Monthly Archives: January, 2019

News
How Westpac is playing a people game enabled by tech
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In the current climate of automation, optimisation and personalisation, transformation is inevitable for organisations around the world. However, there isn’t a one-size- ts-all path. At last year’s Adobe Symposium in Sydney, Erin McKenzie sat down with Westpac senior manager of digital sales and strategy Tessa O’Rorke to hear her thoughts on how the bank is moving into the future with data and building trust alongside capability.

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Introducing Design Work, a podcast by designer Kate Darby on global designers embracing new ways of working
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Design Work is a new podcast hosted by New Zealand designer Kate Darby that interviews trailblazing creatives from all over the globe about how they design and how they embrace new modes of working, which will be hosted on Idealog over the coming weeks. The Idealog team sat down with Darby to chat about what inspired her to start the podcast, the gig economy and what it means for designers, and the key lessons she’s learnt along the way while conducting the interviews.

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An eye for detail: 25 years of Dow Design
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Boasting 25 years in business is a significant milestone for any company – let alone one in the ever-changing world of design. Dow Goodfolk, previously Dow Design, celebrated its silver anniversary at the end of 2018, and Caitlin Salter sat down with founder and managing director Annie Dow to find out what the last two and a half decades have been like.

Opinion
Steve Tindall: Is the Mediaworks/QMS merger a good thing?
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In November 2018 MediaWorks and QMS Media Limited (NZ) entered into a heads of agreement for a proposed merger of QMS’s out-of-home, production and digital media assets and MediaWorks’ radio, TV and digital business. GroupM chief investment officer Steve Tindall weighs in on who a merger such as this works for.

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Is consolidation the way of the future?
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The tail end of 2018 brought with it some major announcements between media companies and the booming out-of-home market. Nearly two months since NZME and Go Media enacted their partnership and MediaWorks and QMS Media announced their proposed merger, we have a chat with media agencies to see whether the latest developments are a sign of things to come.

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