The Radio Bureau's August ORCA winners have been announced and DDB has taken its second gong of the year, with Joe Hawkins and Dave Brady, who were were finalists in the 2009 Grande ORCAs for the National Foundation for the Deaf ads, getting the nod for their self-referential Lion Nathan - Stella Artois Légère campaign.
The August judges were Philip Andrew from Clemenger BBDO in Wellington, Peter Ogden, ECD from JWT, and Phil Yule from The Voicebox.
The judges commented: "Good production values and nice observation of the brand name mispronunciation" and "Nice and simple with a subtle send-up of itself at the end."
The tail end of 2018 brought with it some major announcements between media companies and the booming out-of-home market. Nearly two months since NZME and Go Media enacted their partnership and MediaWorks and QMS Media announced their proposed merger, we have a chat with media agencies to see whether the latest developments are a sign of things to come.