Browsing: michael carney

Opinion
Flight of the social bumblebee
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In this edition of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week, how pollinators differ from influencers, social media’s skeleton is dug up, Sky future-proofs itself by looking at use-by dates for recorded content, short and sweet marketing snippets and an event for marketers hoping to prosper from the Rugby World Cup. 

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Tech the halls with deals and folly
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In this issue of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week, Apple’s iCloud and the apparent quest to create online gated communities, Groupon quickly ensconces itself on New Zealand’s e-commerce scene, what Australia’s daily deal code of conduct says about the maturing of this new commercial phenomenon, Google’s attempt at sharing and a cautionary tourism tale New Zealand would be wise to take heed of. 

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The group buying frenzy—some advice
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By the time you finish reading this paragraph, another daily deal or group buying site will have been set up in New Zealand—or at least that’s the way it feels at the moment, with so many recent launches overwhelming our senses. We’re reminded of the days shortly after Trade Me was sold to Fairfax, when something like 70 new auction site operators clamoured into the marketplace, hoping for a similar nine-figure payday. Where are they now, we wonder?

Opinion
Quake conscious: telling the world New Zealand is still here
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Tourism was the country’s biggest earner in 2010, just nudging ahead of dairy and putting $9.5 billion into the nation’s coffers. And while New Zealand has rarely had to deal with image crises in the past, the recent quake in Christchurch and the ensuing media coverage will have a detrimental effect on visitor numbers. But, for all those patriotic souls out there, there are ways you can help to get the visitors coming back.

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1, 2, 3, 4, MediaWorks declares a demographics war
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MediaWorks TV launched its new season line-up in Wellington this morning. And the Auckland launch is scheduled for tomorrow. But there’s sure to be slightly more interest in some the programming decisions than there usually is after it announced today that its two major channels are set for a rejig, with C4 being re-launched as a mainstream entertainment channel known as FOUR and TV3 moving directly into TV One’s demographic territory.

Opinion
Topping the list
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In this instalment of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: In the supermarket, it’s all about the shopping list. And it’s being made before going inside. Sky TV releases its annual numbers. And gets back into internet TV. Kiwi bucket list shows we’re really pretty boring. The numerous business opportunities of the iPad explained. Networks squeeze through football broadcast loophole across the ditch.

Opinion
Doing drugs: social media skates on thin regulatory ice
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In this edition of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: How marketers in restricted categories can use social media and still meet their regulatory obligations The Consumer Guarantees Act gets a spruce up as it gets with the digital auction programme Google TV: another paradigm shift? The fibre optic cult: does the investment actually pay dividends? Digital goes legit at the Brainy Breakfast

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The eyes have it. Or do they?
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Television ratings, much like the make up of sausages, are a fairly mysterious realm for those outside the marcomms industry, and, after asking around a bit, it seems they’re also a fairly mysterious realm for many within it.

Opinion
Spectacles, testicles, mobile wallet, watch
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In this helping of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: The sudden importance of mobile wallets What’s a Facebook Fan really worth? Google’s answer to publishers’ love affair with the iPad 10 ways to improve loyalty programmes Digital Funding from NZ On Air Outrageous Fortune, American-style

Opinion
Radio changes stations and social media goes pro
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In this installment of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: What’s the frequency, Kenneth? Big corporates to social media: ‘Hey, you can actually make us money’. So how can New Zealand businesses tap into it? Virtually possible: eWestfield on the cards. Rupert Murdoch begins his paid content experiment in earnest as the timesonline.co.uk closes its doors. Close enough is not good enough when it comes to advertising, as one Christchurch car yard recently found out. Google plans its next assault. This time, music.

Opinion
Trade me jumps on the e-commerce bandwagon
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In this installment of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: Trade Me gets with the daily deals programme iAds steam ahead in the US The BBC begins what might be a new paradigm for paid content online Social media reaches the tipping point RIP, Independent What will this year’s most popular sales and lead generation strategies be? Get your names in the hat for the third Social Media Marketing eCourse. And there’s even a new option available for the ‘time-poor’.

Opinion
Television and the ravages of time-shifting
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In this installment of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: As TV watching habits change, audience measurement is changing with it. Is social buzz leading to more ka-ching? Nielsen says ‘meh, not really’. Online video is hot. And B2BTV hopes to tap into it for the New Zealand market. Can our internet infrastructure actually handle the iPad? Whitcoulls launches an e-reader. But, without cellular connectivity, will it be able to compete? Data-driven coupons show their worth. Survey your way to a fitter, healthier marketing you, and expand your mind by getting a spot in the third Social Media Marketing Course.

News
Cartoony Carney feels fear, writes it anyway
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Michael Carney is quite possibly the most productive man on the planet. And he’s generous, too: he’s giving away a few free copies of his new literary baby – an e-book called Adventures into the Unknown World of Social Media that deals with marketers’ fears about the space and details the ways to overcome them – to a few speedy downloaders.

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Solving the buyer equation
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In this week’s instalment of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: An exploration of the different approaches to purchasing. What kind of buyer are you? Onward and upward for online video The economy: assuming the recovery position? For the loved one who has everything: Newsweek is for sale.

Opinion
Mobile whizzbangery still lying dormant on most phones
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In this edition of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: Feature creep: how we really use our phones (and brains). Radio: now online and maybe even with pictures. The perils of mobile stalking via GPS. All hail the Super Marketer. If you’re going to spoil your kids, at least do it properly

Opinion
Classified information
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In this installment of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: Classified advertising was hit hard last year. How long before newspapers give it up? All change in the New Zealand movie business. And will 3D advertising change the game? US publishers are adding online readers to total circulation and charging advertisers for all of them. So is that likely to happen here?

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Kiwi papers suffering from bad circulation (but faring much better than the Brits)
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In this installment of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: The latest readership results are out. Grim reading, of course. But don’t wallow in self-pity. Laugh at the misfortune of others instead. Telecom announces modest sales of TiVo. But can CASPA change that? Can the iPad do for TV what the iPod did for music? The Travel Channel gets set for landing. The case of the missing asterisk. ComCom cracks down on misleading promotions.

Opinion
TradeMe: now with Spam
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Hey, look, it’s the newish incarnation of eBuzz from Marketing Week, and it’s a weekly melange of digital marketing news that will be of interest and relevance to Kiwis. Facebook, Twitter, TradeMe and the Anti-Spam Law: what’s the dilly? Social media: called to account Google gets buzzed Where do Kiwis shop online?

Opinion
Kiwi TV starts playing catch-up
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The first in a continuing series of erudite insights, market research and zeitgeisty marcomms dissection from Marketing Week. The whys and wherefores of Catch Up TV in New Zealand? How does it stack up? The year that was in TV land: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Facebook hits 400 mill. Happy sixth birthday. Statistics New Zealand’s suite of online tools small businesses quick and easy access to information. Marketing Rebooted: e-courses focusing on all things 2.0 to get you up with the play