Tales from the Crypt

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AUCKLAND, Sunday: “Shovelling money into cryptocurrencies – a sort of hippy alternative to government-controlled currencies – has become an increasingly popular pastime,” writes Herald On Sunday business columnist Paul Catmur.

Inside job

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AUCKLAND, Today: Duncan Greive, founder of online news title The Spinoff, has weighed into the debate about journalist Tova O’Brien’s acrimonious legal scrap with her former employer, TV3 owner Discovery.

oOh!media taps Dale Cummings

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AUCKLAND, Today: media trading executive Dale Cummings is set to join oOh!media NZ as trading manager, commencing on Monday. He replaces Christie Tanner (who departed at the end of the year, for places unknown) and will work with group commercial sales director Phil Lucy and the NZ management team.

True love

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AUCKLAND, Today: To celebrate 10 years in business, Grey Lynn-based strategy, design & comms agency True bottled up a “dangerously delicious” batch of gin named Truth Serum.

OOH momentum returning

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AUCKLAND, Today: The Out of Home Media Association Aotearoa has announced that 2021’s revenue is up 24% year-on-year, with the total revenue rising to $119.3m, “despite a tough year of extended lockdowns throughout the country”.

pDOOH benchmark

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AUCKLAND, Today: Members of IAB New Zealand’s programmatic DOOH steering committee have agreed on an industry benchmark impression multiplier formula for NZ-based DOOH suppliers activating inventory programmatically.

Aucklanders return to CBD

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AUCKLAND, Today: Digital out-of-home audience measurement platform Lens Analytics reports that Kiwis are back “in large numbers” following the summer break.