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.
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Google has a new country manager for New Zealand in Caroline Rainsford, who replaces Stephanie Davis.
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.
To show the perils of a seemingly innocuous Google update, Surefire Search managing director Glenn Marvin recently ran a quick test search on WorkflowMax (a Xero product), only to be served a series of sponsored ad results, many of which comprised a number of competitors to the Xero-owned product.
Google Shopping has recently launched into New Zealand and the significantly lower price to advertise may put smaller Kiwi businesses ahead. (Corrections have been made to this story).
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
YouTube reveals the five most popular ads of 2016.
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.
Google is celebrating its 18th birthday in typical fashion, releasing a Doodle. However, you would be forgiven if you missed the party because the media juggernaut has a habit of changing the date.
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.
NZ On Air has made a move to grow New Zealand's online talent in a partnership with YouTube at a time when its channels are followed like TV series. However, according to new research, the same cannot be said about the platform's branded channels.
Short-term loans have joined a list including guns, tobacco and drugs as Google bans its ads from ad systems.
With the announcement of the Webby top dogs, we take a look at a few of the winning efforts for advertising and media.
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.
In 2008 Canadian musician Dave Carroll was travelling with United Airlines. During a layover he heard a fellow passenger remark that baggage handlers on the tarmac in Chicago were throwing guitars. He arrived at his destination only to discover his $3,500 guitar was severely damaged. After an unsatisfactory response from the airline, he used his musical talent to create a song he dubbed ‘United breaks guitars’ with a music video and all. The song went viral and the incident created a PR disaster for the airline. But now, when Googling the airline, there is no mention of the incident. This is an example of the power of search engine optimisation (SEO) and its role in protecting brand reputation. We chat to Pure SEO’s Richard Conway about this idea and the threat of negative SEO.