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DataPro brings in the pro
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Database management and marketing company DataPro Solutions has appointed Helen Shorthouse to head their Customer Insight division. The role will see her help companies make the most of customer information and customer feedback to drive their own business success.

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Earth Hour gets creative
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New Zealand’s young and creative minds are being given the opportunity to get their eco-creative juices flowing as part of a competition by WWF New Zealand and Massey University.

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Frucor’s rocket grounded
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Locking horns with Red Bull has backfired for Frucor. The energy drink manufacturer  has failed in its attempt to stop Red Bull using the phrase ‘blue and silver pocket rocket’ in promotional material for its new Energy Shot product.

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NZFashion.com gets fashionably mobile
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When it comes to being fashionable, iphones are high in the ranks. It’s set to get even more fashionable with the launch of a new iPhone application for NZFashion.com.

The iPhone ‘app’ replicates many of NZFashion.com’s functions by showcasing the latest NZ collections, listing stockists for …

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Fresh changes are underway at Mango Communications NZ
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Mango Communications NZ, DDB’s PR, experiential and events company, is spicing things up with the appointment of three new staff members.

Coming in from ELEVEN\PR (part of TBWA\Whybin), Julia George joins the team as a Senior Account Manager. Julia will work on the Cadbury, Lion Nathan Wines …

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New appointments for Insight Creative
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Stephanie Gasperini

Following its recent acquisition of Wellington-based consultancy Origin Design, Insight Creative has promoted Stephanie Gasperini to the role of chief executive of its newly expanded business.

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Billboard causes stirrings overseas
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If you are living in or have recently visited Auckland, chances are you will have by now stumbled upon the bulging billboard on Victoria Street, advertising TV One’s new show Hung. We wrote a story on it some weeks back, and can now report that it has been causing …

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Good ONYA Radio New Zealand
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The Save Radio New Zealand Facebook group has just reached 10,000 members. But that’s not the only good news for the public service broadcaster, who on Friday picked up two awards at the inaugural ONYA awards.

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The Sky is the (competitive) limit
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It seems the allure of working sky-high for the Emirates Airline is being hotly pursued by thousands of wanting candidates. The airline recently experienced one of its highest turnouts of cabin crew hopefuls in Madrid. The recruitment drive is in support of the airlines first passenger flights from Dubai to …

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Stone and O’Sullivan in the driver’s seat?
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StopPress has heard from a reliable yet sneaky mole that Andrew Stone and Mike O’Sullivan’s new shop will be opening its doors shortly and, apparently, it won’t be too dissimilar from Assignment, with the two ex-Saatchi’s chaps planning on working with clients on strategy and creative and then outsourcing the grunt work to a pool of freelancers. But the big Fleetwood Mac is that the new shop might be opening its doors with a fairly big name on the roster: Toyota.

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Qualmark gets rub of the green
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In an attempt to court increasingly environmental tourists – and reward environmentally-minded accommodation providers – AA Guides and Qualmark this week released a travel guide listing only businesses that meet both Qualmark quality and environmental criteria.

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MPA revamp awards for 2010
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The Magazine Publishers Association is calling – nay, yelling – for entries to the revamped 2010 Magazine Awards. It’s a chance to win recognition for yourself, your title and your team (and, if you win, to shamelessly dance on the tables).

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Universal Music signs up to Fly Buys
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Loyalty New Zealand, the operator of Fly Buys, has signed a contract with Universal Music New Zealand, upping the number of songs available to download on Fly Buys Music – and be paid for with Fly Buys points – to 280,000.

Loyalty New Zealand head of marketing and product development Chris …

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First Rate finds search engine soul mate
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Search marketing agency First Rate, the first Google Analytics accredited company in New Zealand, has been appointed as the exclusive licensee in New Zealand and Australia of the search engine marketing (SEM) technology SearchIgnite.

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