Monthly Archives: November, 2009

News
George Hickton 100% done
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After leading Tourism New Zealand through a decade of success and helping to develop the 100% Pure New Zealand tourism campaign, chief executive George Hickton put in his last day at the coalface today.

Opinion
It’s not easy being green
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This week from the Consumer Counsel: It’s not easy being green. Tough economic times have led to reduced environmental spending. But the greenest consumers are showing little change in their commitment to the environment. They’re just replacing idealism with hard-boiled pragmatism and modifying their own behaviour rather than buying green products that many believe are overpriced.

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Pitch report: Blomfield confused; TVNZ not amused
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Last week, Matt Blomfield, Hell Pizza comms manager and co-owner of Pitch Televsion, told StopPress a new reality TV show that pitted young advertising creatives against each other in a series of pitching battles had been commissioned by TVNZ and would screen on Saturday nights at 7.30pm starting in May.

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MAGNET attracts more accolades
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Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been announced as a finalist in the public sector category of 2009’s UK Chartered Institute of Marketing Marketing Excellence awards, the only New Zealand organisation to be recognised.

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Lambasting the lamb-eaters
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Who it’s for: Silver Fern Farms

Why we like it: Good Kiwi man ‘o the land takes back what’s rightfully ours from a bunch of Euro aristocrats. More patriotic post-colonial New Zealand humour from the stubbie-loving Colenso crew.

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Call goes out for Axis awards
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Next year is the 30th anniversary of the Axis awards and TBWA/Whybin’s Andy Blood and Dave Walden, as well as Rick Osbourne, CEO of CAANZ, are making sure it’ll be a right royal nostalgic hooley.The call for entries goes out on 1 December (entries close …

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Mr Whoopy
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An unsexy homage to the perfume ads of yore.

Viagra: more fun than second-hand shops.

Microsoft desperately wants to be cool, but fails miserably.

And Playboy in braille.

Opinion
Shop till you read
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In this week’s edition of eBuzz from the Media Counsel: The NZ Herald Online adds shopping to its portfolio. But how exclusive are its offerings?

News
Very blue Sky thinking from DDB
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As my mother always said, whether you’re engaging in shemale love, being attacked by a shark,  suffering from horrible sunburn or lying under a car close to death, there’s always someone worse off than you.

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Bird flies the coop to join Naked
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Naked has hired Simon Bird as one of the key personnel in its New Zealand operation. Management duties will be shared by Bird and Matt O’Sullivan, who left Carat after just nine weeks a few months back to set up the New Zealand arm of the international media agency.

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Battle of the bottles
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The StopPress towers have been inundated with new bottles of stuff recently. Which got us to thinking: what is New Zealand’s best looking bottle? Or New Zealand’s best looking label?

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MagMag gets set for launch
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The renovations are almost complete and MagMag says the launch of its new consumer magazine subscription website this week will open up a new era in magazine subscription marketing.

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Arty envelopes vying for supremacy
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The 2009 finalists for the Art of the Envelope awards have been announced and a panel headed up by TBWA\Whybin’s Andy Blood will announce the winners on Thursday night.

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Herald harnesses raw power of Shopping 2.3
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Tanning kits, kettles and wine have now joined political scandals, gruesome homicides and pictures of crocodiles being attacked by hippos on nzherald.co.nz after its new shopping section was released this week. And it’s just in time for Chrissy!

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Hanover Finance and Chapman Tripp go to Hell
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Photo: gotcha.co.nz

Hell Pizza love a bit of advertising-related controversy. And it created some more after releasing a couple of mobile billboards headlined ‘greed’ that featured head and shoulders photos of the founders of Hanover Finance, Mark Hotchin and Eric Watson.

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Dental as anything
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Who for: SkyTV

Why we like it: ‘Lomu, aww, aww, aww, awww.’  A bravura performance in the dentist’s chair. And the armchair. DDB go to the happy place.

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Allan Scott wine giveaway
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Allan Scott Family winemakers have come to the Christmas party and are generously giving away a few bottles of sweet, sweet Marlborough nectar to two lucky StopPress readers.

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