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Media experts say NZME-Fairfax merger would make commercial sense
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This morning, Fairfax and NZME verified industry speculation when they confirmed that talks on a potential merger between the pair have commenced. We talk to OMD chief executive Kath Watson, ZenithOptimedia group business director Alex Lawson and IAB chief executive Adrian Pickstock about commercial repercussions of the move.

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The threat of mobile ad blocking: is there anything publishers can do to save themselves?
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The amount of ink (mostly digital) that’s been spilled about ad blocking has only increased with the launch of Apple’s iOS9 yesterday. It doesn’t sound like good news for publishers or advertisers, particularly with the amount of time we spend on our phones these days. So, should they be changing their approach? And is there any way to get around an ad blocker? We spoke to the IAB Mobile Council’s Sarah Kavanagh and Postr CEO Milan Reinartz for their opinions.

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Audience targeting, measurement and other digital clichés: 4th Screen Advertising’s Sarah Kavanagh on why advertisers demand more on mobile
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“Everyone is selling audience,” says Mobile Embrace’s Sarah Kavanagh. And this means that ad tech providers constantly have to tweak what they’re offering in order to make it attractive to advertisers. She recently chatted to StopPress about how the mobile industry is evolving and how ad tech players are responding to that change.

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Global IAB mobile video survey finds we are watching longer videos and NZ prefers ‘comedy’
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An Interactive Advertising Bureau survey of mobile video viewers in 24 countries shows we are now watching longer-form videos on our mobiles, we regularly stream video on our mobiles while watching TV and the majority surveyed in each country favour the tailoring of mobile advertising. The report also shows New Zealand and Australia prefer ‘comedy’ clips, which we think is in direct correlation with our great sense of humour.

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IAB NZ looks to establish some ground rules on native advertising
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Content marketing and its dodgy cousin native advertising are big areas of focus for brands and media owners at present. And they’re also big areas of confusion, with no set rules on disclosure and very little data for this market. The IAB NZ’s Standards & Guidelines Council is aiming to change that and has set out on a mission to gauge the level of activity, build a resource on the topic and help educate and showcase what is currently being offered in New Zealand.

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No surprises as Q1 online ad spend climbs 22 percent to $120.2 million
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Interactive and mobile advertising spend continued its upward trajectory by growing 22 percent from last year, according to IAB’s Q1 results. Although the organisation didn’t release a full report for this quarter, outgoing chief executive Alisa Higgins says that the total interactive and mobile spend was $120.2 million, up from last year’s $99.2 million.

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Movings/Shakings: 17 September
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The return of Karl Fleet, TRN’s Carolyn Luey joins the IAB board, Sky TV brings in some new blood, Sugar & Partners adds a couple of names, Born Digital gets a new general manager and Twenty stocks up on staff after a few wins.

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Online advertising hits high water mark, but challenges loom
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Interactive ad revenue figures have been steadily heading upwards over the past few years in New Zealand and in the latest round of figures, the sector hit its highest ever level, with total advertising spend in Q3, 2012 of $94 million, an increase of three percent from the last quarter and an increase of five percent year-on-year. But, as you’d expect in such a rapidly developing industry, there are still a few issues to contend with, including a fall in display advertising, the use of ad blocking software and discussions around the appropriate methodology for collecting revenue data.

Movings/shakings
Movings/Shakings: 11 October
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IABNZ chooses its new executive weapons, Flying Fish signs up the ‘young Lee Tamahori,’ Eye adds to its Kiwi arsenal, Waitemata Films adds another directorial string to its bow, Telecom’s Chris Quin joins the Icehouse and Waikato-based HMC expands.

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Nielsen flips the script with new people-centric online measurement system. But where’s the IAB endorsement?
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After almost two years of consultation and development, Nielsen has launched its new online audience measurement solution, Nielsen Online Ratings, which measures people rather than computers and claims to paint a more accurate picture of the whole online consumer and digital universe. But while the new system has already been endorsed as the official measurement currency by the Australian IAB, that’s not the case in New Zealand.

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TV and online stuff moneyboxes with a few additional millions
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Total online advertising spend in New Zealand for Q1 2012 totalled $79 million, up $11 million year-on year. But that figure is down almost $10 million on Q3 2011. And over on TV, total television advertising revenue for the March quarter rose four percent to $125 million, up $4 million on the first quarter of 2011.

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Upwardly mobile: IAB report shows charts rise of the phones
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Mobile advertising in New Zealand is very much in its infancy. But, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s new global mobile anthology, which provides insights into different countries’ experiences with mobile media, it has enormous potential for growth and with the significant increase in smartphone penetration in recent years to around 30 percent of all handsets and the increase in mobile internet usage, the local IAB office is predicting more media dollars being spent on this channel in the near future.

Movings/shakings
Movings/Shakings: 10 April
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2degrees announces its new chief marketing officer, ACP names a new editor for Australian Women’s Weekly, Ellen Read shacks up with Fairfax, DraftFCB welcomes a new creative pair, Quickflix chooses its local weapon and the IAB re-launches its awards. 

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Special Group ‘un-rugbies’ its way to Bolly Award glory
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Special Group and MediaWorks TV took the non-rugby ball and ran with it for ‘The Home of Not Rugby’ campaign and their online ad that gave users the opportunity to ‘un-rugby’ an interactive banner has won the September IABNZ BollyAward, which aims to encourage great Kiwi-made online creative. 

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Email and online video ad spend goes up, up and away in latest IAB survey
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Online spending always seems to be on the up every time the IAB releases its quarterly year-on-year ad revenue reports. Figures released for Q2 are no exception with total online advertising spend in Q2 up 19.46 percent to $84.15million. In fact, IABNZ chair and general manager of MSN New Zealand Liz Fraser is feeling so optimistic, she’s already predicting 2011 will experience an overall growth of approximately 20 percent.

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Online ad spend feels effects of economic malaise, but continues on upward trajectory
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The IAB and its main protagonists have become quite accustomed to putting out press releases trumpeting rising online ad spend over the past few years. And, despite an expected decrease for the first quarter of 2011 in comparison to Q4 2010 as a result of the earthquake and generally unfavourable economic conditions, the worm is still heading swiftly upwards, with a 20 percent year-on-year increase and a total haul of $68 million, up from $26 million in Q1 2007. 

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IABNZ lets foreigners play in Bolly Awards sandpit
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IAB New Zealand’s Bolly Awards are all about showcasing and recognising great online creative and Aveeno, Metservice, Plunket, Orcon and House of Travel all popped a few Bollinger corks after claiming victory (or a ‘special mention’) in 2010. And, to help keep the local creative juices flowing, IABNZ has decided to open its doors to entries created overseas that have featured on New Zealand websites.

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The year in review: Liz Fraser
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Following the events of the past few years, most media have been busy licking their wounds—and, in many cases, focusing on survival rather than growth. But, after consistently good revenue results and signs that there is more growth to come, the Kiwi digital sector has developed quite the swagger. Liz Fraser, the chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of New Zealand and head of MSN NZ, opines.

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