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MagMag gets set for launch
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The renovations are almost complete and MagMag says the launch of its new consumer magazine subscription website this week will open up a new era in magazine subscription marketing.

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Fly Buys delivers well-executed random acts of kindness
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Fly Buys celebrated the handing out of five million reward redemptions in fine awkward style at Wellington Airport last week by gathering together an array of gift-bearing strangers, tromboners (!), middle-aged dancers, cartwheelers, humans in animal suits and a range of other carnies to surprise the winners of the …

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Ads @ 6: 12 November – 18 November
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Tuesday 17 November was the biggest news night of the week, with ONE chalking up 657,720 viewers and 3 News nabbing 350,070. TVNZ continues to dominate (and gloat). Best of the ad bunch: Circulon kitchenware evokes elderly tattoo cringe, a future scourge that should really be investigated by some kind of taskforce.

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Iggy gets his act together
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Who for: Orcon broadband

Why we like it: Iggy writhes to the online Kiwi cacophony.

And number two:

Who for: Panasonic Lumix

Why we like it: It’s filmed in New Zealand. And it’s a moderately comical way to show the camera’s waterproofery.

Send …

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Talbot and Blood get creative
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Asia Pacific marcomms newspaper Media has announced its agency of the year shortlist and TBWA’s Andy Blood and DDB’s Toby Talbot are in the running for the creative of the year award.

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TVNZ finds new life on Planit
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TVNZ has recently launched its new business marketing/sales website tvnzplanit.co.nz to help agency folk (and advertisers, if they’re that way inclined) access TV and online sales opportunities.

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Side Dish for summer
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Sick of banging a collection of mystery meats on the barbie when guests come calling? Tired of ignoring the culinary master within and failing to expand the recipe repertoire? Becoming morbidly obese due to a constant diet of beer and fish ‘n’ chips?

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Bill Toft outed as Joe 90
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We’re quite partial to lookalikes here at StopPress and what better way to celebrate 40 years of national news than with a comparative picture of Joe 90 and his newsreading doppelgänger Bill Toft.

Joe 90

Bill Toft

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Bo, Selector
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AGM Publishing has launched a new online product resource, Selector.com, targeting the design, architecture and building industries.

Awards/events
NZ’s top sustainability trailblazers revealed
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A round of applause for all the finalists in 2009 NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards. One of these regional ‘trailblazer’ winners will be the Sustainable Business of the Year, to be announced at a classy cocktail do on 12 November.

They are: Bayfair Shopping Centre, Mt Maunganui ecostore – manufacturer …

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$22m facelift for Paper Plus
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The Paper Plus Group has announced a nationwide investment and refurbishment plan to the tune of $22 million over the next two years. That’s a daily spend of more than $30,000 until December 2011.

All of the company’s 106 stores will be renovated, plus another 20 or …

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NZ-made software slinks into UK market
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If you’ve got a product for facilitating customer relationship management that gets results, the big hurdle is to get global distribution. ActionStep, a leading New Zealand Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, has signed an agreement with UK-based Deskforce to deliver ActionStep’s CRM+ hosted solution to its 20 …

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First Rate juggles senior line-up
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New Zealand’s largest search marketing agency, First Rate, has announced some new appointments and promotions. With offices in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne, it is the fastest growing online direct response agency in Australasia.

Former chief operating officer Kevin Francis has been promoted to chief executive officer. His opinion piece …

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RSVP and Nexus Awards entry deadline looms
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Just a friendly reminder to get your RSVP and Nexus Award entries in by 5pm, Friday 23 October. Brought to you by the Marketing Association and sponsored by TVNZ and New Zealand Post. Show off your outstanding campaigns, get recognised, bask in the adoration of the industry. This year’s …