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Independent Wellington-based advertising agency Robertson Communications (R+R) and Auckland-based media company media360 have formed a media placement alliance, with media360 now acting as R+R’s primary media partner on key clients PSIS and Intervet Schering-Plough, taking over from Mediaedge:cia in Wellington.
The Newspaper Advertising Bureau has made up for a mediocre November in the Newspaper Ad of the Month competition by announcing a double whammee, with DDB’s Sky TV Arts Channel ‘Jackson Pollock’ concept taking the December title and DraftFCB’s latest in the artwork series for Robert Harris coffee winning January’s round.
Seven of the country’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs, in fields ranging from biotechnology to the creative arts, were announced as category winners of the World Class New Zealand Awards. And Mark D’Arcy, president and chief creative officer of Time Warner Global Media Group, took the creative industries gong.
Loyalty New Zealand (LNZ), the operator of Fly Buys, has opened a new Auckland office and made three new appointments to complete the team and strengthen its nationwide presence.
Hey Ads@6, whaddya been up to? What’s that, you’ve recorded all the commercials during the first ad break of the 6pm news on both major TV channels so that everyone in the marketing and communications industry can see who’s paying for the expensive, primetime spots? Well, that’s very nice of you. Sorry, what’s that? Adstream, a one stop shop for all of your TV, print, radio and workflow solutions, is the new sponsor of Ads@6? Well, that’s very nice of them. Alright, have a good weekend. See you next week. Don’t go changin’.
On 26 February, the best response-driven marketing campaigns of 2009 and the talented marketers behind them will be honoured at the New Zealand Marketing Association’s RSVP and Nexus Awards. So, with less than a month to go, here’s a gentle reminder to make sure you book your table for a date with marketing’s newest ‘Grand Masters’.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of an angler, harness both your enthusiasm and a team of no more than eight people and put Friday, 5 March aside for a day on the water as part of The Great ACP Media Fishing Competition, which is hosted by ACP Media’s men’s magazines.
The final entry deadline for AXIS 2010 is almost upon you. So no more procrastination. There’s just seven days to get your act together and submit your entries for the 30th anniversary of New Zealand’s finest and most fiercely fought award show.
Despite the widely held consensus that the economy is beginning to recover, the effects of recent redundancies and higher levels of unemployment continue to make the sales and marketing job market extremely competitive. And gaining access to leading recruitment resources is crucial for job seekers and employers to find the right position or candidate.
Adshel is making a habit of bringing sports to the world of public transport and it did it again during January’s ASB Classic, treating commuters to some unique ‘courtside’ action by combining specially designed bus shelters, posters, decals and even the modern scourge of female tennis, ridiculous grunting.
Adam Butterworth, Adshel’s sales director in Australia and New Zealand, has been promoted to chief executive officer of Clear Channel Singapore, where, according to insiders, there is approximately 20-30 percent less to talk about with work colleagues because the weather is always the same.
Our Dear Leader, tourism minister and meat-sizzling, beer drinking Kiwi bloke John Key has dished out $5 million of marketing cash in order to promote eight of the country’s biggest tourist regions.
Those fortunate enough to still be at home watching television every weekday morning will have a new face to contend with in 2010 after it was announced Hadyn Jones will replace Steve Gray as co-host of Good Morning, joining Sarah Bradley and Brendon Pongia on the couch to discuss things like gardening and emotions.
JK Kids has appointed new indie agency Tenfold Creative to manage its advertising across New Zealand and Australia, choosing the six-month old company over an international agency in the hope it can deliver a greater return on investment.