Today’s internet world feels like the Permian period, the disastrous era more than 250 million years ago when a vast number of species became extinct. This time the species facing extinction is the niche website, says Dan Robertson.
Mi9 is locally launching the versaTiles ad format it rolled out across the Tasman about six months ago, which it says makes it more accessible for advertisers to spread their message via email. The local versaTiles release follows Hotmail’s relaunch as Outlook.com, which has 1.2 million account holders in New Zealand.
Nine Entertainment Co recently announced it would take full control of Mi9 (ninemsn Pty Ltd), acquiring Microsoft’s 50 percent share in the joint venture. However, Mi9 will keep representing Microsoft’s suite of ad products under a long term strategic partnership.
Daniel Robertson replaces The Radio Network commercial director (via Yahoo New Zealand) Laura Maxwell-Hansen as chairperson, who left the position in May.
The ham has run out, the afternoon naps are no more and the working masses are now mostly staring forlornly at their screens once again. Here are some of the moves and shakes that occurred before, during and after the Great New Zealand Slow Down, including new things for Guy Cousins, Renee Parsons, Kenny Yeon, Starseed PR, Bullseye, Senate, Mi9, and DB Breweries.
Around one year ago, Mi9’s Dan Robertson put his hand up to be a representative of the ‘dark side’ on the ASA complaints board. To his surprise, that label turned out to be bang on, with advertising that would in most cases generate complaints in other mediums often flying imperiously online. And, as online advertising takes a bigger slice of the pie, he thinks that needs to change.
MSN NZ has launched its new corporate umbrella brand Mi9, a joint venture between Microsoft and Nine Entertainment company, in New Zealand. And, at the same time, it has also officially launched the Microsoft Media Network (MMN), which general manager Liz Fraser claims is already the country’s largest advertising network offering behavioural targeting.