New Zealand goes a bit funny when famous folk come for a visit. It’s that classic Kiwi combo of pride and self-doubt. And it was no different when Eva Longoria popped in recently to spruik some of her perfume, cut the ribbon on The Shopping Channel and answer a few questions at an event put on by Woman’s Day and L’Oreal. The security was almost Obama-level, with pre-event checks and phones handed in at the door, but with a bit of baksheesh we managed to get our hands on collection of glamour shots from the night. So fill your boots. And eyes.
Browsing: The Shopping Channel
The Greg Partington-owned Shopping Channel launches on 1 October on Sky and Freeview channel 18. And, along with a series of ads featuring some of the hosts imploring Kiwi businesses to sell their stuff on the box, plenty of giveaways on Facebook and a fair bit of social media activity, Ogilvy and Robber’s Dog have also released a new TVC, one of the first projects new executive creative director Angus Hennah got stuck into after he arrived at the agency in July.
The Shopping Channel announced its arrival last week, and dropped a few hints about the industry bigwig that would be running the ship. Seven days later and it has been confirmed that Alistair Duff, currently TVNZ’s general manager of media sales, will be the network’s chief executive.