Westpac New Zealand, with the help of FCB Media, is tackling the issue of gender diversity in business leadership roles with a message about women’s underrepresentation in the New Zealand Herald that’s hard to ignore.
The ‘Plus by ASB’ app, created by digital product design agency Roam, provides a single access point to online business tools, such as Xero, Vend and Shopify, offering a single view of performance across all these interfaces.
The Ipsos Global Reputation Centre recently undertook a massive study of the reputation of more than 100 of the world’s largest companies to examine the factors that contribute to reputational success and resiliency in the face of crisis. The research ranked companies into Trust Tiers, and explores what makes companies in the top Trust Tier different, how they perform financially, the impact of trust on resiliency in the face of crisis, and the inter-relationship between trust and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on a company’s core business performance.
Bay Audiology won the business transformation award at this year’s edition of the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. Marketing director Jacqueline Tibbotts sits down for a chat with TRA strategy director Colleen Ryan about the thinking behind the win.
WPP business director Mark Jenner heeds the advice of the long-running Dos Equis mascot and argues that agencies need to focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses.
Vodafone is helping New Zealanders be business ready in a new ‘Fortune favours the ready’ campaign via FCB.
Little Giant founder Mark Hurley was recently selected as one of the 17 finalists in this year’s edition of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. We chat to him about starting an agency despite having no industry experience, hiring the right staff and ensuring that his business has the legs to make it through all the disruption blowing through the landscape.
Ipsos takes a look at what your reaction times are telling your favourite brands.
Ipsos takes a look at market research to see where the value lies for research buyers.
Fresh As founder Tommy Roff faced a major challenge when he started his business: how do you convince hardcore chefs that fresh isn’t always best? It wasn’t easy, but here’s how he pulled it off.
Programmatic advertising might not have the highest cool factor in the industry, but there’s no denying that it’s growing at a blistering rate. As more and more advertising is sold online, smart tech companies are tapping into the opportunity and making a nice profit in the process. One such company is Acquire Online, which in the most recent edition of the Deloitte Fast 50 nabbed the spot as the 15th fastest growing startup in New Zealand. We chat to the programmatic director Zane Furtado about how the company has managed to grow so quickly and what it will take to maintain this momentum in years to come.
In a move that seems a little counter-intuitive for an organisation established to champion local business, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has awarded the redesign of its website to Australian agency DT, after putting out a tender for the business.
Uber is transforming its back seats into a Dragons’ Den of sorts tomorrow, giving the business thinkers of Auckland a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of leaders and investors who are looking for their next opportunity.
There’s a lot going on in the world of social media. Each week new updates see the platforms change and communication habits follow suit. So how can marketers keep up? In a new series we talk to people in the industry about what the updates mean to marketers. This week Wendy Thompson, founder and managing director of Socialites, explains how businesses can go live with Facebook Live.
Spark’s public relations arm today announced a number of changes to its leadership team, including the departure of Spark Digital CEO Tim Miles and Spark Ventures CEO Rod Snodgrass at the end of the year.
For the first time, the Acumen Edelman Trust barometer has been conducted in New Zealand to determine the level of trust Kiwis have in their institutions and it turns out Kiwis are a very discerning and sceptical bunch, with trust levels ranking below our Australian and British counterparts. We also hold more trust in NGOs and businesses than we do in the media or government. And Acumen Republic say the findings in this study present opportunities for businesses to increase profit by lifting trust through doing more for the greater good.
Yesterday David Bowie accomplished the impossible, and proved through death that he is immortal. The world has refused to let him die and his many faces have been scattered across the web, while his name and memory are on everyone’s lips. And while he has been well covered in the media already, we just couldn’t help but write a little something on him. So here’s a few examples of Bowie’s foray into the world of advertising and business, as well his strangely accurate predictions around the future state of music.
With the annual slam of Christmas commercial messaging hitting us from all sides, it comes as little surprise that 59 percent of Kiwis feel that Christmas has become too commercial. So are brands doing themselves a disservice by focusing on sales rather than more authentic Christmas messaging?
It’s been a rocky year for German carmaker Volkswagen, with data from CNN money showing that global car sales fell 5.3 percent in October after news of the emissions scandal broke. But have these shockwaves stretched across the world to also affect sales in the local market?
Dropit hopes punters and retailers will say yes to ‘no reserve’ and sign up to take part in reverse auctions. Last week, Dropit soft-launched its auction website where items have no reserve price. However, this is a good thing for the punter because the longer the auction lasts, the cheaper the item becomes. We chat to the company’s chief executive and marketing manager Peter Howell about how this all works.
A kiwi app combines the tangible with the digital in collaborating with Warehouse Stationery to let New Zealanders print photos from their phones.
In and around Auckland’s CBD, parking is becoming a business in itself. Since Parkable launched in August, some hosts have already started earning over $1000 per month, for spaces previously unused. And now retailers are also trying to cash in on the copious space they have available.
Uber, the ultimate disruptor, proven perhaps by the increasingly frequent reference of other tech innovations being dubbed as “The Uber of [insert tech innovation]”. And, it’s easy to see why. Recent results show Uber for business travel is doing extremely well with several companies jumping aboard the Uber bandwagon/cab.
James Kemp, the director of Growth HQ, says many successful brands tend to be transparent about their businesses and believes that local players should follow suit.
The winners of the 2015 New Zealand Business Awards were announced last Wednesday, with Queenstown-based experiential tourism company Magic Memories taking home four awards, including the coveted Judges’ Supreme Award for International Business.