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Why the Women in Marketing event promises to be a day of inspiration, leadership and networking
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Women in marketing in New Zealand are curious, creative change-makers. To celebrate their impact on the industry and dive deep into some lively discussions about what it’s like to be a woman in the industry, the Marketing Association is hosting its Women In Marketing event next Tuesday, which is the first of its kind. Speakers on the line up include Anna Dean and Angela Meyer, co-founders of Double Denim, Cassie Roma, head of content marketing at The Warehouse Group, Caitlin Attenburrow, brand manager at Whittaker’s, Julia Jack, chief marketing officer at Mercury and Idealog’s Elly Strang, who will be moderating a panel with some of the previously mentioned women. Read on for more details on where to find tickets.

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Simply the best: the supreme winners of the 21st Best Design Awards
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The 2019 Best Awards was held at the Spark Arena on Friday night celebrating the crème de la crème of the design industry. It recognised designers, young and old, for their craft across a range of categories, from graphic to moving image to product design. Most who attended were in agreement that the night was a blast, and resembled the maturing success of the design industry in Aotearoa. Here is a breakdown of the supreme winners.

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Wooly brilliance: early entries for the 2019 Wool-ovation to kick start your creativity
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Idealog is teaming up with New Zealand Merino Company to celebrate both the opening of its Studio ZQ innovation space in Christchurch and our design community’s talents by holding a nation-wide search for a wool product that harnesses the protentional of this natural fibre. To get the inspiration flowing, here are some of the entries that have already been submitted to the Shuttlerock page, including woollen speakers, shower puffs, oven mitts and bean bags. PLUS: we have extended this competition until next week, Thursday 11 July at 5pm, to give people more time to enter. Read on to see some of the entries, and if you have an idea that hasn’t been submitted yet, head here to submit it. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite, too.

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Idealog + Studio ZQ launch Wool-ovation competition: Enter now
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Idealog is one of the few media brands dedicated to celebrating New Zealand’s special brand of creativity. The New Zealand Merino Company has helped transform the sheep industry from a faceless commodity into a supplier for premium global brands. So, like Allbirds and Icebreaker are to merino farmers, we’ve teamed up to to celebrate the opening of its Studio ZQ innovation space in Christchurch and our design community’s talents by asking our audience to design a product that harnesses the potential of strongwool. The winner will win two all-expenses paid trips worth more than $7000: a five-day trip to Christchurch to develop their idea, and a five-day trip to San Francisco, USA to meet with US-based innovation experts. Read on to find out more.

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Zuckerburg attempts to make Facebook a safer place – but is it enough? Here’s what the experts think
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Facebook’s role in the Christchurch terror attacks, and Mark Zuckerberg’s placid response, brought with it widespread condemnation. Now the social media giant has finally responded to the public scrutiny by banning users from live streaming if they “violate our most serious policies” and invested $7.5 million in research to improve video analysis technology. Idealog asked local social media experts whether the world’s most powerful company could have done more to prevent social media hate crimes.

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