Fairfax Media has appointed Mark Stevens to the role of editorial director.
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In good news for NZME, the New Zealand Herald has seen strong year on year print readership growth, up 4,000 readers to 430,000. We take a look at NZME's readership figures and talk to NZME’s weekend editor Miriyana Alexander about the myth that print is dying. PLUS: Fairfax and Otago Daily Times' have a mixed bag of results.
Magazine Media Awards 2017: Nadia magazine and Damien Venuto crowned supreme, Bauer once again owns the night
Last night, under a collection of aviation aircraft in the MOTAT Aviation Hall, the magazine industry gathered to celebrate the achievements of its products and people at the 2017 Magazine Media Awards. Among the winners, it was Bauer that collected the most certificates, while Tangible Media and Fairfax followed.
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.
Fairfax Media NZ CMO Campbell Mitchell has departed, to take on the role of Suncorp's executive general manager of customer experience. The role of acting chief marketing officer has been given to Grant Torrie.
Following on from its expansion into the broadband market, Fairfax is now taking a punt at online retail via a new website called Indexed.
Industry happenings at Colenso BBDO, Frucor and Datalicious.
Fairfax Media managing director Simon Tong has stressed the need to diversify the streams of revenue feeding into the business. And today, the company has taken a rather unorthodox step in this direction by announcing the launch of Stuff Fibre, a joint venture with New Zealand Fibre Communications Limited selling high speed, unlimited fibre connections.
This week, Sky provoked ire in the nation’s news publishers by applying a range of conditions on those wanting to use highlights as part of their reportage. Sky is, of course, within its rights to limit the use of footage, which it paid handsomely for. But in an era of rampant live streaming and social media use, is this an example of sticking their finger in the dyke? And what can we learn from the NFL and the NBA?
After 18 months of having its comment section switched on, RNZ has decided it will no longer allow comments on its website and it will phase out the capability on its site by the end of the week, instead encouraging comments on its social media channels. We chat to RNZ's Megan Whelan about why it made the decision and what it means for its audience. PLUS: how technology might improve comment sections in the future, and Fairfax’s approach to its comment sections.
Sandra King has resigned from NZME after spending just under two years with the publisher as its group director of commercial.
Big changes are afoot for Fairfax if the ComCom approves the application to merge with NZME. But small changes are also afoot, judging by the slightly modified Stuff logo.
This morning, Fairfax and NZME verified industry speculation when they confirmed that talks on a potential merger between the pair have commenced. We talk to OMD chief executive Kath Watson, ZenithOptimedia group business director Alex Lawson and IAB chief executive Adrian Pickstock about commercial repercussions of the move.
Fairfax and Microsoft call on a doctor, a scientist, a DJ and other interesting Kiwis to push the Surface Pro 4
Microsoft is doing a pretty good job of reaching younger people through its marketing. It’s obviously noted that filming an ad of a laptop, slow panning over all of its sexy angles isn’t quite going to cut it anymore, at least not for all audiences. So recently, it teamed up with Fairfax for a content partnership called 'The Change Makers' to spruik its Surface Pro 4.
Last year, Fairfax underwent some massive changes, restructuring its editorial staff into local teams and specialist areas, shifting a large part of the focus away from newspapers and over to the digital realm. This emphasis on digital seems to have paid off, as Stuff managed to grow its audience and has now used it to leverage a partnership deal with TVNZ, where Stuff readers will be able to view One News video from the site as of Thursday, which might mean more time spent on the site and in return TVNZ gets a taste of Stuff’s audience.