UTS ‘BRINK’ CASE STUDY
February – November 2013
Utilizing the platform of UTS’swell established magazine Brink, a unique balance was struck between communicating topical content across Fairfax platforms and showcasing UTS’s research excellence.
Stories where UTS has helped evolve technology were featured, catering to the more commercial aspect of the broader target audience.
Broaden commercial engagement
The University of Technology needed to better differentiate the UTS brand against it’s competitors, to a broader commercial audience base.
Engaged premium commercial audience
Higher socio economic groups who are well educated and in the prime of their careers.
Encourage greater engagement with the UTS brand via the promotion of the university’s research excellence and latest high-level achievements in academia.
- 114,065 average monthly total page impressions
Average ad CTR across the editions of 0.83%
Huge increases in event subscriptions and audiences at events
In conceiving Brink as a high-quality, news publication that would resonate with a broad audience, UTS saw The Sydney Morning Herald as the ideal communication channel. Readers have reacted positively to content produced to high editorial standards that focuses on UTS’s research excellence.
Brink’s popularity in 2013 has enabled UTS to build a subscriber-based model for the publication; we have experienced an increase in event subscriptions and audience numbers at UTS events advertised in Brink; there has been a high click-through rate for UTS ads on the SMH iPad; Brink stories have been syndicated across Fairfax mastheads and have been picked up by other media, including TV and radio.
Brink has garnered wide praise. Its success has led to ongoing UTS and SMH collaboration to explore how rich digital content can be extended to enhance other SMH products. Such innovation and partnership will increasingly be essential in the changing media landscape to deliver opportunity and value to publishers and marketers alike.
UTS Senior Manager,
Media and Public Relations