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Digital smarts = commercial gains

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The correlation between digital marketing excellence and revenue is on the rise, says Adobe's Tamara Gaffney. And New Zealand and Australia are doing well when it comes to engagement and conversion rates.

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Keep it clean, keep 'em keen: why scrubbing up grubby brands makes financial sense

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Consumers—especially the younger ones—are increasingly checking out whether companies have been naughty or nice. And research shows an average of 55 percent of global online consumers are willing to pay more for products and services from companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact. So, as Kath Dewar writes, it pays to keep it clean.

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Ad|Vice: Peter Cullinane

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Ex-Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide chief operating officer, STW director, Assignment Group co-founder, APN board member and dairy don Peter Cullinane offers up some hard-earned pearls of advertising wisdom about talent, politics and not advertising.

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Introducing the Generosity Journal

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The discussion underneath the stories on StopPress can be extremely entertaining and quite revealing, but things often veer towards the negative. So we're trying to balance the ledger a bit and, in conjunction with The One Percent Collective, we're launching a new section for agencies, clients and anyone else in the wider marcomms industry to claim the moral high ground and celebrate the good work of their competitors.

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Welcome to the future: Jenene Crossan on life in 2039

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Flossie chief executive Jenene Crossan was recently asked to present a talk at the Moxie Sessions about what the next 25 years of the internet will hold for our favourite perky nation at the edge of the world. Can we stand up against the mega-trends, or will we drown in a sea of animated cat gifs? And what difference will the internet actually make to our lives? Here's her response.

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Winning in real-life: Mark Pickering's experiential entry tips

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As the gongs from the recent Cannes award nights get cleaned of their champagne and finally take their place in agency and client boardrooms across the country and a new round of New Zealand awards begins, Mark Pickering offers some tips on putting together an award-winning experiential entry. PLUS: three of his favourite experiential campaigns.

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What 'New Auckland' means for marketers

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Inspired by a conversation with Al Brown on the new-found optimisim surrounding Auckland, James Hurman set out to discover why people were feeling so good about the city. Then, after speaking to 50 leading Aucklanders, he compiled a report that aims to create a shared understanding of ‘New Auckland’. These are some of the main insights.

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Will the 'Health Star Rating' system help consumers make better decisions?

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Earlier this week Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye announced the adoption of a 'Health Star Rating' food labelling system, which uses a star rating scale from ½ to 5 stars to indicate the nutritional value of a food product. The Association of New Zealand Advertisers' chief executive Lindsay Mouat looks at whether this will help consumers.

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