Browsing: Lyndsey Francis
Now more than ever, audiences are dipping their toes into a number of different forms of video content, from Snapchat to YouTube, to Facebook. But with the the world wide web diverting Kiwi eyes away from local content, we speak to general manager of content solutions Lyndsey Francis about producing local short-form content and the opportunity for brands to get involved and keep those eyes closer to home.
Good old fashioned interruptive display advertising is the golden goose that keeps laying for the local TV networks. But integration is so hot right now. And, whether it’s sponsorships, programme partnerships, production partnerships or one-off branded content projects, it’s a big part of TVNZ’s focus for the future. Following its new season launch this week, head of sales Jeremy O’Brien and general manager of media solutions and insights Lyndsey Francis talk turkey about its plans for next year and what the TV landscape might look like soon.
As the campaign promoting MediaWorks’ The Block NZ warms up, TVNZ has launched its campaign for the first local version of My Kitchen Rules (MKR), which will screen in the same 7.30pm primetime slot. And Genesis Energy has been announced as the show’s major sponsor.
As brands aim to ensure consumers’ see their ads on TV rather than take the time to make a cup of tea, go to the toilet, check their phones or push fast forward, they’re inserting themselves into TV shows and creating new content platforms. And that means integration is becoming increasingly important—and adding more to the coffers of the world’s broadcasters. But it’s a fairly new development and it’s a rapidly evolving sphere, so TVNZ has kicked off a restructure of its Media Solutions and Insights team “in order to deliver better solutions to clients”.
As the rise of content marketing changes the way some clients are choosing to advertise, integration/media solutions/native advertising/branded content/advertorial/*insert another buzzword here*, is a big growth area for TV networks—and other media. And TVNZ has referenced that shift by appointing Lyndsey Francis as general manager of media solutions and customer insights and adding some more research firepower to the team.
…as Total Media names its managing director (and Omnicom Media Group announces its new big cheese for Australia/NZ); 2degrees finds a multi-lingual comms manager; a marketing guru joins the academic ranks at Massey University; The Sweet Shop and CAANZ choose New Zealand’s reps for the Young Lotus competition at Adfest; Naked outgrows its villa and heads for K’Rd; Tribal Fusion launches in New Zealand with Brendan Muller at the helm; Crossmark restructures its management and is on the hunt for a managing director in New Zealand; and Cutting Edge promotes a veteran to top dog.