WPP business director Mark Jenner heeds the advice of the long-running Dos Equis mascot and argues that agencies need to focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses.
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Vodafone is helping New Zealanders be business ready in a new 'Fortune favours the ready' campaign via FCB.
Little Giant founder Mark Hurley was recently selected as one of the 17 finalists in this year's edition of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. We chat to him about starting an agency despite having no industry experience, hiring the right staff and ensuring that his business has the legs to make it through all the disruption blowing through the landscape.
NIB's Ben Rose is currently in Austin for this year's edition of SXSW, and he has learnt a few tips for organisations looking to collaborate with the juggernauts of capitalism.
Uber is transforming its back seats into a Dragons' Den of sorts tomorrow, giving the business thinkers of Auckland a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of leaders and investors who are looking for their next opportunity.
There’s a lot going on in the world of social media. Each week new updates see the platforms change and communication habits follow suit. So how can marketers keep up? In a new series we talk to people in the industry about what the updates mean to marketers. This week Wendy Thompson, founder and managing director of Socialites, explains how businesses can go live with Facebook Live.
Spark’s public relations arm today announced a number of changes to its leadership team, including the departure of Spark Digital CEO Tim Miles and Spark Ventures CEO Rod Snodgrass at the end of the year.
In purpose and peers we trust, but in media we don't, according to first local Edelman Trust Barometer results
For the first time, the Acumen Edelman Trust barometer has been conducted in New Zealand to determine the level of trust New Zealanders have in their institutions. And the main takeaways for businesses are that there needs to be a higher purpose beyond making profit, business leaders need to express values through honest and ethical engagement and employees can be a company's best advocates. PLUS: how the idea of influence has been inverted, making peer-to-peer information more influential than top-down information.
With many New Zealanders facing a cold and damp winter, both outdoors and in, HRV has announced itself as the solution with a new campaign by Y&R
Yesterday David Bowie accomplished the impossible, and proved through death that he is immortal. The world has refused to let him die and his many faces have been scattered across the web, while his name and memory are on everyone's lips. And while he has been well covered in the media already, we just couldn’t help but write a little something on him. So here’s a few examples of Bowie’s foray into the world of advertising and business, as well his strangely accurate predictions around the future state of music.
TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards 2017: How Sovereign's healthy option won it Best use of Customer Insight/Data
TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards 2017: Whittaker’s Caitlin Attenburrow celebrates sweet Rookie Marketer success
TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards 2017: How AA's Dougal Swift transformed a 'cardigan and slippers' brand to win Marketer of the Year
With the annual slam of Christmas commercial messaging hitting us from all sides, it comes as little surprise that 59 percent of Kiwis feel that Christmas has become too commercial. So are brands doing themselves a disservice by focusing on sales rather than more traditional Christmas messaging?
Uber, the ultimate disruptor, proven perhaps by the increasingly frequent reference of other tech innovations being dubbed as “The Uber of [insert tech innovation]”. And, it’s easy to see why. Recent results show Uber for business travel is doing extremely well with several companies jumping aboard the Uber bandwagon/cab.
James Kemp, the director of Growth HQ, says many successful brands tend to be transparent about their businesses and believes that local players should follow suit by derobing.
The winners of the 2015 New Zealand Business Awards were announced last Wednesday, with Queenstown-based experiential tourism company Magic Memories taking home four awards, including the coveted Judges’ Supreme Award for International Business.
2degrees poised to offer bundled packages and strike up content partnerships following Snap acquisition
Yesterday, it was widely reported that 2degrees had acquired internet service provider Snap for an amount speculated to be between $26 million and $30 million, making it possible for the telco to offer a service that had long been absent from its offering. StopPress chatted to chief marketing officer Malcolm Phillipps about what this means for the company.