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24 hours of Trade Me
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To keep the wheels at Trade turning 24 hours a day isn’t easy. It takes approximately 500 staff members across a range of disciplines to make sure that late-night browsers, whose minds are riding a wave of pinot, are able to click the ‘buy now’ button when they encounter some completely unnecessary—but undeniably awesome—bronze fighting rooster statuettes*. So, for its new staff recruitment video, Trade Me takes viewers on a tour through the business, showcasing the various roles that potential employees could take on by joining the company.

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Stuff’s audience numbers trump Trade Me’s as it climbs its way up the top website list
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For the first time Stuff.co.nz has overtaken Trade Me in audience numbers, reaching a new record of 1,849,000 further increasing its audience over rival news sites like NZHerald and Yahoo. The news comes off the back of recent changes in Fairfax’s editorial strategy which has seen roles disestablished and reshuffled as well as a clear overall drive to towards the digital.

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Trade Me Property celebrates 10th anniversary, showcases weird and wonderful homes sold over the years
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Much like our taste in shoes, haircuts and dairy lollies, our understanding of constitutes the ideal home is very much a matter of personal preference. And although rising house prices has made it quite difficult for homebuyers to afford that perfect abode, Trade Me Property has over the last ten years connected various Kiwis with their dream homes—and, as it turns out, Kiwi tastes can at times be weird and wonderful. So, in celebration of its tenth anniversary, Trade Me Property has launched a digital campaign that showcases six of the most memorable houses that have been sold via site over the last decade.

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Adslot fuses its tools, facilitates ‘world first’ deal between Trade Me and Neo@Ogilvy
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Buying of ad inventory has traditionally been an esoteric art typified by Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and a continuous stream of back and forth communications. This approach created various touch points that collectively sapped the resources of media companies and slowed down the entire process. However, the emergence of programmatic buying has over the last few years expedited the process by centralising communications through innovative software solutions. One of the companies that has successfully provided such services across the Australasian market over the last few years is Adslot, but the company’s business director Stacey Perillo believes that programmatic buying in the digital space has not been quite as effective as it could’ve been. So, in an effort to streamline the process, the company has made some key changes to its offering.

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APN launches commercial property site, but does it differ from services already available?—UPDATED
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On Monday, APN Media launched TrueCommercial, a digital hub dedicated to commercial property and ‘businesses for sale’ listings. For the most part, the initiative serves as an online extension of the Herald’s Commercial Property section, which has until now been published twice a week. The section, which according to Nielsen has a readership of approximately 138,000 Kiwis, will now also be rebranded TrueCommercial from 6 August to give the offering uniformity across the print and digital channels. But how does it differ from the services already offered by Trade Me and RealEstate.co.nz. Updated with additional comments from TrueCommercial brand manager Maria Zolezzi.

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Trade Me encourages e-commerce polygamy with new fashion site
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Trade Me is touting the transformation of its clothing category into a more fully fledged e-commerce experience as an opportunity for Kiwi retailers to go omni-channel. The company began the process of transformation late last year to allow greater customisation and recommendation and to target big labels users couldn’t find on the site.

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Holiday rentals site moves with mobile
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Trade Me-owned site Holiday Houses is moving with the shift to mobile, getting a new version that caters for changing traffic trends. Visits to the site from tablets have jumped 75 percent since this time last year while smartphone visits have more than doubled in that time.

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Foolish frivolity: Bidding by blink, Robinson’s shock move, the fax hits internet radio and Gmail launches Shelfies—UPDATED
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If you don’t mind giving your colleagues the appearance you have an awkward tic, Trade Me’s new way browse and bid by blink is just the ticket. Of course, the beta release date of 1 April could be a coincidence, we’ll let you decide about that – and what could be veteran broadcaster Geoff Robinson’s next move, internet radio morphing into the world of the fax machine, Gmail takes the wraps of shelfies and other hijinks.

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HRV to give century-old villa a ‘purer invironment’
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Two years after first launching its ‘purer invironment’ spot, HRV has once again collaborated with Y&R NZ to launch an extension of the campaign, which will see the home improvement company take on an old, damp and mouldy home. The HRV Pure Invironment Project, which aims to show that it’s possible for any home—irrespective of its age—to have an invironment as comfortable as the one depicted in the original TVC, will result in the renovation of a 110-year-old villa over the next month.

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Online giants’ dominance rolls on
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Kiwi internet users continue to fuel the growth of global heavyweight websites like Google and Facebook and homegrown successes like Trade Me. Horizon Research’s latest numbers show Google is the country’s most used website.

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Trade Me takes to TV with focus on new goods, therapy possibly required after seeing naked fat man on bike
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Trade Me kicked off back in 1999 when Sam Morgan saw an unmet need for an online marketplace selling used goods. That’s largely still how consumers see it. But around 40 percent of its listings are new goods, so it is aiming to draw attention to that aspect of its business in the lead up to Christmas with a campaign via Whybin\TBWA featuring naked fat men, well-coiffed dogs and apparent rectal probes.

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Gay baby Jesus for sale
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St Matthew in the City is a church renowned for its controversial advertising and none have been as notorious as its gay Jesus billboard put up for Christmas last year. Now you too can own this piece of gay rights memorabilia / affront to religion (depending on your position, of course).

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Trade Me sells Treat Me
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Trade Me says it’s selling daily deal site Treat Me for an undisclosed amount, in a management buy out led by Treat Me head James MacAvoy.

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