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TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards 2016: Cinderella stories for Marley, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Eat My Lunch, Mercury Energy and more
A record number of attendees, dressed in their finest, made their way to the The Langham in Auckland last night to celebrate the 2016 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards winners. Ben Fahy, publisher and editorial director of Tangible Media’s business network and Marketing Association chief executive Gill Stewart hosted the event, while comedian and television personality Te Radar stepped on stage again as MC.
Jeremy Wells is prolific in the media. One minute he might be fooling around with the Alternative Commentary Collective, next minute he’ll be imitating Mike Hosking on Hauraki, then he might pop up on-screen in a Meridian ad. Here’s what media the deadpan disc-jockey consumes in his own time.
From the page to the screen and everywhere inbetween: how magazines are morphing into many-tentacled consumer brands
While RNZ exists on the periphery of the commercial world, the organisation’s chief executive sees it as increasingly important to work with the nation’s major media companies.
Long before Online Republic was the Kiwi success story sold to Australia-based Webjet for $85 million, Sim Ahmed wrote a cover story for NZ Marketing in 2013 telling the story of how the company's founder Mike Ballantyne discovered success by moving away from ego-stroking digital campaigns and focusing on the unsexy—but increasingly important—realm of search engine marketing. Today, we revisit this tale. (Please note: this story features previously published content).
Products don’t exist in a vacuum. And the circumstances they’re experienced in play a much bigger role than we realise, says Andrew Lewis.
In a congested space like the electricity market, it’s difficult to stand out from the crowd. But, Flick is on a mission to do just that with its educational, customer-centric approach, socially conscious advertising and digitally savvy service. And making sure the brand stays true to its purpose is general manager of brand Jessica Venning-Bryan, one of the company’s leading lights.
Us&Co may be new kids on the block, but the team says it's on the road to reinventing the ad game, leaving traditional business models in the dust. Here's a peek at the agency and what it's been up to.
At Previously Unavailable’s breakfast event this week, Air New Zealand’s head of innovation Scott Bishop spoke about the difference between companies with an offensive mindset (like, unsurprisingly, Air New Zealand, or Tesla, which took its patents open-source and backed itself to stay ahead of the competition) and companies with a defensive mindset. The defensive companies generally fail because they’re trying to protect a legacy and tend to force customers to adapt to their business model, rather than looking at what their customers actually want and solving their problems. While we’re not deluded enough to place ourselves in the same category as Air New Zealand or Tesla, the same binary choice applies to us: try to create the new, or try to maintain the old. So, after much chin-stroking, spreadsheet-staring, brow-furrowing and distance-gazing over the past few months, we’ve decided to take the offensive.
The dynamic duo that is Jono and Ben can be found everywhere in the media these days. When they're not on their own show, they're in the news for attempting to ride a banana boat across the Cook Strait, or some other such shenanigan. We caught up with the pair to find out what media they consume when they're not in it.
Of all the brands sold in New Zealand, none was rocked in 2015 quite as significantly as Volkswagen after the emissions scandal broke. So, if there’s one person who’s learnt a thing or two about change, it’s the car brand’s general manager Tom Ruddenklau.
As Ben Fahy skyrockets through middle management and passes the editorial baton of NZ Marketing and StopPress on to Damien Venuto, he valiantly searches for the meaning of life (and marketing).
Celebrity endorsement is as old as advertising itself, spanning everything from Pope Leo XIII appearing on a poster for vin Mariani back in the late 1800s to Keiran Read giving Plumbing World the thumbs up to Homer Simpson designing ‘The Homer’. But the digital age has accelerated the trend and moved it in a different direction, with brands trying to cash in on the cachet of celebrities both traditional and new age. So how can they bask in the glow of these ‘influencers’? And how can they use imagery to make an impact? The next StopPress Presents event aims to uncover a few tricks of the trade.
Shouting out random things in a public space isn’t the best conversation starter in real life. And TRA's Colleen Ryan argues the same applies in social media.
Online browsing through smartphones is exploding in the local market. But Sizmek’s Carolyn Bollaci believes there’s a disconnect between the level of consumption and the quality of the ads being served.