articles tagged 'Ant Farac'

MediaWorks ECD Ant Farac on getting Married at First Sight to the nation's watercoolers

  • Advertising
  • October 17, 2017
  • Damien Venuto
MediaWorks ECD Ant Farac on getting Married at First Sight to the nation's watercoolers

It's become the watercooler show of the moment, sparking conversations around the country. We chat to MediaWorks ECD Ant Farac about what he's done over the last few months to help squeeze the show into the public consciousness.

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What does TV3 have in common with the Nokia 3310, Saddam Hussein and seven-year-old Lorde?

  • Media
  • February 9, 2017
  • Damien Venuto
What does TV3 have in common with the Nokia 3310, Saddam Hussein and seven-year-old Lorde?

Every year new things are added to the never-ending pile of history. And yesterday, MediaWorks dropped the TV3 fern into the landfill and signalled a fresh start with the launch of Three. We chat to a few of the minds behind this move and discover that brands sometimes need to evolve with the changing times.

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StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year: New World, Vodafone and Sky take top honours

  • TVC of the Year, brought to you by MediaWorks
  • August 14, 2015
  • Ben Fahy
StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year: New World, Vodafone and Sky take top honours

There was intellectual dissection, there were furrowed brows, there were plates of calamari (hopefully the kind from the sea), there were big jugs of beer, there were raised voices, there were occasional bouts of physical violence and, eventually, there was quorum as a panel of esteemed judges chose New World and Colenso BBDO's rather fruity Fruit and Vege Pro as the victor in the StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year, with Vodafone’s Piggy Sue and Sky’s Murmuration second and third. PLUS: other category winners for craft, degree of difficulty and clever use of TV.

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Clemenger double: 'Mistakes' picks up StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year, 'Blazed As' shares craft category spoils with DDB's 'Born to Defy'—UPDATED

  • TVC of the Year, brought to you by MediaWorks
  • September 1, 2014
  • Damien Venuto
Clemenger double: 'Mistakes' picks up StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year, 'Blazed As' shares craft category spoils with DDB's 'Born to Defy'—UPDATED

Last week, StopPress met with an estimable judging panel in an effort to determine which finalist in the StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year competition was most deserving of this year’s title. Copious head scratching, contemplative groans and a fair bit of imbibing ensued as the judges weighed up the pros and cons of the campaigns over a lunch at Auckland’s Neighbourhood brew bar. And by the end of this highly scientific estimation of the effectiveness of the each campaign, the judges came to a final shortlist of three candidates: ‘Mistakes’ for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) by Clemenger BBDO, ‘Devil’s Chair’ for NZI by FCB and ‘The People’s Film’ for VW by Colenso BBDO. PLUS: ‘Blazed As’ for the NZTA by Clemenger BBDO and ‘Born to Defy’ for Steinlager by DDB took out the top spots in the craft category.

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Zavy and StopPress have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

MediaWorks aims to ensnare more 'Block-a-holics' with cross-channel marketing push

  • TV
  • July 29, 2014
  • Damien Venuto
MediaWorks aims to ensnare more 'Block-a-holics' with cross-channel marketing push

On Sunday night, MediaWorks unveiled the four couples that will gain palm calluses, lose sleep and drink copious cups of Wild Bean Coffee during the third season of The Block NZ. And given the solid ratings the show attracted in previous seasons, MediaWorks has given the latest edition a strong promotional push across its entire offering. Here's a breakdown of how the broadcaster aims to hold onto its stong fan base. PLUS: find out which brands are partnering with MediaWorks for this season.

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MediaWorks unveils The Edge TV

  • Media
  • June 27, 2014
  • Damien Venuto
MediaWorks unveils The Edge TV

The creative team behind The Edge TV were in the MediaWorks offices until the wee hours of Friday morning, putting together the final pieces for the Edge TV, a project that was first announced in April. PLUS: the network stoush continues.

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Toyota's smitten, masochistic kitten takes StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year title, Westpac's 'Flatties' wins People's Choice

  • Advertising
  • August 15, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Toyota's smitten, masochistic kitten takes StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year title, Westpac's 'Flatties' wins People's Choice

Chins have been stroked, cases have been put, voices have ben raised and chocolate thins have been consumed. Which can mean only one thing: the winners have been chosen for the StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year.

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Self-promotion rewarded as Kiwi TV networks win plaudits at Promax

  • Marketing
  • September 25, 2012
  • StopPress Team
Self-promotion rewarded as Kiwi TV networks win plaudits at Promax

The Promax BDA awards aim to celebrate the world's best brand, creative and marketing initiatives within the television industry—and the agencies and network creative departments responsible for them. And TVNZ and Spicer & Martin, Sky and Brandspank, and MediaWorks all returned home from the Australia/New Zealand ceremony last week in Sydney with a few gongs between them.

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