Media typically aims to reflect reality. But it can also influence it. In the interests of better understanding the supernova of technological change and globalisation, Bauer’s research division Insights IQ, has been examining how New Zealanders are responding to this unprecedented pace of change – and it appears kiwis are feeling pretty overwhelmed.
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IAB New Zealand has announced it has been working with major New Zealand publishers, agencies and tech vendors to implement ads.txt, a global IAB initiative designed to eliminate counterfeit inventory in the programmatic advertising ecosystem.
Last week, Bauer blew out a candle for Paperboy as the magazine for urban adventurers turned one. Dropped in the audience’s path via an innovative distribution model, the mag has quickly entrenched its edgy aesthetic into the Auckland landscape. And editor Jeremy Hansen reckons there’s more to come.
Bauer Media has named current New Zealand chief executive Paul Dykzeul as chief executive officer of the company across both Australia and New Zealand. He will be relocating to Australia to take on the new role.
This morning, at The Vitrine in Grey Lynn, Bauer unveiled a new lifestyle magazine brand fronted by celebrity chef Nadia Lim. Dubbed Nadia, the bi-monthly publication will debut to the public on 17 October, as Bauer distributes a hefty run of 60,000 copies to supermarkets and bookstores throughout the nation.
Ask any parent of a teenager and they’ll likely tell you their kids don’t want to be told what to do, and the approach to encouraging them on how to choose a university has traditionally been to shout so-called inspirational messages at them through a TV screen. But this year, Bauer sought to approach potential students differently, providing them with an experience instead, in the form of an activation run at Auckland City Limits on behalf of Lincoln University with its partner Nudie Jeans.
This year, here’s what we’re going to do. When our clients say, “What’s the future of media, anyway?” we will bedazzle them. Show them new, more powerful ways to link magazines with digital media and other outlets. New ways to use social media and websites, with competitions, special events, display advertising, viral campaigns, sponsorships, customer incentives and a bunch of other stuff that’s so new and so amazing, we’re not even going to tell you about it yet.
Taste magazine is following in the footsteps of its Bauer stablemates Cleo and Metro with a new web presence. The new site is set to tap into the growing global hunger for information about food and cooking.
The Magazine Publishers Association has selected the finalists for this year’s Magazine Awards from 240 entries, up from 228 last year. Fairfax, Bauer Media Group and Tangible Media are well represented with 39, 36 and 30 finalist nods respectively.
After a six month review of the Magazine Awards, The Magazine Publishers Association has pushed go on its call for entries. And it will probably be getting a whole heap more this year because Bauer Media, which publishes 20 magazines, has ended its five year embargo and will get back onboard this year.