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How to build a business like Geoff Ross

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From brewing vodka in his garage to eventually establishing what Paul Catmur called a "vodka empire" worth $138 million, Geoff Ross knows what it takes to build a successful business. In recent years he has turned to a slightly different type of brewing and is currently chief executive of craft beer brand Moa. Ross also serves as a chairman of Trilogy, the skincare company.

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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 one big hard-earned pearl of advertising wisdom on the perfect modern agency.

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You never come all the way back

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As DDB's chief creative officer Damon Stapleton settles into life on the edge of the world, he shares his thoughts on the impact travel has had on his life.

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Look up and look out: remembering Robin Williams

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Plenty has been written about the passing of Robin Williams in the past few days. And Michael Goldthorpe thinks it's of relevant interest that one of his last pieces of work was a show about advertising, an industry that, like Hollywood, is pretty good at monetising mania.

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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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