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The BBC has suffered two embarrasingly public epic fails. Newsreader Simon McCoy, whose past gaffes include appearing to snooze on the job, has now presented an item while clutching a ream of photocopy paper instead of his iPad.
The world is aflutter with royal baby news but this BBC news journalist is clearly fed up and unhappy with his placenta-side post.
TradeMe Jobs recently launched a campaign showing that nominative determinism was a thing of the past. Try telling that to the BBC.
There are those among us who have some serious issues with grammatical errors. And, with a healthy dose of 'there but for the grace of the flying spaghetti monster go us', we couldn't help but notice a slightly ironic ad talking up the BBC World Service in the New Zealand Herald. First Jimmy Savile, now this. The controllers will be aghast.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
Adhub has won the rights to a couple of rather attractive online properties, becoming the sole agency for display advertising and sponsorship sales representation for allblacks.com and acquiring the New Zealand sales account for LonelyPlanet.com through its relationship with BBC.com.
It has all the key ingredients of a holy grail story that would be right at home in the News of the World: secrets, politics, royalty, skullduggery, dubious ethics and alleged bribery. And yet the 168-year-old tabloid renowned for nabbing such stories closed on Sunday after it emerged it had hacked into the phones of murder victims and allegedly also 9/11 victims, royals and politicians. As you can imagine, there's a whole heap of information, commentary and satire available online about the scandal. And we've collected the best of it so you don't have to.
...Media Design School students win thing; a magical mystery store opens its doors in Auckland's High St; The Documentary Channel is no more; social buying site GrabOne celebrates a milestone; the hunt is on for New Zealand's Next Top Bookshelf; African adventurers and other charities look for assistance; Air New Zealand's Christmas auction kicks off; ex-Fonterra boss Roger Boyd launches the 'beverage of the well-travelled'; InComm arrives in Australasia; 2Degrees, now in 3Dimensions; NZ Post gives everyone a hurry up; and marvel at the glamour of the IAB/Facebook Xmas party.
In this installment of Michael Carney's Marketing Week: Trade Me gets with the daily deals programme iAds steam ahead in the US The BBC begins what might be a new paradigm for paid content online Social media reaches the tipping point RIP, Independent What will this year's most popular sales and lead generation strategies be? Get your names in the hat for the third Social Media Marketing eCourse. And there's even a new option available for the 'time-poor'.
They take you on that journey’: Briscoe Group’s Fiona Stewart on partnering with Data Insight to deliver tangible business results
This week from The Media Counsel: BBC television content is now available on your mobile. Let the floodgates open.
Thousands of middle-aged woman, several politicians and an array of media darlings are reeling at the news that TVNZ has decided not to commission Dancing With The Stars in 2010. A TVNZ statement says the decision was made because the current market conditions do not support such an expensive show ...
Reputed to be New Zealand’s largest online advertising network, Adhub has just scored a prestigious client, BBC.com. Adhub aims to give the UK broadcasting giant a noteworthy presence among its network of more than 20 New Zealand sites, targeting the most appropriate demographics. Managing Director of AdHub, Josh ...