The commercial spirit was strong this Mother's Day, with New World, Countdown, Air New Zealand and a few others giving a nod to the matriarchs of the nation.
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Snapchat has announced it's available to partner with New Zealand brands and Air New Zealand is the first to get on board.
Last month we saw Air New Zealand ask Kiwis who they'll be missing on Valentine's Day and following hundreds of responses, the airline has reunited a pair to who Valentine's Day carries great significance.
Following public assessment of last month's ads, Colmar Brunton says brands have set a high standard for the rest of the year. But only one could come out on top for January, and it was Air New Zealand that proved to have the most impact with its 'Love' video.
Our national airline is warming hearts in the lead up to Valentine's Day, with a new campaign '#goingthedistance' that explores what love means to different people by asking viewers who they'll be missing on the special day. UPDATE: Comment from Air New Zealand.
StopPress readers' picks of 2016: the mannequin challenge, Tokyo Dry, Kevin Roberts and My Food Bag in the mix
Last year, StopPress collated some of the standout moments of 2016 in the annual 'Year in the Rear'. Voting kicked off with our final newsletter and you went hard to make sure your opinions were heard. We returned from sun-soaking and surfing to find over 2,500 completed surveys, which were then meticulously analysed by our team of voter fraud analysts to ensure there was no rigging. While some categories saw a standout winner others were tight, and with that, Spark deserves a special shout-out for being pipped at the post in all three of its nominated categories.
One of the biggest media pitches of the year is set to reach its conclusion shortly, with OMD, PHD and Carat thought to have been battling for the Air New Zealand account.
Air New Zealand has kicked off its Christmas celebrations this year by commissioning a rendition of hit festive song 'Winter Wonderland' a little better suited to the Southern Hemisphere.
The All Blacks and Air New Zealand's in-house creative team transform a passenger plane in the latest, special effects-driven Project Blackout video.
In a bid to woo more Australian passengers, Air New Zealand has launched a new campaign to change the airline’s perception with its neighbours across the ditch.
The news earlier this week that Air New Zealand would pull out of Fly Buys led to a stream of commentary on what this meant not only for the nation’s largest loyalty programme but also for the loyalty industry in general.
'Meanwhile in... New Zealand', Kiwi kids are enjoying winter ice cream up Mt Hutt according to Air New Zealand's latest installment of its long running campaign, which is an effort to encourage Australians to take advantage of daily flights to Christchurch.