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Why marketers need to tap into the huge purchasing power of over-45s
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Lately there has been some criticism of the 25-54 demographic, which for the last few decades has become the most important to advertisers looking to purchase slots on television. Things are changing, however, and News Works has just released information supporting this, revealing the over-45s segment represents a $23.5 billion spend opportunity.

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The long game: why Heineken is trumpeting moderation
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Last week, at an event hosted at the Auckland viaduct, Heineken gathered the media and a collection of millennials to unveil its latest brand ad, which again has a very strong moderate drinking message. But as a brand that lives and dies by the number of bottles it sells, why is it trying to encourage consumers to think twice about handing over their cash?

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‘One in five people are likely to drop their Sky subscription in the next 12 months’ – Lightbox chief executive Kym Niblock
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At a presentation held yesterday, Lightbox chief executive Kym Niblock said that recent research conducted for the SVOD provider indicated that a fifth of current Sky subscribers said they were likely to leave the service after the Rugby World Cup and one in four are likely to add a streaming service in the near future. But Sky’s director of communications Kirsty Way thinks these figures will come to fruition.

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Bauer muses on the meaning of influence, aims to link brands with its talent
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Last week, Bauer assembled media and agency types at the Auckland Museum Auditorium to deliver findings of research it has conducted on what influence means to Kiwis in the modern context. With the emergence of social media stars that have accumulated millions of followers online, the word influence has come to be synonymous with the likes of Jamie Curry, Jay Alvarrez and their ilk, and brands are rushing out to tap into the opportunities they offer. And while there is certain value in engaging with the massive audiences of these new-age characters, Bauer’s research shows that the Kiwi understanding of influence is by no means limited to kids producing grainy videos from their parents’ bedrooms.

Opinion
Talking it up: why communications make reputations
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Last week, Colmar Brunton and Wright Communications’ released the first annual Corporate Reputation Index, with Air New Zealand, Z, Fisher & Paykel, Toyota and AA Insurance coming out on top. And those on the list prove that good communication is integral to business success, says Nikki Wright.

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