Australasia's Leading Media Buyers






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If you’ve landed here, it means you’re looking for a way to save money on your advertising. Good for you. We had the same idea, that’s why we started Distress Rate Media.

Whether you’re looking for billboard advertising at an airport, television in Dubbo or radio in Brisbane, Distress Rate Media can help. You probably didn’t realise that every week media organisations don’t sell up to 30% of their ads. If they can’t find anyone to buy them, they’ll just give them away to their existing clients. That’s not good business, so they’d much rather sell it at a discount. That’s where we come in. At Distress Rate Media we’re a Media Buying Agency and we’ve started a hub that lets you access drastically reduced advertising rates from the country’s largest media networks.

We think it’s pretty clever. And when you see how much you can save, so will you. We’ve got deals on billboards in Melbourne, Sydney and all the major cities. Plus we can also deliver the best rates across rural and regional Australia. Even AFL/NRL/Supercar teams have approached Distress Rate Media to assist in trading sponsorships!!!

If you don’t have an ad for TV, radio or outdoor don’t stress – we can help you with that too. Distress Rate media has access to the best producers to make your brand come to life.

Distress Rate Media makes it easy to save money on advertising because we’re an ad agency that knows how to driving your marketing budget further. It’s not just for SME’s, some of Australia’s largest organisations utilise DRM many times a year.

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If there’s anything more you’d like to know, get in contact with us. Shoot us an email or give us a call.  We’re waiting to hear from you.

Creative and production services across Outdoor, Print, Digital and more.

Print Media

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Print Media also offers very short lead times for getting a well purchased advertisement printed and distributed.


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Online advertising continues to grow in popularity due to the amount of time of people spend browsing the internet. With a wide range of different options available, online advertising can be a very powerful ingredient in your marketing mix. Speak to our online media buyers now to see which online
distress rates will be best suited to your business.

Creative & Production

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Online advertising continues to grow in popularity due to the amount of time people spend browsing the internet.

Media Buying Agency

Our Media Buying Agency in Melbourne helps your brand be seen up in lights. Whether you’re driving down the highway, walking through the city, or travelling on public transport there’s always a billboard grabbing your attention. Let Distress Rate Media find the perfect billboard and other advertising channels for your business.

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We Make Your Media Budget Work Harder

Every week, most media organizations around the country fail to sell 5-30% of their inventory. This inventory includes premium positioning in outdoor, radio, television, print and online.

These positions are then packaged for free to existing clients, or sold to
new clients at a cheaper price than the rate card. These drastically reduced positions are commonly referred to as a ‘distress rate advertising’.

A distress rate is offered to clients in a position to make a quick decision and take advantage of a bargain.

What Our Client Say

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A brilliant company to deal with, we approached DRM in August 2016 to conduct some launch advertising of our Pickle Juice product. From the start, the DRM team were a pleasure and worked closely with us to get radio distress deals (and scripting) to support the launch. I also admire their ethical, transparent, and results-driven approach to doing business and this has meant a long-standing relationship between us. I strongly recommend getting in touch with the team if you want the best rates and support from knowledgeable people….& impressive results!

– Allan Shearer, Pickle Juice Australia