MediaWorks head of marketing Katie Mills has called the Newshub launch the biggest in MediaWorks history. We look at all the creative elements and how the launch went.
Since last year, MediaWorks has been on a mission to pull together the disparate departments of the business to offer a fully integrated service across the various available channels. And this will be continued with the launch of Newshub on 1 February.
On 25 November 1989, only 25 years ago, TV3 had no viewers. The station was only set to launch the next day following a four-year period of legal wrangling to get government approval to introduce a commercial television station. Now, as the channel celebrates its quarter century, its parent company MediaWorks has a reach of 3,759,247 and has established itself as a respected competitor against the state-owned broadcasting stalwart TVNZ. And to coincide with the celebrations, MediaWorks is already looking to the future with the launch of a new brand expression called ‘For me it’s 3’ that places empahsis on the modern trend of social viewing.
The Dominion Post and NZ Herald will contest this year’s Canon Media Award for Best Newspaper with circulation over 30,000, while Good, Home and The Listener are the finalists for Best Newsstand Magazine. In the new Best Blog category it’s Toby Manhire, Cameron Slater and Giovanni Tiso, with Best Website finalist placings handed to 3News, The Wireless and Yahoo NZ.