Y&R has announced the appointment of Fleur Head to the role of managing director in its Wellington office.
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Earlier this year, Josh Moore told NZ Marketing the Effies were among the most important advertising shows in the world. Now, Y&R NZ has nabbed itself a Grand Effie at the 2017 North American Effie Awards for 'The McWhopper Proposal'. We revisit that interview to hear his thoughts on whether or not clients care about awards, and which of those awards actually matter.
Burger King and Y&R NZ engage in a bit of peaceful extortion, challenge McDonald's to put down its spatula and back the McWhopper
Co-branding is fairly common practice in marketing and it pretty much always involves complementary brands, rather than direct competitors. But Burger King global and Y&R NZ are taking the idea of co-opetition much further and challenging McDonald’s to celebrate Peace Day by asking it to join forces and create the McWhopper.
Land Rover and Y&R's story of love found, lost, restored and reunited dishes up a dose of the feels, gains international attention
Car brands love stunts, as evidenced by this cracker from Ford in the US. And car brands also love restoring old models/pimping out new ones, as evidenced by Holden's 60th campaign and the bespoke Toyota Hiluxes created for Willie Apiata and Matt Watson. But Land Rover New Zealand and Y&R NZ have combined the two in a clever campaign that has brought joy to the hearts of many—and presumably some jealously to the hearts of those who wish it had happened to them. And there's a special connection, as one of the recipients, Will Radford, is my tin-arse brother in law.
Steve Kane, currently creative director at Whybin\TBWA, will take a seat in the managing director's chair at Y&R NZ, replacing the outgoing James Hurman.
After serving as the managing director of Y&R NZ for fewer than two years, James Hurman is set to bid farewell to the agency.
Y&R New Zealand got some good news today when it found out it had won a bronze lion at Cannes for the MetService's Weather to Wake app. And it's got some more good news to announce: the appointment of experienced advertising campaigner Abbe Hale as general manager.
After coming close in a few big pitches recently, Y&R had cause for celebration when it was named as Westfield's new partner last week. And it's backed that up with another win: The Co-operative Bank.
A couple of weeks back, Y&R held one of its Digital Kickstart breakfasts featuring executive creative director Josh Moore, new executive digital producer Bruce Murray, InMobi's Mark Copplestone and the chairman of global digital agency network VML and Y&R's global chief digital officer Matt Anthony, who looked at where the world of digital is going and how New Zealand marketers can learn from the best digital strategy and creative work globally.
ZO completes its management team, Clems chief financial officer heads for the rum, Y&R adds to its digital chops, Air New Zealand puts even more emphasis on the customer experience, Dita De Boni heads to PR, The Pond adds a digital heavyweight, Commando gets one back, Southern PR bolsters the line-up, On the Grill takes biscuit and Linda Clark returns to TV.
Admission grows like topsy, Fuse gets a Christmas present, Oddbird takes flight, Firebrand joins the Salt stable, Komli signs up The Economist, Josh Moore, Philip Andrew and Dave King get jury nods, Matt Palmer joins The Feds and Lance Kelleher re-signs with 8com.
With some quality work, a fresh management team, an amazing new office in the Cityworks Depot in central Auckland and an almost but not quite moment in the recent Genesis pitch, a few agencies might be looking over their shoulder at Y&R next year. James Hurman and Josh Moore go for a hoon on 2012.
A few months back, .99 was awarded the Sunday Star Times business after a competitive pitch that involved Simpatico and Y&R Auckland. But that decision doesn't seem to have gone down too well with Y&R, which has decided to resign the Fairfax Network trade account it held.
There's been plenty of action at Y&R recently, with Jon Ramage departing and James Hurman cutting short his OE to join executive creative director Josh Moore at the top table alongside non-executive director Ross Goldsack. It also won the the ASX-listed Quickflix business for Australia and New Zealand in March and, with the help of Finch, it's just launched a campaign starring two aspiring actors/film buffs discussing the merits of the streaming service between takes.
When Colenso BBDO’s head of planning James Hurman decided to expand his horizons and take a role as planning partner at Ogilvy Shangahi, he said he’d probably be back in the homeland eventually. But he's returned much sooner than expected, with the bearded one cutting short his OE to take up the role of managing director at Y&R, where he will be working alongside one of his old cohorts Josh Moore.