The Australasian Catalogue Association (ACA) is hosting their 27th annual Awards this year showcasing the best of the best across consumer marketing throughout Australia and New Zealand. With a record attendance last year of 750 guests on the night, the room was filled with retailers, creatives, agencies, printers and distributers seeking the winning crown, this year will be no exception.
The six-month interim results are out for our two largest print news media owners Stuff and NZME. It is no secret that print has battled with years of declining advertising revenue and departing audiences and there is no doubt the tough financial results have taken its toll. The key lowlights being Stuff’s subsequent closure of 28 regional print mastheads, and an obstinate Commerce Commission which has repealed repeated merger attempts by NZME and Stuff. However, in some quarters, the recent financial findings show that the fall in print revenue has slowed, with suggestions that the worst is over. We ask media experts and publishers what they glean from the financial findings – bearing in mind the unpredictable and circulating beast that is the media industry.
Consumers are busy, distracted and fed stimuli from the moment they wake up to the moment they fall asleep. With so much noise, it is difficult for a brand to distinguish themselves and remain topical within consumer’s eyes. TSA Limited takes a look at how print can captivate consumers.
The New Zealand Herald is trumpeting growth across both its print and digital readerships this week. We speak to NZME managing editor Shayne Currie about how its managing print growth in a digital era.
Nielsen and ABC have released the latest quarterly results for magazine readership and circulation and, to a large extent, the figures indicate a continuation of trends that have been taking shape over the last few quarters. There was however a shift in the sense that some special interest titles—which have until now have performed well—also showed signs of weakening.
While Clemenger BBDO’s ‘Blazed’ campaign and Colenso BBDO/Proximity’s Smartphone Line stole much of the attention at last night’s Axis Awards, the magazine category showed that the Kiwi creative streak still extends to print.