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MPA embraces modern magazining with awards refresh

MPA embraces modern magazining with awards refresh

The magazine industry, like all other 'traditional' media, is adapting to a very different environment. And so are the magazine industry's awards, with The Magazine Publishers Association adding new categories, simplifying entry, changing the judging process and renaming it the Magazine Media Awards for 2015.

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TVNZ - NZ Marketing Awards 2014

The TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards recognise the many ways marketers shape successful businesses across communication, design, product development, service experience and internal culture. Now in their 23rd year, the awards celebrate those who not only deliver on business strategy but also lead business forward in new and innovative ways. Here are the winners.

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Banger baron Ben Polkinghorne puts agency life on hold, wins thing, gets set to take his meaty idea to the world

Banger baron Ben Polkinghorne puts agency life on hold, wins thing, gets set to take his meaty idea to the world

Ben Polkinghorne had an odd hobby: burritos. When he wasn't writing copy and winning various awards at Colenso BBDO, he sought them out, reviewed them, experimented with new varieties. Then last year he met a guy with another odd passion: sausages. And the burrito-flavoured sausage was born. Now the entrepreneur has quit his day job to take the Bangerrito to the world —and, in a nice send off, he also won IdealogLive's Pitch Circus last night.

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Inside: The Spinoff

Inside: The Spinoff

Whether it’s the dormant corporate blogs, the desolate Facebook/Tumblr/Pinterest pages or the media start-ups that kick off with a hiss and a roar, are temporarily fuelled by enthusiasm but end up falling over, the internet is littered with good intentions. But Duncan Greive, founder and editor of TV-obsessed website thespinoff.co.nz and Barkers' magazine 1972—is confident he’s found a model that works. And it’s all based around content marketing.

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Canon Media Awards 2015: NZ Herald lands all three major gongs, Braunias snubbed and Jackson wins over the crowd

Canon Media Awards 2015: NZ Herald lands all three major gongs, Braunias snubbed and Jackson wins over the crowd

At this year's edition of the Canon Media Awards, The Herald took out both of the key traditional print awards by winning the Newspaper of the Year and the Best Daily Newspaper (over 30,000 circulation). And at a time when the digital is becoming increasingly important, the NZME-owned publication also took out the Best Website award. PLUS: Northland Age editor Peter Jackson wins over the audience.

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Simon Pengelly on running the FCB studio

Simon Pengelly on running the FCB studio

FCB head of studio Simon Pengelly runs one of the largest agency studios in New Zealand. And despite having a schedule with very few gaps, he recently took a few minutes to chat to Creative Store founder Louise Lawton about what his high-pressure role entails.

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Meet the Mighties: Tim Deane

Meet the Mighties: Tim Deane

The official deadline may have passed, but you can still submit your entry to the 2015 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. So if you feel you’ve performed heroic feats of marketing over the past year, request a late entry and you could also be Mighty Marketing material like Fonterra's Tim Deane.

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