How much do we really watch – or not watch – advertising?
You’re serving up ads but do people want to see them and are they paying attention? TVNZ’s latest Forecast Study examines the value exchange and how time and money are being traded to watch – or not watch – advertising. General manager of trade marketing Kathryn Mitchell talks us through the research and how broadcast TV came out on top.
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.
Tech-obsessed Kym Niblock is most comfortable when she’s wading neck-deep in a pool of data. This, she says, is the best place where you can find out where you need to go next. And for TVNZ, this involves diving straight into augmented reality.
It’s 18 months since Bravo graced New Zealand’s screens, delivering a dose of reality TV to local audiences in the form of Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules and Million Dollar Listings. We speak to Chris Taylor, managing director of networks and distribution for Australia and New Zealand, about how the channel is settling into the local media landscape and what it has planned for 2018.
Shortland Street is back, and while viewers are dealing with Chris Warner’s woes, TVNZ and Blacksand are lapping up the success of a colourful summer campaign.
Despite the ubiquitous nature of digital communications and millennials spreading their time across a range of screens, television remains a hugely valuable platform for delivering emotive content with the scale, impact and the effective frequency required to create meaningful business impact.
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.
New Zealanders’ reluctance to talk about their finances is a challenge for banks looking to have meaningful conversations with would-be new customers, so Kiwibank decided to push the boundaries of marketing to get Kiwis to speak up.
TVNZ has released its FY2017 annual results, with a $19.5 million loss in EBITDAF on the previous year due to an onerous contract provision with Disney and marginal year on year declines in advertising revenue. We talk to chief executive Kevin Kenrick about outdated output deals and how TVNZ is placing bets on the future.
Everything that analysts predict will happen to Sky in the local market has already happened to its counterpart in London—and things are still going swimmingly across the pond. Sam Aldred questions whether local predictions of the impending demise of Sky are a little overstated.
We tested StopPress readers’ knowledge of modern media consumption. And the results indicate that things aren’t always as clear as what they seem.
Media consumption is changing. But by how much? Test your knowledge with the StopPress/Freeview TV quiz.
It was a big year for TVNZ in 2016 after launching its much-vaunted rebrand late last year. Now there’s more cause to celebrate as it continues to dominate the TV rankings, with TVNZ 2’s Gloriavale: A Woman’s Place, topping the list for most-watched show amongst the 25-54 demographic.
Our relationship with money is typically something of an afterthought, generally restricted to advice columns and finance pages. However, Kiwibank is taking it mainstream in a new series called Mind Over Money with Nigel Latta, a fully funded series centred on the psychology of money. We talk to general manager of marketing Regan Savage and TVNZ general manager of content solutions Lyndsey Francis about the series and Kiwibank’s decision to take a leap.
TV is apparently dead. And as corollary a magazine about TV should already have a strong onset of rigor mortis. However, in a great display of resilience in a fragmented media world, The TV Guide is holding strong as New Zealand’s number one selling magazine. We go back to the magazine’s beginning and talk to editor Julie Eley to see how it’s secured itself as the armchair companion to many New Zealanders.
In what could be considered “a PR gift”, Sky are celebrating their victory against the illegal live streaming of Joseph Parker’s last match in the ring just a day before his next bout in Auckland tomorrow.
Receptive.tv director Sam Aldred takes a look at the rise of global entities to find the battle between Sky TV and Fairfax, NZME and TVNZ is the wrong one.
We all like free things. However, the rise in SVODs has made audiences accustom to paying for entertainment. Stepping in to remind Kiwis that content doesn’t have to come at a cost is Freeview, with a ‘How good is free’ campaign by TVNZ Blacksand.
MediaWorks has announced its 2017 programming line up, which is set to entertain audiences and deliver advertising opportunities with a feast of local and international reality TV and drama.
Buying content is easy. But getting viewers to tune in so you can make money from it is a whole other channel. We chat to TVNZ’s Jeff Latch and Andrew Shaw about how they’re planning to address the latter part of this equation.
We take a look at yesterday’s new season announcement to see how TVNZ is reacting to convergence and what it is going to fill the screens with, with a line up including Survivor New Zealand, Filthy Rich and new international hits.
MediaWorks and NBC International have appointed Maria Mahony as the general manager for Bravo New Zealand. She joins the joint venture from her recent role as the head of programming and local content for Lightbox, arriving with 17 years in local and international broadcasting experience at a range of companies, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TVNZ (Lightbox is yet to announce a replacement for Mahony).
NZ On Air has made a move to grow New Zealand’s online talent in a partnership with YouTube at a time when its channels are followed like TV series. However, according to new research, the same cannot be said about the platforms branded channels.
At the press conference, held on Thursday, Vodafone chief executive Russell Stanners sat alongside Sky chief executive John Fellet, Sky chief financial officer Jason Hollingworth and Sky chairman Peter Macourt, during a presentation that saw the executives outline their motivations and plans for forming the joint company. And, as is often the case with such events, the most interesting discussion happened when journalists started asking questions.
When news broke of Hilary Barry’s resignation on Friday night, many reports indicated that the media company’s chief executive Mark Weldon would have found it frustrating given that he was poised to make a major announcement on Tuesday. Well, Tuesday has arrived, and despite the chaos encircling MediaWorks, it has still delivered its “big” news. This morning, MediaWorks sent out a release to the media confirming that it had signed a joint venture with NBCUniversal International Networks, which will see channel Four transformed into Bravo by July 2016.
The odds were not in their favour when they took over as new face of current affairs on TV3 in June last year. But week in, week out Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan have slogged it out in the competitive 7pm timeslot, and they’re closing in on the competition across at TVNZ.