articles tagged 'Sim Ahmed'

The Kiwi company with an $85 million price tag: the story behind Online Republic

  • Search
  • June 8, 2016
  • Sim Ahmed
The Kiwi company with an $85 million price tag: the story behind Online Republic

Long before Online Republic was the Kiwi success story sold to Australia-based Webjet for $85 million, Sim Ahmed wrote a cover story for NZ Marketing in 2013 telling the story of how the company's founder Mike Ballantyne discovered success by moving away from ego-stroking digital campaigns and focusing on the unsexy—but increasingly important—realm of search engine marketing. Today, we revisit this tale. (Please note: this story features previously published content).

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An ironic giveaway

  • PopPress
  • August 2, 2013
  • StopPress Team
An ironic giveaway

After a brief but rewarding fling with StopPress and Idealog, tech reporter/photographer/regional man of mystery Sim Ahmed finished up yesterday and is off to work for POS start-up Vend HQ. But we're not letting him get away without mentioning a bit of copyright hilarity he was involved in on Twitter last week.

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Movings/Shakings: 2 August

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  • August 2, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Movings/Shakings: 2 August

Carin Hercock swaps APN for Nielsen, the Red Bulletin takes a new approach, Sim Ahmed and Simon Pound join start-up Vend HQ, Damien Shatford signs with the Sweet Shop, Republik gets some Aussie biz, Big Mobile gets bigger, Rose Matafeo changes channels, Stefan Korn takes Creative HQ reins and APN Outdoor heads to Broadway.

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Social scoreboard

Zavy and StopPress have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

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What I've learned on my month-long adventure in the App Store

  • Apps
  • June 13, 2013
  • Sim Ahmed
What I've learned on my month-long adventure in the App Store

I launched my first app on the Apple App Store towards the beginning of May. It's a Newsstand magazine app called Aucklandia, which shows some of my street photography work and little stories about each photo. I'm taking the opportunity to share with you what I've learned in my first month as a bona fide app developer.

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