Last month, TVNZ rolled out user profiles on TVNZ OnDemand allowing users to have their own spaces to watch their favourites. With the update giving TVNZ an insight into who is watching, we talk to general manager of product and data Carmen Aitken and associate commercial director Jodi O’Donnell about how it’s improving the customer and advertiser experience.
The Out-of-Home Media Association of New Zealand (OMANZ) has reported the continued growth of the out-of-home sector with net media revenue in the July – September 2019 period increasing by 22 percent year-on-year.
Broadcaster MediaWorks is cutting key local TV comedies. Mediawatch says It’s a further sign of the company’s deepening problems and wider troubles in free-to-air television, and is also a headache for the broadcasting funding agency New Zealand On Air.
Spark Sport says it has broadcast rights to NZ Cricket fixtures from April 2020 with TVNZ as free to air partner.
Sky Network Television will fight to hold on to the broadcast rights for Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship for five more years at a cost of more than $235 million.
Following the Christchurch terror attack on 15 March, the Association of New Zealand Advertisers and the Commercial Communications Council called on the advertising and media industry to think about where advertising dollars were going, and to put pressure on Facebook regarding its live-streaming capabilities. With the heat on social media platforms, Georgina Harris spoke with local media organisations about moves taken in light of the tragedy, how they ensure a safe environment for advertisers, and how they are tackling the changing industry head-on.
Hot from the printers, the latest issue of NZ Marketing arrived on our desks this week and will soon be on its way to subscribers. Celebrating all winners of the 2019 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards, the 100 pages feature all the award-worthy strategy, as well as a look at the state of marketing in New Zealand.
The third nationwide GfK radio industry survey for 2019 shows Radio New Zealand audience numbers remain strong – with 669,600 New Zealanders (10+) tuned in to RNZ National and RNZ Concert each week.
Sydney-based PR and brand engagement agency CampaignLab has announced it has made the leap across the ditch, launching the business in New Zealand. Sophia Berry-Smith, who joins from her previous role as head of communications at Stuff, has been named CampaignLab’s first appointment in New Zealand. She will lead key accounts in-market, while helping establish and grow the brand locally.
Anyone in New Zealand who looks at extremist content on Facebook will in the future be directed to websites helping people to leave hate groups.
Lumo gives a few design tips and tech-led techniques for creatives on how to stand out, increase engagement and communicate brand values when using digital out-of-home.
Following the Christchurch terror attack on 15 March, the Association of New Zealand Advertisers and the Commercial Communications Council called on the advertising and media industry to think about where advertising dollars were going, and to put pressure on Facebook regarding its live-streaming capabilities. With the heat on social media platforms, Georgina Harris spoke with local media organisations about moves taken in light of the tragedy, how they ensure a safe environment
for advertisers, and how they are tackling the changing industry head-on.
Time Out Bookstore’s manager Jenna Todd was a speaker at the Magazine Publishers Association’s 2019 magazine conference ‘Thinking Forward’ held in July. StopPress visited Todd at the store and discussed similarities between independent bookstores and magazines, engaging with the local community and selling socks.
Stanley St has welcomed Andrew Reinholds to its senior leadership team as head of media. In the role, Reinholds will be building on an already enviable media offering, honed by former incumbent Rachel Cormack.
The results of the third GfK Radio Survey for 2019 are out and The Edge is holding strong in top position for commercial stations, with a weekly cumulative reach of 590,800 listeners. These listeners contribute to the 3.3 million New Zealanders who listen to commercial radio in their everyday lives.
Wanting to inspire and celebrate dynamic and interactive creativity in the digital outdoor space, Lumo has created The Pixel Awards. StopPress sat down with co-founder and chief executive Phil Clemas to talk digital opportunities, breaking down barriers and growth.
The MPA judges described this year’s ‘Rising Star’, Erin Berryman, as a commercially-focused editor who has demonstrated strategic nous during her site, Beautyheaven, launch and ongoing development. Here, Berryman shares her thoughts on the award and the industry she is rising through.
MediaWorks and QMS Media Limited have announced the completion of the merger of QMS Media Limited’s New Zealand out-of-home, digital media and production business (QMS NZ) and MediaWorks’ radio, TV and digital business. The merger establishes a new multi-platform media company.
MediaWorks has announced the appointment of Ben Quinn to the role of director of content – TV. The role was formerly called chief content officer and held by Andrew Szusterman.