49th Waikato Management School Case Competition

B Trimester 2021 - Company: Shift72

Details of the Case
Company name Shift72 
Case synopsis David White, Shift72’s founder and CEO, saw a future filled with opportunity. Over the past 11 years Shift72 had emerged as the global leader in video on demand platforms to film festivals and cinemas. Prior to Covid that still meant a struggle to convince festival organisers and cinema owners to complement their physical offering with a digital one. With the advent of Covid the world changed overnight and digital often replaced physical. The change was seismic for Shift72 and saw their relationships with iconic festivals like Cannes, Sundance and South by Southwest expand greatly. David knew the future was hybrid, but the question was how best to take advantage potentially across the entire event space.
Case author Stephen Bowden
Judges David White - Founder and CEO - Shift72
Mark McCabe - Waikato Managing Partner - PwC New Zealand
Brittany Oliver - Senior Commercial Lead - ZURU Toys
Andrew Johnson - Managing Director - IT Partners
Genevieve Macky - Business Partner - Bank of New Zealand
Date of event Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Time and venue 6.30pm: Presentations begin
Venue: Zoom
MCs Jasmine Fraser and Ngahuia MacFarlane
Finalist teams

Upstream Consulting
Julia Corkery
Cara Davies
Ashlee Howlett
Daniel Michael
Dean Prendergast

Cobalt Consulting
Cale Budd
Kate Noble-Orton
Brooke Simpkins
Joseph Wallbank

Dash Consulting
Nathan Carrasco
Teri Dawson
Tessa Ewens
Will Warnock

Prestige Strategies
Charlotte Callaghan
Sarah Gurnsey
Riley Malins
William Parker

Winning team

Prestige Strategies

Prestige Strategies

Video's of presentations Upstream Consulting
Cobalt Consulting
Dash Consulting
Prestige Strategies