If you believed the hype, social media was destined to knock traditional media off its perch and marketers have invested heavily in it in recent years. But Kiwis’ engagement with brands and companies on social media is on the slide, with a Colmar Brunton survey on the social media habits of New Zealanders showing the number of Kiwis who follow brands on social media dropping from 41 percent in 2013 to 27 percent this year.
Browsing: Jacqueline Ireland
Colmar Brunton has promoted Jacqueline Ireland to the position of chief executive officer, replacing Harry Papafloratos, who passed away earlier this year. She was previously managing director of Colmar Brunton Auckland.
Who would have thought an ad for the humble pen could be so engaging? The new ad for Paper Mate’s InkJoy pens takes an everyday situation we can all relate to, adds humour sharper than a paper cut, and shows just how compelling stationery can be. In the process, it nabs itself January’s Colmar Brunton’s Ad Impact Award for the most Impactful new ad on TV.
Having spent over 30 years picking Kiwis’ brains, Colmar Brunton is pretty close to a household name in New Zealand. But it decided to get itself out there a bit more last year, with a new award on Fair Go rewarding companies with the best customer service and the Ad Impact Award on StopPress to celebrate the ads that have the biggest impact on consumers. Managing director Jacqueline Ireland tells us about a few of her favourite things from 2011.
Not convinced about the sustainability argument when it comes to the purchasing behaviour of consumers? Think again. The latest Colmar Brunton ‘Better Business Better World’ survey results reveal that sustainability influenced the purchasing decisions of 88 percent of respondents. That bodes well for purchasing potential, but on the flip side the survey also found that 72 percent couldn’t think of any brand leaders in sustainability. And if ever there was concern that the term ‘sustainability’ is still perhaps ambiguous in definition to some people, the survey found 20 percent of respondents didn’t know what it meant.
With the monster truck, rocket man and ladders campaigns, Colenso BBDO’s marketing initiatives for V have gained a well-deserved reputation as attention-grabbers and conversation starters. And its latest push, which features a large paintball truck splattering humpty dumpty on a wall, has done it again, tickling consumers pink in May’s Colmar Brunton Ad Impact Awards.
Whittaker’s took the top spot in the April Ad Impact Awards for its fun take on good ol’ fashioned kiwi honesty in the Swear By The Slab campaign by Assignment Group.
After taking out the big one at the Marketing Awards last year, selling its wares to over 580,000 customers and bringing home a few other weighty accolades in its 18 month history, 2degrees and TBWA\ are already well-accustomed to winning. And it can add another trophy to the box sitting in Rhys Darby’s attic after the new Bruce and Brian spot was judged the winner of the March edition of Colmar Brunton’s Ad Impact Awards.
As part of its Better Business, Better World study, Colmar Brunton probed over 2500 New Zealanders to see what they thought of—or knew about—sustainability. And when it comes to the brands Kiwis perceive as being the most sustainable, ecostore, Toyota, Meridian, Air New Zealand and The Body Shop were named as the top five.
The consumers demanded that it be brought back. Tip Top listened to them. And it seems the Grapefruit and Lemon Fruju fairytale continues, because Colenso BBDO’s new spot for the quintessential summer treat has won the first round of Colmar Brunton’s Ad Impact Award.
Colmar Brunton has been tracking the pulse of the nation for the past three years, and we’re starting to see a more positive outlook from New Zealanders across a whole range of indicators, mirroring the shifts that have been noted recently in the business sector.
People are increasingly positive …