Damon Stapleton spots a few new faces at Cannes but finds comfort in the familiarity of what the event has always stood for.
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Local listeners will no longer be able to access Pandora with news that the company is closing its Australia and New Zealand offices.
The haka, the ad and the outrage: has the line between subscription and ad-funded become more defined?
As paying subscribers become increasingly accustomed to ad-free viewing experiences, we look at why viewers found Sky's post-haka ad so annoying over the weekend.
Ever tried swapping business cards with four, five, even ten different people all at the same time? This video provides an organised, rather well-regimented method of doing just that.
Newshub's latest video dabbles in social experimentation to show how one man's viewing habits have the ability change. PLUS, TVNZ responds to Newshub's claim to being New Zealand's number one source for news.
DDB, Colenso BBDO and Y&R NZ are all in the running as the finalists for the Radio, Film Craft, Film and Creative Effectiveness are announced.
The good run continued on day four, with Kiwi agencies landing a gold and a silver.
With Contiki blowing out 55 candles this year, we take a look back at some of its old ads and how its advertising has evolved.
Colenso BBDO has picked up its third gold Lion overnight, while DDB and FCB also had reason to celebrate having each picked up a Bronze.
Overnight, the next round of winners and finalists at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity were announced and there were again a number of New Zealand agencies in the mix.
Paul Catmur becomes CEO as Daniel Barnes moves to strategy-focused role at Barnes Catmur & Friends Dentsu
After 20 years at the helm, Daniel Barnes will move on from his role as CEO to focus on strategic projects and client relationships, assuming the role of founder and partner at Barnes Catmur & Friends Dentsu.
Day one of Cannes generally sets the scene for the rest of week, with the finalists across six categories all holding their lucky charms close as they wait to see if they convert their shortlists into silverware. Here's a rundown of which local agencies are in the running for glory.
This week, Instagram announced a new sub-header on posts specifying when a commercial relationship exists between an influencer and business. We chat to the ASA and IAB about whether this is a step in the right direction.
FCB has confirmed the appointment of Dan Martin to the position of chief executive, which has been vacant since December last year, following the departure of Brian van den Hurk.
What makes a conversation memorable? Damon Stapleton believes the answer might lie in the words of a few taxi drivers he's encountered over the last 20 years.