The Clemenger Group New Zealand is future proofing its marketing offering, with the announcement it’s merged Clemenger BBDO, Touchcast and Proximity to create a ‘new age’ agency with what it believes to be the resources, talent and capabilities required to go forward.
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Earlier this year, Kiwibank entered new territory as it branched out of a traditional campaign to fund its own TV series, Mind Over Money with Nigel Latta. Following the series’ conclusion on air, we chat to general manager of marketing communications Regan Savage about its performance, separating itself from branded content and where to next for the series.
TSB Bank, New Zealand Fire Service and Hyundai show us how it's done.
While New Zealanders kicked back to the cricket and flocked to Adele, the weekend saw those in adland braced for another round of awards as the Asian regional creative festival, AdFest, announced its winners. Local agencies Clemenger BBDO and Colenso BBDO are among those celebrating success.
Sky has extended its offering to its Sky Sport customers, with a Sport Highlights app that allows them to keep up to date with the best of their favourite sport without tuning into the games.
Earlier this month, Toyota and Saatchi & Saatchi introduced Billie and her grandad whose playful relationship was set to give the enduring ‘Believe’ brand platform a new look. We revisit the pair to see what they’ve been up to since they pondered a robotic future world.
TVNZ has confirmed it is entering into consultation with its staff in relation to proposed changes that will see an overall reduction of roles in its media operations and news teams.
Peter Field is one of the world’s foremost experts in advertising effectiveness. And he’s very worried about the current trends, so much so that he has decided to become slightly more confrontational in an effort to counteract the high concentration of bullshit he sees in the market. He’s looked at decades worth of case studies through the IPA Databank and figured out how the best brands build profitability, and he believes the current focus on short term activation metrics over long-term business effects is a very dangerous shift. He was in New Zealand as a guest of CAANZ and TVNZ and he spoke to StopPress editor Damien Venuto about the magical 60/40 rule, the need for big brands to use mass media, the role of social media for brand building and the slick and very successful PR campaign that has been waged by the rather secretive digital behemoths.
When TVNZ launched Duke last year, it was championed as a way of reaching hard to get audiences and acting as an experiment lab for new forms of content. And its first birthday celebration is set to champion those strengths with a live primetime TV sports event that will see two friends battle it out for Fresh-Up.
NZME managing editor Shayne Currie takes a short break from captaining the ship to chat to StopPress about the state of news media.
While most VR games ask users to lose themselves in the experience, FCB’s latest creation for NZ Fire Service makes doing so a life or death situation. We talk to FCB’s Matt Barnes, lead creative for the Escape My House project on how the technology's immersive realism can help change behaviour for good.
Three years, ago, Grant Hyland founded the digital media services company KBR Digital and recruited digital planner Lucy Columbus as his first hire. Since then, the team has expanded to nine. And they believe there's still more to come.
March may have brought with it the end of summer and temperatures aren’t as conducive to water-based activities but TSB Bank still sees the importance in highlighting the work of Surf Life Saving New Zealand by launching a 'between the flags' campaign, via Special Group and Exit Films, that gives New Zealanders an insight into those who patrol our beaches.
Federation has added global animal health company Zoetis to its client list following a three-way pitch.
Another month, another round of TVCs hitting our screens and after feedback from New Zealanders, Colmar Brunton has crowned McDonald's ‘Middle Seat’ spot by DDB the February Ad Impact Award winner.