The first results of the GfK Radio Survey of the year are out and MediaWorks and NZME have plenty to celebrate with total audience numbers rising since the final survey in 2018.
Guyon Espiner is stepping down from RNZ’s Morning Report presenter role next year in a series of radio presenter changes.
Radio New Zealand has achieved year-on-year growth in the last GfK results for 2018 – despite the numbers dropping considerably from previous results this year. StopPress talked with RNZ head of radio and music David Allan about the year that was, and what’s to come in 2019.
With the final radio results of the year out, it brings with it the news that New Zealand radio is in a good place. With 3.32 million New Zealanders (10+) tuning into commercial radio each week, MediaWorks and NZME have reason to celebrate. We break down the results to see how The Rock, Rhema and Newstalk ZB had great performances while The Sound and More FM lost some footing.
Another round of radio results brings with it the news that New Zealand radio is a steady business. Commercial radio has retained its 3.4 million New Zealanders (10+) tuning in each week, giving both MediaWorks and NZME reason to celebrate. We break down the results to see how More FM, Coast and Magic had standout performances, while The Breeze and Mai lost some footing.
The Radio Bureau is bringing radio advertising expert Ralph van Dijk to New Zealand for a free seminar, in Auckland and Wellington, to help creatives and copywriters make the most out of client radio campaigns.
2017 was another record year for agency advertising spend, with data released from Standard Media Index (SMI) showing $1.048 billion was spent on major media across the year. But will the momentum continue? We speak to SMI managing director for Australia and New Zealand Jane Ractliffe about confidence in the economy.
Toyota and Saatchi & Saatchi have taken a look at what can go wrong when two things are alike in a campaign to promote its genuine parts.
Radio veteran David Gibbs shares his thoughts on how radio is likely to evolve in the coming years.
We look at the ups, downs and trends for the final radio survey of the year.
“Imagine stations with those shares now,” said radio industry veteran David Gibbs upon seeing radio survey results from a quarter-century ago—a fitting response, given there was once a single station with an 18 percent share of New Zealand ears. We look back to see how much radio has changed.
NZME celebrated a strong survey result, with all its stations growing listener numbers. We chat to the media company’s chief executive about the latest round of results and the health of the industry in general.
In an unusual step, TRB this year announced the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Radio award at the same time as releasing the full list of finalists for this year’s edition of the event.
MediaWorks’ radio brands will join forces next year, following the announcement of a new digital audio streaming platform, Rova, that’s set to go live in January.
We all know the Magness Benrow adverts. They have that enthusiastic duo, with the latest specials on electronics and appliances, who are always there, waiting for us when we start our drive home with the radio on. But what do we know about the wisecrackers we have been sharing rides with for over 20 years, and why do their ads have such staying power?
Standard Media Index (SMI) has released a snapshot of advertising spend across the different media platforms for the past two years to reveal digital’s rapid growth has yet to overtake TV’s share of the dollar.
The radio survey period always arrives as a massive explosion of excitement across the industry. Everyone is declared a winner and cold beverages are handed out like promotional freebies. And as MediaWorks group content director Leon Wratt sits down for a chat, he confirms the radio industry is still as enthusiastic as ever.
The music industry contributed $484 million to New Zealand’s economy over the course of 2015 and led to the employment of more than 4,500 full-time workers. We chat to Recorded Music NZ chief executive Damian Vaughan about what has been a good year for the industry following a long period of decline.
When GFK took over the radio survey, it promised more frequent reporting over the course of the year, and the researcher has deliver in this regard, releasing the latest figures just over two months after the first round of results were made public in May.
Like all media channels, radio is going through a period of enormous flux. And to stay relevant in this changing environment, radio jocks have had to evolve to stay relevant. We chat to ZM’s afternoon jocks Jase Hawkins and PJ Harding to find out how they’re dealing with the challenges of doing their day jobs while simultaneously coming up with creative ideas that brands can use across channels.
Pandora has announced a new partnership that sees the music-streaming company hitch a ride with Uber. From this week, Pandora will be integrated directly within the Uber driver app, giving drivers the ability to manage their Pandora stations and rides in a single place.
NZME chief executive Michael Boggs shares a few thoughts on how the publisher’s radio business is performing following this year’s radio survey and why he’s not concerned about Paul Henry’s growth.
Yesterday, a picture was widely circulated showing Hilary Barry carrying a box of Moët into the MediaWorks office. And it’s more than likely that other employees at the media company will be taking a few more laps to the local Liquorland today, because nothing provides a better reason for heavy drinking than the release of the radio results. This will also be the case for NZME, which will similarly cracking open a few chilled beverages this evening. But none will be celebrating harder than the Mai FM crew, who had a particularly strong survey.
Roy Morgan has revealed that Kiwi media habits in the morning are shifting online, with a recent study showing that the proportion of New Zealanders accessing online media channels has surpassed those reading the newspaper or watching television. However, radio still remains comfortably at the top of the pile in terms of the preferred media channel, with 40.2 percent of Kiwis still tuning into the airwaves every day.
Podcast nerds rejoiced last week when the second season of Serial, the most popular podcast ever made, was launched. And as the medium matures and grows in popularity, brands are starting to get more involved, either through advertising on the good ones or, in some cases, making their own.
Auckland’s 95bFM is currently celebrating its 45th birthday. And, as part of “The 95bFM Bombathon” campaign, a throwback to a 1990 pledge-drive campaign that hopes to raise $45,000, the DJs are putting their feet up and auctioning off three hours of airtime in which the winners can take over the station from 9pm to 12am on Sunday night.