Tag Archives: New Zealand

Social Media Reaches The Tipping Point

Social-media use in the U.S. has reached a tipping point, according to eMarketer estimates, as more than half of U.S. Web users log onto a social network at least once a month. Where the U.S. goes, can New Zealand be … Continue reading

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Inching Towards Recovery

Statistics New Zealand released the December 2009 consumer expenditure figures last week, showing “core” retail spending on credit and debit cards continued to be flat through the month, with a trend rise of just 1% since June last year.  Reserve … Continue reading

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Economic Recovery: Are We There Yet?

“Media owners have provided a great deal of additional value during the past six to nine months but we’re now entering a more ‘normalised’ environment. So trading will have to return to contracted levels.” TVNZ Head of Sales Dave Walker, … Continue reading

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Mobile Music Awards

The fifth annual Telecom Mobile Music Awards (based on the number of Full Track Downloads, Tru-Tone Ringtones and Caller Tune sales over the previous 12 months) were announced last week: • Tiki Taane took home the award for Highest Selling … Continue reading

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Faster Times at TravelBug

Score one for website usability. Today TravelBug (Trade Me’s accommodation booking service) removed the login option in order to speed up their accommodation booking process. As a result of this, the areas of Travelbug that required a login (Favourites, My … Continue reading

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Shock! Horror! Slump!

The RealEstate.co.nz blog “Unconditional” is reporting that media stories on real estate trends and the effect they have on buyer and seller behaviour has been monitored for the first time and the results show the impact is immediate and significant. … Continue reading

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Church V. State 2.0

The newspaper industry has long sought to maintain at least the appearance of editorial independence, with those poor corrupt souls in the advertising department kept well away from the holy editorial ground. That independence was a luxury which could be permitted in … Continue reading

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