There's been plenty of discussion from media pundits about Jeremy Wells and Hilary Barry getting the nod as new co-hosts of Seven Sharp. But what do the people who pay the bills think? Do new hosts have a big impact on ratings? Or is it more about engrained behaviour? StopPress checks in with some media industry players to see what impact the new team could – or could not – have.
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The Warehouse Group is on the search for a single media partner to work across all of its brands.
Run me a bath Alexa, put the lights on dim and tell me the news. We take a look at the virtual assistant space and how Kiwi media organisations will be using Amazon's Alexa.
Digital outdoor media company QMS Media has announced changes to the structure of the group's senior executive team, with the promotion of two of its key executives Wayne Chapman and Mike Porter.
KPEX’s Richard Thompson and Dentsu Aegis Network’s Alex Radford have announced a new a digital consultancy business, Future State Consulting. Thompson talks StopPress through the decision and the new offering.
QMS is embracing programmatic advertising through the launch of a new digital transaction platform, powered by the technology of Rubicon Project and Digital Commons. PLUS: QMS has acquired the latter of these two organisations.
Advertising agencies are usually conduits for creativity, sitting in the shadows, telling their clients' stories. Every once in a while, they do however use those skills to do a little self-promotion. And that's exactly what FCB did recently to celebrate its massive haul at the Effies.
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.
As more of the population becomes concentrated around urban centres, we start to lose some of the regional quirks we've always associated with being a New Zealander. And this leads Dean Taylor to wonder what it might mean for our sense of national identity.
Examining the state of education through one of the country’s most disadvantaged schools, The New Zealand Herald debuts its first foray into long-form documentary video.
It was a big year for TVNZ in 2016 after launching its much-vaunted rebrand late last year. Now there's more cause to celebrate as it continues to dominate the TV rankings, with TVNZ 2's Gloriavale: A Woman's Place, topping the list for most-watched show amongst the 25-54 demographic.
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.
Julian Dennison, the young star of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, appears as the face of My Food Bag's 'bargain box' offering in a new spot by Saatchi & Saatchi. PLUS: we ask the young actor what media he consumes in his spare time.
Media agency veteran Antony Young argues that brands stand to gain a lot from working with the nation's media companies.
Following the Joseph Parker fight, and the illegal streaming that came with it, should rights holders be taking action against the offenders? Receptive.tv director Sam Aldred doesn't think this is a great idea.