Festive season just got a little bit more festive for the greedy award-hoggers at Colenso BBDO after it added another notch to its recent accolades belt on Friday night and took out the Kiwi agency of the year gong at the B&T agency of the year awards.
As well as winning the agency award, the Yellow Treehouse campaign continued its annus mirabilis, beating out Queensland Tourism's 'Best Job in the World' and WWF 'Vote Earth' for ad campaign of the year. Treehouse also won digital campaign of the year (forgive us for repeating ourselves, but it just keeps winning).
In the Aussie section, Droga5 took out the agency of the year; VB's 'The Regulars' took out ad of the year; BMF Sydney won NSW agency of the year and agency of the decade; and OMD won the media agency award and media agency of the decade.
From a calming, machine-learning led interactive experience at Starship Children’s Hospital, to the story of a goat that acts as anti-bullying initiative and teaches children the effect their actions can have, the best in New Zealand design was crowned at the 2018 Best Awards on the weekend – and a discussion about gender equality in design has been brought to the industry's attention. Here are the supreme winners, and a statement from the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) CEO Cathy Veninga on the protests that took place.