It’s a question on all marketer’s minds, where should those advertising dollars be invested. Should they go to a platform like TV that reaches a mass audience, or should they go to niche audiences through one of digital’s ever growing number of doors to a specific demographic? NZME’s general manager of content marketing and experiential, Cassie Roma, sees experiential as a solution to the debate.
Following on from a similar move by Fairfax in July last year, NZME has now announced the launch of NZME Events and NZME Experiential in a bid to further consolidate its business in these two areas.
At the 2014 Cannes Lions there were over 3,000 entries into the activation category alone. And, anecdotally, at least, brands in this market are spending more of their budget on real-life experiences that can then be amplified with digital and social tools. Here are a few local examples.
As another busy summer of brand activation looms in New Zealand, EMANZ chair Mark Pickering reflects on the state of experiential marketing in New Zealand.
They say a good idea come from anywhere. But who gets to execute—and bill for—those ideas? Sue Hamilton thinks it’s time PR agencies put aside their differences, keep hunting for the Holy Grail and worry about the bill later.
They say you can’t buy experience, but you can buy experiential agencies and that’s what Professional Public Relations has done with the acquisition of specialist experiential marketing brand SublimeNZ, an offering it hopes to grow in Australia across PPR’s six state offices.