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.
Fantastic work. Also hearing great things about the Drive project in low-income communities. Congrats to all involved!
1989 called... They want their idea back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNymPocKro
Absolutely, have to admit this was confusing to me and my team as well.
Oh man, this is TERRIBLE!!!!!! So damn confusing...just have a straightforward rationale and stick with it Lightbox...
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