Media Kit

Why advertise with Urban Melbourne?

Advertising with Urban Melbourne, be it through banner advertising or a more customised content package solution, ensures advertisers will connect with a highly engaged, forward-thinking, upwardly mobile and loyal audience. Consisting of industry decision-makers, critical thinkers in the academic realm, informed property buyers and those in Melbourne's community holding interest in playing a part in our city's growth story, Urban Melbourne's reader base is diverse.

As a leading portal and community on Australian urbanism and urban development, we cover a wide range of topics concerning Melbourne's future. OBSERVING development throughout all phases of a project's lifecycle, planning policy, highlighting Melbourne's strong DESIGN credentials, sustainability, transport policy and projects as well as placing a spotlight on those who BUILD our city are at the core of our being. Urban Melbourne is also a one-stop shop for those who LIVE, work, play or are actively involved with the future direction of our city.

Urban Melbourne covers planning, development and transport stories in more depth than any other local mainstream media outlet. Unique to Urban Melbourne is the building and project database serving the community through aggregation of as much information as possible whilst also acting as a lead generation tool for developers and their sales agents. No other Australian media outlet goes to the length we do to cover urban development and our city's ever evolving urbanism in a hyper-local context.

What is Urban Melbourne?

Urban Melbourne is an independent news and information source for Melbourne with a focus on urban development, planning, transport and urbanism issues and stories. Urban Melbourne is owned and operated by Alamar AV Communications Pty Ltd (ABN: 45 160 824 215).

With a diverse audience encompassing the urban development industry's decision makers, property buyers/investors, students, the public sector, academia as well as a growing international audience segment, we attract those who are enthusiastic about urbanism and the journey to higher densities which Melbourne is currently undertaking.

We have many eyes and ears on the ground which enables us to track urban development projects from the time a planning application enters its public viewing stage right through to construction completion - observing a project's lifecycle is key to our commentary, analysis and reporting.

How we measure our audience

Urban Melbourne works with Effective Measure to collect, compile and analyse usage data.

We also draw analytics data from Google Analytics.

Who is visiting Urban Melbourne?

Source: Effective Measure reader surveys November-December 2013.

Key audience demographics:

Five key occupations:

Decision makers, the leaders of today and the talent of tomorrow.

Top five industries of employment:

The Melbourne innovators, builders, thinkers and financiers.

Highest level of education:

Geographic breakdown

Source: Google Analytics, November-December 2013.

Top five countries:

Australia breakdown:

Top line metrics

  October 2016 August 2015 May 2015 October 2014
Google Analytics: Sessions 109,168 100,712 96,758 81,769
Google Analytics: (Unique) Users 62,211 54,181 52,227 41,707
Google Analytics: Pageviews 315,484 320,128 309,340 273,450
Twitter Followers 4,312 3,349 2,898 2,045
Facebook Page Likes 3,178 2,435 2,122 1,439
Newsletter subscribers 3,220 2,239 1,740 1.034

How to advertise on Urban Melbourne

Banner Advertising

We sell blocks of inventory in 100CPM lots, starting at $5CPM.  Contact us for availability.

Industry Hub

A brand awareness product for organisations whose work is present on Urban Melbourne. See the sign up page for details.

Project Database upgrade & launch packages

The Urban Melbourne Project Database is a public summary of medium and high-density projects from right across metropolitan Melbourne which attracts engaged citizens, industry as well as property buyers.

25% of Urban Melbourne's audience as measured by Effective Measure can be categorised as property buyers: owner-occupiers, investors and first home buyers.

The Project Database upgrade packages allow developers or their master sales agents to leverage Urban Melbourne's optimised SEO and drive leads to sales teams.  Upgrade package fees are fixed, simple, predictable and designed for a wide-range of marketing campaigns. Contact us for pricing.

 

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Development & Planning

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 05:00
409 St Kilda Road is being positioned as Melbourne's most elite address. In a recent media blitz, Devitt Property Group unveiled their intentions for the prime site which currently houses an exhausted-looking 14 level office building. In its place will rise a similarly-sized residential building that Devitt Property Group expect will become Melbourne's most prestigious address on Melbourne's most recognisable boulevard.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:00
Spring Street on Sunday unveiled its package of rental reforms that will see a variety of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (1997). The state government has branded the reforms 'Rent Fair Victoria' and set up a website outlining the changes.

Visual Melbourne

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.

Transport & Design

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:00
Comment Upon reading about Newmark Capital's intention to redevelop South Yarra's Jam Factory, my first thought was 'gee South Yarra station's going to be busy'. Busier than it currently is in peaks, mind you. The headline numbers are quite impressive: an end-value of $1.25 billion and 100,000 square metres of mixed-use space.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 05:00
City of Melbourne intentions for a reimagined University Square are now available for viewing. The significant piece of public space at 190-192 Pelham Street is in line to receive a total makeover, bringing the green landscape into a 21st century.