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Idealog—in the ideas business

Yahoo! names inaugural Digital Stars

Steph Pearson from DraftFCB and PHDiQ’s Brendan Hewitt have been named winners of the first-ever Yahoo! New Zealand Digital Stars Awards, beating out 16 other young digital media whippersnappers and scoring an all expenses paid trip to Ad:Tech ... More …


How to make better strategic decisions

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Business owners, and charismatic leaders are used to getting their own way, and can tend to downplay opinions and evidence that conflict with their point of view. Big mistake. More …



2degrees of closeness (not separation)

What does it take to grow a commercial business from 250,000 customers to a cool one million in just three years? It seems the secret is innovation, according to 2degrees, a company whose own rapid growth has made headline ... More …


If cartoons were fashion brands…

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As part of what UK designer Paul Marren calls an "exercise in logo examination", he rebranded a bunch of popular animated shows to look like fashion labels. In short, he gave them a whack with the hipster paintbrush. More …


Microsoft squares up with fresh logo

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While some companies like to rebrand every few years, it's been 25 since Microsoft had a shakeup. And what with the impending Surface tablet and Windows 8, 2012 seemed as good a year as any to do so. More …





Designers Britain-bound with winning Christchurch design ideas

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An urban plan designed to attract residents back into Christchurch’s southern CBD by connecting housing along the Central City Plan’s proposed greenway and a concept project to regenerate public green spaces along the Avon River are the top ... More …



AMI stadium designer gets on board with Warren and Mahoney

National architecture firm Warren and Mahoney has appointed Daryl Maguire – the designer behind Christchurch’s new temporary AMI Stadium, which was built in just 100 days – as a senior architect and principal at its Christchurch studio. More …