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Top services offered by advertising agencies

Digital advertising

Digital advertising

Create effective ads for a range of digital channels 

FROM $360

Offline advertising

Offline advertising

Create targeted ad campaigns for print media channels 

FROM $550

Online advertising

Online advertising

Create one-off of regular ad campaigns for search engines, social media and display ads. 

FROM $550



Advertise your business in online and offline directories and local listings. 

FROM $29

Newspaper advertisements

Newspaper advertisements

Create newspaper ads and place them in national and local papers according to your target audience. 

FROM $480

Mobile advertising

Mobile advertising

Create ads for mobile apps, videos and mobile banner ads. 

FROM $150

Magazine advertisements

Magazine advertisements

Advertise in magazines and other printed publications such as catalogues, brochures and newsletters. 

FROM $500

TV advertisements

TV advertisements

Create TV ads and advertise on appropriate channels on free-to-air, digital or online TVs. 

FROM $1,500

Outdoor advertising

Outdoor advertising

Create outdoor advertising to promote your business including print and digital billboards, banners, posters and transit advertising. 

Radio advertising

Radio advertising

Create radio campaigns and advertise on suitable radio stations to reach your target audience. 

FROM $170

Text message advertising

Text message advertising

Send SMS ad campaigns on popular platforms like Google and Apple messaging services. 

FROM $80

Direct advertising

Direct advertising

Advertise in handouts, letters, flyers and other printed materials distributed door to door. 

FROM $300

Average hourly rate for Advertisers in Australia

min rate $37 - $101 max rate


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  • The Branding Lab
    The Branding Lab

    ABN: 63 606 346 678



    The Branding Lab is an energetic and uniquely talented creative agency, set centre stage in the heart of Parramatta city. Our expertise is in transforming your organisation’s vision into a brand persona that radiates charisma and tells a story your audience will crowd around to hear. Our passion is in building brands that delight and intrigue from ground zero to a point of market leadership, or breathing new life and vitality into a pre-existing brand. Visit

  • X Designs
    X Designs

    ABN: 36094115447



    At XDesigns Advertising we specialise in building brands through brochure design, website development and marketing strategies. Conveniently located in Sydney and Brisbane, our boutique advertising agency has access to state-of-the-art technology allowing us to service clients Australia wide. From catalogue design to digital marketing strategies including social media and website development, our expertise knows no bounds. For more info visit #CorporateIdentitySydney #SydneyCorporateDesignIdentity #BrochureDesignsSydney #SydneyCorporateDesignIdentity #SydneyCatalogueDesign #CatalogueDesignBrisbane #MarketingStrategyBrisbane #BrisbaneMarketingAutomation #BrochurDesignBrisbane #FlyerDesignSydney #SydneyBrandStrategy #BrandingAgencySydney #BrisbaneFlyerDesign #BrisbaneBrandingAgency #MarketingStrategySydney #CorporateIdentityAgencySydney #DigitalMarketingBrisbane #BestPostersDesignSydney #BrisbaneBrandStrategy #BrisbaneGraphicDesignAgency #BuildingYourBrandSydney

  • Sealy Signs
    Sealy Signs

    ABN: 79611281378


    Berowra Heights

    In the last few years Sealy Signs have worked with reputed clients such as Munch Express. As a leading signage business, we are continually developing and implementing new methods to cater for our client’s diverse marketing needs. At Sealy Signs customer satisfaction is the key to our success. Our Philosophy At Sealy Signs, the focus is on a high level of customer service. We offer all varieties of signage manufactured in superior quality materials, printed with the eyes of perfectionists. Our pricing is competitive and turnaround times suited to the clients’ needs. Located in the Hornsby district, we offer services around the entire Sydney Metropolitan area as well as the Central Coast and Newcastle.

