Three to seven seconds... that's the amount of time a consumer first engages with a product on the shelf, the amount of time a product has to appeal and be chosen by the buyer. As a result, how a product’s packaging looks and feels is a vital part on the path to purchase.
StopPress talks to Dean Buchanan, group director entertainment, and Shayne Currie, managing editor, about which personalities we should watch this year, and about what they think will make or break the radio industry.
Boredom is death: why advertising and comedy make great bedfellows
Bill Bernbach’s famous line that ‘in advertising not to be different is virtually suicidal’ could just as easily be applied to comedy. And as Comedy Festival general manager Lauren Whitney searches for sponsors for this year's festivities, she trumpets the growing popularity, the commercial opportunity and the cultural relevance of a bit of humour.
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 find out where you need to go next. And for TVNZ, this involves diving straight into augmented reality.
The experimenter: TVNZ set to open studio space to up-and-coming talent
As the champion of TVNZ Duke’s experimental lineup, programmer Edward Kindred is breaking the barriers of what the role traditionally entails. He’s one-part Australian gentleman and one-part mad scientist who has found a new laboratory of sorts in The Creators Space.
Despite the ubiquitous nature of digital communications and millennials spreading their time across a range of screens, television remains a hugely valuable platform for delivering emotive content with the scale, impact and the effective frequency required to create meaningful business impact.
The Ipsos Global Reputation Centre recently undertook a massive study of the reputation of more than 100 of the world’s largest companies to examine the factors that contribute to reputational success and resiliency in the face of crisis. The research ranked companies into Trust Tiers, and explores what makes companies in the top Trust Tier different, how they perform financially, the impact of trust on resiliency in the face of crisis, and the inter-relationship between trust and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on a company’s core business performance.
An enthusiasm injection: Jeremy Hansen on Paperboy
Last week, Bauer blew out a candle for Paperboy as the magazine for urban adventurers turned one. Dropped in the audience’s path via an innovative distribution model, the mag has quickly entrenched its edgy aesthetic into the Auckland landscape. And editor Jeremy Hansen reckons there’s more to come.