Beauty pageant set to kick off as clients search for some agency love

  • Advertising
  • December 7, 2010
  • StopPress Team
Beauty pageant set to kick off as clients search for some agency love

As we all know, it's been a tough few years at the marcomms coalface. But StopPress is here to help. So if you're gagging for a bit more business in 2011, then there are a couple of clients currently looking to be wowed, with New Zealand Post Group and the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) both calling for Expressions of Interest.

New Zealand Post, which us currently with Saatchi & Saatchi for above-the-line and AIM Proximity for below-the-line (as incumbents, they are automatically included in the pitch), is looking for organisations interested in supplying advertising and direct communications services in 2011 (its contract with Sero Event Management is also thought to be up for grabs).

The document, with contact details, should be available on the Government Electronic Tenders Service later today.

As for the RNZB, marketing and development manager Penn Travella says the troupe has decided to move on from Len Cheeseman and the gang at Ornament in Wellington and "are now seeking a shiny new agency to work with us on our quest to take on the world—which in 2011 involves performing in locations as far flung as Kerikeri and Cardiff."

With images like those below from Ornament’s campaign for the tour of From Here to There, which was the subject of a recent series on TV3, The Secret Lives of Dancers, the decision to go their separate ways certainly doesn't seem to be based on crap work. The only explanation must be that it saw the very cool New Zealand Symphony Orchestra campaign created by The Church and got a wee bit jealous.

Ornament also worked with RNZB on Peter Pan, Carmen and The Nutcracker, which is currently touring nationally.

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Kiwi entrepreneur looks to shake up the recruitment market with video CVs

  • Tech
  • September 27, 2016
  • Erin McKenzie
Kiwi entrepreneur looks to shake up the recruitment market with video CVs

Earlier this month, a young Auckland professional made headlines for using Facebook to try and land his dream job. Edward McKnight used ads on the social media site to target ASB staff as a way of applying for the role of youth and innovation sponsorship manager at the bank. And while McKnight has yet to be offered a job at ASB, it’s a sign that the traditional recruitment process of sending in a CV and crossing your fingers may be in for a shake-up. Hoping to do just that is the new recruitment platform PreviewMe. Set to have its beta version go live early next month, the website hopes to reduce the pain points of both candidates and employers by introducing video to the recruitment process.

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