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Headline Creative

Advertising & Marketing

Headline Creative is one of southeast Queensland’s most established and creative agencies. Based in Southport – the Gold Coast CBD – Headline is committed to building our clients' profile and delivering tangible sales as the return on their investment in marketing.

Managing Director David Lister ensures Headline's creative campaigns are researched and benchmarked for the greatest chance of success. Clients enjoy priority production by Headline's own in-house art team

Headline also has a dedicated publishing arm.

Board Member
David Lister Photograph

David Lister

Owner, Managing Director of Headline Creative / Headline Publishing

David joined Headline Advertising Pty. Ltd. as a Director and Partner in 2003, and oversaw their rebrand into two creative-based entities: Headline Creative and Headline Publishing. This makes Headline unique in the creative services industry, enabling Headline clients to enter the digital marketing space without abandoning print media’s extended shelf life.

David understands the extended brand value in cross-pollinating clients better than most, and has encouraged collaboration between Headline’s suppliers to deliver award-winning creative.

David successfully repositioned brands including Sanctuary Cover Realty and KAIA Foster Care, and has delivered creative and consulting services by tender to Griffith University and City of Gold Coast.

David is a 4th Generation born and bred Gold Coaster, whose family is considered one of the pioneering families of the Gold Coast. He is passionate about the region and where the Gold Coast (and Queensland) is heading in the future.

Based at Headline’s Southport office, David is committed to growing all Headline clients, enabling Headline to support a growing number community causes.

Headline has donated over $250K of media space to south east Queensland not-for-profits including:


Gold Coast Hospital Foundation


Sports Gold Coast (Owner of Gold Coast United)

Arundel Park Riding for the Disabled

Our Valued Corporate Members

Study Gold Coast Southport Yacht Club Inc. The MBA Partnership Gold Coast Business Hub

Our Valued Gold Members

Gardian ETC (Enterprise & Training Company Limited) BADGE Constructions Sewroo Menzies Advisory