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Auckland 21-year-olds Harriett Maire and Ferris Bradley’s short film has been chosen as a finalist for a NASA film competition, where the winning film will be enjoyed by astronauts in the International Space Station. Maire explains how the surreal opportunity came to be.
News Works has announced the end of an era this week, with it drawing the Newspaper Ad of the Year and Newspaper ad of the Month competitions to a close to focus on student talent.
Pic’s peanut butter has joined forces with Motion Sickness for a Facebook competition campaign running across New Zealand and Australia called ‘Pay it forward’, where Pic’s fans can do just that, nominate their friends who they feel deserve a jar of nutty goodness.
Microsoft spruiks its Surface Book by letting creativity thrive and providing relief from the daily grind
Microsoft NZ is giving Kiwis the chance to bring their dreams to the surface in a new competition campaign, with the help of Y&R, in which one winner will receive a year’s salary to unleash their creativity.
During the press conference announcing the deal and their new Auckland to Los Angeles route, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce and American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker were both very complimentary of Air New Zealand, heaping praise on the quality of the service offered. And the team at Air New Zealand was clearly watching these proceedings with interest, because not long thereafter the airline released an auto-tune mashup, via creative agency True, in which the pair of executives are shown seemingly pointing out the quality of the Kiwi airline's service.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
Burgers seem to be the new connoisseur item and weirder and more wonderful offerings at popular events like Wellington on a Plate's 'Burger Wellington' competition have shown the levels of experimentation burger eaters are willing to indulge. These gentrified consumer tastes have given rise to the 'better burger' movement, a niche occupied by establishments like Burger Fuel, Burger Wisconsin and, in Auckland, Burger Burger. Even that bastion of standardised beef and cheese, McDonald's, has announced moves to posh up their burgers by allowing customers to customise their own. But 'bourgeois burgery' has now moved to the humble Kiwi BBQ, if the entries to Tip Top’s 'Build a Better Burger Challenge' are anything to go by.
Griffin’s recently launched an online competition campaign called ‘Super Little Bakers’ via Assignment Group, which urges kids (or rather, their parents) to submit recipes to a micro-page within Griffin’s Facebook to go in the draw to win prizes. An overall winner will be crowned Griffin’s Super Little Baker of 2015 by the end of the week, after over 170 recipes were submitted.
Mozart, the Egyptian goddess Ma’at, the Apollo 11 mission and ancient Greece were some of the subjects among the entries for Google’s ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition. Young’uns from years one to 10 submitted entries for a Google logo design about where they would go and what they would do if they could go back in time.
DDB’s Nick Dellabarca and Liz Richards scooped up the supreme award out of 53 teams which entered Pixel 361°, APN Outdoor's first annual outdoor creative challenge. The win will see them head to SXSW in Austin, Texas in March next year while both the highly commended and people’s choice awards went to Aaron Carbines and Mike Felix of Us&Co.
They take you on that journey’: Briscoe Group’s Fiona Stewart on partnering with Data Insight to deliver tangible business results
The ‘pics’ of the bunch: NZ Geographic photographer of the year soon to be announced from 28 finalists
A timelapse video of luminescent glow worms, delicate frost crystals, a blue shark emerging from the water and a jellyfish the size of a dinner plate are among the 28 finalists of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, selected from a whopping 5,800 entries.
Education New Zealand has released a new campaign to raise the country’s profile as a great study destination through an online competition where international students may enter for the chance to have a friend or family member flown over for a 10-day study adventure.
Since December, Vodafone and Spark have been at each others throats in an ongoing battle about which telco has New Zealand's largest 4G network. And Vodafone's announcement that it has referred the issue to the Commerce Commission has coincided with some fresh blows.
This is just a quick reminder that the entry window for the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards is almost closed. Although the call for entries deadline is 23 May, this date can be extended to 30 May upon application. Those interested in entering can still download an entry from the event website.
Today, the proliferation of online video, mobile platforms, online marketing, Google searches, and Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts has opened up a range of new digital doors that offer countless opportunities to marketers. But navigating through the potential pitfalls of each channel isn't easy. So, in an effort to demystify some of the challenges surrounding digital innovations, the eighth edition of the annual Fresh Marketing Summit will be focused on the topic of connecting to customers in the digital age. PLUS: to win a ticket valued at $495, give us an example of a campaign that successfully uses technology to connect with customers.