Written for M+AD by Sydney-based Steve Davis, Ooyala vice-president/GM Asia Pacific & Japan: Forces sweeping across New Zealand’s media landscape are changing the ground rules for all players. The arrival of new competitors and evolving technologies mean existing business models are no longer working. The organisations that survive will be the ones that adapt – and do it quickly.
Dame Julie Christie is stepping down from the MediaWorks board – a role she has held since 2013 –at the end of June to return to television production and to take on two new board roles.
New downtown Auckland agency Crave has plunged into the worlds of art and social media to transport Ponsonby Rd’s Chapel Bar & Bistro customers to Rome’s Sistine Chapel.
Clemenger BBDO|Touchcast and the NZ Transport Agency have launched the latest message in their Legend series of anti-drink-driving productions.
New Zealand has won two more Gold Lions (plus a Silver) in Cannes – in Direct and Mobile. And just like the first two Golds, they’ve gone to Colenso BBDO.
Saatchi & Saatchi NZ may be a no-show at the 2018 Cannes Lions, after parent Publicis Groupe yesterday imposed a ban on all entries to global creative awards shows, according to AdWeek USA. The reason? To save money.
Bauer Media Group has named Paul Dykzeul as chief executive officer of Bauer Media Australia and New Zealand. Dykzeul, who has significant media experience across Australasia, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, the UK and South Africa, is currently ceo of Bauer Media New Zealand.
Kiwi YouTube sensation Shannon Harris, aka ShaaanXO, is set to make her debut appearance at VidCon this week in Los Angeles. Earlier this month, Harris’ ShaaanXO YouTube channel hit three million subscribers, which her management team at Johnson & Laird says continues her reign as the #1 Most Subscribed YouTube Channel in New Zealand.
A modest result for New Zealand overnight in Cannes – just two Bronze Lions came our way, for DDB and FCB.
Phantom Billboards has blessed the streets of New Plymouth with two new installations of their unique. The new sites are in St Aubyn Street and Devon Street – both along one of the main drags through town.
The NZ Commercial Communications Council, with TVNZ on board as sponsor, has issued its call for entries for the 2017 Effies, to be held at the Langham Auckland on Thursday 19 October.
Ogilvy NZ launched a new brand campaign for Sealord last week, aiming to lift the nation’s health through good nutrition.