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Right message, right time, right person: Dean Cook on 21 years of change in marketing and advertising
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After 21 years at Farmers over two stints, former head of marketing Dean Cook has hung up his purple tool belt, swapping it out for a red one with a move to The Warehouse Group. We sit down with Cook to reflect on the past two decades and how far the marketing and advertising industry has come in terms of in-house agencies, the proliferation of media channels and data. Plus, we hear his thoughts on how local retailers can compete with Amazon.

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Who shared the love on Mother’s Day?
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While many Kiwi mums appreciate breakfast in bed, being taken out for a meal, or watching the kids take over the meaning duties, we check out some of the brands that stepped up the game with some creative campaigns for Mother’s Day.

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Boyd PR thinks inside the box for Look Good Feel Better
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Charity Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is about to be on the move, taking its classes to cancer patients around the country in a decked out shipping container organised by Boyd Public Relations, which enlisted a bunch of Kiwi brands including Mazda, BP, Mitre 10 and Sistema to help with the project.

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Fast, sexy, funky: Farmers continues down the non-shouty path
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We’re gradually seeing a shift in retail advertising where shouty retail spots are being swapped out for more emotive material. Simply announcing a sale or displaying an item in a catalogue-inspired style isn’t enough to get through to an increasingly distracted and fragmented audience. Farmers recently cottoned onto this and continues to show its change in approach in its upbeat ad for its new season collection via The Workshop.

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