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Data dump: magazine circulation

By , 2014-10-24 16:28:21

We live in increasingly visual times. And no-one's got time to read those pesky words anymore. So every week we'll choose a few of our favourite graphs. In honour of the heated discussion around magazines on these pages in recent days, here's a couple that show what's been happening to magazine circulation in New Zealand over the past ten years.

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The Compendium: 24 October

By , 2014-10-24 16:18:28

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

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When your own ads suck, ask your fans to make them

By , 2014-10-24 16:12:36

Travel review website Trip Advisor is the king of user-generated content, and it's recently backed that up by running a competition for fan-made ads.

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Meet Bradley Pitts

By , 2014-10-24 16:02:52

Between Two Ferns is a big favourite of those who prefer their chat shows awksome, and it hit the big time when president Obama stopped by to talk about the affordable healthcare act a few months ago. Now, after a bit of a break, Zach Galafianakis has returned ans his latest victim is Brad Pitt/Bradley Pitts/Bart Pit. And there's even a cameo from Louis CK.

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Movings/Shakings: 24 October

By , 2014-10-24 15:50:12

Industry happenings at TVNZ, EstarOnline, Postr, Trilogy International, Affinity ID, New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards, Zomato and Porter Novelli.

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Sky announces record profits, extension of rugby deal, big decoder upgrade and new SVOD brand

By , 2014-10-24 15:36:21

Earlier today, Sky officially announced it has signed another five year deal with Sanzar and NZ Rugby, giving it the rights to the precious code until 2021. And at its AGM at the Langham, it had more good news for investors and subscribers, announcing some impressive numbers, detailing how it will soon be embracing internet-delivered television and launching its SVOD offering Neon.

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Meridian gives Assignment the flick for Barnes Catmur

By , 2014-10-24 14:16:42

After a competitive pitch, Meridian Energy is thought to have given its business to Barnes, Catmur & Friends, bringing an end to a four-ish year relationship with Assignment.

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Z Energy joins the collectibles craze with superhero 'Blokhedz'

By , 2014-10-24 14:06:09

Z Energy has followed in the footsteps of New World and Countdown by launching a campaign that gives customers the opportunity to collect a series of collectibles when spending a certain amount of money. Dubbed 'Blokhedz', the campaign features a series of 16 stackable figurines, based on superheroes and villains from the DC comic franchise, which consumers can collect if they spend more than $40 either in-store or on petrol (purchases of tobacco products cannot be used to redeem BlokHedz).The campaign—which was created by JWT as the lead agency, MBM and Mediacom for media, and Heyday for digital—is currently being promoted via a short YouTube clip and a specially dedicated section of the Z Energy website, which features profiles of all the characters available for collection.

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Summer dollars: Stihl, Ryobi and AEG target Kiwi consumers as weather warms up

By , 2014-10-24 12:12:32

On 19 October, the NZ Herald ran a story promising Kiwis a long, hot summer Labour weekend. And if the modern art of divination known as weather reporting is anything to go by, then this could signal the start of the warmer months to come. And given that Kiwis are likely to spend more time outside over the next few months, Stihl, Ryobi and AEG have launched campaigns on the range of products that Kiwis might be inclined to use during their gardening endeavours under the summer sun.

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No more casual Fridays: McHugh Media laughs in the face of magazine doomsayers, looks to replicate Mindfood's success with Style brand extension

By , 2014-10-24 11:46:13

McHugh Media's Mindfood is getting set to celebrate its seventh birthday next year and it's been one of the local publishing industry's great success stories. Now it's welcomed its first major brand extension to the family: a bi-annual glossy fashion magazine called Style.

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Ad industry unites to support Andy McDowell's struggle with Parkinson's

By , 2014-10-24 10:39:14

In 2009, at the age of 43, well-regarded suit and strategist Andy McDowell was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and, over the last two years, his condition has deteriorated substantially, making it difficult for him to continue working. As an industry stalwart, who launched The Department of Marketing in 2008, previously worked at FCB and Ogilvy & Mather, and also owned Nebula Marketing, McDowell has left an indelible mark on the lives of many in the Kiwi advertising space. And for this reason, a collection of advertising agencies have grouped together to raise funds to support him.

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Pams and Brother earn Pent Award plaudits for private label packaging

By , 2014-10-23 17:50:41

Known for bucking against the trend of plain-as-Jane packaging for grocery house brands, Foodstuffs' latest investment into the design of its Pams flour range is proving to be a winner, with Auckland-based agency Brother picking up a gold award at the 2014 Pentawards, a global competition which recognises the best of packaging design.

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Adams and Spark pull out another pump fake for The Boroughs

By , 2014-10-23 16:52:36

Steven Adams' entertaining teaser video 'Secret Codes' for Spark's mysterious basketball-related campaign clocked in with over 72,000 views—and all without any paid media support. Now he's back for the second instalment, once again alongside Reggie Jackson, and it looks like he's planning on doing something about the poor state of New Zealand's outdoor courts *wink, wink*.

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MediaWorks launches MVOD offering, aims to extend its brands' mobile reach

By , 2014-10-23 15:43:52

Following on from the NZ Herald and Fairfax, MediaWorks has now improved its mobile video capabilities by launching MVOD, an offering billed as “a social, local, mobile-friendly video” service that is available across channels. This means that, in addition to the content available on 3Now, users can also easliy access the quirky videos produced on a daily basis for MediaWorks’ other media properties, including radio and news personalities.

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Reinventing the wheel

By , 2014-10-23 14:58:09

Despite the ongoing hoaxes over the years, the date of the future that's shown on the DeLorean in the 1985 movie Back to the Future 2 is around one year from now (check out the countdown clock if you need to check). And in a case of life imitating art, there has been much frothing at the collective mouth over the past few days on account of a Kickstarter campaign that claims to have invented the world's first real hoverboard.

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