Category Archives: recession

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, quoted in Planit (14 October 2009) MediaWorks CEO Brent Impey was similarly bullish at the… Read More »

Recession Restructuring

Today’s NZ Herald reports on economic turmoil in the major media. It’s valuable information when negotiating with media outlets, so here are the main points: Fairfax Media – owns an extensive portfolio of NZ newspapers and magazines, Stuff and Trade Me. Last week reduced profit forecasts and S&P downgraded its credit rating. Laying off 10… Read More »

Welcome to 2009 and all that

Twelve days into the New Year and we’re back at the coalface, refreshed and ready to rock. So what can we expect this year? Will it be a gloom-and-doom-athon as predicted by far too many pundits, or can the “have a prosperous New Year” blessings turn into reality? Time to put a stake in the… Read More »