Paris jumps from TVNZ to TV3

  • News
  • February 28, 2010
  • Vincent Heeringa

Breaking news: Jason Paris, the TVNZ marketing director, has announced he's leaving TVNZ - for TV3. In an email to "commercial partners" TVNZ says:

"He has accepted the position of Chief Executive of TVWorks, the owners and operators of TV3 and C4.

We are all delighted for him, but are obviously very sad to lose him as our Head of Strategy, Marketing and Digital Media."

In an internal email sent to TVNZ staff, chief executive Rick Ellis says:
“This is a huge opportunity for Jason and we all wish him well in the challenges he has before him.

"In the almost four years he has worked with me he has proved to be an incredibly capable executive who has added enormous value to our business. We see it as a compliment that MediaWorks thinks so highly of our executive talent.”

In other changes, MediaWorks has revamped its management structure, with several new key appointments, including Sussan Turner to the position of Group Managing Director for TV3, C4, 10 radio networks and brands, and the company's VOD and on-line business.

She will be replaced as RadioWorks CEO by Belinda Mulgrew.

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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