The first round of funding for NZ On Air's NZ Media Fund is complete, with the announcement of the successful factual and scripted programmes that will be broadcast across a number of platforms. Plus: media companies share their thoughts on the model.
It might be a bit early to be mentioning Santa's season, but marketers will already be looking at their strategies in the lead up to the big splurge this year. With this in mind, the consumer-spend trend data of 2016 provides an important guide in terms of where marketers should be investing their budgets.
The incumbent Shine, FCB and Y&R are understood to be vying against each other for the Goodman Fielder portfolio, which includes Meadow Fresh, Vogel's, Puhoi Valley, Freya's and a number of other brands.
Uber has been under scrutiny for its practices surrounding driver pay and licensing. Now, that anger has spilt over into its advertising, with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upholding a complaint that was made against one of its billboards.
It's an ever evolving media world and NZME has been doing just that with the creation of WatchMe to deliver short-form video. Two years on, we sit down with the head of video, Cameron Death, to see how the strategy has changed and where it's going with the future.