New Zealand digital agency Resn has been named Agency of the Year for the second year running at the 2018 Awwwards Conference in Berlin.
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If you were wondering where that bright floodlight was coming from that was beaming up into Auckland’s night sky was last weekend, well look no further. It was merely ANZ, marking the launch of the next phase of its Olympic campaign, which has seen the release a TVC via True and new app that allows users to send Olympians messages through the stars (yes, you read correctly).
Industry happenings at Saatchi & Saatchi, Tower Insurance, Gladeye, MKTG, Hunch, Mango, Pead PR, Eleven, Purple Sherbet PR, Mighty River Power and Gladeye.
While the 2016 Rio Olympics is still a while away, the NZ Olympic Committee launched into action months ago, developing a complex, long-running campaign to start promoting New Zealand’s athletes and get Kiwis amped up for the games. Here’s a look at the cogs and wheels running this promotional beast.
The closest thing to making love to your brand: Gladeye's 'Vibrundies' let you feel the sweet buzz (literally)
Have you ever felt that ‘buzz’ after launching a new campaign, seeing the name of your brand splashed all over social media? Well now there is the opportunity to feel it more literally than you ever imagined, thanks to Vibrundies, powered by Gladeye.
Radio New Zealand is taking the unusual step of going to its audience for suggestions for the redesign of its new website, something it says it's never done before. So does the strategy make sense? Or should it be focusing on user behaviour? PLUS: Te Papa's similar approach.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
Whether it's the New York Times' oft-mentioned Snowfall, Bloomberg Businessweek's brilliant data visualisations, the story about the rise of Luis Surarez on ESPN, the custom features of Pitchfork, the clever comics of the two Tobys on The Wireless' and many more besides, digital media offers a big toolbox for storytellers. And local shop Gladeye has played a part in another impressive effort, helping to develop a 15-part online expose—or, as it's being called, “docuserial”—called 'The Miracle Industry' with Huffington Post Highline.
Flash was a format that gave rise to the interactive web of today and the independent video games scene as we know it. But after security flaws have been exposed and the number of detractors has grown, its time has come, says Gladeye's Eleanor Barker.
Agencies have many ways of wooing clients. They wine and dine them. They try to win awards. They send out press releases to trade media. They try to destabilise the incumbents. They invest in fancy offices to create the perception of success should they visit. And they also show off their work, their strategy and their talent to online visitors. The agency website is basically a digital shopfront and it's often seen as an indication of the type of work it might be able to do for clients. Many agencies are guilty of creating boring and/or unfunctional sites and regularly slipping into cliche. But there are some good ones out there. So here are a few of our local favourites.
For many, it was disappointing to see the Auckland Harbour Bridge return to its standard gun-metal grey hue after 2degrees, Special Group and Gladeye added some colour—and musical interactivity—to the landmark during the seven week Play The Bridge campaign. And bringing "New Zealand's largest lightshow" to life was an impressive feat of digital production problem solving and creativity.
A digitally-led approach: Little Giant's Mark Hurley on bringing digital, strategy and creativity together
The new Slingshot website, designed by Gladeye, has rocketed its online conversions by an extraordinary 250 percent. This month the site won Best in Class in the global Interactive Media Awards. Spacing out the site, paring back the content, and liberal splashes of baby-pink, hot-pink and blush are all part of the success story.
Industry happenings at Gladeye, The Marketing Association, Fairfax, Dynamo, Sunday Punch and ANZ.
Lion has put its digital business up for pitch, with the incumbent DAN, Gladeye and Young & Shand/Tailor thought to be in the running.
The constant stream of awards ceremonies continues unabated with the release of the voluminous list of Communicator Awards winners from all over the world. And included within this expansive archive were seven awards for Auckland-based digital agency Gladeye, which won four gold and three silver gongs.
Turn up on Friday afternoon at Gladeye's Parnell office and you're likely to get a sausage as part of its weekly all-staff barbecue. Turn up at any other time during the week and you're likely to get some of the best web design and digital thinking in the country. Founder and director Tarver Graham and account director Ben Glazewski talk turkey.