Monthly Archives: April, 2016

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Inside the gigantic multi-layered NZ Olympic Committee campaign
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While the 2016 Rio Olympics is still a while away, the NZ Olympic Committee launched into action months ago, developing a complex, long-running campaign to start promoting New Zealand’s athletes and get Kiwis amped up for the games. Here’s a look at the cogs and wheels behind the massive campaign.

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A walk through the ad tech labyrinth
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Adblocking. Viewability. Attribution. You don’t have to look far to find marketers scratching their heads as they ponder at least one of these topics. So to find out a little bit more, StopPress recently took a stroll through the ad tech maze with AdRoll’s managing director Ben Sharp and lead solutions consultant Josh Moses.

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A freak weather event?
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A large, suspiciously chalky-looking crevasse opened up outside outdoor gear retailer Outfitters in Newmarket last night so we go owner Neil Stichbury’s take on the rare occurrence.

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Love at first bite?
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Online dating, apps like Tinder, and programmes like The Bachelor and Married at First Sight suggest humanity has drifted away from the traditional modes of meeting a match. Now, Knorr, an international food product brand, has introduced another method to finding love in a cute video #LoveAtFirstTaste.

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Vice throws more weight behind Kiwi arm
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Vice is now producing around five times as much local content than it previously did. So, Damien Venuto sits down with its New Zealand head of marketing and business development David Benge to find out why the company is sending more of its journalists across the nation.

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Can you handle solitary confinement?
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Ever wondered what it’s like for prisoners in solitary confinement? The Guardian is letting its audience step inside a cell, via virtual reality, and experience solitary confinement in disturbing detail.

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TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards: the search for stories continues
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Over the last quarter of a century, marketers have had their names etched into the honour roll of the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. And the 2016 search has begun for 25 new names to be added to this prestigious list. NZ Marketing magazine/StopPress and the Marketing Association invite all marketers from all industries to submit entries into the 15 category awards, six judges choice and four career achievement awards as the call for entries opens for the 2016 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards.

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Cutting through the Christmas clutter: how Phantom helped bring a little magic to the streets of Wellington
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Three-hour queues, people pulling up on bikes to snatch away chocolate and a determined three-year-old boy are just a few indicators of the success of last year’s Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar campaign run by the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency. Here’s how the agency combined the digital with the physical to bring joy to city-dwellers.

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Māori Television recreates the past, bringing together New Zealanders to celebrate Anzac Day
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It’s been 101 years since blood was spilled at Gallipoli, but for Māori Television that blood has provided the foundation for a new campaign to show the war is a history all of Aotearoa shares, despite our own personal histories. To get people thinking about what Anzac Day means to them, Māori Television teamed up with Goodfolk to create a short-film documentary The Blood We Share.

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Even Putin deserves a weekend
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Despite the decline in print, many still enjoy cosying up with the weekend edition of the paper on a Saturday or Sunday. It remains, in some ways, a weekly ritual, a peaceful escape from the incessant digital buzz. Using this as its premise, Portuguese publication Jornal I has released a quirky campaign via Y&R Lisbon showing illustrated version of world leaders engaging in what appears to be their weekend rituals. Russian president Vladimir Putin is shown meditating while his nuclear weapons ominously linger in the background; Angela Merkel picks daisies; Pope Francis supports the Argentine football team; Obama spends time with his beloved dog; and Kim Jong-Un makes a snowman.

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Contagion recruits a pair of replacements for Thompson
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The departure of former partner Richard Thompson to KPEX earlier this year left a significant gap in the executive team at Contagion, but the agency has now announced a pair of replacements. “It’s been a long search,” says Contagion managing partner Dean Taylor. “Richard hasn’t been an easy man to replace. In fact, it’s taken two people to replace him.”

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Z Energy and its staff are all smiles, winning the March Ad Impact Award
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We often say a true friend is one who will point out potentially embarrassing situations, like clothing malfunctions, but what about a service station? Z Energy has taken out Colmar Brunton’s March Ad Impact Award for its ‘Small things mean more’ spot about the importance of service and customer experience, highlighting how the staff can make everything easier for customers.

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