Being our last newsletter for 2019, the StopPress team would just like to thank you for your support this year and wish you a happy, safe, booze-filled break.
We will be back to fill up our newsfeed and hit your inboxes from the 13th of January.
What a year its been! We’ve had a lot of ups and downs as a business, as an industry, and as a nation. We’ve learnt lessons the hard way, took some easy wins and officially said ‘fuck right off’ to the 2010 decade. At last.
Here at StopPress, we wanted to thank you for another year of support, lively comment debates, 40,000 PR emails, free shit, boozy lunches and getting to be the port of call for a lot of what happens in this manic industry.
This year marked our tenth anniversary, and since 2009 StopPress has gone from strength to strength, from conception it has strived to bring the best agency, marketing and media news to our industry. Being largely carried in part by Vicent Heerigina’s and Martin Bell’s hive minds, Ben Fahy’s dry humour, Damien Venuto’s heartfelt connection to all his work, Erin McKenzie’s determination and clock-like organisational skills, and our ever turning clog of fantastic contributors and sponsors who have made the site what it is.
As we send off the 2010 era, it’s a time to reflect on what we have achieved. Besides solidifying ourselves as a leading, trusted voice in the industry, we have also had some very well-deserved wins. Ben Fahy took out editor of the year in 2015 at the MPA’s, and Damien Venuto took out Supreme Editor in 2017. Also in 2017, our commercial manager Vernene Medcalf won MPA Sales Person of the year. Our most recent editor, Erin McKenzie won Rising Star in 2018. NZ Marketing Magazine, our parent mag, this year won the Supreme Magazine Award.
As 2020 approaches faster than my nan to a plate of baked goods, our simple site got a much-needed makeover, not only because we want to keep the magic alive in this relationship, but it’s important for StopPress to keep up with the modern moving’s of the industry, including having a swish as site that’s bound to make anyone hot under the collar.
So thank you to our industry for your support over the past ten years and in 2019. It has been full of ups and downs, movings, shakings, sad dog commercials, world cup wins and loses. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without each and every individual.
Have a Merry Christmas, a happy break, and try not to do anything dumb. We will see you all in 2020.
Love, the StopPress Team.