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Monthly Summary: October 31 2019*

Despite a drop in pages read per session from 2.01 – the result of expanded previews and lead-in video summaries translates into a 3% rise in unique visitors month on month maintaining readership baseline of 30% above the previously highest recorded month in May.


Most popular topics among the top 30 articles most read this month – movie reviews, interviews, concept launches and home cooking recipes.

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October: 2589 visitors / 3886 views, reading
1.50 pages per session with a crawl depth of 1.43
(Sep: 2512/4207 Aug: 1159 / 2155, Jul: 1486 / 2802, Jun: 1432 / 2155)

Editorial Philosophy:

The Next Rush is a hyper-local independent city publication that serves to put the spotlight on the people and activities in our communities that may have been missed by the mainstream.   The stories and ideas presented strike a balance between pop culture interest, empirical conversation and investigative journalism.

Our curation of stories serves 5 core mandates:
Independent news articles written under a collective voice,
with select opinion pieces

Topicality of events
Expression of ideas, challenging conventional notions
of experience and social constructs
Spotlight on members, businesses and initiatives in our community…

From thought provoking stories of independent film, to original theatre works and locally produced music, to story presentation across multiple formats, peer reviewed works characterising trends and motivation and material expressions of lifestyle – how we interact with these ideas, shapes us as people.   In turn, defines the language and consciousness of our culture.  It’s an ongoing search for the next rush which can only be successfully achieved by having fun while on that journey.

Should you choose to subscribe, articles are
published daily at 8am and you receive an alert.  To minimise clutter in your inbox, articles are released in one batch with the exception of our Social Scene and Entertainment news which can be released in real time as news breaks.  You can also ‘manage preferences’ to receive our articles daily, weekly or monthly in one go.


Our Team:

Consists of 7 core editors specialising in their respective fields while also working across all sections with a further 14 of our contributors in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Darwin.  Collectively they embody the next rush which is a thirst for knowledge, experience that spurs new dialogue and ways of thinking.  They’re the coolest bunch to have at your next event.  Learn more about them here



Distribution Strategy:

 Cross-channel A/B Testing
Analytical assessment of cross-channel segments
Rebrand and/or separation, re-addressing format type
and  narrative across channels
Dark posts
Listicle content styles
Trending newsjacks
Content development new territories: VIC, WA, NT

The next rush reader is
outgoing, sociable and active


Our audience:

Trending events, pop culture news, independent and/or local Australian entertainment are highly sought after.  The Next Rush (TNR) Instagram audience has a preference for food and events, while Facebook TNR audiences are interested in family focused, entertainment and action packed activities.   Linkedin TNR readers prefer news on technology, premium luxury goods, destination events and workplace social science research.  Twitter TNR interests are community driven and people focused, responding to personality profiles or popular culture news of the day.

Click Thru rates:

for ticketed events & information links in articles range from  4%-31%
In one case tickets to Rufus Du Sol reports a 31% click thru rate to the ticket purchase page of their third concert as part of Vivid Sydney.

Cross-Channel Reach:


In assessing the user journey and drilldown into each interaction point, we’ve opted to no longer execute cross-posts or keep them to a minimum.

Content curation and features are designed as stand alone pieces.  Each article, static, motion post or tweet extends not only the overarching story/theme we present, but also the authors and their personal brands adding depth to the crossover audience experience.


Socials & Peer Review:

For talent management firms, podcast interviews are now also available and marketed independently from The Next Rush hub.

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Movie Ratings are awarded on IMDB only

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The core demographic in this segment are females 25-44*.

From September, this channel reverts back to video only storytelling, which is the preferred method of consumption for this audience.
Event listings are also collated here weekly.


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Previously “Random Din Dins” from 2013-2016 and then “Sydney Dinner & Events” from 2017-2018, and lifestyle focused projects –  “Sydney Shenanigans” and “Hotel Escapades” 2013-2015 . A progressive evolution in the brand,  The Next Rush is the hub that consolidates the work in Dining (Google Maps, Zomato, TrueLocal), Travel (TripAdvisor) reviews, Fashion, Travel, Events (AOL Time Warner), Theatre (Buena Vista International) and Television (FremantleMedia).  It enables us to expand on that canvas, having broadened that scope to incorporate more Entertainment, Technology, Social Science and Pop Culture news creating an unpredictable consistency in our storytelling.

