This week saw the launch of APN Outdoor’s ‘Turning Heads’ campaign and top of the agenda towards getting people to turn heads is the launch of new large format digital billboards in Auckland.
A couple of years ago Barnes, Catmur & Friends employed the services of some LED lights and a thermometer to rub salt in the wintry wounds of Kiwis and draw attention to the temperature in Fiji. And now, to draw attention to the fact that Asahi has been ‘Brewed in the Future since 1987’, it’s added a digital clock to a billboard in Ponsonby Road that, as Paul Catmur says, has been “causing a wee bit of confusion all around” and keeping revellers on their toes.
iSite Media, New Zealand’s largest out of home advertising supplier, has entered into an agreement to purchase all of OTW’s billboard sites. But the deal will only go ahead if the Commerce Commission believes it won’t substantially lessen competition in the market.
After a fairly long period of relative austerity when it comes to the outdoor sector’s trade marketing efforts, it seems things are starting to brighten up, with the Adshel Rally making a welcome return a few weeks back and APN Outdoor ready to celebrate the first birthday of its ‘Friends in High Places’ series by hosting the after party of the CAANZ Media Awards.
…as .99 snaffles an experienced Aussie campaigner as operations manager; APN Outdoor adds two more to the roster; Independent Liquor bolsters its marketing team with a new Boundary Road Brewery marketing manager; Adhub aims for digital world domination with three newbies; and The Pond adds its most experienced member yet to the freelance database.
RSVPs for the APN Outdoor Summer Party have closed and almost 400 industry folk have registered to attend the Friends in High Places soiree next Thursday. However, in shameless advertising fashion, sales director Kent Harrison has taken advantage of the remaining demand and opened his own unofficial RSVP list. So …
Like us, you’ll probably feel a little bit dirty for even being interested in this, but Colenso’s Tim Smith, resplendent in a luxurious velvet jacket, and Saatchi & Saatchi’s Gemma Copas, dazzling onlookers with her polka dots, have left the other hideously unattractive finalists in their ridiculously good-looking wake after taking out APN Outdoor’s inaugural Advertising’s Next Top Model competition.