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13 November 2020

 
 
Contagion win wine pitch
 
 

Contagion and Villa Maria are to partner on the label’s global social strategy, creative and media campaign. After a competitive pitch early this year Villa Maria – New Zealand’s most awarded wine brand – announced today its partnership with the integrated creative agency. “Contagion really got us from the moment we met them. They researched the

 
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Someone who needs no introduction…Mr Fredrik Bond!
 
 

Off the back of the news that Flying Fish is representing renowned director Fredrik Bond for work across New Zealand and Australia, StopPress chatted to the production company about Fredrik’s unique style offering and what we can expect from his latest work.  We then talked to the man himself, who shared his not-so-secret love of

 
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New Out of Home offering targets holidaying audiences
 
 

Boutique retail media owner Hypermedia has repackaged its national media network to offer brands unique access to holidaying audiences across New Zealand this Summer. Advertisers will now be able to deliver summer focused messaging to audiences in popular holiday destinations including Paihia, Mount Maunganui, Whangamata, Taupo, Napier, Nelson, Wanaka and Queenstown. The ability to offer

 
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Web Antler welcomes digital manager to support new clients
 
 

Web Antler has announced the addition of a new agency lead to their growing team. Richard Sell joins as Digital Account Manager in order to further expand client services and innovative digital offerings.   Prior to joining Web Antler, Sell held positions at globally renowned agencies, creating acclaimed work for lauded brands Air New Zealand, Book

 
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New 2degrees campaign helps keep Kiwis happy
 
 

Counting down to the end of a turbulent year, it may be unsurprising to hear that a quarter of Kiwis are referring to 2020 as ‘awful’. However, a new campaign by 2degrees, hopes to right the year’s wrongs and help Kiwis end 2020 happy.  The nationwide 2degrees Study, which looks back at the year that

 
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Essence appoints senior agency staff
 
 

To support the growing healthcare sector, Auckland-based health agency Essence has welcomed Kristen Marks as GM/Strategy Director and promoted Christy Leopold to Client Service Lead. Marks boasts an advertising and design career spanning over 20 years in roles both locally and internationally, and will oversee the day-to-day operations and head up brand strategy at Essence.

 
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YoungShand helps you better Tend to your healthcare needs
 
 

Best known as the Founders and former CEOs of My Food Bag Cecilia and James Robinson have launched a bold new health care venture with the help of YoungShand. Tend, a new app-led service – linked to the Robinsons’ clinic in Kingsland – is designed to challenge the pain points that have become ‘normal’ for

 
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The good, the bad, and the FUGLY: Augusto and No Ugly launch comical campaign
 
 

Drinks company No Ugly has teamed up with Augusto to bring a light-hearted campaign following the launch of the brand’s latest range in October. ‘Wage a War on Ugly’ brings the brand’s message to life, featuring hilarious singing puppets who believe the world is getting ‘fugly.’ Trump, micro-influencers, and mindless manufacturers make up the 30″

 
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AMI and Colenso BBDO are on your side
 
 

AMI Insurance has launched a new campaign with the help of Colenso BBDO, reminding Kiwis that they’re “on your side”.  The new campaign is inspired by real experiences of how AMI customers say they feel when something goes wrong in their lives. Shot by Alex Roberts of Finch, the short films use anthropomorphic household items

 
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Brave snaps up new GM
 
 

Brave Digital have announced the addition of Jason Anderson to their Auckland-based team, with the former Brand Director bringing a wealth of experience to his new General Manager role. Having worked across retail, brand, activation and social for multi-national and independent agencies, Managing Director/Creative Director Brendon Doig says Anderson is the perfect fit for the

 
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Special fuelling NZ’s next wave of startups
 
 

Having launched 13 years ago in the middle of the GFC with zero clients, one desk and three chairs, Special Group knows a bit about starting something when the global chips are down. Now, off the back of the lockdowns, the creative company has launched a new initiative: ‘New Zealand needs startups’. Announced with a

 
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Meet ALT.’s new senior hire
 
 

Christchurch independent advertising agency ALT. has beefed up with another senior staff member, appointing Carl Robertson as their new Marketing Strategist. With more than 18 years experience in the marketing industry, Robertson has a track record of delivering successful strategic outcomes across both the private and public sectors. When he’s not thinking about your brand,

 
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