It’s a multi-billion-dollar industry attracting millions of backpackers, campers and coach tours every year, as well as employing thousands of New Zealanders to service it. So it’s a mystery as to why tourism doesn’t get the specialist news coverage it warrants. Luckily, two journalists are on the task with the launch of Tourism Ticker, a digital news site for New Zealand’s flourishing tourism industry.
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Three years, ago, Grant Hyland founded the digital media services company KBR Digital and recruited digital planner Lucy Columbus as his first hire. Since then, the team has expanded to nine. And they believe there's still more to come.
MediaWorks' radio brands will join forces next year, following the announcement of a new digital audio streaming platform, Rova, that's set to go live in January.
Recruitment ads targeted at 'passive job seekers' could help employers avoid a mountain of irrelevant CVs
The digital age has made us accustomed to the pairs of shoes and gym memberships that follow us around the internet taunting us to respond, but are we ready for job ads to pop up while we browse? Recruitment advertising specialist Big Splash is using programmatic advertising in recruitment to help companies target ideal candidates and take the stress out of trawling through irrelevant CVs.
Marketers across the industry are demanding better quality data in order to measure the campaigns they're running across channels. In the outdoor industry, however, high quality audience stats are hard to come by. And this is a problem that out-of-home media owners across the industry are trying to solve. We look at some of the recent innovations to hit the market.
Standard Media Index (SMI) has released a snapshot of advertising spend across the different media platforms for the past two years to reveal digital's rapid growth has yet to overtake TV's share of the dollar.
Buying content is easy. But getting viewers to tune in so you can make money from it is a whole other challenge. We chat to TVNZ's Jeff Latch and Andrew Shaw about how they're planning to address the latter part of this equation.
oOh! Media will extend the growth of its digital advertising network in the country after making long-term agreements with four major retail property owners, meanwhile QMS has officially switched on the ‘Britomart Towers’, a pair of digital sites situated in Auckland’s Britomart station.
Interactive ad spend Q2: digital and programmatic set records, search and directories continue to dominate
The latest IAB/PwC Online Advertising Report shows interactive advertising spend in this year’s second quarter was up across all sectors, growing to $218.76 million, with programmatic and digital achieving the highest figures to date.
Adshel has shown off the potential of out-of-home advertising in two campaigns, by Eta and realestate.co.nz, which launched last month and show how bus shelters can be interactive as well as informative.
Vodafone recently called on Red Bull stunt driver Mad Mike Whiddett to help showcase the reliability of its 4G network. Warning: not to be viewed by those with a debilitating fear of stuttering streams.
Long before Online Republic was the Kiwi success story sold to Australia-based Webjet for $85 million, Sim Ahmed wrote a cover story for NZ Marketing in 2013 telling the story of how the company's founder Mike Ballantyne discovered success by moving away from ego-stroking digital campaigns and focusing on the unsexy—but increasingly important—realm of search engine marketing. Today, we revisit this tale. (Please note: this story features previously published content).
As the number of screens we own rises and content that was once limited to the TV spreads its way across new platforms, it appears ye olde faithful television is remaining resilient with Kiwis yet to avert their eyes entirely according to the latest New Zealand multi-screen report by Nielsen.
MediaWorks has teamed up with Adshel to make sure the Newshub brand can be seen anywhere and everywhere, keeping commuters updated with the latest news headlines from Adshel's digital network.
FCB digital strategy director Dan West believes our love affair with AI might lead to a very banal existence for humans.