On Tuesday last week, The Media Counsel ceased trading after managing director Glenda Wynyard put the company into voluntary liquidation. Since then, there has been no official comment from Wynyard, a representative from Aegis/Carat or a liquidator, which means details about the amount owed and the reasons behind the decision have been scarce. But there’s been no shortage of speculative commentary, mudslinging and confusion.
Two disparate markets will be temporarily combined from next week, with Gianpaolo Grazioli of Giapo and Jayson Bryant of The Wine Vault promising to bring Aucklanders a range of new frozen taste sensations by using some of New Zealand’s best sauvignon blancs in a series of sorbets.
Who it’s for: TVNZ’s launch of Masterchef NZ
Why we like it: A dash of culinary arrogance and head shaking from the judges, a pinch of sweaty anguish from the competitors and slow motion shots of exploding blenders and flaming pans makes for a top notch …
Loyalty New Zealand (LNZ), the operator of Fly Buys, has opened a new Auckland office and made three new appointments to complete the team and strengthen its nationwide presence.
An essential element of TV One’s new show Hung can now be seen in 3D, but only if you cop a glance (or, for committed violators, a feel) of the rather risqué billboard, which was recently erected on Victoria St in Auckland in an attempt to get mass market penetration.
A check on the Companies Office website shows The Media Counsel has not yet been officially placed in liquidation. But company directors have just five working days from the announcement of a liquidation to notify the Companies Office about it, whereupon its status will be updated and a liquidator will be appointed.
Hey [email protected], whaddya been up to? What’s that, you’ve recorded all the commercials during the first ad break of the 6pm news on both major TV channels so that everyone in the marketing and communications industry can see who’s paying for the expensive, primetime spots? Well, that’s very nice of you. Sorry, what’s that? Adstream, a one stop shop for all of your TV, print, radio and workflow solutions, is the new sponsor of [email protected]? Well, that’s very nice of them. Alright, have a good weekend. See you next week. Don’t go changin’.
Mad TV pre-empts the latest Apple product by a couple of years (the dancing silhouettes near the end are particularly violating). And Steve Jobs, a man who still wears ‘sneans’ and a tucked in t-shirt yet is somehow still revered by the world’s gadget loving coolios, is …
On 26 February, the best response-driven marketing campaigns of 2009 and the talented marketers behind them will be honoured at the New Zealand Marketing Association’s RSVP and Nexus Awards. So, with less than a month to go, here’s a gentle reminder to make sure you book your table for a date with marketing’s newest ‘Grand Masters’.
Nickelodeon NZ has released a new logo to replace the “historical splat”, with new livery launching on-air, on-line and in all off-air marketing collateral. And the Nick brand police are obviously on high alert, chasing down transgressors who don’t follow its very strict, specific, capitalised and unintentionally entertaining logo guidelines.
Following yesterday’s news that The Media Counsel had gone into voluntary liquidation, Glenda Wynyard has, unsurprisingly, gone to ground and Carat’s Ryf Quail has deflected questions to Joy Clark, Carat’s PR enforcer in Australia, who wasn’t able to be contacted. But StopPress has seen a letter that Wynyard sent to her clients to apologise and offer suggestions as to what they should do and where they should take their business.
With a mix of pomp, ceremony, well-managed PR and a fair bit of international media interest, Air New Zealand today unveiled the final prototype of its new cabin upgrades for the soon-to-arrive fleet of five Boeing 777-300s.
The final entry deadline for AXIS 2010 is almost upon you. So no more procrastination. There’s just seven days to get your act together and submit your entries for the 30th anniversary of New Zealand’s finest and most fiercely fought award show.
Despite the widely held consensus that the economy is beginning to recover, the effects of recent redundancies and higher levels of unemployment continue to make the sales and marketing job market extremely competitive. And gaining access to leading recruitment resources is crucial for job seekers and employers to find the right position or candidate.
A group of New Zealand’s ‘ultra-premium’ wine producers have established a new marketing group called The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand (TSWNZ) and the five founding members hope their obsessive desire for quality (a passion they say could possibly be seen as a mild-form of insanity) might help New Zealand wine escape the commoditisation trap they feel it is currently in danger of falling into.
Adshel is making a habit of bringing sports to the world of public transport and it did it again during January’s ASB Classic, treating commuters to some unique ‘courtside’ action by combining specially designed bus shelters, posters, decals and even the modern scourge of female tennis, ridiculous grunting.