A jolly good night had by ad land at Auckland's Sky City Convention Centre last Thursday – here are some pics from our gallery. Pics by Francis van Beek.
NZ Marketing magazine's Martin Bell (far left) presented Frucor the award for Most Effective Client of the Year (on stage with their agency Colenso BBDO). Colenso BBDO and Frucor Ogilvy won Best in Show and the Grand Effie for Sustained Success for the Kiwibank campaign. Publicis Mojo won a couple of golds for Lion Nathan's 'Don't mess with nature' campaign. Special won three golds for the Green Party's 'Vote for me: election '08' campaign. That's a NZ Effie record. DDB won a gold for Corporate Reputation for McDonald's. MC Simon Dallow Battle of the Ad Bands winner Account Dracula from .99 The guy deserves his own close-up. Friends Electric from Barnes, Catmur & Friends Robert Bree of The Marketing Guy was the lucky winner of the Freeview Box prize. And the crowd goes wild. The Effie Awards visual vibe