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Event: Meet the man behind the machine, head music analyst at Pandora Internet Radio, Steve Hogan

By , 2014-09-02 13:25:50

Join Pandora Internet Radio’s head music analyst Steve Hogan in Auckland next Monday for a free, intimate, one off session as he describes the inner workings of Pandora's groundbreaking Music Genome Project and why humans will always understand music better than machines.

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The more things change: Ben Goodale on the renewed relevance of direct marketing

By , 2014-09-02 11:46:39

Most marketers involved in comms work are becoming direct marketers by stealth, reckons Ben Goodale. So how can an old discipline be harnessed for these new channels?

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Ideas are ugly, scary, messy and fragile

By , 2014-09-02 11:09:27

Using the premise that innovative ideas can at first be ugly, intimidating or even scary, US-based technology company GE has released a new spot, via BBDO New York, that aims to show how that ugliness can be converted into something beautiful when placed in the right hands.

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Kiwi agencies vie for dodgeball glory

By , 2014-09-02 10:44:05

Forget the rowing world cup, forget the basketball world cup; the real action last week was at Yahoo’s Dodgeball Keg Cup. Eight agencies competed in the tournament for the honour of winning the moderately prestigious Keg Cup and the highly coveted 50-litre keg of beer.

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The rise of fast-casual: Pita Pit launches its first TVC via Contagion

By , 2014-09-01 18:18:26

Pita Pit has launched its first nationwide campaign via a new TVC conceptulised by Contagion, the agency which won the account for the food chain's cross-Tasman business earlier this year. The 30-second spot, which was shot by Flying Fish and directed by Helena Brooks, features a middle-aged man, dressed in the garb of a stereotypical accountant, dancing awkwardly after having completed a meal from Pita Pit.

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Colenso and Samsung solve "black cat selfie" problem with GS5 and Rachael Hale McKenna

By , 2014-09-01 17:19:27

Samsung New Zealand and Colenso used the recently reported "black cats aren't adopted because they look bad in photos" story to create a social campaign with renowned animal photographer Rachael Hale McKenna. The campaign created a solution for cat photographers, whilst at the same time highlighting features of their latest smartphone, the Samsung GS5.

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People's Choice: DDB and Steinlager Pure with the Trubridge spine-tingler 'Born to Defy'–UPDATED

By , 2014-09-01 15:33:48

You voted, and Steinlager Pure and DDB NZ’s Born to Defy campaign won the People’s Choice Award in the annual Stoppress/Mediaworks TVC of the Year. Co-op Bank Record Profits and Augusto's Lydia Ko goes Pro were second and third.

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Holden talks to the fans

By , 2014-09-01 15:12:53

Several weeks after kicking off its 60th anniversary via a nostalgic TVC by Ogilvy, Holden has now extended the celebrations to its website with a series of vignettes that aim to tell the stories of fans of the brand. The video compilation is currently being hosted on a microsite called '60 Years Loyal', and was created by Dentsu Aegis-owned digital creative agency Isobar, which launched in Auckland in February.

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Clemenger double: 'Mistakes' picks up StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year, 'Blazed As' shares craft category spoils with DDB's 'Born to Defy'—UPDATED

By , 2014-09-01 13:38:03

Last week, StopPress met with an estimable judging panel in an effort to determine which finalist in the StopPress/MediaWorks TVC of the Year competition was most deserving of this year’s title. Copious head scratching, contemplative groans and a fair bit of imbibing ensued as the judges weighed up the pros and cons of the campaigns over a lunch at Auckland’s Neighbourhood brew bar. And by the end of this highly scientific estimation of the effectiveness of the each campaign, the judges came to a final shortlist of three candidates: ‘Mistakes’ for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) by Clemenger BBDO, ‘Devil’s Chair’ for NZI by FCB and ‘The People’s Film’ for VW by Colenso BBDO. PLUS: ‘Blazed As’ for the NZTA by Clemenger BBDO and ‘Born to Defy’ for Steinlager by DDB took out the top spots in the craft category.

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And another thing: 42 Below and the ascent of man

By , 2014-09-01 09:30:33

Barnes, Catmur & Friends' Paul Catmur shares his thoughts on Geoff Ross' journey to becoming "a vodka millionaire and New Zealand’s favourite business guru".

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The Block's chance for exclusive viewership foiled by Leaders' Debate

By , 2014-08-29 16:02:17

Last night's third episode of The Block screened for the first time this season without My Kitchen Rules NZ (MKR NZ) diverting viewers to TV One, which could have been its big chance to exclusively engage viewers after a dismal episode two. But its plans were foiled by the leaders' debate.

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Ace music

By , 2014-08-29 15:38:18

If you liked the sound of wood, then you'll probably like the sound of racquets and balls. James Murphy, he of LCD Soundsystem fame, has teamed up with IBM for the US Open to make unique songs from the data generated from tennis matches. And it's predicting it will have almost 400 hours of 'music' by the end of the tournament.

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The Compendium: 29 August

By , 2014-08-29 15:15:01

Our weekly wrap of good things, strange things, funny things and other things from inside the intertubes.

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Contagion fills Republik's boots with Peugeot win

By , 2014-08-29 15:10:01

Peugeot has appointed Contagion as its New Zealand communications partner after a competitive pitch, with the agency set to handle strategy, media, creative and sponsorships.

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Full stretch

By , 2014-08-29 14:21:39

Metro's Cheap Eats issue, which celebrates Auckland’s 100 best dinners under $20, is always a pretty good seller for Bauer. But it's decided to take its promotions up a step and make a teaser video showing that with so much affordable food on offer, stretchy pants—and impeccable grooming—are essential.

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