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MAGNET attracts more accolades
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Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been announced as a finalist in the public sector category of 2009’s UK Chartered Institute of Marketing Marketing Excellence awards, the only New Zealand organisation to be recognised.

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Lambasting the lamb-eaters
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Who it’s for: Silver Fern Farms

Why we like it: Good Kiwi man ‘o the land takes back what’s rightfully ours from a bunch of Euro aristocrats. More patriotic post-colonial New Zealand humour from the stubbie-loving Colenso crew.

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Call goes out for Axis awards
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Next year is the 30th anniversary of the Axis awards and TBWA/Whybin’s Andy Blood and Dave Walden, as well as Rick Osbourne, CEO of CAANZ, are making sure it’ll be a right royal nostalgic hooley.The call for entries goes out on 1 December (entries close …

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Mr Whoopy
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An unsexy homage to the perfume ads of yore.

Viagra: more fun than second-hand shops.

Microsoft desperately wants to be cool, but fails miserably.

And Playboy in braille.

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Very blue Sky thinking from DDB
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As my mother always said, whether you’re engaging in shemale love, being attacked by a shark,  suffering from horrible sunburn or lying under a car close to death, there’s always someone worse off than you.

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Bird flies the coop to join Naked
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Naked has hired Simon Bird as one of the key personnel in its New Zealand operation. Management duties will be shared by Bird and Matt O’Sullivan, who left Carat after just nine weeks a few months back to set up the New Zealand arm of the international media agency.

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Battle of the bottles
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The StopPress towers have been inundated with new bottles of stuff recently. Which got us to thinking: what is New Zealand’s best looking bottle? Or New Zealand’s best looking label?

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MagMag gets set for launch
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The renovations are almost complete and MagMag says the launch of its new consumer magazine subscription website this week will open up a new era in magazine subscription marketing.

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Arty envelopes vying for supremacy
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The 2009 finalists for the Art of the Envelope awards have been announced and a panel headed up by TBWA\Whybin’s Andy Blood will announce the winners on Thursday night.

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Herald harnesses raw power of Shopping 2.3
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Tanning kits, kettles and wine have now joined political scandals, gruesome homicides and pictures of crocodiles being attacked by hippos on nzherald.co.nz after its new shopping section was released this week. And it’s just in time for Chrissy!

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Hanover Finance and Chapman Tripp go to Hell
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Photo: gotcha.co.nz

Hell Pizza love a bit of advertising-related controversy. And it created some more after releasing a couple of mobile billboards headlined ‘greed’ that featured head and shoulders photos of the founders of Hanover Finance, Mark Hotchin and Eric Watson.

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Dental as anything
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Who for: SkyTV

Why we like it: ‘Lomu, aww, aww, aww, awww.’  A bravura performance in the dentist’s chair. And the armchair. DDB go to the happy place.

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Allan Scott wine giveaway
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Allan Scott Family winemakers have come to the Christmas party and are generously giving away a few bottles of sweet, sweet Marlborough nectar to two lucky StopPress readers.

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Don Draper gets Drafted
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A few weeks back, DraftFCB took the fairly unusual step – for an advertising agency, at least – of sponsoring Mad Men on Prime TV. But they’ve upped the weirdness quotient even further and fashioned a few promotional Don Draper dolls.

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Resn forced to buy rake in order to rake in all its Pixel awards
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Wellington interactive digi-savants Resn raked in the trophies at the international Pixel awards, winning best agency, best in show and best experimental (for the JAG Jeans brand website) and two other suitably geeky space invader-themed awards (best music Site for Fat Freddy’s Drop TV and best animation for Nelson company 26000 Vodka’s website).

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Charity uses beauty to combat the beast
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Beauty has a habit of capturing attention and, as ads since the dawn of time have claimed, improving self-esteem. And Look Good Feel Better, a not-for-profit cancer-related charity, is embracing this combination for its soon-to-be-released ad campaign.

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Fly Buys delivers well-executed random acts of kindness
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Fly Buys celebrated the handing out of five million reward redemptions in fine awkward style at Wellington Airport last week by gathering together an array of gift-bearing strangers, tromboners (!), middle-aged dancers, cartwheelers, humans in animal suits and a range of other carnies to surprise the winners of the …

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Rugby: a ball
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StopPress has decided to take the sage advice of Duncan Stuart and just chillax. Friday afternoon is no time for heated debates about the pros and cons of advertorial. But it’s the perfect time to bring your attention to some of the best thinkers in New Zealand rugby.

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Drinnan strikes; readers groan
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For anyone unfortunate enough to be interviewed by the NZ Herald’s John Drinnan, the feeling will be depressingly familiar: our prompt and polite responses to an email query from him resulted in a selective, confusing and potentially damaging report in this morning’s NZ Herald.

In his weekly column …

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