New Zealand-based design and technology studio Rush has been awarded Best Customer Experience Partner (Technology or Advisory) at the annual CX Awards held in Sydney.
We sit down with Caroline Atford, executive director of media in Nielsen New Zealand, to get her thoughts on the changing media environment, how measurement products are working to keep up, metrics as a reflection of device use and how New Zealand sizes up to the rest of the world.
2017 was another record year for agency advertising spend, with data released from Standard Media Index (SMI) showing $1.048 billion was spent on major media across the year. But will the momentum continue? We speak to SMI managing director for Australia and New Zealand Jane Ractliffe about confidence in the economy.
One year on from the launch of Yahoo Platforms, we talk to head of sales Arnaud Calonne about New Zealand uptake of digital advertising and where there’s still room to grow.
A year after hitting the drawing board, Netsafe and DDB have launched Re:scam, an AI bot that’s taking on scammers by wasting their time. We talk to DDB about how the campaign is the result of marrying creativity and technology, and the value of putting over 10,000 hours into a single project.
Toyota and Saatchi & Saatchi have taken a look at what can go wrong when two things are alike in a campaign to promote its genuine parts.
Ever wondered what you can do with your creative writing degree? Wonder no more.
We look at the ups, downs and trends for the final radio survey of the year.
Adshel New Zealand has announced the launch of Adshel Day Buying, allowing advertisers the flexibility to buy Adshel Live’s digital roadside network of 223 screens by the day.
QMS is embracing programmatic advertising through the launch of a new digital transaction platform, powered by the technology of Rubicon Project and Digital Commons. PLUS: QMS has acquired the latter of these two organisations.
As the Vice New Zealand team gear up to celebrate Viceland’s first year on Sky and all the work that’s been put in to have local stories heard on Vice, we talk to head of content Frances Morton about finding untold stories, the sustainability of clickbait, agility in a competitive media environment and what’s in store in the future.
With viewability rates as low as 40 percent on supposedly trustworthy local sites, rampant ad fraud costing marketers billions and ads being served alongside objectionable content, Damien Venuto looks at digital advertising’s reputation issues – and why it isn’t always living up to the promise it arrived with.
Software firm SAP’s annual New Zealand Digital Experience Report for 2017 shows that the banking industry leads the way for digital experiences. But the story is not quite as positive for media and entertainment companies.
Young & Shand co-founder Duncan Shand says that much of the debate on programmatic misses the mark because it focuses on only one element of digital advertising.
With rebates, questionable digital dealings and measurement issues plaguing media agencies over the last year, Damien Venuto delves into the murky world of media buying to find out if local clients know what they’re paying for.
The conversation around education in New Zealand is set to change as more than 100 companies have signed an open letter declaring tertiary qualifications are extraneous for a range of roles within their workplaces. However, a quick look at the marketing, media and communications category shows it’s not there yet.
With a 44-year legacy in the insurance industry but a fast-moving digital environment surrounding it, Fidelity Life needed future-proofing. It called on Goodfolk and Phosphor to create a new website with its staff front and centre and as Goodfolk general manager Benn Winlove explains, the execution is a result of the client’s willingness to listen to its agencies and the agencies’ willingness to understand their client.
NZME has announced the launch of a new digital business unit as the company looks to grow its online audiences and revenue. And this strategic move has resulted in a number of executive changes in the business.
From banner ads to crowdcultures, TRA’s Tim Gregory takes a historic perspective at what’s worked and what’s hasn’t in digital marketing.
After choosing not to release advertising revenue figures last year, the Advertising Standards Authority has changed its methodology and released reports for 2015 and 2016 to show digital, in all forms, is where the growth is.
It’s a multi-billion-dollar industry attracting millions of backpackers, campers and coach tours every year, as well as employing thousands of New Zealanders to service it. So it’s a mystery as to why tourism doesn’t get the specialist news coverage it warrants. Luckily, two journalists are on the task with the launch of Tourism Ticker, a digital news site for New Zealand’s flourishing tourism industry.
Three years, ago, Grant Hyland founded the digital media services company KBR Digital and recruited digital planner Lucy Columbus as his first hire. Since then, the team has expanded to nine. And they believe there’s still more to come.
Phantom, a digital creative agency in London, has announced it’s choosing Auckland as its first port of overseas expansion.
MediaWorks’ radio brands will join forces next year, following the announcement of a new digital audio streaming platform, Rova, that’s set to go live in January.
The digital age has made us accustomed to the pairs of shoes and gym memberships that follow us around the internet taunting us to respond, but are we ready for job ads to pop up while we browse? Recruitment advertising specialist Big Splash is using programmatic advertising in recruitment to help companies target ideal candidates and take the stress out of trawling through irrelevant CVs.
Earlier this year, NZ Marketing magazine put it to marketers share their thoughts on the different advertising platforms and rate them, with the information collated in the Media Momentum Index. It revealed of all the platforms, out of home received the lowest score for measurement, just four out of 10, which was supported by comments that accurate suggesting realistic data is a weakness of the industry. And while it received high scores for its adaptability buoyancy and cut through, it’s all irrelevant if advertisers don’t have access to audience measurements.So we went to the advertising suppliers to see what they are doing to solve measurement challenges and get their take on the overall OOH situation in New Zealand.