Hello. I'm the new StopPress

  • Gratuitous self-promotion
  • July 5, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Hello. I'm the new StopPress

Back in September 2009, we sent StopPress into the wild. Almost three years later and, with steadily rising audience numbers and what we think is a fairly well-established position as an important source of news, views and hullaballoos for New Zealand's marketing, advertising and media community, we're pretty proud of our e-baby. But, as everyone in this quickly-changing industry knows, laurel-sitting is not recommended, so, with the help of our digital agency and 'creative co-conspirators' &some, we've spent the past few months redesigning the site. Rest assured, we've kept all the good bits, but we've given it a good spruce up, shifted from WordPress to Django, installed a better comments engine, added the ability for users to post jobs (an events uploader will be coming in the near future), made the design more responsive so it will work on iPads, tablets, smartphones and big browsers, and basically tried to ensure we took care of what &some's head nerd Matt Cooney calls 'the whole platform-for-the-future thing'. 

Any site—or brand—that undergoes a redesign seems to end up on the receiving end of violent outrage, almost like, as Techcrunch says, "they’d woken up to discover that someone had crept in and rearranged the features of their wife’s face" (check out its very funny redesign hatemail template). We hope there's more like than violent outrage for this one. But if you do find anything that's a bit glitchy, please email editor@stoppress.co.nz and we'll give all members of the digital team 20 lashes. 

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Is consolidation the way of the future?

  • Advertising
  • January 18, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Is consolidation the way of the future?

The tail end of 2018 brought with it some major announcements between media companies and the booming out-of-home market. Nearly two months since NZME and Go Media enacted their partnership and MediaWorks and QMS Media announced their proposed merger, we have a chat with media agencies to see whether the latest developments are a sign of things to come.

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