The New Zealand Marketing Association has announced the launch of the Certificate of Marketing, a 16-week course “for professionals by professionals” that covers the full scope of marketing. And while such courses are common overseas, this is the first time a formal professional qualification that recognises and enhances the skills marketers have developed during their careers has been on offer in New Zealand.
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The good ship Special Group continues to cut a swathe through adland and its most recent appointment has given it the drinks trolley: after a competitive pitch, the Kingsland-based AXIS hoggers have been appointed, effective immediately, to handle Lion Nathan’s suite of Diageo brands, which includes Smirnoff, Baileys, Guinness and Johnny Walker.
Mobile marketing company Run The Red, KHF Media and TVNZ are popping a few corks today after the interactive online drama Reservoir Hill it developed was awarded New Zealand’s first ever International Digital Emmy in Cannes, France.
The New Zealand Transport Agency was handed the Supreme Award at the 36th Annual Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) Awards, with Janette Wise and the NZTA team taking home top honours for their communications around the Tauranga Harbour Link, a campaign that spanned three years and relied on the public to champion its success.
The traditional car campaign in New Zealand tends to be focused on new models or retail prices. But Running with Scissors has taken a different approach with its new Mercedes-Benz brand campaign by showcasing the German carmaker’s impressive – and, in many cases, relatively unknown – legacy of invention.
With limited resources at their disposal, small businesses rarely have the opportunity to invest time into their marketing planning, despite the fact that marketing is an integral element of their businesses. And, with a nation made up of many small to medium enterprises (SMEs), opportunities for guidance, advice and dedicated time to spend on marketing planning is usually quite rare. So, to try and relieve some of this pressure, the Marketing Association has just launched the SME Marketing Assistance Programme.
A couple of weeks back it was all backslaps and bumpats at Saatchi & Saatchi after it won the Sanitarium account. But this week it’s back to what seems to have become a relatively normal state of flux for the agency after a couple more high-profile additions and subtractions.
The 36 Australasian judges have spoken. And what they’ve said relates to the Magazine Publishers Association (MPA) Magazine Awards and, particularly, the finalists.
Ah, technology, you great saver of time, you great increaser of productivity/laziness and, if you believe the results of the second annual ‘Market Measures’ survey, you potentially great maker of money. But while the results seem to show that the Kiwi tech sector has laughed in the face of the recession (or at least sent it a few snarky emails and posted some anonymous comments about it on a blog), the boffins think many of these companies could be doing much better if they started taking a more strategic approach to marketing.
Whether it was the pseudoephedrine or that the eclectic audience of well over 200 marketing and advertising types was bigger than her Ad Show audience on TVNZ7, Hazel Phillips, mistress of ceremonies at Thursday evening’s Marketing Association talkfest on agency-client relationships, belied her claim that she is not a comedienne.
This week on [email protected], the exquisitely uncomfortable guys at Fresh Up keep on delivering, Intanza offer a rather compelling reason to get the flu jab, the BNZ indulge in some blatant 80s-style heartstring tugging and Continental give us every girl’s worst nightmare. Plus, more Rhys Darby!
SBS called – and they’re not happy. Late yesterday the Aussie broadcaster was still mulling over its options as whether to take legal action over TV3’s use of the line “Six billion stories and counting” – SBS’s own tagline – in its new TVC.
Earlier this week, TV3’s director …
Finally some good news for the beleaguered number crunchers at Telecom. Yahoo!Xtra, the online joint venture between Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd and Telecom New Zealand Ltd, has announced an after tax profit of $1.37 million for 2009.
The company says this reflects the growth of digital media over …
New Zealand Post’s Targeted Communications division has made three new appointments in the last month as it looks to grow its presence in the digital arena.
The posties see digital strategy playing an integral part in the future direction of the company, with initiatives on the horizon that will …
Colenso BBDO has welcomed strategic planner Steve Clark into the fold and announced the promotion of Levi Slavin from deputy creative director to plain old creative director.
Clark has been working in strategic planning at Mojo under Martin Yeoman. His move from Mojo to Colenso will see him working alongside …
This new TVC by Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam for Nike’s ‘Write the Future’ campaign has only been around for a week or so, but it’s already closing in on nine million views on YouTube. And there’s a reason for that. And that reason is pure, unbridled awesomeness.
The Outdoor Media Association of New Zealand (OMANZ) has released its first quarter gross media revenue results. And, while it has shrunk 1.7 percent on the same period last year, with $13.618m spent outside, OMANZ says it is a significant improvement on the 8.1 percent shrinkage the out-of-home sector experienced in 2009.
Turns out you didn’t have to be there after all. Australian channel Nine is set to make techno history by offering the world’s first free-to-air 3D sports match with its screening of tonight’s State of Origin game. The multidimensional match up follows Foxtel becoming the first Australian …
Figures released today show New Zealand online advertising spend experienced healthy growth in the first quarter of this year, keeping pace with, and in some cases outstripping, international trends.
Newspapers and PR reports were all aflutter last week with the news that Boy, written and directed by Taika Waititi, is now the “number one New Zealand film of all time”, overtaking The World’s Fastest Indian (TWFI) with a lifetime box office of over $7,050,000 in the eight weeks since its release on March 25. But are we comparing apples with apples?
Me, worry? TV3’s director of marketing and communications Roger Beaumont is unfazed by a recent sideswipe from the New Zealand Herald suggesting a striking similarity between a line on the station’s new ‘serious news journalism’ TVC – “Six billion stories…and counting” – and SBS’, Australia’s multicultural and multilingual radio and television service, tagline “Six billion stories and counting”.
Air New Zealand has continued its purple patch, picking up a few more global industry accolades over the weekend after being chosen as Best Airline Australia/Pacific and handed the Staff Service Excellence Award for the Australia/Pacific region at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, a ‘passenger’s choice’ style awards for airlines.