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    ABN: 46132651668



    Yesprint, leading printing company in Sydney - a perfect destination for your printing needs. Our printing service cover brochures, business cards printing, flyers , postcards printing, presentation folders, magazine and all marketing material printing solution along with various range of stock at very cheap price. Get fast and easy ordering for your printing needs from Yesprint. Approach us and get high quality and cheap printing services in Sydney - 1300363365.

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    Websites That Sell

    ABN: 65 792 267 851



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  • Australian Business for Sale
    Australian Business for Sale

    ABN: 87094164271


    Surry Hills

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    ABN: 39164796589



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    ABN: 33104802331


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Advertising Agencies 

Advertising is a powerful tool to reach your target audience and grow your business. It's almost a given that all businesses, regardless of their size, will need to use some form of advertising to elevate their growth.

Have you been wondering how to get ahead in advertising? Perhaps you’re a new business that’s looking to start exploring the best advertising options available to you in your local area, or you could be an established business wanting to gain a fresh perspective on your current advertising techniques. 

Whatever it is you’re looking to do, you’re in the right place.

We’ve covered all the important information you need to find and hire the best advertising agency for your business.

But firstly, let’s recap.

What is advertising?

Advertising is a promotional activity which is used to influence consumer behaviour by persuading them to purchase your products or services. The goal of advertising for businesses is to attract more customers and increase sales.

Who is advertising for?

Advertising is for any business that wants results to accelerate their marketing activities. When done effectively, advertising is a way that businesses can reach customers quicker, generate more sales, promote the business and stay ahead of your competitors. 

What are the benefits of hiring an advertising agency?

In an increasingly competitive market where consumers want to know why they should choose your products or services over a gazillion other brands, hiring an advertising agency can give you a competitive edge. Here are just some of the benefits of hiring an advertising agency:

  • Access to expertise and professional recommendations for your business
  • Develop unique campaigns to compete with competitors 
  • Time and cost-effective 
  • Develop consistency throughout your brand 

As a small business, it can be overwhelming to think about the best ways to tackle advertising and get your business out there in your target market. Working with an advertising agency can give you an upper hand in promoting your business.

What is an advertising agency?

An advertising agency is a team of advertising professionals who are trained in how to plan, create and execute advertisements for your particular business. With a team of people who are experts in particular industries or areas of advertising, an advertising agency knows when, where and how adverts should be delivered to reach your target audience and sell your products or services.

That’s the general gist of an advertising agency, but when you look more closely there are various types of ad agencies you can work with.

What are the different types of advertising agencies?

When you start looking for advertising, you may come across several types of agencies. We’ve broken them down here:

  • Full-service ad agency

A full-service ad agency does what it says on the tin. It has a full team of experts to cover a comprehensive range of services in both digital and traditional advertising channels. 

Who is a full-service ad agency for?

Whatever it is you want to achieve with advertising, a full-service agency has got your back.

  • Traditional ad agency

A traditional agency works predominantly with traditional media forms such as print, television, newspapers and radio. 

Who is a traditional ad agency for?

Traditional agencies are best suited to businesses who want to target a local audience via offline advertising channels such as print, radio and TV. 

  • Digital ad agency

A digital ad agency specialises in advertising in the digital realm, including SEO, social media marketing, email marketing and marketing automation. A digital ad agency may have some knowledge of traditional advertising, but the online world is their jam. A digital ad team usually consists of online ad specialists, graphic designers, content specialists and web developers.

Who is a digital ad agency for?

A digital ad agency is best suited to businesses that want to target a niche or harder to reach audience due to the advanced targeting capabilities of digital channels. A digital agency is also a great option for companies who are looking to build their overall online presence. 

  • Public relations (PR) ad agency

A PR agency manages the public image and reputation of a business. They will focus on getting appropriate and relevant content featured in the public domain, e.g news, blogs and websites to increase or improve the public awareness of a brand or business.

Who is a PR ad agency for?

A PR ad agency is a great option for enterprise-level businesses who want to focus on elevating the awareness of their brand, particularly for businesses who are regularly in the public view.

