Tech-obsessed Kym Niblock is most comfortable when she’s wading neck-deep in a pool of data. This, she says, is the best place where you can find out where you need to go next. And for TVNZ, this involves diving straight into augmented reality.
Customer experience agency Track and analytics agency Annalect have announced a partnership to deliver new services they say will change the nature of the experiences Kiwi marketers can provide customers.
Global brands are struggling to win the trust of connected New Zealanders, according to research from Kantar TNS.
Sit down on the couch and you’re likely to have a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet within reach if they aren’t already in your hand. It doesn’t sound good for the bigger TV screen across the other side of the room but as TVNZ’s latest Forecast study shows, that’s not necessarily the case. We talk to group insight manager Kathryn Mitchell about how the TV still generates the most attention and how advertisers can make the most of it.
It was over five years ago QMS NZ launched the first local outdoor measurement tool and now, it’s delivering its smartest insights yet, with the addition of mobile data to its Datalab products.
Spark’s data analytics subsidiary Qrious has launched a new survey aimed at looking at the issues marketers are most concerned about.
Despite all the hype surrounding targeted advertising, programmatic networks still serve inaccurate ads, based broadly on demographics rather than actual insights about consumers. Real, actionable and useful data remains something of a holy grail in the industry, and there’s no shortage of players looking to get there. Among these data explorers is JustOne managing director Ben Goodale, who recently announced a new offering, called OneView, that aims to give clients access to the most useful data available to them.
It’s been a year of unexpected outcomes in the sporting world and now in the US as voters turned out for Donald Trump to elect him as president. But even with such a support for Trump, the polls didn’t see it coming. Perhaps they should have taken guidance from the animals who tapped, ate and sniffed Trump more than they did Clinton. A Siberian polar bear named Felix, an Indian fish named Chanakya, a Chinese monkey named Geda and a group of puppies all proved a better informant than the polls when predicting the win. So where did it go wrong for the polls? We talk to to a group of New Zealand researchers about the validity of polls and how the prediction method could be improved.
Spark Venture’s data business Qrious is set to arm marketers with the knowledge and know-how of how they can tackle their data mountain and incorporate it into marketing strategies with the launch of The Data Strategy Whitepaper.
You don’t need to look far across the marketing to find a reference to ‘big data’. And yet, despite its pervasiveness at industry lunch tables, the phrase remains misunderstood. We chat to Qrious’ Simon Conroy the kinds of questions marketers should be asking when it comes to the testy issue of big data.
Research often hangs out in the background, behind the flash and sparkle of the creative campaigns. However, on 2 September, the shadowy figures of the research industry stepped into the limelight as they descended upon the Hilton for the 2016 Research Association Effectiveness Awards (RAE Awards).
The competition for content is heating up. Customers don’t want one service, they want choices that fit the type of household they are and the individual tastes in their household. Kym Niblock talks about making sure people choose Lightbox from a suite of video-on-demand services.
The Research Association has rebranded its biannual awards event and opened entries to a more diverse range. The new version of the awards event, now dubbed the RAE Awards (Research Association Effectiveness Awards), will for the first time include entries of not only research but also data and insights projects.
Advertising has long been inspired by the arts. And the creative community will no doubt appreciate the artistry in the latest music ‘video’ for Pacific Heights, which Sam Peacocke produced without the use of a single camera. Here’s a look at how it was done.
Idealog’s Henry Oliver talks to Spotify’s global creative director Alex Bodman on how the music streaming service is relying less on the old marketing rule book and turning to data to connect with its audience in a more authentic way.
At a presentation held yesterday, Lightbox chief executive Kym Niblock said that recent research conducted for the SVOD provider indicated that a fifth of current Sky subscribers said they were likely to leave the service after the Rugby World Cup and one in four are likely to add a streaming service in the near future. But Sky’s director of communications Kirsty Way thinks these figures will come to fruition.
Why are the likes of Google and Facebook acting so altruistically and exploring options to provide internet access around the world? And what do their movements mean for the traditional telcos and marketers? Anthony Gardiner looks at what is destined to be a highly disruptive journey.
Dr. Paul Bracewell, founding partner and chief data scientist at Dot Loves Data, says the statistics being thrown around in the media about the 2015 Rugby World Cup are typical of many applications of analytics in the business world: there are few actionable insights being provided. So he crunched the numbers and showed that the simplest solution is often the best.
Following on from our story on the work of NZ Herald data editor Harkanwal Singh, we recently also got glimpse of some of the work that the Stuff projects team is doing in the data journalism space. Stuff projects editor John Hartevelt chats about why the newsroom will become increasingly occupied by specialists not traditionally associated with journalism.
At a time when new technology is increasingly presented as the answer to every problem, Damon Stapleton argues that we still need innovators and creatives to think up solutions for the problems caused by the technology we often revere.
As the world becomes increasingly digital and intuition steadily gets banished to the naughty corner, data has become a new currency—and a language that needs to be learned by marketers. And Krunch, a “data-centric agency” being run by ex-auto marketer Darren Kirkland is hoping it can teach clients how to speak it.
The Pew Research Center in the United States has released its 12th edition of the annual State of the News Media report, which examines the landscape of American journalism and tracks trends related to readership, revenue and device usage. And while the publication doesn’t include a Kiwi perspective, it does provide an in-depth glimpse at many of the changes and challenges that the local media also faces due to digital disruption. One of the most telling findings from the study was that 39 of the top 50 news sites now receive more traffic to their sites on mobile phones than from desktops.
Wellington or Wellywood as it is affectionately (or scathingly) known remains the film capital of New Zealand, while Auckland is the TV capital, according to information released by Statistics NZ on the screen industry revenue from last year.
In the latest edition of the ‘Rise of the machines’ series, we chat to Vodafone’s general manager of digital and social media Geri Ellis on how the rapid progression in digital technology is impacting the teams that sit on the client side of the industry.
Innovative data-sourcing site Wiki New Zealand launched in December 2012 as something of a test model to see what users wanted from the site and how it could run more efficiently. Two years on, the site has now been redesigned and chief executive Lillian Grace says feedback has been “overwhelmingly positive”.
The radio industry isn’t alone in this bid to provide more accurate information to clients. Recently, the Magazine Publishers Association (MPA) announced the launch of a new Nielsen-provided methodology that quantifies the total audience potential (TAP) of a magazine by incorporating pick-ups into magazine reach and frequency schedules.