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Harmonised commission coming from News Corp

Mark Fletcher
January 22nd, 2019 · 2 Comments

In an announcement about cover price increases to regional Queensland newsagents earlier this week, News Corp amounted that a harmonised commission structure is coming. Here is that part of the announcement.

Additionally, as part of the ongoing integration of the Australian Regional Media Publications which merged with News Corp Australia in early 2017, a new harmonised and consistent commission structure is planned to be introduced in May 2019. 

This harmonisation forms part of an ongoing commitment to progressively achieve full systems and process integration across all mastheads. 

All Newsagents and Retailers will receive an individual communication early in 2019, outlining the specific details of any adjustments relating to your business and the publications you currently range. 

Several newsagents have contacted me, concerned as to what harmonised means. Like any corporate-speak, it does not sound good.


Category: Newsagency management · Newspapers

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rick // Jan 22, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    News Ltd have not realised they are becoming irrelevant, don’t really care what harmonised means, just hope it sharp and prickly when I tell them where they can shove it.


  • 2 Bruce H // Jan 23, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    I used to watch “Yes Minister”. “Harmonised” is most probably corporate code for “reduction”.


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