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The 2018 Effie Awards Convenor David McIndoe's wise words

  • Voices
  • July 3, 2018
  • David McIndoe
The 2018 Effie Awards Convenor David McIndoe's wise words

​​There’s never been a better time to be a marketer. We’ve got access to tools our forebears would hardly believe, levels of data that allow for finer and finer resolution, while every day exciting new ways to connect with our audiences are devised.

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'It's like crack cocaine': Effies international judge Chris Baker on the harmfulness of short-term thinking

  • Advertising
  • October 16, 2017
  • Erin McKenzie
'It's like crack cocaine': Effies international judge Chris Baker on the harmfulness of short-term thinking

The industry will this week again be raising a glass to the most effective advertising in the country at the Effie Awards. But this year, the event takes place in slightly more inhospitable conditions, with many questioning what marketing success even means anymore. Is it about ROI? Is it about long-term or short-term results? And if it is about long-term results, then why do we have awards events every year? This year’s international judge Chris Baker answers the big questions swirling around the Effies.

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FCB, Colenso BBDO and DDB lead the way among Effies finalists

  • Awards
  • October 3, 2017
  • StopPress Team
FCB, Colenso BBDO and DDB lead the way among Effies finalists

A panel of 150 judges scrutinised the entries and selected just under 100 finalists across 17 categories for this year's edition of the Effie Awards.

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Transport for good

  • PopPress
  • October 8, 2015
  • StopPress Team
Transport for good

Ad industry award nights are, by their very nature, self-congratulatory. But CAANZ has added a charitable element to tonight's Effie celebrations, with two Vespas featuring designs from Dick Frizzell and Trelise Cooper going up for auction to raise funds for Breast Cancer Cure. So whether you want a more stylish commute, or you feel the need to increase the cool factor in your agency office with a piece of mechanical art, the bids will be for a good cause.

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FCB, Colenso BBDO and Barnes Catmur star in international Effies Index, DDB third in APAC Effies

  • Advertising
  • April 14, 2015
  • StopPress Team
FCB, Colenso BBDO and Barnes Catmur star in international Effies Index, DDB third in APAC Effies

The Effies Worldwide Index was released last week and, after tallying up the points earned through finalists and winners in the local Effie awards shows, FCB New Zealand and Colenso BBDO were ranked fifth and eighth respectively in the individual agency rankings, with Barnes Catmur fifth in the independent agency rankings. PLUS: all the Kiwi wins from the Asia Pacific Effies.

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Winning in real-life: Mark Pickering's experiential entry tips

  • Experiential
  • July 8, 2014
  • Mark Pickering
Winning in real-life: Mark Pickering's experiential entry tips

As the gongs from the recent Cannes award nights get cleaned of their champagne and finally take their place in agency and client boardrooms across the country and a new round of New Zealand awards begins, Mark Pickering offers some tips on putting together an award-winning experiential entry. PLUS: three of his favourite experiential campaigns.

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Cannes 2014: five Kiwi entries shortlisted in the design category

  • Cannes Lions
  • June 18, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Cannes 2014: five Kiwi entries shortlisted in the design category

FCB's already well-awarded 'Bottled Walkman' campaign has landed three nominations, while Whybin's 'Effies Results Don't Lie' campaign has received two nominations in the Design category at Cannes.

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Colenso BBDO takes top prize at Asia Pacific Effies, continues quest for more global work

  • Advertising
  • April 4, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Colenso BBDO takes top prize at Asia Pacific Effies, continues quest for more global work

Just a few weeks after being named agency of the year at Axis, Colenso BBDO has picked up another agency of the year accolade, this time at the inaugural Asia Pacific Effie Awards.

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'Good to great to good': the 2013 Cases for Creativity

  • Advertising
  • January 14, 2014
  • James Hurman
'Good to great to good': the 2013 Cases for Creativity

This new year we’ve again gathered together a family of campaigns that represent something of a high water mark of achievement in our industry. To be judged Gold at Cannes and then Gold at the Effies is evidence of an advertising idea that is beyond reproach, both in terms of the commercial or behavioural impact it creates for its client and the way it moves our industry forward through sheer imagination and innovation. And in 2013, 12 campaigns achieved this remarkable distinction.

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Effies déjà vu as DDB retains most effective agency title and DraftFCB takes top prize for The Journal—UPDATED

  • Advertising
  • October 11, 2013
  • Ben Fahy
Effies déjà vu as DDB retains most effective agency title and DraftFCB takes top prize for The Journal—UPDATED

DDB and DraftFCB continued their winning ways at the Effie Awards last night, with DDB holding on to the most effective agency crown and DraftFCB taking the supreme Effie for its work on the Health Promotion Agency's depression initiative.

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Probe Toby: TBWA\'s chief creative officer agrees to live lie detector test for 'Results don't lie' climax, asks for reader questions

  • Advertising
  • October 4, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Probe Toby: TBWA\'s chief creative officer agrees to live lie detector test for 'Results don't lie' climax, asks for reader questions

Whybin\TBWA’s ‘Results Don’t Lie’ campaign for the 2013 New Zealand Effie Awards put a few creative big-wigs from New Zealand’s advertising industry in a dark room, gave them lie detector tests and asked them about the legitimacy of their most awarded campaigns. The results have been comical and controversial in equal measure and, with awards night looming, the agency has stepped it up a notch, announcing that one of its own—​chief creative officer Toby Talbot—will take to the stage for a live polygraph test as part of the evening's proceedings.

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Colenso BBDO holds on to fifth in International Effie Index, as Barnes Catmur rockets up the rankings

  • Advertising
  • July 30, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Colenso BBDO holds on to fifth in International Effie Index, as Barnes Catmur rockets up the rankings

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.

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Would they lie to you? TBWA\ puts senior agency folk to the test for Effies campaign

  • Advertising
  • July 10, 2013
  • Ben Fahy
Would they lie to you? TBWA\ puts senior agency folk to the test for Effies campaign

There are many people in this world who assume those who work in the field of advertising are basically paid liars. But are they really? As part of a campaign to drum up interest in the Effies, TBWA\ has attempted to find out by filming a host of senior agency folk taking a lie detector test. And, as you’d expect, the results make for very entertaining and enlightening viewing.

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They have ways of making you talk: CAANZ and TBWA\ launch Effie campaign

  • Advertising
  • June 13, 2013
  • StopPress Team
They have ways of making you talk: CAANZ and TBWA\ launch Effie campaign

There's been plenty of spy-related news recently after the Edward Snowden leak. So it's pretty good timing for the launch of CAANZ and TBWA\'s Effies call for entries campaign, which taps into the shadowy world of blacked out documents, lie-detection. and subterfuge. Perhaps they know more than they're letting on?

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The rebirth of Axis

  • Advertising
  • March 1, 2013
  • Ben Fahy
The rebirth of Axis

After last year's Axis Awards, shit hit fans when two of the country's best campaigns—NZTA's Ghost Chips and Steinlager's 'We Believe'—were largely snubbed. Since then, CAANZ, the CAANZ board and a collection of the country's executive creative directors have been working together to make sure it doesn't happen again. And a few important changes were announced at an event last night at The Bluestone Room in Auckland.

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