SCA has announced a new partnership with Qantas Business Rewards to promote an extensive national regional campaign that encourages local businesses to advertise with SCA’s local radio stations to reach their customers.  

Called ‘Advertise Local’, the campaign incentivises small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with Qantas Points to boost their business by advertising with local Hit and Triple M stations across the country. 

SMEs that join Qantas Business Rewards and advertise with their local stations will receive one Qantas Point for every $1 spent on eligible products for SCA Access members and 1.5 points for every $1 spent for SCA Access Plus members. SCA Access is an exclusive offering for SCA regional clients*. 

SCA Head of Regional Strategy and Development - Sales, Joel Feuerherdt, said: “As a media business operating in local communities, we are committed to supporting local businesses. Our own research has found that local advertising works and grows business. Radio’s immediacy and engagement makes it the perfect place to advertise. 

“We are thrilled to be working with Qantas Business Rewards to bring more value to our customers through this partnership.” 

More than nine in 10 Australian businesses are SMEs with 2.1 million SMEs across the country. They are important contributors to the economy, accounting for a third of Australia’s GDP and employing 40% of Australia’s workforce**.  

SCA audiences are also passionate about supporting local businesses, with 93% agreeing that locally owned businesses are an essential part of the community and more than eight in 10 saying that they feel proud to purchase from locally owned businesses^. 

The ‘Advertise Local’ campaign will target SCA’s existing and new SME advertisers. SCA will use its extensive owned assets for the campaign including TV, radio and audio ads, plus social, YouTube and retail Out-of-Home components. 

The ‘Advertise Local’ campaign launched this month nationally. 

 

Sources:  

** SCA Research: https://www.asbfeo.gov.au/sites/default/files/Small_Business_Statistical_Report-Final.pdf 

^ SCA iQ My Community Feb 2020 | Q. Now thinking of YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY| People 18-69 years | Regional – SCA Communities + TEG n=2,191 | Metro- SCA Communities n=2,021 

* https://www.qantas.com/au/en/business-rewards/earn-points-on-business-expenses/sca.html 

A client must be a member of the Qantas Business Rewards Program and satisfy the requirements in the SCA Access Terms and Conditions to be an eligible client to earn Qantas Points for business on eligible products.  A one-off join fee of $89.50 (including GST) normally applies, however this will be waived for SCA clients that join the Qantas Business Rewards Program at here. Membership of the Qantas Business Rewards Program and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Business Rewards Program Terms and Conditions. Qantas Points for business are offered under the SCA Access Terms and Conditions. 

Eligible products include SCA Access or SCA Access Plus: 

SCA Access: Qantas Business Rewards members can earn 1 point for each $1 spent with SCA Access on radio and television advertising and digital marketing in Australia’s regional markets for campaigns booked and paid for between 1 November 2020 and 30 June 2021. Minimum expenditure and minimum advertising rates apply in each location. See SCA Access Terms and Conditions for details. 

SCA Access Plus: Qantas Business Rewards members can earn 1.5 points for each $1 spent with SCA Access Plus on eligible radio and television advertising and digital marketing in Australia’s regional markets for campaigns booked and paid for between 1 November 2020 and 30 June 2021. For new clients, minimum expenditure of $53,500 applies.  For existing clients, expenditure must also be 10% more than the previous year.  Minimum advertising rates apply in each location. 

Any claims in relation to Qantas Points under SCA Access must be made directly to SCA by contacting the eligible client’s relationship manager.  Qantas Points will be credited to the Qantas Business Rewards Account of an eligible client within 30 days after payment for an eligible product. 

 

ENDS 

 

About Southern Cross Austereo 
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia’s leading media companies reaching more than 95% of the Australian population through its radio, television and digital assets. Under the Triple M and Hit network brands, SCA owns 99 stations across FM, AM and DAB+ radio.  SCA provides national sales representation for 34 regional radio stations. SCA broadcasts 92 free to air TV signals across regional Australia, reaching 4.4 million people a week, with Nine Network programming and advertising representation across Australia’s East Coast, Seven Network programming in Tasmania and Darwin, and Seven, Nine and Ten programming in Spencer Gulf. SCA operates Australia’s leading premium podcasting network - PodcastOne Australia – and provides Australian sales representation for global open audio platform SoundCloud. SCA's premium brands are supported by social media, live events, video, online and mobile assets that deliver national and local entertainment and news content. https://www.southerncrossaustereo.com.au/

About Qantas Business Rewards 
Qantas Business Rewards is the loyalty program designed to support and reward small to medium-sized businesses. Business owners can access flight savings and earn Qantas Points on everyday business expenses, on top of the benefits they receive as a Qantas Frequent Flyer. Any business can join, no matter if they fly a lot or a little, all they need is an active ABN. https://www.qantas.com/au/en/business-rewards/home.html