Unlike most awards, during the judging the team decided we need to make up a few more specific categories to reward some other moments, people and businesses we felt were deserving of a special nod. Although they didn't walk away with a special doorstop trophy, we hope they basked in a warm of glow of victory as they were announced.
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Facebook has a new recruit, with Andrew Hunter taking on the newly created role of Facebook’s news partnerships lead for New Zealand and Australia.
With PHD New Zealand named Media Agency of the Year at the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity 2017, we revisit our in-depth NZ Marketing interview with CEO Louise Bond and find a few hints as to what makes an agency successful.
September 21 marks the five-year anniversary of the day when Facebook turned social media into just plain ‘media’. This date is probably worth noting, if not necessarily celebrating, as it marks the end of the dream of brands having unlimited conversations with their fans for free.
Facebook has announced four significant hires to its Creative Shop to support the ANZ business.
Ipsos has released the results of its 'Most Influential Brands in New Zealand' study and technology brands lead the pack, with Google, Facebook and Microsoft taking the top three spots respectively, alongside four local brands.
Amidst the sea of change sweeping over the media industry, the Commerce Commission has the temerity to stand like King Canute – doing its best to thwart the waves of progress by saying ‘no’ to mergers like this one, writes JustOne's Ben Goodale.
Every year, StopPress asks players in the local industry for their reflections on the marketing year that was. Here's what Spencer Bailey, head of Facebook New Zealand, has to say.
Standing in the way or protecting democracy? A look at the Commerce Commission’s initial rejection of the NZME/Fairfax merger
This morning the Commerce Commission published a preliminary decision, declining the merger between NZME and Fairfax. We look at what this means for the publishers and, more broadly, for journalism in New Zealand.
Today marks 25 years since the internet went public, and Facebook is acknowledging this slice of history, which completely changed the world as we know it, by drawing attention to the day on newsfeeds world wide. A perusal of the social media activity around the day reveals some pretty great throwback posts. Here’s a few of our favourites from Facebook.
New research from Colmar Brunton has probed New Zealand's social media habits to find that while Facebook is no longer the latest thing, and may be considered less cool that the likes of SnapChat and Instagram, it remains the most popular social media platform and the most likely to be addictive to Kiwis.
Only 100 days after launching a major new product, you’d expect its creators to still be in celebratory mood, sipping on the leftover bottles of champagne that slipped by unopened during the launch party. But this was not the case when it came to Facebook’s Canvas. We chat to Canvas product manager Zack Hendlin about tweaking the platform whenever it's necessary.
DDB and Special Group waved the Kiwi flag at this year’s edition of the APAC Facebook Awards, winning three virtual gongs between them.
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.
To celebrate the 46th annual Earth Day we took a look at what brands are doing to encourage humans to think about the planet and how it can be saved.