Last night, at an event hosted at the Pullman Hotel, CAANZ kicked off this partnership by introducing two new courses to the local market: The IPA Effectiveness Test and the IPA Commercial Certificate (CAANZ also plans to release a third paper focused on search marketing before the end of the year).
Browsing: Paul Head
The trade blogs are renowned for snarky, often anonymous comments that call into question the motivations for campaigns or their claimed success. But as part of it drive to get more entries for the upcoming Effie awards, CAANZ and .99 are aiming to show that, due to the focus on real-life results rather than the shiny, new and enticing, a trophy in this awards programme will go a long way to silencing those critics.
Media spend figures from Standard Media Index (SMI), which launched in the New Zealand market last year, show a five percent increase in total spend in 2013, with big increases for cinema, digital and radio. So how does that compare to Nielsen’s AIS ad spend figures?
For some, a pitch is the most efficient method of choosing an agency partner. For others, it’s an overly expensive, time-consuming beauty parade. CAANZ has conducted two surveys to see how local agencies view the pitching process. And the results show there’s plenty of room for improvement, says chief executive Paul Head.
After a fairly controversial 2012, CAANZ and a bunch of senior ad folk engineered a few big changes to this year’s Axis proceedings to make the awards, as Colenso BBDO’s Nick Garrett said, a more collegial, more credible and more celebratory event that aimed to show the business community how influential creativity could be. And now CAANZ has announced some more changes to the programme for 2014.
Marketing isn’t evil, says Paul Head, and, despite some who think otherwise, the industry takes its responsibility around advertising to children very seriously.
Over the past year or so, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has been on a mission to assemble a panel of trusted advertising soldiers to join its army, just as it has done with a range of other suppliers. After a bit of a delay, it released the longlist in February. And now the final list has been released, with 37 agencies in the mix. But not everyone’s happy with the end result, or the process used to create it.
In a recent column in NZ Marketing (and again in StopPress) John Baker expressed some opinions on the recent launch of Standard Media Index (SMI) in New Zealand and on media agencies in general. Paul Head, the chief executive of CAANZ, responds to some of the specific comments on behalf of its member media agencies.
There are many people in this world who assume those who work in the field of advertising are basically paid liars. But are they really? As part of a campaign to drum up interest in the Effies, TBWA\ has attempted to find out by filming a host of senior agency folk taking a lie detector test. And, as you’d expect, the results make for very entertaining and enlightening viewing.
There’s been plenty of spy-related news recently after the Edward Snowden leak. So it’s pretty good timing for the launch of CAANZ and TBWA\’s Effies call for entries campaign, which taps into the shadowy world of blacked out documents, lie-detection. and subterfuge. Perhaps they know more than they’re letting on?
After last year’s issues, CAANZ gave the Axis Awards a good going over for 2013. And, as well as some changes to the judging and a new Getty Images Creative Exhibition, it’s also created a new event featuring six international speakers.
We live in fat times and the supposedly duplicitous actions of the companies responsible for producing the food and drinks that play a part in this bodily expansion are often blamed for it. But the Government is attempting to address the issue and has signed off on new standards for health claims on labels that aim to reduce misleading marketing and help consumers make better-informed decisions.
After last year’s Axis Awards, shit hit fans when two of the country’s best campaigns—NZTA’s Ghost Chips and Steinlager’s ‘We Believe’—were largely snubbed. Since then, CAANZ, the CAANZ board and a collection of the country’s executive creative directors have been working together to make sure it doesn’t happen again. And a few important changes were announced at an event last night at The Bluestone Room in Auckland.
In an effort to create more efficiencies across departments—and, of course, reduce the $60 million spent on the purchase of advertising and media services in New Zealand in 2011—the Government has been on a mission to assemble a panel of trusted advertising soldiers to join its army. And, after a bit of a delay, it’s chosen its longlist and asked successful parties for their “best and final offer”.
According to CAANZ, one of the big challenges facing the communications industry is the way it is sometimes perceived by clients—and society more broadly. So, in an effort to address this and show that it is in fact what chief executive Paul Head calls a reputable and professional industry that adds value to businesses, the communications industry will be governed by a formal set of rules after CAANZ introduced its new ‘Code of Ethics, Practices, and Obligations of CAANZ Members’.
CAANZ has rung plenty of changes to the awards programme this year. And, for the first time, it asked industry big brains to apply or be nominated for their positions on the judging panel in an effort to add a bit of gravitas. And after 96 applications and 20 nominations were received, the CAANZ Media Awards Committee has announced 89 successful candidates for the preliminary round of judging.
The conversation economy just keeps getting bigger—and, as the regular social media fails show, scarier. So to help marketers benefit from it rather than get slapped by it, the CAANZ Marcomms Leadership Group (MLG) is following up the sell-out New Rules of Brand Engagement event last year with Re-Imagining PR: How ideas-led PR can help business, a forum featuring the brains behind the Cannes 2011 PR Grand Prix winner National Australia Bank’s Break Up campaign, PR Gold Lion winner Bundaberg’s Watermark, as well as Lynne Anne Davis from Asia Pacific PR agency of the year, Fleishman Hillard Asia Pacific.
Given the recent overhaul to the CAANZ awards programme, those hoping for glory at this year’s Media Awards are being pushed in the direction of the ‘How to write an award winning entry’ workshop next Thursday so that entry writers can adapt to the changes.
For the first time, CAANZ is publicly calling for top media minds to help decide the illustrious 2012 Media Awards winners. Those keen on judging the awards can apply now, or nominate someone else they think perfect for a judging role. Rather than casting aspersions on any previous judges, this new process adds a touch more gravitas to the proceedings, and should ensure only the most knowledgeable and experienced people are representing the industry – leading to greater consistency across categories.
The call for entries for the 2012 CAANZ Media Awards, which was led by DDB’s Chris Hancock and Chris Schofield, went out today, with a theme that tongue-and-cheekily references the Mayan doomsday prophesy. And while we all wonder about the future of mankind, CAANZ has taken the opportunity to announce a host of changes to the Media and the other awards it runs.
Every year, government agencies spend more than $60 million on the purchase of advertising and media services in New Zealand. There are already some fairly rigid structures in place to make sure public entities get the best partner for the best price. But, after 12 months work by a team of senior agency and government communications practitioners on establishing Government Best Practice Guidelines for Selecting Advertising and Media Agencies, CAANZ and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet have come up with a few more.
DraftFCB and the Ministry of Health are a pretty bloody good team, as evidenced by the numerous awards the duo has won in recent years. And, after it was beaten by Colenso’s supreme award-winning catfood campaign for Whiskas last year, they’ve managed to wipe away those salty tears and make amends by taking out a fair swag of the big gongs at this year’s Effies at SkyCity, including most effective agency and most effective client.
… a dynamic duo is announced for Effie duties, TVNZ’s Breakfast gets its new co-hosts, adstream NZ increases its staff arsenal, MediaWorks says goodbye to some long-serving news staffers and Robyn Janes opens a production outfit in Hokitika. This is the last edition of Movings/Shakings of 2010. There, there, don’t cry. We’ll be back next year and we promise to quench your nigh-on insatiable thirst for employment scandals, unexpected departures, dastardly poachings, new postings (all of which will be written in capital letters to show their importance) and various industry accolades.