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04 September 2020

 
 
The Faces of our Industry: Ankit Sood
 
 

The world is changing, and with it agencies are changing too. From gender balance, diversity and inclusion, there is waves of progress happening across the board. Brought to you by StopPress with support from the Comms Council, The Faces of our Industry proudly sponsored by Google, is a celebration of the diversity found within our sector. Click

 
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  September 4, 2020
 
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Jo Mitchell joins DB Breweries as marketing director
 
 

DB Breweries has announced that Jo Mitchell is stepping into the company as director of marketing, while  Sean O’Donnell is heading overseas to take up an International Brands role at the Heineken regional office in Singapore. Mitchell comes from her position as marketing director for McDonalds and will be replacing Sean O’Donnell who is heading

 
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  September 1, 2020
 
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Metro Magazine rises like a Phoenix from the ashes
 
 

The closure of Bauer and several of its well-loved titles has been disappointing for many, however one of the titles saved by local ownership and returning better than ever is 2020 Voyager Magazine of the year, Metro. The Auckland-focused lifestyle mag will be returning to shelves and mailboxes in November following a complete re-vamp in

 
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  September 3, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
Ovato launches new subscription service
 
 

To better service its recent publishing solution arm, Ovato has launched a new subscription service to complete its offering. Ovato Subscription Service (OSS) offers a full sub management system and will be headed by ex-Bauer subscriptions operations manager, Gina McCondach. Tony Edwards, General Manager of OPS says “OSS provides a fantastic independent subscriptions management solution

 
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  September 1, 2020
 
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Digital Daffodil: ANZ and TBWA encourage Cancer Society donations
 
 

Although Daffodil Day may have passed, TBWA and ANZ are encouraging Kiwis to continue to donate to the Cancer Society through the use of their digital daffodils with QR codes. Cancer Society’s daffodil has always been a symbol of the annual fundraiser, however this year, ANZ and TBWA want to keep the fundraising going as

 
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  September 3, 2020
 
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ASA releases new influencer guidelines for ad content
 
 

The Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) has released ‘Influencers AdHelp Information’ which is set to help support the identification of influencer content. There has been a lot of grey area in the land of the influencers with the likes of #ad, #collab #sponsored #sponcon – And the ASA have put its foot down, stating from September

 
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  September 3, 2020
 
  Courtney Devereux
 
 
Listen: Rethink podcast explores crucial brand timing
 
 

Rethink is Google’s first AU/NZ podcast specifically designed for marketers. Episode three features Rhys Williams, Mike Daniels and Gemma Bevan exploring how brands can show up in the right place, at the right time and say the right thing for their consumers.

 
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  September 2, 2020
 
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Turning negatives to positives: OOHMAA promotes #OurSecondChance
 
 

OOHMAA are helping to address the world with a global campaign which draws on turning the negativity surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic into a positive. Although the world has undergone drastic changes this year OOHMAA wants consumers to look at the bright side of the situation. Messages throughout the campaign ask what aspects of Lockdown consumers

 
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  September 2, 2020
 
  StopPress Team
 
 
Big Communications shows Kiwi strength
 
 

Big Communications has released its work for the brand revival of Gerard roofing, showing the strength of Kiwi durability. Gerard roofing is found across 157 countries and has been quietly succeeding in the background since 1957. Now the brand is going under a revival lead by Big Communications to bring it to the minds of

 
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  September 2, 2020
 
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Workplace Wellbeing: Xero launches mental health check-in
 
 

Global small business platform Xero is addressing mental health in the workplace with the launch of its new well-being initiative, The Check-In, for small Kiwi businesses. Following New Zealand’s first Level 4 Lockdown, research has shown that 58 percent of small business employees have not talked about their wellbeing within the workplace and 36 percent

 
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  September 2, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
Uno Loco and Hula add top tier talent to grow brand work
 
 

Mark Benseman, formerly of Designworks has joined design agency Hula as Creative Director. Hula is the design force behind sister brand Uno Loco, NZ’s best known business event producers. According to CEO Blair Glubb “a lot of Hula’s work is in the B2B space, so it goes below the ‘above the line’ radar. But clients

 
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  September 2, 2020
 
  Courtney Devereux
 
 
Weta Digital teams up with Amazon
 
 

Our very own Weta Digital has teamed up with Amazon Web Services in an effort to accelerate innovation and content production of visual effects. Amazon Web Service (AWS) is an Amazon company and is the worlds most broadly adopted cloud platforms. By leveraging this platform, Weta Digital will be able to create a new cloud-based

 
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  September 3, 2020
 
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What brands leapt forward in the August Zavy Social Scoreboard?
 
 

The announcement that Auckland was returning to Level 3 after coronavirus had re-emerged in the community seemed to take New Zealanders by surprise. Radar showed a steep rise in fear and drop in optimism across the country. Suddenly Aucklanders had to regroup and adjust to life in Level 3 – no childcare, working from home,

 
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  September 2, 2020
 
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