Len Potts, the creative mind between some of New Zealand’s most memorable ad campaigns, died peacefully at home on 5 October after a short illness, only a few days short of his 75th birthday. We remember the legend.
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Advertising veteran Mike O'Sullivan passed away on 4 July, bringing an end to his fight against cancer. We invite colleagues and friends to share memories to honour him.
“Yeah Gidday!” was the signature conversation starter from Maureen Tahere of MT Communications, the well-loved and respected Wellington media treasure who sadly passed away on Sunday May 31.
People will recognise the work of Coats Design from the aisles of their local supermarket and logos of their local retailers. It's responsible for wrapping design around the products of big Kiwi names such as Michael Hill, Rodd & Gunn, Barker's of Geraldine, and last year's redesign of Hubbards cereal. And the man who kicked it all off was founder Rob Coats, who passed away on the weekend and is remembered fondly by his colleagues and contemporaries in the industry.
Greg Shand, one of New Zealand’s most experienced communications professionals, died suddenly at his home in Piha last week.
APN NZ's group advertising director Andrew McNally died suddenly of a heart attack this morning at the age of 44. Updated with details of services in Melbourne and Auckland.