Hi there, friend.
Let’s start with a surprise pop quiz. Ready?
- Are you a creative team with at least three years’ agency exp (but more preferred)? Y/N
- Does working in the digital space float your creative boat? Y/N
- Would you like to work with a super talented team of people who are passionate about making cool-as sheeet? Y/N
If you answered Yx3 then it’s Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner for you!
We’re Young+Shand; Auckland-based digital ad agency and NZ’s largest indie. And we’re looking to add to our creative awesomeness. Who are we? Glad you asked. Right now we’re about 50-odd people with a creative department of about 20. Talking about creative, we’re made up of art directors, copywriters, digital designers, front and back end devs. We have a full time agency DOP and a 2D/3D motion wizard, all lead by two heavily awarded and internationally experienced CDs. What sort of clients would you be working on? Think names like 2degrees, Steinlager, Tokyo Dry, Speights, Mac’s, Smirnoff, V, NZI, and NZ Blood just for starters.
Loads of cool things, actually. Y+S is a buzzy hive of talented people creating leading edge digital stuff. Translation = the people are great and the culture’s even better. Also, we’re an independent agency and absolutely committed to help our peeps grow and learn. And we’re based in Britomart which puts us (ie you) in the centre of everything. Oh, and there’s free lunch on Fridays and a beer chiller stocked full of suds, not that should sway your thinking or anything.
If all this sounds kinda awesome that’s probably because it kinda is. Ready to hook up with the best and brightest digital people around? Drop us a note with a link to your portfolio that proves you know your way around the digital space.
Just say 'good people', mate.
I like a big money-grabber acknowledging what we're up to and relegating their part to letting us get on with it.
Spark just did a VO montage.
I think we all can agree that if StopPress actually applied some rigour around its 'Ads Of The Week' decision making rather than just giving it to any old brand with a new ad (ahem, I'm talking to you Holden) ...
Yeah, the use of a montage, loosely drawn together by a VO is super grown-up. And "long-term" is right - Spark were doing them back when they were still called Telecom.
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