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TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards 2018: Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Bowler
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With a career spanning more than three decades and across multiple sectors, Kevin Bowler has worked hard to add value to businesses throughout his working life. From his days in marketing at Telecom to his time at the helm of Tourism New Zealand, Bowler has had a focus on leading the transition to digital and the modern world. Now the chief executive of My Food Bag, Bowler is the 2018 inductee into the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Hall of Fame.

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Two birds, one stone: Forest and Bird’s Bird Of The Year competition raises awareness and amuses the nation
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It was arguably the most heated election of 2017, with campaigners canvassing citizens tirelessly and debates around the watercooler reaching fever pitch. And it was not without its share of scandal, with fraudulent votes prompting an investigation to trace the IP address of the perpetrator. The political backstabbing and backdoor deals were all to elect one bird-brained candidate the winner: the kea. Now, Forest and Bird’s Bird Of The Year competition is back for another round. Communications advisor Caitlin Carew has a chat about how social media has become such an effective tool at raising awareness for our feathery endangered friends.

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Radio survey: More FM boasts biggest growth again, Magic waves its wand to listeners and Coast enjoys success
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Another round of radio results brings with it the news that New Zealand radio is a steady business. Commercial radio has retained its 3.4 million New Zealanders (10+) tuning in each week, giving both MediaWorks and NZME reason to celebrate. We break down the results to see how More FM, Coast and Magic had standout performances, while The Breeze and Mai lost some footing.

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A New Zealand Original: Streaming services embrace in-house content
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As online streaming services slowly replace broadcast television as the preferred way to watch TV, the ways in which content is developed are also changing. Streaming services are boasting ‘original’ content, with the banner, ‘Netflix Original’, becoming synonymous with edgy or ground-breaking content, created free from the bounds of traditional broadcast media. Now, slowly but surely, Lightbox is getting in the game.

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Netflix with advertising? Streaming service tests promotions for original content
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With Netflix trialling promotional advertising between episodes on its platform, the binge-watchers’ line-up is being increasingly interrupted by unwanted content. The latest advertising move makes a future of commercial advertising on paid-for streaming services easier to imagine than ever before. We spoke to some media experts about what this could mean for New Zealand subscribers.

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Sky TV reports $240.7 million loss
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Sky TV has reported a $240.7 million loss in the year to June 2018, against a profit of $119.3 million. The profit, before a goodwill impairment charge, is an increase of 2.6 percent on the previous year.