ANZ has launched a new cross-Tasman brand ad by Whybin\TBWA that gives a nod to the pioneering human spirit by featuring a series of snippets from innovators in their respective fields.
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Despite approaching his 80th birthday, contemporary pop artist Billy Apple (something of a human brand) hasn't lost the desire to create. And now, in collaboration with Saatchi’s design director Derek Lockwood, he has released a Billy Apple-branded cider.
StopPress Presents: 'Brand is as brand does', with US brand expert Marty Neumeier—GET IN FOR THE LAST FEW TICKETS
Marty Neumeier, best-selling author, designer and renowned business adviser, is on a mission to "revolutionise the way business does business in the 21st century". And you can find out how he plans on doing that at an event on Friday 29 August where he will share his insights on modern brands and the importance of being credible in an age of transparency.
Colenso BBDO has long worked on Fonterra's major brands like Anchor, Tip Top, Fresh 'n Fruity and Mainland and it's gradually been adding new chunks of the business to its roster, with the most recent being the addition of some smaller brands after Shine shacked up with Goodman Fielder. Now it's added some more after the agency was appointed as the social media partner for all of Fonterra's brands after a competitive pitch.
Telecom has announced that it will emerge as Spark on 8 August. But the powers that be say the new name is just one aspect of the company’s transformation into “a confident, forward-looking technology company”. In an edited version of an article originally published in the May/June edition of NZ Marketing, Ben Fahy looks at the thinking behind one of the country’s biggest-ever—and most controversial—rebrands and the important role chief operating officer Jason Paris played in the process.
Contact Energy has added a bit of playfulness to its power of late, with lights in Wellington's cable car tunnel and a Twitter competition to decide the winner of the People's Choice Award at the Fringe Festival. And that attitude seems to be in keeping with its playful new brand identity, which was created by Wellington's Designworks and San Francisco-based type designer Jessica Hische.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
Ever since Telecom did the splits back in 2011, there have been rumours that the 'New Telecom' might not stick with its name, which carries with it a fair bit of equity but also a fair bit of monopolistic baggage. And where there's smoke, there's fire, because Telecom has announced that it will change its name to Spark later in the year.
In a new series, we talk to Kiwi keyboard tappers that have managed to shift from the personal realm of blogging to create online media brands that are widely read (and in some cases profitable). In the first segment, we chat to Jamie Frater, the founder of Listverse.
Switching off, checking out: as broadcast viewership declines, how will brands get in people’s faces in the future?
Viewership of broadcast TV is declining here and around the world. And, in correlation, some consumers appear to have largely checked out of advertising altogether, writes Andrew Lewis. So a reliance on brand-led communications to drive engagement will be found wanting.
Creative agency Fly turns 10 next year and to mark the milestone, has brought founder Shane Hansen back into the fold to give the brand a bit of a facelift. Creative director Johnson McKay elaborates on the shift and reflects on the journey to date.
They take you on that journey’: Briscoe Group’s Fiona Stewart on partnering with Data Insight to deliver tangible business results
In addition to the creamy goodness of crushed peanuts, every jar of Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter also comes with the deep and meaningful musings of Taumaranui poet Bill Smith, whose work is printed on the reverse of the label.
Lorde's insistence to produce something that’s of true quality and distinctiveness, yet also absolutely mainstream, is the hallmark of truly great commercial innovators. That's exactly what New Zealand is striving to be, says Y&R New Zealand's James Hurman, and he believes her rise has plenty of relevance for those working in this industry.
Columbus Coffee kicked off in 1995 and it’s grown considerably since then, with 54 stores now dotted around the country. But after an 18 month project to breathe some new life into the brand, the chain is celebrating a new look, a new menu, new fit outs, new products and a host of new partnerships.
Marketers could be excused for thinking that not-for-profit sector brands learn from commercial consumer brands, not the other way around. But Insight's Steven Giannoulis says developing a new brand for a long-established NFP organisation has been a salient reminder of the wider, strategic roles that a brand can play.
As the AskewOne piece on the wall beside Auckland's south-western motorway says, 'better never stops'. And Charlie's Trading Co. has acknowledged that philosophy by creating a new corporate brand called The Better Drinks Co.