2017 was another record year for agency advertising spend, with data released from Standard Media Index (SMI) showing $1.048 billion was spent on major media across the year. But will the momentum continue? We speak to SMI managing director for Australia and New Zealand Jane Ractliffe about confidence in the economy.
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Kiwibank has released a new campaign with Assignment Group and OMD for its Kiwi Wealth KiwiSaver product which targets women, and to get their attention it has channelled the Magic Mike XXL frenzy creating a special instalment ‘Indepen-dance’ videos to screen in cinemas nationwide before the film.
Digital piracy has certainly had a good run, but it now seems to be on its way down. A nationwide survey of 1,650 movie watchers commissioned by Flicks.co.nz, shows that the proportion of respondents who usually watch from an illegal source has declined from 87 percent of online content viewers in 2011 to just 43 percent this year—and this has nothing to do with Kiwi audiences being struck by a sudden bout of piracy guilt. In fact, the study showed that the percentage of people completely opposed to piracy has dropped from 40 percent in 2011 to 33 percent in 2015. As it turns out, streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify are driving legitimate content consumption. PLUS: four out of five Kiwis think cinema tickets are too expensive.
Val Morgan has launched a new audience measurement platform called CineTAM, which uses the demographic data from a sample of over 80,000 cinema goers to give advertisers a better indication of who is watching a film.
Ogilvy Beijing recently terrified a cinema of moviegoers with a clever campaign that showed how multi-screen technology can be used to relay an idea. After the audience took their seats, the pre-roll advertisements started playing on the screen. And what at first seems like a standard car ad quickly shifts into something quite different when all those sitting in the cinema receive text messages. While everyone is looking down at their phones, the car that was casually driving along the road suddenly careens off the road and smashes into a tree.
With increasing numbers of eyes turning from televisions to consume content on mobile devices, advertisers are having to adapt and find new ways to promote their clients' products or services. So, in an effort to take its content to those migrating eyes, the promotional team behind Tranformers: Age of Extinction has created a new app that features interviews, trailers and other teasers.
Pluk is taking its wares and projecting it onto the big screen, bringing its audio-recognition promotions app platform to the cinema.
With a new measurement system that aims to shift the focus from buying screens to buying eyeballs, the rise of digital screening technology, an enhanced focus on cinema's ability to add incremental reach, and a fully staffed sales team to show off its wares, Val Morgan's sales director Natasha O'Connor says the issues that have hampered the growth of cinema advertising in New Zealand—primarily a perceived lack of accountability and additional production costs inherent in transferring TVCs to film—are now being addressed and it has taken steps to ensure cinema will be easier to plan, buy and measure in 2013.