Chemistry Interaction’s Susan Young recounts her experience judging the 2017 Caples Awards, and says that while the direct and digital space is more challenging than ever to work in, great ideas are still possible, even in an environment as fast-moving and cramped as New York.
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As celebrations kick off for the silly season, the New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards have added reason to toast with the announcement of its finalists for next year’s event.
Every year, with the growing prominence of data, the skills used in direct marketing to target specific segments with personalised messaging becomes more important to marketers. For this reason, direct marketing is shifting from the fringes, where it existed as uncool but necessary, to play a key role in the industry. And as was indicated by the creativity on show at this year’s edition at the annual New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards, the industry is also doing a good job at improving its cool factor.
Marketing doesn’t always have to shouted onto a television screen, splurged across the pages of a mailer or hammered into a Gmail inbox. Sometimes, the most effective marketing comes instead as a subtle suggestion. As was discovered by a member of the Tangible Media business team, sometimes this suggestion can take the form of a friendly email, which in this instance came from Powershop asking a customer moving out of a home to remember to leave important information—such as the rubbish day, neighbours’ names, best local takeaway and the nearest dairy—for the next person moving in.
While the word personalisation is now bandied about media lunches with increasing regularity, it’s something that those in direct marketing have been focusing on for years—which is part of the reason why this is a space they’ve excelled at over the years. In this context, the Direct Marketing Awards have become a significant indication of which agencies excel in this area, which combines numbers and creativity.This year, JustOne/.99 lead the pack with a total of 21 nominations between them, followed by Colenso BBDO/Proximity on 19, FCB with 11, Young & Shand on eight.
Rob Limb argues that while the terms ‘precision’, ‘predictability’, ‘fact-based decision making’ and ‘real-time contextual automation’ are thrown around freely, marketers should still be focusing on the customers behind the numbers and ad tech.
Michael Goldthorpe discusses the evolution/his changing understanding of direct marketing, otherwise known as DM, from when he was a youngster when those two capitalised letters meant one thing: Danger Mouse. And now, as an adult where technology has changed the game completely, where direct marketing is no longer just a targeted letter sent to your mailbox and finally, he discusses whether the fundamentals have really changed all that much.
Most marketers involved in comms work are becoming direct marketers by stealth, reckons Ben Goodale. So how can an old discipline be harnessed for these new channels?
Kiwi life assurance company Sovereign has appointed JWT as its creative agency and has extended its commercial partnership with the Dentsu Aegis Network for other comms purposes, including media, PR and social.
Kordia has delivered television and radio to our homes for the last 60 years, enjoying relative anonymity. But the switch to digital later this year leaves the state-owned telco competing with the likes of Gen-i, Telecom, and Telstra for slices of the telecommunications pie. So, Kordia and Silk Communications have come up with some novel ways to gain the attention of the people who count. Literally. The chief information officers (CIOs), by appealing to their inner geek.
The Journal is fresh from a massive Effie haul last week. And it’s also won big at the international ECHO Awards held in Boston, with the innovative campaign for the Ministry of Health winning yet another gold award.
Happy 100th birthday David Ogilvy. No doubt he’ll be smoking a pipe and spitting out acerbic one-liners wherever it is that admen go to play their harps. And if he were still alive he’d have hours of fun writing stabby, beautifully crafted columns to add to the traditional versus new media debate.
With physical mail fighting a difficult fight against “electronic substitution” and potential cost-cutting measures at New Zealand Post have been in the news recently, the postal workers may be disgruntled. But the marketers shouldn’t be, because the Targeted Communications department has just launched a new website filled with insights and data that aims to help make targeting easier.
The next round of New Zealand Post Targeted Communications’ hugely popular (and free) direct marketing workshops is upon us and marketers are urged to book their places as soon as possible to avoid a lifetime of bitter regret, low self esteem and other forms of emotional damage.
New Zealand maintained its reputation as a direct marketing powerhouse at the 32nd John Caples International Awards in New York late last week, with Colenso and AIM Proximity’s Yellow Treehouse once again in the upper echelons and DraftFCB and TBWA\Whybin\Tequila also claiming some precious metal.
Optimism was in the air at the New Zealand Marketing Association’s Northern Regional Event today, with the general consensus among some of the country’s bravest and ‘upto’ direct marketers being that with the fancy tools now in the box there’s never been a better time to be in the game.
Opportunities abound aplenty in the land of direct marketing. The Marketing Association together with sponsor Marketing Impact MessageMedia, have announced the first event of the Regional Event Series which will plug you directly into the heart of Direct Marketing, as it is now.
DM is evolving and the possibilities for …
New Zealand Post Targeted Communications’ popular direct marketing workshops, which are designed to provide a comprehensive working knowledge of the intricacies of direct mail—from direct mail processes, to data and consumer insights and innovation—as well as a guide to working with New Zealand Post, are back again in 2010.
Those festive folk at New Zealand Post’s targeted communications department have launched a new service for businesses and individuals hoping to send a few personalised cards over Christmas.
Are you a marketer that can’t be bothered with the un-fun fiddly bits of a large-scale direct mail campaign? New Zealand Post Targeted Communications to the rescue with the launch of DM One.
DM One is an all-in-one solution for print, data, mailhouse and lodgement services that lets advertisers …
The 2009 Art of the Envelope Awards September finalists are:
The Lantern MailerClient: HSBCAgency: JWTCreative: Mike Ramsay
Daylight RobberyClient: Bond and BondAgency: Draft FCBCreatives: Jane Jamieson and Leisa Wall
Koru Mountain ViewClient: Air New ZealandAgency: Trio Group / Aim ProximityCreative: Andrea Cummerfield …
Latest in a series of international accolades for Immigration New Zealand’s MAGNET programme is word they’ve won an ECHO Leader award to be announced at the US Direct Marketing Association’s annual conference in San Diego in October. Agency Rapport Advertising and Marketing is particularly pleased as this …