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Like-minded indies partner up
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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.

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Screentime gets with the programmes
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Broadcast programme maker Screentime has rebranded its corporate television arm as Screentime Communications, referencing the fact that its non-broadcast business is providing a growing portion of the company’s turnover.

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DDB and DraftFCB take print ad accolades
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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. 

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Adman among World Class New Zealand award winners
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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.

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Taking Thinkstock
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Getty Images today launched Thinkstock, a new image subscription product that claims to provide one of the most complete offerings in the marketplace. 

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Montana embraces montañas for global push
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New design

A key component of Montana’s global marketing campaign will be released this month, as it places its new look Classics and Reserve ranges on international shelves, with new package designs that aim to reinforce the brand’s premium status.

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Ads@6: 21 January – 27 January
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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’.

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A bit of a do with the ‘Grand Masters’
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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’.

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ACP mixes fishy business with fishy pleasure
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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.

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DDB NZ ranked in Ad Age’s top four shops
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DDB NZ has been awarded a place in the top four of Advertising Age’s 2009 International Agency of the Year. Argentina’s Santo took the top prize, with Almap BBDO in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sid Lee in Montreal and DDB NZ making up the foursome.

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New sponsorship offers Kiwi marketers career resources
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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.

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Adshel serves up female grunts and charity panels
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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. 

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Adshel sales director to explore the Lion City
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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.

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Ads@6: January 13 – 20
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“Did you miss me? You did, didn’t you. That’s a rhetorical question. I can see that you missed me by that look in your eyes. Well, I missed you too,” said a sentient Ads@6 to its followers after returning for the first time after the holiday break with an impressive tan.

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Colenso gets its Brits out
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Colenso BBDO executive creative director Nick Worthington has beefed up the agency’s roster with a couple of new foreign imports after snaffling young UK creative team Will Bingham and Victoria Daltrey.

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Good Morning, Mr Jones
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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. 

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