Nick Worthington, the long-serving, multi-award-winning creative chairman at Colenso BBDO, took home the accolade at the Axis Awards at Shed 10.
In his speech, Worthington spoke of how he hasn't lost his excitement over the years and noted, as it was International Women's Day, of his massive respect for colleague and Axis convenor of judges Brigid Alkema.
See below for the video (via Toybox) of colleagues and friends congratulating Worthington and explaining why he was the perfect choice.
A video campaign to sell milk? In film noir? With slam poetry? Bold - which is precisely why Jonny Kofoed and Assembly didn't back down when creating a campaign for Fonterra's Anchor milk brand. He talks us through the campaign after picking up a Purple Pin for the effort at last year's Best Design Awards.
A trip through electric avenue: Mercury's Julia Jack on driving the brand into the future
It's fair to say the last two years have been a buzz for Mercury as it's rolled out a new brand and mission to educate New Zealanders about the wonders of renewable energy. In doing so, Mercury has associated itself with e-bikes and most recently electric vehicles. Following the launch of its latest 'Energy Made Wonderful' campaign, we talk to chief marketing officer Julia Jack about giving energy a tangible identity, the association with electric transport and how the work is paying off for the company.
Thinking outside the box: James Warburton and Mike Watkins on the future of APN Outdoor and billboards
After a performance that could be compared to stalling in 2017, StopPress sits down with APN Outdoor chief executive James Warburton, and general manager for New Zealand Mike Watkins, to hear how APN Outdoor is tracking financially, approaching the digital rollout and where they see the industry heading in the future.
Matt West and the EightyOne team headed to SXSW with some of the Dot Loves Data folk and on return, they've put together their top five picks for rising, impressive and debatable trends as well as advice for what New Zealand marketers need to start doing.
A new campaign by Rogue Society Gin, via Motion Sickness, declares they have ‘made a name for themselves’ and the New Zealand company doesn’t just mean figuratively. After an international scuffle with an American brewing company that had a beer called 'Rogue', the company has rebranded to be Scapegrace Dry Gin to better promote its product overseas.
While Holden has earned a place in many New Zealanders' hearts, news that the General Motors-owned brand was stopping manufacturing in Australia last year led some to believe the brand was also on the way out. And as that misperception continued to grow, Holden has decided to face up to it and set the record straight with the help of Aussie actor Michael Caton.
Brand Spanking director and creative strategist Mark Pickering shares his experience at SXSW, what he's learned from sessions and seminars, as well as the people he's met. To round off the week, he and Z Energy creative technologist Spencer Willis share five takeaways.