New insights from Nielsen on New Zealand’s business decision makers indicates that reading a magazine is one of the movers and shakers' favourite ways to consume media.
Marketing, advertising & media intelligence
The advertising executive is a strange but predictable beast. It shares similarities with the average New Zealander, but is different in pertinent ways. While the advertising executive’s raison d'être is to know and understand the shopping, watching, working and lifestyle habits of the average New Zealander, it does not practise these habits itself. Latest statistics from Nielsen compare the lives of ad executives, or ‘adlanders’ to the lives of average New Zealanders, and unsurprisingly there is quite a divide.
Focus Research wins big at Research Effectiveness Awards as two industry bodies play in the same sandpit for the first time
For most of the year, research agencies are the unsung heroes of the industry, with their insights outshone by the creativity that usually takes centre stage. However, last Friday, the limelight shifted and drew attention to examples of the most effective research conducted over the course of the last year. Hosted at Auckland’s Hilton hotel and attended by a full house of well-dressed researchers, this year’s edition of the biennial Research Effectiveness Awards was hosted by comedian and sausage ambassador Leigh Hart. PLUS: a brief look at the merger between the Market Research Society of New Zealand and the Association of Market Research Organisations (AMRO).
Val Morgan has launched a new audience measurement platform called CineTAM, which uses the demographic data from a sample of over 80,000 cinema goers to give advertisers a better indication of who is watching a film.
Consumers—especially the younger ones—are increasingly checking out whether companies have been naughty or nice. And research shows an average of 55 percent of global online consumers are willing to pay more for products and services from companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact. So, as Kath Dewar writes, it pays to keep it clean.
This week, data specialists Nielsen and Roy Morgan both unveiled new data segmentation approaches that will see the insights they provide take on a more granular form. And in a rather uncharacteristically quirky move, both organisations have given their respective strategies somewhat interesting monikers.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
Nielsen’s latest online retail report has found the number of people shopping online increased by over 100,000 in the last year, which equates to growth of six percent. That means there are now 1.9 million New Zealanders shopping online, or 56 percent of the total online population. Plus: what BNZ's online retail figures show.
Earlier this week StopPress published a story on the Q1 readership and circulation statistics for the nation's newspapers. While the circulation figures sourced from ABC's website and the majority of the readership figures were all accurate, the readership figures attributed to some of the provincial papers served up a series of anomalies that didn't seem to correlate with statistics from previous surveys.
APN recently sent out a release pointing out that Nielsen had been undercounting audience to the Herald’s mobile site for about nine months—meaning that the battle for mobile eyes was inadvertently skewed in favour of Stuff. This error has now been corrected, so we decided to have a look at which publication is winning battle for mobile eyes.
The first-ever Beacon Awards took place last night at the Viaduct Events Centre in front of a capacity crowd, and it was FCB Media that got by far the most exercise, with independent MBM winning agency of the year, MediaWorks TV winning media brand of the year, Maritime New Zealand taking client of the year and Nielsen's Claire Harris accepting the inspiring individual award.
As part of the prize for winning The Herald Advertising Challenge, a couple of FCBers got a trip to Rome to attend the Festival of Media Global. Here's Melina Fiolitakis' take on the second day.
Like previous years, TVNZ shows made up the vast majority of the top 20 most-watched programmes list for last year, with a magician, a talent show and two current affairs offerings luring the most eyeballs in 2013.
Facebook is dominating Kiwi social media use, not just in the number of New Zealanders using the network, but also in the amount of time spent dwelling on the activity. The social network's local dwell time far outpaces the next best performing channel here, Reddit.
Changes at DDB, Carat, ASB, Snakk, Nielsen, Auckland Airport, Darkhorse and Provoke.
January's Nielsen online ratings showed audience numbers generally going up for both nzherald.co.nz and stuff.co.nz, with Fairfax reclaiming the top spot in Auckland. So is that growth reflected in online ad spend? Not according to SMI data, which showed that both APN and Fairfax Media went in the wrong direction last year.