2018 Webstar Magazine Media Awards Sponsors

The MPA relies on the support of our family of sponsors to run the Awards each year. Their funding means we can continue to tell the evolving magazine story, demonstrating why magazines are a successful advertising medium.

The relationship we have with our sponsors has evolved to mutually beneficial partnerships.

Our list of sponsors (including links to their websites) is below. If you would like to talk about becoming a sponsor of the MPA, we have a number of opportunities available – so please contact us for more information.

Webstar – Magazine Media Awards Naming Right Sponsor

The MPA is proud to announce Webstar as our 2018 Magazine Media Awards Naming Rights Sponsor. An ideal fit for the Awards, Webstar’s focus on fostering creativity and excellence in the publishing industry has long been recognised. They’re perfectly positioned to support our vision, and we’re excited to welcome them on board.

“The Magazine Media Awards are a natural fit for Webstar, and it’s exciting for us to be involved with the Awards,” says CEO Bernie Roberts. “The focus on integration and innovation in particular aligns with our company philosophy, and we’re proud to be supporting the evolution of the print magazine in a hands-on way.”

With 48 categories and over 70 judges involved, MPA Executive Director Pip Elliott says the support of Webstar, as well as their close ‘family’ of additional sponsors, is vital to running the multipart Awards programme. “We’re delighted Webstar has come on board, and appreciate Webstar’s ongoing support of the magazine industry.”

Platinum Sponsors


With a product range that includes high-volume, high-quality magazines, catalogues, flyers and promotions, direct mail and large format, Webstar’s focus on innovation means they’ve got the flexibility and expertise to cater completely to their clients’ needs. In addition to printing, Webstar offer print management services, mailing solutions, inserting, flow wrapping and variable data application. Their service is complete – no matter what the job is, Webstar can print it, bind it, and send it directly to customers. Their newly-built state-of-the-art production facility in Auckland works closely with their plant in Masterton to deliver quality products to millions of New Zealand homes and businesses each week. Webstar’s high print standards ensure products look amazing and generate the response their clients desire.

For further information on Webstar and the services they offer, please contact Robin Bowkett​ on (09) 477 4380​ or [email protected].

New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post Group is about delivery – delivering to communities and businesses. They provide customers with the solutions and products they need to help them communicate and do business. The group consists of a range of businesses providing communication and business solutions. From the core mail business through to banking and digital solutions, New Zealand Post Group is a vibrant and evolving organisation.

For further information on New Zealand Post and the services they offer, please contact Michelle Cook​ on 0800 501 501 or [email protected].

Gold Sponsors


Adestra is a trusted provider of First-Person Marketing solutions for global and growing brands.

The company's industry-leading email platform provides a powerful infrastructure for one-to-one, contextual messaging and marketing automation, helping marketers communicate more effectively with their customers and subscribers. Robust reporting features allow marketers to efficiently evaluate and optimise their campaign results. The flexible structure and open integration architecture allow businesses to connect disparate technology platforms to create a seamless customer journey. Along with a best-of-breed platform that drives customer engagement and boosts ROI, Adestra was founded on the principle that marketing success takes more than technology, which is why customer service is at the heart of its business. Adestra was a winner of the 2014 and 2017 Customer Focus Award from the Customer Service Institute. It also won Bronze for Customer Service Department of the Year at the 2017 Stevie Awards for Customer Service, as well as being presented with the 2017 Supplier of the Year Award from one of its longest-standing clients, UBM. Adestra continues to maintain one of the highest customer retention rates in the industry. It is trusted by top companies including UBM, FranklinCovey, Condé Nast Digital Limited, and Tile, among others. Established in 2004, Adestra has offices throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

For more information, please visit adestra.com.


ICG are more than just a marketing company – they’re a marketing machine. With a wide range of services combined with deep expertise, the team at ICG are passionate about great work and using curiosity and innovation to drive ongoing efficiencies. Founded in 1990 by a group of forward-thinking friends and colleagues, ICG began with a formidable goal: challenging the establishment and doing things better. They’ve survived, thrived, and continue to upgrade and enhance – ensuring all parts of the business work together to power their clients to the front of the field. ICG employs over 200 talented staff, and has worked with some of New Zealand’s biggest brands including Fonterra, Bayleys, Briscoes Group, AUT, New Zealand Post, Green Cross Health and Resene.

For further information on ICG and the services they offer, please contact David Atkins  [email protected]

Silver Sponsors


PressReader is an all-you-can-read digital media platform that reaches more than 250 million readers who use PressReader to read, share and talk about news. Full issues of 4,000+ global newspapers and magazines can be read online, in print or downloaded via the app. PressReader HotSpots offer sponsored access to the platform at thousands of libraries, hotels, corporate offices, airport lounges, airlines, cruise lines and cafes worldwide. PressReader also partners with more than 4,500 publishers in over 100 countries to help them monetise and distribute their content and multi-channel digital platforms to grow their global reach and readership.

For more information, please contact Steve Chapman on [email protected]


Nielsen offers comprehensive end-to-end consumer insights for faster, smarter, better decisions to help your business grow. They study consumers in more than 100 countries to give you the most complete view of trends and habits worldwide.

For further information on Nielsen and the services they offer, please contact Caroline Atford on (09) 970 4188 or [email protected]

PMP Limited

PMP New Zealand is a group of five divisions providing highly specialised standalone media services that together offer fully integrated supply chain solutions to print media, retail, SMEs, real estate, and publishing clients. These include PMP Distribution (which delivers catalogues, flyers, direct marketing material, newspapers, and product samples direct to residential letterboxes throughout New Zealand) and PMP Maxum (which is a leading provider of pre-press and print services, offering end to end solutions for marketing and business collateral to New Zealand businesses for over 18 years).

For further information on PMP and the services they offer, please contact Kim Schofield on (09) 928 4200 or [email protected]

Gordon & Gotch

Established in 1899, Gordon & Gotch has over 100 years of retail distribution experience and distributes over 2,800 titles to over 7,000 retailers, representing the largest and best publishers in the world through to local start-ups. Gordon & Gotch provide expertise in the allocation, marketing, merchandising and distribution of magazines to supermarkets, bookstores, dairies and other specialist retailers throughout New Zealand. They’re continuously improving their services – scanning the world for better solutions – and are actively involved in the New Zealand and world publishing and distribution communities.

For further information on Gordon & Gotch and the services they offer, please contact Tony Edwards [email protected]

Solution Dynamics

Solution Dynamics specialises in personalised communications, offering a complete communication solution that includes all aspects of an integrated communication solution – from data processing, full mail printing services, automated machine processing or manual hand assembly through to postal or courier lodgement of completed mail packs. They also provide multiple delivery streams including physical and electronic mail.

For further information on Solution Dynamics and the services they offer, please contact Lesley Cuttle  [email protected]