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Last week for NZ Geo photo entries
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So you think you can take a photo? If the New Zealand Geographic judges think so, you could win $1000 cash! But your entries need to be in by 10pm, Sunday 13 September.

The categories are Wildlife, Landscape and Culture, and from those entries prizes will be given for Inspirational …

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CAANZ goes mobile
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The Communications Agencies Association of NZ (CAANZ) has partnered with Vodafone to champion mobile marketing and “celebrate creativity and effectiveness in the mobile channel,” says Vodafone mobile marketing manager, Simon Neal. “It is a young and evolving channel, and presents a tremendous and very unique opportunity for brands to engage …

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Experiment in Labtests
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InWaiting has just signed up Labtests to display InWaiting advertising in all 52 of their sites throughout Auckland. Labtests has recently taken over from Diagnostic MedLab as preferred supplier for diagnostic testing in the Auckland region. Their waiting rooms are forecast to see around 59,000 visitors per week. InWaiting …

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Fake ad sparks furore
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A bad-taste ad doing the rounds on the web last week showed several planes crashing into a burning World Trade Centre and compared it to the number of lives lost in the 2005 tsunami. It was for the World Wildlife Fund and was made by DDB Brazil.

But …

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World’s first PR gallery in NZ
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It’s a smart idea that makes so much sense – show off all your clients’ products in one glitzy gallery for the media and industry bods to peruse and play with.

The concept is the brainchild of ex-Mojo PR managing partner, Jacqui Ansin. Ansin left Mojo less than four months …

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Are you the next AIM CEO?
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Got charisma? A passion for creativity? Direct marketing in your bones? The AIM Proximity CEO role is up for grabs.

Former CEO Darryn Melrose will be leaving at the end of the month after a six-year tenure. Interim CEO, Jim Moser (CEO Clemenger Group), is sad to see Melrose go …

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BeST design finalists announced
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The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) has the BeST Design Awards finalists on its website. The awards acknowledge the country’s best graphic, product and spatial design over 29 categories.

A record-breaking 590 entries were received this year, the most the awards has seen in its 21-year history. DINZ …

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Media Monitor and Factoids
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Fresh from The Media Counsel this week: How Kiwis really feel about the recession. Are we cheap when it comes to wine? In Brazil, branding is everything, especially on radio stations. E-tailers discounting luxury items are working through exclusive WOM markets in the US. One man’s recession is another …

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Classic cookbook cream of the crop
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Ladies, A Plate has taken out the Best Book award at the PANZ Book Design Awards. Designed by Alan Deare from Inhouse Design, it also won the Best Illustrated Book. The home-baking bible, by Alexa Johnston, appealed to the judges not because it was “particularly flashy, nor particularly ‘designer’. It …

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BNZ gets sugar hit
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See ya Y&R, hello Sugar. BNZ has appointed Sugar as its new agency with their media partner SparkPHD.

Even though Y&R have been delivered some “great work” in the last four years, BNZ head of brand, Jo Kelly, says “we’re entering a new phase of our business …

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One won, Topps top, Dean & Jaquie too
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Dean Spanley was a big winner at the 2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards, taking out the gongs for Best Feature Film (budget over $1m), Best Screenplay and Best Director for Toa Fraser, who couldn’t make it to the ceremony as he was on Maui doing yoga. In his …

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Qantas Film and TV Award Winners
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Award highlights

FilmQantas Best Feature Film – budget over $1 million  Dean SpanleyBest Feature Film – budget under $1 million  The Topp Twins Untouchable GirlsBest Director in a Feature Film (budget under and over $1 million)  Toa Fraser, Dean SpanleyBest Lead Actor in a Feature Film  Scott Wills …

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System was a down
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Dear Stop Pressers

This afternoon we had system down due to popular demand. Sorry, we’re expanding the memory on the 2756-Jxxx21 -Q multi-blade server-schmooo.

Promise it’ll be good next week.

Vincent Heeringa

Publisher

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Who coned Sky Tower?
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Plenty of buzz about the Sky Tower coning this morning.

We can tell you that it was the work of Colenso for the energy drink V.

“All will be revealed on TV on Sunday,” says a Colenso insider.

UPDATE: Here’s the link to the site

It was …

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QANTAS FILM AND TV CRAFT AWARDS WINNERS
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Well done peeps! Get our tweets on the Film and TV award winners Saturday night.

