The leaves are turning and time is running out to show your thinking at the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards – entries close Friday 2 June at 5pm. Enter now to showcase your skills in one of the new categories.
Over the past few weeks, TVNZ Blacksand has received a few slaps on account of the similarity of its work to other campaigns. We look at the fuss and whether originality still counts for anything in adland.
The gargantuan list of finalists for this year’s edition of the Best Awards has been announced, and it reads like a veritable encyclopedia of the finest design developed in New Zealand over the last year.
With one month to go until the KidsCan National Mufti (or fancy dress) Day, DDB has laid down the challenge to its staff, clients and other agencies who might be interested to go 'double denim bogan' for the cause.
There's no better way to unleash a bit of tension than by smashing a hollow piece of celluloid across a table at your agency foe. Not only does this activity carry the possibility of knocking over the drink of the said frenemey, but it also gives you the opportunity to engage in the most obnoxious victory dance ever contrived should you win. And for those who do not have the limberness to claim ultimate glory, fear not. You can still go full McEnroe upon losing every point. It's very cathartic. So, if this feels like something that you'd like to partake in, enter your team (mixed doubles or singles) into the inter-agency table tennis championships (aka the Flying Paddle), which is set to be held on Thursday, 11 August.
In many developed markets, digital ad spend has overtaken print. But, despite consistent drops over the past few years, the local publishing sector has held firm in second place behind television, according to ASA figures. The IAB has predicted the change will happen in New Zealand next year, but, according to year-on-year SMI data, which collects ad spend from the 15 top media agencies in the country, that's already happened.
The 2013 Global Effie Effectiveness Index has just been released, with Colenso BBDO maintaining its position as the fifth most effective agency in the world based on 2012's award haul and Barnes, Catmur & Friends punching well above its weight to be recognised as the fifth best independent agency in the world and the leading independent agency in the Asia Pacific.
Every year, government agencies spend more than $60 million on the purchase of advertising and media services in New Zealand. There are already some fairly rigid structures in place to make sure public entities get the best partner for the best price. But, after 12 months work by a team of senior agency and government communications practitioners on establishing Government Best Practice Guidelines for Selecting Advertising and Media Agencies, CAANZ and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet have come up with a few more.
Trinity P3's founder and chief 'pitch doctor' Darren Woolley was one of more than 30 agency management consultants and search company representatives who attended the AdForum CEO Summit in New York last week and found out where the advertising industry was heading and how the agencies were taking it there. The consultants represented more than 530 agency searches each year, or the equivalent of $9 billion in billings, from marketers around the globe looking to find agencies with the right chemistry for their needs. And here's what he learned from the six day conflab.