We love a good loophole here at StopPress. And despite the strict MEMA rules that aim to protect sponsors' investments, there are still plenty of them available to savvy marketers hoping to make some hay while the Big Rugby Event shines. Official sponsor Heineken is already slightly aggrieved with Steinlager's nostalgic white can campaign because of its focus on the tournament rather than the All Blacks and now Independent Liquor and Barnes, Catmur & Friends are getting in on the act with a cheeky billboard at the Auckland Airport.
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.