After a performance that could be compared to stalling in 2017, StopPress sits down with APN Outdoor chief executive James Warburton, and general manager for New Zealand Mike Watkins, to hear how APN Outdoor is tracking financially, approaching the digital rollout and where they see the industry heading in the future.
We sit down with Caroline Atford, executive director of media in Nielsen New Zealand, to get her thoughts on the changing media environment, how measurement products are working to keep up, metrics as a reflection of device use and how New Zealand sizes up to the rest of the world.
APN Outdoor is joining forces with the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) as an official partner of the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games teams through to 2020.
Marketers have called loudly for a trustworthy form of measurement in outward advertising, and APN Outdoor has answered this request with a new system, called Calibre. We talk to APN Outdoor general manager Mike Watkins about why this is what marketers have been waiting for.
It was over five years ago QMS NZ launched the first local outdoor measurement tool and now, it’s delivering its smartest insights yet, with the addition of mobile data to its Datalab products.
Earlier this year, NZ Marketing magazine put it to marketers share their thoughts on the different advertising platforms and rate them, with the information collated in the Media Momentum Index. It revealed of all the platforms, out of home received the lowest score for measurement, just four out of 10, which was supported by comments that accurate suggesting realistic data is a weakness of the industry. And while it received high scores for its adaptability buoyancy and cut through, it’s all irrelevant if advertisers don’t have access to audience measurements.So we went to the advertising suppliers to see what they are doing to solve measurement challenges and get their take on the overall OOH situation in New Zealand.
ComScore vice president for Australia and New Zealand Lachlan Brahe thinks that ComScore’s digital capabilities in terms of ensuring viewability, facilitating brand safety and reducing ad fraud gives the company an edge over research incumbent, Nielsen.
Having already covered all aspects of retargeting from the basic to specialised in the Get with the Program(matic) series, AdRoll’s Ben Sharp looks at how marketers can measure their results more effectively.
How to measure PR is an ongoing debate and this question was at the centre of a big review by the CAANZ Marcomms Leadership Group last year. And while advertising value equivalent (AVE) has been rejected in many other markets as outdated and insufficient, a survey conducted for Hotwire, the global integrated PR and communications agency, has shown that it’s still prevalent in Australia and New Zealand. So it’s doing its bit to address the issue with the launch of its own meausurement framework.
After almost two years of consultation and development, Nielsen has launched its new online audience measurement solution, Nielsen Online Ratings, which measures people rather than computers and claims to paint a more accurate picture of the whole online consumer and digital universe. But while the new system has already been endorsed as the official measurement currency by the Australian IAB, that’s not the case in New Zealand.
The findings of a nationwide survey into how PR-generated media coverage is measured and whether Advertising Equivalent Values (AVE) was an appropriate method to do so contain no real surprises but the industry-wide debate generated has been invaluable, say the CAANZ Marcomms Leadership Group.
What is it that you would like to achieve with social media? “Oh, umm, it’s just a space our company should be in”. Unfortunately, this is an all too common response to the first question I ask. If you don’t know what you want to achieve, how would you ever know if your campaign was a success?
Media Monitors, “the market leader in New Zealand and across the Asia Pacific for media monitoring and analysis of media content”, can puff its chest out a little further in 2010 after it was recognised as the international measurement company of the year at the Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communications Awards held in London late last year.