News and Current Affairs Categories

Best News CameraJared Mason – One News, US Election: McCain Campaign (TV One)

Finalists: James Marshall – Breakfast, Skifield Prepares to Open (TV One)Cameron Williams – 3 News, Anzac Day in …

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Ads@6: 31 Aug-3 Sep
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In a New Zealand first, StopPress has collected all the week’s most expensive TVCs into one handy place: here. Why? Not because they’re good. Some (arise, Sir Harvey Norman) are something else. But hey, when you’re spending so much so often, it pays for us to listen …

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CAANZ comes out swinging at TVNZ
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David Walden, president of CAANZ, says TVNZ’s ‘review’ of commission structures is a thinly disguised move to improve its margins.

“As far as CAANZ is concerned, this is a TVNZ initiative aimed at improving its financial performance,” he writes in a formal response from CAANZ.

TVNZ claims the industry …

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Celsias launches in NZ
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Celsias gives Kiwis the ability to take action on climate change and build a community-led response. In addition to a daily blog, the site features a variety of tools to share information, form discussions, start projects and swap success stories.

According to Nielsen Media Research, 80 per cent of small …

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Returning to the WOM
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Advertisers and marketers are readressing the value of good old-fashioned word-of-mouth referrals and increasing budgets in this area are reflecting this change. So how can WOM be better used to boost sales and drive awareness, retention and brand loyalty?

When Josh Bernoff, vice president of Proctor and Gamble, recently announced …

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Phwoar!
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Good news for petrolheads—Auto Salon magazine will launch in New Zealand in October. Privately owned Adrenalin Publishing has licensed the rights from across the ditch to produce the Kiwi version, combining Aussie, international and local content.

Adrenalin has somewhat hogged the motoring sector—its stable of seven includes NZ4WD …

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Get iPhone in yellow
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New Zealand’s estimated 20,000 iPhone owners can now access the Yellow business directory. The Yellow iPhone app is free to download from the App Store. It uses the iPhone’s GPS and Google Maps to locate businesses and give you walking or driving directions on how to get …

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Arty marketing 2
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Following Adshel’s raining bus shelter to promote KidsCan Trust over telethon weekend, the company has put art on the streets of Christchurch. The Bus.Stop. project features colourful works by Korean artist Sukjoon Jang in several bus shelters. Jang’s work likes light and Adshel’s advertising light boxes …

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L&L defends pic editor over cover kerfuffle
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Despite admitting it was “a bit unfortunate”, NZ Life and Leisure editor Kate Coughlan stands by the “impeccable” reputation of Fairfax pictures editor, Sybille Hetet.

“We went through the right channels and presumed this was cleared. We have strict processes for use of photos.”

L&L was pilloried by ACP …

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Arty marketing 1
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Art by Flox Art by ComponentTiger Beer is putting the mobile into marketing to stand out on the streets of Auckland. The backs of ten inner-city buses have been emblazoned with spray-painted stencils by five talented and impossibly cool artists from Cut Collective.

The arty approach is in line …

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New ed for trade mags
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Marketplace Media, who scooped up three mags—NZ Hardware Journal, Wares NZ and NZ Outdoor Power Equipment—from the 3Media fallout, has appointed Steve Bohling as group editor.

Steve has more than 25 years’ experience in the publishing biz, from editing consumer electronics, hi-fi and car stereo mags in the …

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Top shooters are from Palmy
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Paul Gummer

Winner of Photographer of the Year at the 2009 EPSON/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards is Paul Gummer, last year’s Creative Photographer winner. Gummer, who also won the landscape category, is a lecturer at the Universal College of Learning (UCOL).

UCOL, with campuses in Palmerston North, Wanganui …

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NZ has no internet entrepreneurs
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That’s according to the 2009 NZ Internet Awards. At the award ceremony in Wellington last month, Best Business Application went to Xero for its online accounting system, Best Education Product or Service Award was won by digital content directory Digital NZ and the Societal Impact Award went to the …

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Gaff Laff
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And now for the goobledegook press release of the week. Try saying it without breathing. Impossible.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – August 25, 2009 – As part of NetApp’s cloud computing news announcements today, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) highlighted its close relationships with industry-leading Information Technology (IT) vendors and enterprise Value Added Resellers …

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