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Pandora's founder Tim Westergren on entering the Kiwi market—and what it means for Spotify and iHeartRadio

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Only a few hours after stepping off a plane at Auckland Airport on 7 April, Pandora founder Tim Westergren sat down with us for quick chat at the Generator, the New Zealand headquarters of the company. Although Westergren's arrival in country came as part of promotional push to officially introduce the music-streaming platform to the New Zealand market after its release late last year, Pandora is by no means new to the Kiwi market. PLUS: a look at how Pandora's offering compares to Spotify and iHeartRadio.

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Pocket money 2.0: Postr opens up smartphone screens to advertisers

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According to Telecom's annual report, an average smartphone user reaches for their phone 150 times per day. For some, including Banksy, whose latest piece is a commentary on the scourge of mobile addiction, that's a bit sad. But that level of interest makes it an appealing place to be for advertisers, so local start-up Postr is hoping to get brands into consumers' pockets by serving ads on their smartphone homescreens.

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ASB's Like Loan adds another trophy to the cabinet

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ASB and Saatchi & Saatchi have added another award for the Like Loan campaign, which lowered its home lending rate with Facebook likes. The latest is a Warc Prize for Social Strategy, awarded to only 18 campaigns globally.

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New Jasmax site balances creativity and functionality

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Jasmax had about 10 target audiences to cater for with its website overhaul, handled by creative partner BKA. The companies replaced the previous Flash-based site with a magazine style to make information more accessible and flexible.

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Touchcast seeds growth for Forest and Bird

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Touchcast has developed a new site for Forest and Bird to tell a new audience about the organisation's mission and supporters the chance to donate. Inournature.org.nz also helps people spread the word via social sharing.

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Sky and DDB celebrate 20 years of ad marriage

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In an industry renowned for its chopping and changing, there aren't too many agency/client relationships that can claim to have lasted 20 years. But Sky and DDB have found their happy place and they're breaking out the china to celebrate one of the country's longest-running—and most successful—unions.

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One Show finalists announced: Kiwi agencies up for 20 awards, Colenso and Clemenger lead the charge

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The finalists for the 41st edition of the annual One Show Awards, regarded as one of the most prestigious in the world, have been announced, and Kiwi agencies have been acknowledged as finalists in 20 of the categories listed. This year, the show received almost 22,000 entries from 63 countries, and these were then whittled down to 1,229 finalists (from 463 agencies) by a panel of international judges. Each of these finalists will now have to wait until 9 May, when the winners will be announced during a ceremony at Lincoln Centre in New York City. As was the case last year, Clemenger and Colenso received the most nominations among the Kiwi agencies.

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Owner/Marketer: Otis and Sarah Frizzell

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Much like a great wagon trek during a gold rush, countless food trucks have arrived in Auckland in an effort to snatch a piece of the fast (but gourmet) food market. Standing out in this increasingly crowded space is no mean feat, but this is exactly what husband-and-wife duo Otis and Sarah Frizzell have managed to do with their technicolour food truck business, The Lucky Taco.

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ASB looks for jump on rivals with recruitment app

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ASB is hunting an edge in attracting and keeping corporate banking talent with its Work For ASB app. The app is part of the Growth story initiative and has an augmented reality functionality developed by trans-Tasman agency One Fat Sheep.

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Domino's delivers orders app as online sales drive continues

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Domino's has continued its bid to boost online sales as a proportion of overall purchases to 80 percent in the next couple of years with a new orders app. It's designed to replace paper vouchers and lets users views deals from their local store or those in the vicinity.

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Ogilvy harnesses the power of the new with Neo

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Ogilvy has launched the global Neo network in New Zealand with a new digital division. Led by Eddy Whatt, Ogilvy's digital media director since 2010, Neo will get five new staff, bringing its total to 10 by June.

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