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TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards 2015: Slow and steady wins the race for Chorus
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For the next few weeks, we will be showcasing all the winners of the 2015 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. First up, Chorus’ Gigatown, which, after more than a year of parochial hashtags, press and Instagram videos, effectively informed Kiwis about UFB, drove interest in the economic and social benefits it could offer, generated millions of dollars of media value for the brand and came away with wins in the Supreme, Utilities and Technology categories.

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Collect your own (magazine)! Get the good oil on the best in the business with NZ Marketing’s awards special
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The country’s best marketing thinking and execution was recognised last week at the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. All subscribers to NZ Marketing magazine should have received their personalised copy of the latest edition (and hopefully popped out the perforated ‘collectables’ featured on the cover). Inside you can find out why Jules Lloyd-Jones, Sam Forrest, Theresa Gattung, Chorus, Data Insight, Douglas Pharmaceuticals, Farmers Trading Company, Health Promotion Agency, Independent Liquor, Land Rover New Zealand, MediaWorks, Mitre 10, New Zealand Automobile Association, World Vision, Refresh Renovations, Sky City Auckland, Slingshot, Tait Communications and Westpac/Air New Zealand were victorious. And these case studies offer marketers of all stripes plenty of lessons worth replicating.

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Might and magic: Chorus’ Gigatown reigns supreme at TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards, Foodstuffs’ Jules Lloyd-Jones takes top individual honour
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Almost 800 people filled The Great Room at The Langham last night to celebrate the best in the marketing business at the 24th TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. And Chorus’ Gigatown campaign, which effectively informed Kiwis about UFB, drove interest in the economic and social benefits it could offer and generated millions of dollars of media value for the brand, took the big one, with Jules Lloyd-Jones from Foodstuffs named as the marketer of the year.

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The fight against buffering: a look at the rollout of ultra-fast broadband
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Not too long ago the high-pitched robotic noises of a modem connecting served as our only gateway to an online world that was typified by webpages that slowly lagged into existence. Over time, the lag has reduced and ongoing roll out ultra-fast broadband (UFB) holds the promise of snuffing it out entirely. StopPress chats to a few industry players about why the roll out of ultra-fast broadband is important for Kiwi consumers.

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The curtain falls on Gigatown campaign
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After thirteen months and 5.95 million tweets, the Chorus Gigatown campaign is now playing its closing scenes, and there can only be one winner. Next Wednesday the long-awaited Gigatown victor will be announced.

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Pity the fools who aren’t down with Gigatown
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Gigatowners trying to be crowned the winners of Chorus’ initiative to grant speedy internet to one lucky region are showing their creative sides as the competition hots up. The contest got its first meme recently with nice casting of The A-Team hero Mr T.

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As Telecom does the splits, K-Rob’s role goes up in the air and agency vultures begin circling
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Telecom and the MED released a document on Tuesday about its plan to ‘demerge’ and split into two separate entities—the network division Chorus and the retail arm at this stage colloquially known as the ‘New Telecom’—as part of the conditions imposed by the government after its successful bid to build the Ultra Fast Broadband network. And the split, which still requires shareholder and bondholder approval, has led to a fresh round of speculation that it could be a catalyst for changes to its agency roster and might spell the end of Kevin Roberts’ position on the Telecom board.

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[email protected]: 20 – 26 May
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This week on [email protected], the exquisitely uncomfortable guys at Fresh Up keep on delivering, Intanza offer a rather compelling reason to get the flu jab, the BNZ indulge in some blatant 80s-style heartstring tugging  and Continental give us every girl’s worst nightmare. Plus, more Rhys Darby!

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A Chorus of approval
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Who it’s for: Chorus/Telecom by Chameleon TV

Why we like it: A little bit of self-deprecation from the cable layers. Looks like the battle for the fibre optic network is starting to heat up. And it’s the first Telecom advertising we’ve seen on the …

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[email protected]: 13 – 19 May
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This week on [email protected], Chorus talks shop and takes to the countryside, Sam Neill shows off his acting talents for Kiwibank, Sugar’s new BNZ campaign heads to Kaikoura, Samsung shows off its 3D televisions (without actually being able to show off its 3D televisions) and we wonder if the ad for Sinopec is actually a front for some kind of cult.