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Are Sky's Olympic restrictions justifiable or is it fighting against the future?

  • Media
  • July 22, 2016
  • Damien Venuto
Are Sky's Olympic restrictions justifiable or is it fighting against the future?

This week, Sky provoked ire in the nation’s news publishers by applying a range of conditions on those wanting to use highlights as part of their reportage. Sky is, of course, within its rights to limit the use of footage, which it paid handsomely for. But in an era of rampant live streaming and social media use, is this an example of sticking their finger in the dyke? And what can we learn from the NFL and the NBA?

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EMANZ and CAANZ PresCom to merge

  • Advertising
  • July 22, 2016
  • StopPress Team
EMANZ and CAANZ PresCom to merge

EMANZ (the Experiential Marketing Association of New Zealand) is set to merge with CAANZ PREScom (PR, Social and Experiential Committee) after six months of discussions in a bid to help future-proof the experiential industry.

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From 12 floppy disks to connected fridges: Countdown celebrates its 20-year online shopping journey

  • Brand
  • July 22, 2016
  • Erin McKenzie
From 12 floppy disks to connected fridges: Countdown celebrates its 20-year online shopping journey

A supermarket may not be the first kind of business you think of when talking innovation and technological advancements but this week, Countdown is celebrating 20 years of online shopping and a new partnership with Samsung. We take a trip down memory lane to see how the floppy disk and dial-up-internet-run programme has been replaced by computers, tablets, smartphones and now smart refrigerators.

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Movings / Shakings: 22 July

  • Movings/Shakings, brought to you by Marsden Inch
  • July 22, 2016
  • StopPress Team
Movings / Shakings: 22 July

Industry happenings at Omnicom Media Group, Adshel, QMS Media New Zealand, Federated Farmers and Pead PR.

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NZME looks to take its long-form journalism beyond walls of text

  • Media
  • July 20, 2016
  • Damien Venuto
NZME looks to take its long-form journalism beyond walls of text

Discussions on long-form journalism are quite often focused on large walls of text published on magazine-styled websites. And while there is no doubt that there is still a place for this type of storytelling, NZME has just launched a major long-form editorial project that leads with social and digital elements.

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Who ya gunna call? PHD Media uses Phantom Billstickers to spread the word about the latest Ghostbusters flick

How PHD Media enlisted Phantom Billstickers to unleash ghosts onto city streets to promote the latest Ghostbusters film.

Goods for ads: how bartering kept the Hauraki crew afloat 50 years ago

  • Brand
  • July 19, 2016
  • Holly Bagge
Goods for ads: how bartering kept the Hauraki crew afloat 50 years ago
(Image credit: ClassicBoatsNewZealand.com)

Fifty years ago the Radio Hauraki DJs, pirates, ‘Good Guys’ (or whatever you would like to call them) were cruising around the Hauraki Gulf on the Tiri, blasting rock and roll tunes out through the airways and into the eager ears of Kiwis from north to south. We chat to former pirates Ian Ferguson and Curtis Dobbie about how the original Radio Hauraki managed to get advertisers on board and what their favourite stories are from back in the day.

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