It was eight years ago Rick Kuluz, managing director of Boost Promotions (formerly Crippz Promotions) bought the agency, and in that time, he’s watched the promotion marketing industry move from a product-driven one to an ideas and solution-driven one. Now, with the acquisition of apparel and gift business Mr Vintage and its reputation for producing quirky products, he’s hoping to give the agency’s creativity a boost.
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Think Kiwis and Australians are the same? Think again, according to new research by Kantar TNS, which identifies the differences marketers should be aware of when running trans-Tasman campaigns.
Virtual reality technology has recently emerged as the shiny new tool for marketers and Land Rover has jumped on the trend to sell its SUVs before they’ve even arrived in the country.
From TVC to TV series: Kiwibank, TVNZ and Nigel Latta join forces to bring financial advice to primetime
Our relationship with money is typically something of an afterthought, generally restricted to advice columns and finance pages. However, Kiwibank is taking it mainstream in a new series called Mind Over Money with Nigel Latta, a fully funded series centred on the psychology of money. We talk to general manager of marketing Regan Savage and TVNZ general manager of content solutions Lyndsey Francis about the series and Kiwibank’s decision to take a leap.
With so many marketing channels vying for shoppers attention, The Register spoke to Curt Munk, head of strategy at FCB's retail strategy division, FCB Red, about the needs of the modern-day shopper, shopper marketing myths, effective advertising and 2017 trends.
In the wake of Prime Minister John Key's resignation, Barnes, Catmur & Friends Dentsu managing partner and executive creative director Paul Catmur has a confession to make.
Contagion managing director Dean Taylor considers the credibility of market research in the wake of Donald Trump's successful campaign.
TRA head of strategy Colleen Ryan is takes a look at 111 years of rugby and the recent All Blacks' loss to Ireland to see how marketers can better predict the future behaviour of customers.
Roger Brooksbank, associate professor in marketing at Waikato Management School, investigates research results showing the importance of developing a customer-centric culture in a business.
The fervour around the Black Caps and their amazing performance in the Cricket World Cup is manifesting itself in a number of ways. Here are a few of them.
The Hobbit connection proves its worth as Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand renew their marketing vows
While many Kiwis might be suffering from Middle-earth fatigue, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand certainly aren't, because, due to the rise in visitor numbers on the back of their recent marketing partnership—and in particular, the activity around The Hobbit movies—the pair have announced a $20 million extension to the deal. Plus: the airline also locks in a deal with New Zealand Winegrowers.
New Destination Rotorua Marketing TVCs aim to win the hearts of Kiwi travellers, especially Aucklanders.
Since launching on 17 June, the Love Your City campaign has resulted in over 4,000 user-generated photos of Auckland on Instagram – and counting.
In 2007, almost two in five New Zealanders who planned to buy a new car in the next four years said they would ‘definitely would not consider’ any Hyundai model. But, showing how perceptions can be changed quickly with quality products and solid marketing to back them up, the latest automotive brand rejecter results from Roy Morgan Research show this proportion has now halved, and effectively increased Hyundai’s available market by 25 percent.
From sluggish German to lively local: Volkswagen drives off with supreme TVNZ-NZ Marketing award in the boot
2012 marks the 21st anniversary of the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. And, in keeping with the traditions of the land, it emerged into adulthood this year with a new central theme of Everything Marketing and eight new categories, including financial, technology, automotive, utilities/communications, lifestyle/travel/leisure and sponsorship. And coming out at the head of the field with the supreme award was Volkswagen, with ex-Westpac and soon-to-be BNZ head of brand Ian Moody named as marketer of the year, Whittaker's Jasmine Griffin named as rookie marketer of the year, Air New Zealand taking the marketing excellence award and Pfizer, Z Energy and Red Witch both picking up multiple awards.