Kiwibank, Mons Royale, AMI and Samsung get an early Christmas present this week.
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What would you do with the print outs of all of the letters from your bank? Perhaps make a bonfire? Kiwibank is so proud of its communications with its customers it's printed them out and hung them off its headquarters in Wellington.
Twitter is an amazingly fluid and responsive medium for brands. But understanding when it’s appropriate to join the conversation is the difference between a good brand and a great one, says Katie Byrne.
The show must go online: Genesis and Kiwibank keep viewers' eyes on the prize with sponsorship extensions
TV shows are increasingly trying to keep the audience's attention after broadcast—and, with much of the population seemingly unable to keep their eyes off their mobile devices for more than ten seconds, often during it. Sponsors associated with shows also want their share of the eyeballs. So, following on from Kiwibank's attempt to increase audience engagement with its Block Out Live Bingo-style game for The Block NZ, Genesis Energy has added another string to MKR NZ's bow with an online quiz called Guess the Ingredients.
In May, New Zealand Post and its subsidiary Kiwibank announced that they would merge their media accounts and appoint a single agency to take care of the media side of the business. This announcement came with the consequence that at least one of the long-time account holders for the respective businesses—Ikon (Kiwibank) and Starcom (NZ Post)—would lose its account. And now, after a pitching process, Kiwibank's head of marketing communications and content Regan Savage has confirmed that OMD has won the account, leaving both incumbents' ledgers a little barer.
Useful products vs. pretty campaigns: how digital design thinking can help fight against banner blindness
In a world where ad blockers—and ad fatigue—are on the rise, embracing digital design thinking can create benefits for brands and consumers, say Josh Barr and Ben Glazewski.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
Design, said Apple founder Steve Jobs, is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Or, put in a commercial context, whether it helps a company make money. And the Best Design Awards' 'Best effect' category, whose finalists were announced this week, celebrates design that has produced a measurable effect on the success of an organisation or product, whether it be productivity, staff engagement, sales growth, bottom line or customer experience.
Being the one to tell people they’ve crossed the line is an unenviable responsibility at the best of times. But, despite having forged a career out of doing just that, Hilary Souter, the chief executive of the Advertising Standards Authority, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, is still smiling. So how does she keep it all together at the ASA?
Having cash in the wallet is an increasingly rare phenomenon for many Kiwis. So is throwing your wallet into the bin in favour of using your phone or a digital currency an option in New Zealand? And what’s 'coming soon'? We’ve cherry-picked a few interesting developments in the payment space.
Where once social media was seen as a harbinger of doom for traditional media, the enthusiasm has been tempered somewhat in recent years as algorithms have changed and questions have been asked about the return on investment. But there are still plenty of success stories, often from a customer service point of view, and Amanda Sachtleben went along to the #NZSOMO conference to find out about a few of them from New Zealand.
New Zealand Post and its in-house subsidiary Kiwibank have announced plans to bring their media accounts together, and several agencies are currently involved in a pitch for the new combined account.
Bread-based advertising and beer-based gardening toast victory.
Kiwibank and Assignment Group got out the craft knife last year for a quirky Welcome Home Loan promotion featuring a couple that lived in a cardboard house. And they've continued that crafty theme with a stop-motion ode to dough that aims to draw attention to its insurance products.
Kiwibank has centralised some of the key details about the property market in a new app that’s designed to enable prospective homebuyers to access all the information they need in one place. The app can be used to obtain pre-loan approval, peruse available houses, track the number of sunshine hours a home receives and check which homes are available in a neighbourhood.
Saatchi & Saatchi's crowd-sourced action shots, Cirkus' fantastical motorbike mission, Kiwibank's take on box living and safe.org.nz's star studded PSA wear the crown this week.