About Us

Rapid Media offers media, digital and creative solutions to clients across a range of industries including retail, FMCG and e-commerce to not-for-profit, travel and aviation.

Founded in 2003, Rapid Media operates with offices located in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Lennox Head, Melbourne and Sydney.

Our Story

Ancient legend tells the tale of a koi fish, battling the rapids to swim upstream to reach the top of the waterfall. When reaching the top, the koi is rewarded by being turned into a golden dragon. The koi symbolises perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose.

Rapid Media is founded upon the pillars of tenacity, determination, perseverance and success. Today’s market can be likened to a busy stream and working with clients, Rapid Media’s strategic knowledge, skills and experience to ensure our clients’ campaigns reach their ultimate potential to transform them into a fire-breathing market leader.

Rapid Media Fire Breathing Koi

Our Mission Statement

To make media buying a measurable data-driven science;
To make creative a work of art the world can’t take its eyes off;
To make our clients known by humanity, adored by their customers, a serious problem for their competitors and, of course, wildly wildly successful.

Rapid Media is more than techstacks, analytics and media trends. We are a growing team of highly skilled media specialists with a passion for always striving to deliver quality, innovative solutions to clients.

Vaughan O’Connor

Managing Director

Vaughan started the agency with Katrina in 2001 (previously named Functional Business Innovations FBI) and changed the name of the business to Rapid Media in 2009. With a marketing and human resources background, Vaughan takes a hands on approach with the majority of our clients and works across the strategy and key media negotiation functions as well as developing and fostering Rapid Media’s internal staff development and capabilities.

Katrina O’Connor


Katrina has worked with Rapid Media since the doors opened, initially as General Manager, Katrina is now a Director of the Rapid Media group of companies. Prior to founding the business with Vaughan she worked in various roles with Southern Cross Austereo and also spent a number of years in business development roles with the Hilton Hotels Group.

Jess O’Reily

Client Service Team Leader/Senior Account Director

Jess joined the Rapid Media team in 2018, bringing with her years of experience in media planning & buying, project management and client services. During her career Jess has also worked closely with the following brands; STIHL, Tatts Lotteries, Mantra Group, Virgin Australia, Terry White Chemists & QLD Government.

We are always on the hunt for the right people to join our team. Interested in working with us? Drop us an email at [email protected] or click below to view our available positions.