Those generous Handley brothers, who sold their share in the Hyperfactory to Meredith Corp last year, launched a scholarship to help improve New Zealand’s marketing smarts by sending them off on a jaunt in the US and giving them access to marketers working for some of the world’s biggest companies, such a L’Oréal, Kraft, Nestlé and AB InBev, as well as a few cutting-edge start-ups. And they’ve chosen their finalists, as well as the panel of six big-brained judges to decide on the winner.
Hyperfactory’s Geoff and Derek Handley are offering to send a marketer on a whirl-wind tour of the US to to visit the best-of-breed in digital and marketing in the U.S. But you’d better hurry. The award entries close on Monday.
Following the scholarship announcement made by Derek Handley in November at the annual Marketing Association industry forum, applications for The Hyperfactory-Handley Marketing Scholarship are being accepted from now until 4 April 2011. And, after plenty of interest was shown in the opportunity from those over 35, the age restriction on applicants has been removed.
I got three main insights from this week’s Marketing Forum, an annual assembly of New Zealand’s top marketers. Hats off to the Marketing Association which once again pulled in 100-plus of our most senior marketers to compare notes, share war stories and drink modestly. Well mostly.
The hype was real: there was indeed a genuine news item from yesterday’s Marketing Forum, the annual knees up for senior marketers held by the Marketing Association. And the news is the Hyperfactory Handley Future Marketing Scholarship.
The up-until-relatively-recently New Zealand-owned mobile marketing company The Hyperfactory has managed to get four finalist nods in the 2010 Mobile Marketing Association Global Awards. And Tui Blond’s consumer sampling campaign for the brand’s launch by POCKETvouchers is also in the running.
Wonderful pearls of Wammo, Pound and Mash marcomms wisdom that have been carefully harvested from the oyster of ignorance especially for you.
One year after US media and marketing company Meredith Corporation took a 20 percent stake in mobile marketing company The Hyperfactory, which was set up by New Zealand brothers Derek, 32, and Geoffrey, 35, Handley in 2001, ‘full alignment’ has been completed. Or, in less corporate US speak, ka-ching.