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Reach a qualified audience with quality data

No one knows Kiwis quite as well as we do. As they transition through different life stages; whether that’s buying their next car, their dream car, family home, or their next investment, Trade Me plays a massive part in their journey. Every day, 500,000¹ New Zealanders visit Trade Me to browse, r ....more
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Native Advertising and the Power of Data

The industry has seen a 270% increase in native advertising spend in the past two years in New Zealand. As marketers have tapped into the potential of native advertising, they’ve driven its exponent
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How to design high-performing display ads - A designer’s perspective

When it comes to display ads, Trade Me has over a decade’s worth of data on what works in NZ and what doesn’t. In 2018, we loaded 9,300 creative assets on-site and served ads to 1.8 million active
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Customer aroha and brand safety

Just as great user-generated content lifts up the brands associated with the creators, negative and abusive user-generated content plays a part in degrading an associated brand.For large global platfo
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The perception of clicks as a performance metric

When using smart data in an increasingly fragmented digital landscape, it’s important to build our marketing mindset around the journey of data-driven marketing. This will require a conscious shift

Leveraging our first party data to drive engagement of auto enthusiasts

To promote the release of the Baby Driver blockbuster film, Sony Pictures and their agency PHD New Zealand partnered with us to leverage our data, host a competition and promote content to our audienc

Lifting our advertising game

Speaking at the Salesforce World Tour in Sydney, Head of advertising, Paul Mant told attendees that we faced an already high bar of excellence expectation before bringing on the Krux (now Salesforce)

Using audience data to power creative and increase conversion


The challenge
With large targets becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to reach and tracking results from vanilla creative proving troublesome, Life Direct needed to establish why people boug

How we helped Flight Centre’s enquiries increase by 68%


In the two weeks leading up to Christmas, Flight Centre challenged their digital advertising agency, FCB New Zealand, with a seemingly impossible task to increase travel enquiries by 20% and bookings

Data is a Daiquiri



In the late nineteenth century American mining engineer Jennings Cox found himself in Cuba in a bit of a fix. He’d run out of gin and tonic, and guests were on their way. What he did have was some