Lord of the Indies claims another first, takes on role of Axis convenor

  • Advertising
  • October 13, 2010
  • Ben Fahy
Lord of the Indies claims another first, takes on role of Axis convenor

Yet more proof, if any were needed, that the indie agencies are now too legit to quit after Special Group's creative director Tony Bradbourne was appointed as the convenor of judges for the 2011 Axis awards, the first time the honour has gone to anyone from an independent agency.

After Special's impressive display at Axis 2010, where it took home eight Golds and the Grand Axis, CAANZ chief executive Rick Osborne say Bradbourne was an obvious choice and one that was endorsed by his fellow creative directors.

“Tony joins an impressive list of creative directors who have taken on the role, including Toby Talbot and Andy Blood."

Bradbourne says the addition of international judges has taken Axis to a new level.

"From a personal point of view, I thought last year's Axis was pretty damn good. That said, I look forward to seeing what else I can bring to the table", he says.

Axis Chairman, Y&R chief executive John Ramage, will team up with Bradbourne to bring Axis 2011 to life, which will take place on 31 March 2011. $5 says Paul Henry will be the MC. And $10 says the Whiskas campaign takes the grand axis.

In other Special Group news, the gang have outgrown their cosy Kingsland office and are set to move into a trendy inner-city office with concrete walls that Bradbourne says is ten times bigger than their current premises.

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Kiwi entrepreneur looks to shake up the recruitment market with video CVs

  • Tech
  • September 27, 2016
  • Erin McKenzie
Kiwi entrepreneur looks to shake up the recruitment market with video CVs

Earlier this month, a young Auckland professional made headlines for using Facebook to try and land his dream job. Edward McKnight used ads on the social media site to target ASB staff as a way of applying for the role of youth and innovation sponsorship manager at the bank. And while McKnight has yet to be offered a job at ASB, it’s a sign that the traditional recruitment process of sending in a CV and crossing your fingers may be in for a shake-up. Hoping to do just that is the new recruitment platform PreviewMe. Set to have its beta version go live early next month, the website hopes to reduce the pain points of both candidates and employers by introducing video to the recruitment process.

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