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Good Shopping Handbook gets rub of the green
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Is all that planet-killing commercial detritus getting you down this Christmas? Of course it is. You need some knowledgeable greenfingers to guide you through the environmental maze. And our sustainable cohorts at Good magazine have just launched the first edition of The Good Shopping Handbook to help you out. 

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Kiwi consumers: a retrospective
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The Newspaper Advertising Bureau’s ‘The Kiwi Consumer’ retail report for November 2009 shows how much consumer behaviour has changed since 2001 and how it has impacted on the retail and advertising sectors. And it makes for some rather interesting reading.

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Colenso hogs a few more awards
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Festive season just got a little bit more festive for the greedy award-hoggers at Colenso BBDO after it added another notch to its recent accolades belt on Friday night and took out the Kiwi agency of the year gong at the B&T agency of the year awards.

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Ads@6: 26 November – 2 December
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The Christmas ads were all-pervasive this week, with plenty of new, mostly terrible albums on the stocking stuffer ad agenda. And Coke’s summer campaign also kicked off. Big, dumb fun in the water, just like the old days. Look how much fun those virile, tanned young things are having splashing their sticky beverages over each other!

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Anarchy in the USA
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Four decades of monster-related carnage, epic natural disasters and ruthless alien invasions caught on film and mixed with a jaunty Gershwin number. Those New Yorkers are a resilient bunch.

Despite what mother said, laughing at the expense of others is the best kind of laughing.

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Hit for six
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In our semi-non-regular (regular?) hexagonally-themed question and answer section devoted to helping you find out more about some of the Heppest Cats in the Kiwi marcomms industry, we go in for the probe with Nick Fracture.

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‘Avin a Looksy
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Auckland film-maker and critic Lewis Bostock is aiming big by thinking small: he’s trying to create the largest collaborative film ever made.

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Insights with Attitude
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Our generous friends at Perceptive have developed a website that aims to provide “a growing hub of intelligence for Kiwi marketers”. And they’re offering StopPress readers a chance to get a free taste of the insightful action.

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George Hickton 100% done
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After leading Tourism New Zealand through a decade of success and helping to develop the 100% Pure New Zealand tourism campaign, chief executive George Hickton put in his last day at the coalface today.

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MAGNET attracts more accolades
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Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been announced as a finalist in the public sector category of 2009’s UK Chartered Institute of Marketing Marketing Excellence awards, the only New Zealand organisation to be recognised.

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Call goes out for Axis awards
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Next year is the 30th anniversary of the Axis awards and TBWA/Whybin’s Andy Blood and Dave Walden, as well as Rick Osbourne, CEO of CAANZ, are making sure it’ll be a right royal nostalgic hooley.The call for entries goes out on 1 December (entries close …

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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.

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