The way the word ‘digital’ is thrown about in the media industry suggests it’s a platform still in its early days. And while many brands are still coming to terms with digital capabilities, Stuff is celebrating its 16th birthday. In that time the news provider has built up a monthly audience of two million New Zealanders. Now, coinciding with its birthday, it is putting the focus on the audience, with a refreshed version of its ‘Go Full Spectrum’ campaign via Shine, to remind audiences what it does for them.
Monthly Archives: June, 2016
After spending five years as Y&R Wellington’s general manager and 19 years at the agency in total, Grant Maxwell has moved over to Uprise Digital to take up the position of client services director, where he started this week.
With sports teams, we often speak in the possessive, referring to “our team”, “our win” or “our home turf” even though none of those things actually belong to us. Well, BNZ is looking to give the endless stream of possessive phrases some more meaning with a new campaign that allows New Zealanders to claim a piece of the Crusaders’ turf for themselves.
With Fonterra cutting its payout to farmers, it’s tough times ahead for the rural dwellers. To show its support, Power Farming teamed up with Hamilton agency PAN to create the ‘Pilsner to Paradise’ campaign and bring Fieldays to Hamilton’s CBD in an effort to give something back to farming clients and to provide their salespeople with a fun way of getting to know their clients better.
In an ever-changing marketing world, Mango Communications’ Claudia Macdonald urges those in the PR industry not to undervalue their profession and to acknowledge the unique perspective they offer.
Former Kiwi adman turned full-time artist, Josh Lancaster, will have an exhibition of his artistic wares at the Smyth Galleries on Auckland’s Jervois Road for three weeks from 28 June.
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) has launched an interactive tourism campaign to encourage people to visit the city, but they won’t be traveling alone. Visitors to the campaign’s website cab pop the question to their loved ones ‘Will You Welly Me’.
Bacardi launched its ‘Untameable since 1862’ campaign globally at the end of 2013, telling the story of the Bacardi family through generations of obstacles and challenges in Cuba in the wake of the communist revolution. ZenithOptimedia picked Phantom Billstickers to get the brand’s word onto the street, where Phantom ensured the creative would be viewed by as many eyeballs as possible, rain or shine, night or day.
As the final Lions were handed out over the weekend, New Zealand’s total haul of 60 over the course of the event saw the nation finish in sixth position. This result will taste particularly sweet, given that it puts New Zealand one place above our frenemies across the ditch, who only landed 58 Lions.
Kiwi agencies have enjoyed a very fruitful period at Cannes, winning Lions across most categories and again reiterating the quality of work that emerges from our small island nation every year. This run of success continued over the weekend, with Kiwi agencies picking up two of the coveted Titanium Lions, which are awarded only to stand out entries.
Listening objectively without judgment and arbitrary tinkering creates a perspective that breeds fertile creativity, writes Brian Slade.
The music charts have traditionally been based on sales. But with consumers shifting consumption online, Recorded Music New Zealand has had to change its approach. We talk to Recorded Music chief executive Damian Vaughan about the complex task of fusing two very different data sets. PLUS: why data consolidation is an important issue for the ad industry.
Following advertising consultant and equal rights activist Cindy Gallop’s criticism of James Hurman’s book, local strategist Kate Smith decided to weigh in on the debate. And she reckons unconscious bias runs way deeper than a solitary publication.
New Zealand’s currently the sixth ranked country at Cannes with the US in the lead. However, with Special Group making the ‘Music’ shortlist and three agencies on the ‘Entertainment’ list, New Zealand is gearing up for more wins.
NZ On Air has made a move to grow New Zealand’s online talent in a partnership with YouTube at a time when its channels are followed like TV series. However, according to new research, the same cannot be said about the platforms branded channels.
Opt-in mobile ad serving platform Postr has been pretty busy of late. After launching Skinny Collect late last year, it’s now launched a lock-screen video format, doubled its subscribers in the past six months and is expanding into South East Asia.
Day four at Cannes saw New Zealand agencies picking up more metal, including a few golds. And Y&R’s McWhopper campaign, a standout performer throughout the festival, took home its second Grand Prix.
It’s that time of year again, the temperature drops and power bills rise as heaters and electric blankets come out in full force. It only seems fitting for electricity suppliers to launch a flurry of deals and campaigns to vie for the consumer dollar, a trend ad spend numbers support. But, while Trustpower’s Carolyn Schofield says winter is when customers are most likely to switch, Flick Electric Co.’s Jessica Venning-Bryan says winter electricity campaigns are symptomatic of a more old school power company model and consistency is key.