Would you blow all your money on a $900 drone? If so, prepare to face the consequences in Banqer's new interactive YouTube series teaching kids about loans and debt.
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Interactive ad spend Q2: digital and programmatic set records, search and directories continue to dominate
The latest IAB/PwC Online Advertising Report shows interactive advertising spend in this year’s second quarter was up across all sectors, growing to $218.76 million, with programmatic and digital achieving the highest figures to date.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand launched a swanky, interactive website built by FCB to show off New Zealand’s new bank notes. But, it’s more than just a website, it’s also the centre of a wider campaign around the roll out of our new paper (or rather, plastic) which spans over several other mediums.
Peugeot’s latest TV ad may seem run of the mill. That is until they promise ‘an online experience you’ll never forget’. Given advertisers are known for their hyperbolic tendencies, StopPress didn't have high hopes of Peugeot living up to its claim. However, upon arrival at Pure 308 website, we were pleasantly surprised by an eye-catching online execution. PLUS: a look at few other slick online efforts.
According to Mary Meeker's latest report, online attention minutes continue to grow in the US (with mobile now accounting for over half the time spent online). And the gap between attention and ad spend is also starting to close. That trend is evident here too, and the latest IAB/PwC Online Advertising Report showed that the sector generated $180 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 53 percent increase year on year.
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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One of the major struggles for news publishers is that the rise in online audiences and revenue has struggled to make up for the loss of print advertising and subscription revenue. And a new feature on the Herald seems to give readers another reason not to pay for paper.
Put on a stripy outfit, turn on your webcam and dance. New Zealand company Resn has teamed up with Gap to build an interactive website that allows users to play stripy clothes as an instrument.
Interactive advertising has just had its biggest quarter ever according to the latest IAB/PwC report - total spend in New Zealand was $142.37 million, the second quarter up 24 percent year-on-year.
In a change of tack from giving out free cutlery, knives and glassware, the embattled Countdown followed New World's Little Shop suit recently and hawked DreamWorks Heroes 3D collectible character cards and albums. And kids and adults alike have loved it, with general manager of marketing Bridget Lamont saying the campaign saw millions of cards in the hands of Kiwi parents and kids, and more than 100,000 albums sold out across the country.
Sky has given its 'come with us' microsite a facelift by introducing an interactive browsing feature that takes the visitor on a short promotional journey through the programming currently on offer to subscribers. PLUS: The broadcaster has also announced a partnership with Boston-based, text-streaming company Spritz, which recently unveiled technology that allows viewers to read text on screens one word at a time without having to move from word to word or around the page.
Forty-seven years after Bob Dylan's song Like A Rolling Stone was released, it's got a video to go with it. The clever work by digital media specialists Interlude in the US means viewers of the video can skip between channels as the song continues.
A new interactive experiment based on a music video puts your phone in the director's chair. Well, it lets you control visual effects, at least.
More online ad spend figures, this time a new quarterly study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau New Zealand (IAB) and PwC, which shows interactive ad spend is up 26 percent to $99.2 million in the first quarter of this year.
Interactive advertising saw the largest dollar figure growth of all measured categories according to the Advertising Standards Authority's 2012 annual turnover report.