Right message, right time, right person: Dean Cook on 21 years of change in marketing and advertising

After 21 years at Farmers over two stints, former head of marketing Dean Cook has hung up his purple tool belt, swapping it out for ...


NZME and Stuff appeal decision; industry shares its thoughts on merger

NZME and Stuff have announced this week they will seek leave to appeal a High Court ruling that upheld a Commerce Commission block on their proposed merger. In December the High Court upheld a Commerce Commission ruling not to clear or authorise the merger. With that in mind, we take a look at what industry folk think of the proposed merger and mergers in general.


Stoppies 2017: Damon Stapleton takes home Sage Of The Year award

Every time DDB chief creative officer Damon Stapleton writes, we glimpse at someone who cares deeply about his craft. His opinions aren’t PR pieces masquerading ...


Stoppies 2017: Stickman takes home Best Mascot Of The Year award

Did Pak’nSave/ Foodstuffs really have a sale if Stickman didn’t grace our screens? The animated character, voiced by comedian Paul Ego, demonstrates the retailer’s no-frills ...


Stoppies 2017: Kiwibank's risk-taking pays off to win Best Ad That's Not An Ad Award

Kiwibank started 2017 by pushing the boundaries of advertising. Wanting to spark a conversation about money and New Zealanders' behaviour with their finances, the bank, ...


Stoppies 2017: Air New Zealand flies away with the Bravest Move of the Year Award

Rather than wrapping controversies in a PR blanket, Air New Zealand has taken a more transparent approach, openly admitting its struggles with the gender pay ...


Reflections on 2017 and predictions for 2018

We asked industry insiders for their thoughts on the year that was, and what's yet to come.


Hungry for the opportunity: Kelli Brett on buying Cuisine magazine and steering it into the future

It was late last year news broke that Fairfax had sold the Cuisine magazine masthead to editor Kelli Brett and advertising manager Vanessa Stranan. Now, ...


Stoppies 2017: Mars and Colenso BBDO prove to be the perfect match

Having produced a number of award-winning campaigns, including the 'Child Replacement Programme', and most recently given dogs the ability to take the perfect selfie, there's ...

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The future gazer: How TVNZ is incorporating augmented reality into its production

Tech-obsessed Kym Niblock is most comfortable when she’s wading neck-deep in a pool of data. This, she says, is the best place where you can ...


Stoppies 2017: Josh Moore crowned Human of the Year

Countdown, TAB, Go Healthy and Goodman Fielder are just some of the clients Y&R has picked up under Josh Moore’s leadership over the last year—all ...

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