Ben Goodale sits in the JustOne open-plan office on Auckland’s College Hill and says: “Agencies will say they can do everything but that’s like saying you can drive a car – but the difference is, one driver is Mario Andretti and another is Mr Bean.”
The 2017 New Zealand Direct Marketing Award finalists have been announced and its JustOne, FCB and Colenso BBDO that make the most appearances on the finalist list.
With the finalists announced today, this year’s edition of the Direct Marketing Awards will again see the nation’s agencies slog it out on awards night for metal.
Building supply specialist ITM has launched its new app by challenging builders to catch the biggest virtual fish in a VR ‘ITM Go Fish’ competition via JustOne.
Despite all the hype surrounding targeted advertising, programmatic networks still serve inaccurate ads, based broadly on demographics rather than actual insights about consumers. Real, actionable and useful data remains something of a holy grail in the industry, and there’s no shortage of players looking to get there. Among these data explorers is JustOne managing director Ben Goodale, who recently announced a new offering, called OneView, that aims to give clients access to the most useful data available to them.
As celebrations kick off for the silly season, the New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards have added reason to toast with the announcement of its finalists for next year’s event.
Every year, with the growing prominence of data, the skills used in direct marketing to target specific segments with personalised messaging becomes more important to marketers. For this reason, direct marketing is shifting from the fringes, where it existed as uncool but necessary, to play a key role in the industry. And as was indicated by the creativity on show at this year’s edition at the annual New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards, the industry is also doing a good job at improving its cool factor.
StopPress understands that .99 has won the FIFA U20 World Cup account after a competitive pitch that involved what is thought to have been four agencies. But it isn’t all good news at the agency at the moment. It has also been confirmed that .99, like its fellow Clemenger-owned agency Colenso BBDO, is currently in the process of letting some staff members go. PLUS: TVNZ wins rights to broadcast 22 games during for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.