Since January 2019, The Next Rush has been porting automated articles through the FB social page.  A review of interaction from the last 6 months shows a preference for video content from this audience with an interest in entertainment, destination or action events surpassing editorial / posts from our other 7 major categories including Technology, Motoring and Fashion.


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1917 Photo Uploads / 10.4 million views since 2016
Photo uploads / Static posts only with selective reviews

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Re-writes and/or direct lifts are done specifically for venues targeting visitor markets.
A combination of locals with an emphasis on visitor markets in the listed regions*
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The core demographics in this segment are males and females 18-25.

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Once a food focused account (previously ‘Random Din Dins’, ‘Sydney Dinner and Events, Sydney Shenanigans, Hotel Escapades’  2013-2015), the diversification of content in the past 6 months, sees a shift as we re-establish a new audience searching for the new scope of content now being  presented.  The youngest of our audiences, we revert back to static posts with selective cross-posts from the video only entertainment channel.

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Zomato: 1140 Followers*
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View my food journey on Zomato!
View my food journey on Zomato!

View my food journey on Zomato!

View my food journey on Zomato!

View my food journey on Zomato!

View my food journey on Zomato!

London / Manchester

An intermediary for all Zomato reviews and all Website article posts.

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1089 Connections*
The core demographic in this segment are 35-55 working professionals
67% are university educated / 9% with a masters degree
27% in a managerial or senior level position

Blanket dining reviews are no longer shared on Linkedin.  This audience is very selective where they want to dine, are already well informed of the new places in town, but enjoy high quality visuals and news from premium dining destinations from the varying editorial that has been trialled between February and May.

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Premium insights are no longer available. Article views range: 2.3% to 10.3% between June to August with Workplace, Technology, Social Science Research, Human interest and Destination events more popular among readers.


Email alerts advising of new daily posts are sent directly to the inbox of subscribers who have opted it through the homepage.  TNR does not capture or hold this data.

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Entertainment, Leisure & Technology: (Sydney, NSW, Melbourne, VIC)

Dining / Consumer Products & Homeware:
Anita Munoz (Sydney, QLD)

Health & Fitness:
Chris Walker (Sunshine Coast, QLD)

Christopher Haggarty

Fashion & Beauty:
Tri-Anh Nguyen (Sydney, NSW, New York, USA)

Features Editor (UK & Europe):
Lola Perrin (London, United Kingdom)

Features Editor (Japan)
Kat Stavrou (Tokyo, Japan)

Features Writer
Fernanda Nemetala (Brisbane, QLD)

Chris, Australian Press Agency
Getty Images Photography Agent

Media Planning & Buying

Programmatic Advertising

With thanks to our freelance writers,
contributors, consultants, collaborators and friends
past and present:

Victoria Tan, Richard Galea,
Joanna Zhang, Justine D., Jordan Spears,
Zain Mitchlan, Rebeccah Santos,
Casey Costelloe, Henrik Nordhus, Tyler Taylor, Alan Zurvas.
Cameron Bostock, Mariel

Business & Legal Story Consultant:
Reece Ramsden

Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Feld Entertainment, Buena Vista International, Event Cinemas, Cirque du Soleil, General Motors, Porsche,
Australian Institute of Sport,  Monash University, University of New South Wales,
IMG, Stanton & Co. Photography,  Netflix Australia, Destination NSW, Crown Melbourne, Football Federation, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Korean Cultural Centre Sydney, Rydges Hotels & Resorts, Singapore Airlines, Tourism Western Australia, UFC, Qantas Airways, Hour Group.

Rebecca Varidel – Sydney Scoop
Oliver Russell-Cowan – RAD Season
Dan J. Kroll – Soap Central
Kurt & Sarah Charles – The Where To

Story Consulting (Legal)

RAD Season, Sydney Scoop, Broadway World Sydney, The Chain
The Where To, InStyle Magazine, Central Sydney, Ciao Magazine, Hills Shire Times, Soap World, Fairfax Media, Fremantle Media, Disney Theatrical Group, News Limited.

*Updated quarterly


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