As part of our push to remind you marcomms folk to get your entries in for the 2013 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards (entries close 5pm this Friday, but extensions are available by clicking here), we’re asking some past winners to tell us about their glorious victory, what it meant to the business and why these awards are different. Christie McCarthy, one half of Dollop Puddings alongside Julia Crownshaw, looks at it from the small business perspective.
Based on the nugget that Kiwis wanted homemade desserts without having to make them at home, Dollop has found a sweet niche. And, on the smell of an oily rag and with a good sprinkling of intuition, it has quickly become a nationally recognised brand and doubled its sales in the past year.
2012 marks the 21st anniversary of the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. And, in keeping with the traditions of the land, it emerged into adulthood this year with a new central theme of Everything Marketing and eight new categories, including financial, technology, automotive, utilities/communications, lifestyle/travel/leisure and sponsorship. And coming out at the head of the field with the supreme award was Volkswagen, with ex-Westpac and soon-to-be BNZ head of brand Ian Moody named as marketer of the year, Whittaker’s Jasmine Griffin named as rookie marketer of the year, Air New Zealand taking the marketing excellence award and Pfizer, Z Energy and Red Witch both picking up multiple awards.