Colenso BBDO, FCB Media, Little Giant and Special Group win top spots at Campaign Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year Awards

​​Colenso BBDO took home New Zealand Creative Agency of the Year at the Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of the Year awards, beating DDB New Zealand’s silver and Special Group New Zealand’s bronze.

It’s the third year in a row Colenso BBDO has picked up the accolade.

Scott Coldham, managing director says to be named creative agency of the year for the third time running was both humbling “and a testament to the passion our people and our clients put into building an environment where great work can flourish”. 

FCB Media won New Zealand Media Agency of the Year, with PHD New Zealand and Mediacom New Zealand taking home the silver and bronze respectively, while FCB Hive got the bronze in the Australia/New Zealand Social Media Agency of the Year category.

FCB Media’s managing director of media, Rufus Chuter, says it was a fantastic way to end the year.

“We’ve had a transformational year thanks to a tonne of hard work from the team. New structures, new roles, new products, new services all while continuing to champion effective, creative media thinking and having fun along the way. I’m really proud of the team.”

It was Little Giant’s chance to celebrate with a gold for New Zealand Digital Agency of the Year.

DDB New Zealand got silver and Young+Shand bronze in the same category.

Little Giant chief executive Mark Hurley says the win is a huge milestone for the business.

“What an amazing way to finish off another incredible year at Little Giant. This award is testament to the quality of our people – our team works so hard for our clients every single day, it’s great for them to be recognised in such a prestigious manner.”

Special Group was “very pleased” to win Australia/New Zealand Mobile Marketing Agency of the year says managing partner Michael Redwood.

“We’re excited because the gold in the mobile category because our digital work over the past two to three years has been heavily mobile orientated.”

He says the company was also happy to be recognised with a silver in the Independent Agency of the Year.

This category was taken out by Australian agency Atomic 212, despite a recent controversy over exaggerated claims in previous awards entries.

For a full list of winners visit here.

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