  • Social media ad agency

Social media ad agencies focus on all things social media. The team will have the expertise to advertise on all social channels, and they may also have experts in single channels like Facebook and Instagram. As well as social media ad experts, they may also have content producers, a creative team and photographers. 

Who is a social media ad agency for?

Social media ad agencies are a great fit for businesses who have a clear objective such as selling a particular product through a social media platform. 

  • Creative ad agency

A creative ad agency focuses on branding and graphic design for a range of collateral including logos, print materials and business cards. A creative ad agency team usually consists of creatives who look after design and strategists who look after the strategy and execution.

Who is a creative ad agency for?

A creative ad agency is well suited to businesses who want to create new marketing and advertising collateral or businesses who want to refresh their materials to create a cohesive look throughout their brand. 

  • Media buying ad agency

A media buying ad agency specialise in planning and buying media for specific channels, such as a television station, blog or magazine. They establish time frames, estimate budgets, negotiate the price and identify the best target markets and ad placements. A media ad agency typically works with an advertising agency once they’ve designed a campaign to determine the most effective place for the ad to reach the target audience. 

Who is a media buying agency for?

A media buying agency is for businesses who only need to use a single advertising channel. 

What services are offered by advertising agencies?

Regardless of the type of advertising agency you hire, all agencies cover these core areas:

  • Research 
    An advertising agency will work with you to gather and analyse information relating to your business and your products/services. This might include competitor analysis, your position in the market, customer preferences, audience demographics, features of your product/service, etc.
  • Planning
    The planning stage is when an agency uses the research and analysis to carefully plan advertising strategies and/or campaigns. The research is essential in determining which channels will be most effective for a particular campaign. An agency determines the key objectives and outcomes of a strategy/campaign in the planning stage.
  • Creation
    The creation stage is when the plan is put into action and brought to life through copywriting, videos, graphics and other creative media. The team combines creativity and strategy and may produce variations and alternatives of a campaign.
  • Media selection
    Media selection is really important as it affects the impact and the cost of advertising. During this process, an agency evaluates which combination of media channels will be most effective in terms of cost and target audience exposure.
  • Budgeting
    A good agency will ensure that your spends are as cost-effective as possible by allocating the right budget to the different areas of a campaign. They’ll evaluate and provide an estimate of exactly where your funds will go and the expected ROI.
  • Coordination
    Advertising agencies coordinate the launch of a campaign right the way through until the end. An agency ensures that the timing for a campaign launch and the content delivered to align with your business and your consumers.

How do I hire the best advertising agency for my business?

When hiring an advertising agency, it’s important to hire an agency who can share and work towards your vision. At the same time, a good agency should be able to offer their expertise in a way that can give you a fresh perspective and on what successful advertising could look like for your business.

Here are some key considerations to hire the best advertising agency for your business:

  • Get clear on your goals as a business 
  • Research and review case studies
  • Make sure they measure results 
  • Ensure the advertising agency understands your goals
  • Determine a budget together 

How much do advertising agencies charge in Australia?

Advertising fee structures vary depending on the type of campaign, media outlets, campaign duration, integrated services, etc. Generally, advertising fees are broken as follows:

  • Service fees
    Agencies charge a set hourly fee for account management, creating adverts, buying media, etc. They also charge a markup or handling charge on the services they buy in, such as hiring a photographer to shoot the images for a campaign. A service fee reflects all work that’s been done by the agency and is billed at the end of the set period.
  • Project fees
    A project fee is a fixed fee that covers all costs and time needed for a specific project or campaign work. Unlike service fees, this is an agreed fee set prior to commencing any work.
  • Commission fees
    Agencies sometimes charge a percentage of the money spent on media such as newspapers which reflects the time and money it costs to create and administer a campaign.
  • Combined structure fee
    A combined structure is a mixture of service, project and commission fees based on the advertising result such an increase in sales or leads generated. 

Ready to hire an advertising agency? Tell us about your business and we’ll help you find the best advertisers specialised for your industry. 

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