam Ferguson

DOP: Jake Koning

Post House: Cutting Edge

Post Producer: Samara Keune

Editors: Felicity Krantz, Steve Leacey

Design & Animation: Zenon Kohler & Bruno Profeta

Colourist: Kali Bateman

Audio Engineer: Mike Lange

Music: Joff Bush

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