Gone are the days of days of media monitors delivering clients a package of newspaper cutouts each morning, but that doesn’t mean monitoring is no longer required. Rather, it’s as important than ever clients have a pair of eyes on the news gaining attention across the expanding media landscape. Russ Horell, Isentia’s New Zealand country manager, talks to StopPress about the rise of social media, how it’s responding with AI and what the future of news and journalism looks like.
Global brands are struggling to win the trust of connected New Zealanders, according to research from Kantar TNS.
September 21 marks the five-year anniversary of the day when Facebook turned social media into just plain ‘media’. This date is probably worth noting, if not necessarily celebrating, as it marks the end of the dream of brands having unlimited conversations with their fans for free.
Brands are just coming of age in the new collaborative economy. Like any teenager though, a lot of their actions at the moment are a bit awkward. Most of us learnt at some point that joining in on an existing conversation is much easier than starting your own by shouting until you get someone to pay attention. But to join in and be heard means being relevant and on code, and of course the ‘on code’ bit is what brands need to work out because it is constantly changing.
Buying content is easy. But getting viewers to tune in so you can make money from it is a whole other channel. We chat to TVNZ’s Jeff Latch and Andrew Shaw about how they’re planning to address the latter part of this equation.
TRA’s Colleen Ryan on what Shakespeare can teach brands about breaching the fourth wall through social, where a new set of rules apply.
Consumers have become a lot more conscious these days, spending far more time researching before purchasing, not just picking up a product because it looks pretty on the shelf. We chat to Adrien Taylor about his cap brand Offcut Caps – which rose from scraps of offcut fabric – about his brand’s ethos and why it’s crucial for brands to have a purpose beyond making a profit.