We aren't as rational as we imagine ourselves. Everything from the colour of an item to the music playing in the background can influence our decisions. So, with this in mind, Andrew Lewis reckons marketers should take context seriously when targeting consumers.
Marketing, advertising & media intelligence
Data company SSI (Survey Sampling International) has been around for quite some time, but the organisation is now looking to increase its prominence in New Zealand by putting boots on the ground in the local market. We chat to global chief executive Chris Fanning about the rationale behind this shift in local strategy.
Active wear, active wear, doing just about everything in my active wear. TRA's Antonia Mann runs through some recent exercise fads and looks into what they tell us about what motivates millennials.
From the page to the screen and everywhere inbetween: how magazines are morphing into many-tentacled consumer brands
Nielsen has released its Media Trends of 2016 report, revealing how New Zealanders consume newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and digital. We pull out the top 12.
Research Association New Zealand has rebranded its biannual awards event and opened entries to a more diverse range. The new version of the awards event, now dubbed the RAE Awards (Research Association Effectiveness Awards), will for the first time include entries of not only research but also data and insights projects.
Lately there has been some criticism of the 25-54 demographic, which for the last few decades has become the most important to advertisers looking to purchase slots on television. Things are changing, however, and News Works has just released information supporting this, revealing the over-45s segment represents a $23.5 billion spend opportunity.
Last week, at an event hosted at the Auckland viaduct, Heineken gathered the media and a collection of millennials to unveil its latest brand ad, which again has a very strong moderate drinking message. But as a brand that lives and dies by the number of bottles it sells, why is it trying to encourage consumers to think twice about handing over their cash?
'One in five people are likely to drop their Sky subscription in the next 12 months' – Lightbox chief executive Kym Niblock
At a presentation held yesterday, Lightbox chief executive Kym Niblock said that recent research conducted for the SVOD provider indicated that a fifth of current Sky subscribers said they were likely to leave the service after the Rugby World Cup and one in four are likely to add a streaming service in the near future. But Sky's director of communications Kirsty Way thinks these figures are unlikely to come to fruition.
TRA broke the champagne on its fancy new office in Britomart this year (and developer Peter Cooper called "the best fit out in the precinct"). And it's about to do it again, this time in Wellington.
Google tops Ipsos list of New Zealand's most influential brands, DoC and Consumer NZ surprise packages
Humans love a good list. And research companies love putting them together. So, for the first time, Ipsos has put New Zealand brands under the spotlight of its Influence Index. And among the usual suspects from here and around the world, there were a couple of bolters, with the Department of Conservation and Consumer NZ featuring in the top 15.
Last week, Colmar Brunton and Wright Communications' released the first annual Corporate Reputation Index, with Air New Zealand, Z, Fisher & Paykel, Toyota and AA Insurance coming out on top. And those on the list prove that good communication is integral to business success, says Nikki Wright.
Data dump: US study shows that 39 of top 50 digital news sites now receive more traffic from mobile than desktop
The Pew Research Center in the United States has released its 12th edition of the annual State of the News Media report, which examines the landscape of American journalism and tracks trends related to readership, revenue and device usage. And while the publication doesn't include a Kiwi perspective, it does provide an in-depth glimpse at many of the changes and challenges that the local media also faces due to digital disruption. One of the most telling findings from the study was that 39 of the top 50 news sites now receive more traffic to their sites on mobile phones than from desktops.
Roy Morgan may have shut the doors of its New Zealand office, but it's still checking up on Kiwi brands for its New Zealand Customer Satisfaction awards. And New World, Care Chemist, Max, Robert Harris Café, Noel Leeming, Kathmandu and Powershop have all celebrated their first wins.
Call me loyal: lend us your brain for research into the role of rewards and incentives, win Timex tracker band
Whether it's a set of knives, tiny groceries, a free coffee, a toaster, fuel discounts or Airpoints, reward schemes and collectables campaigns are so hot right now in marketing land. In conjunction with TRA, we've asked normal humans what they think about the various schemes on offer and now we want to hear from you in the industry, so help us out, fill in this survey and you'll go into the draw to win your own reward in the form of a Timex Ironman Move x20 Activity Tracker Band valued at $180.
In December last year, research company Roy Morgan closed the doors to its New Zealand offices on Auckland's Swanson Street and let three staff members go in the process. But the company's deputy chief executive Hugh Amoyal says that this doesn't imply the end of business on this side of the ditch.