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FCB and Together come out on top as IAB Digital Advertising Awards finalists are revealed

IAB New Zealand has announced the finalists in the 2021 IAB New Zealand Digital Advertising Awards.

This year, the IAB report receiving a record number of entries, which have been scrutinised by a panel of 96 judges and Executive Judging Panel.

FCB New Zealand picked up the largest number of finalist entries with 15 finalists across 12 categories covering five clients including FCB Media as the coveted 2021 IAB Agency of the Year.

This follows FCB’s success at the 2020 IAB NZ Awards, when they walked away with the highest awards tally, including Best in Show.

Commenting on this years’ finalists list, Kate Grigg, Head of Digital Marketing at FCB says: “I’m blown away by the number of finalists including Agency of the Year, showcasing some pretty innovative, effective digital solutions. Massive congratulations to our team, clients and data partners and best of luck to all the finalists”.

Recognised work includes the Electoral Commission, Westpac, PAK’nSave, AMP and Mitre 10.

Qassem Naim, Head of Data & Tech at FCB, adds: “The continued recognition at these awards validates our belief in channel-less, 1-1 activation across owned and paid media as an advantage for our clients. Echoing Kates’s sentiment, I couldn’t be prouder of the team and partners behind the work.”

Together is another top contender with nine finalists, making the independent agency second most shortlisted agency overall.

“We’re stoked to have so much of our digital and data work recognised across multiple categories and to be shortlisted for Agency of the Year in just our third year. It’s also special to see our much-loved Head of Programmable Suraj Barnawal recognised for his industry contribution. It caps off an amazing year of growth and recognition for Together and we can’t thank our clients, partners and the whole team Together enough. We’ll certainly be cracking the bubbles,” says Rufus Chuter, Managing Partner at Together.

The full list of finalists can be found here.

Winners will be announced at the 2021 IAB New Zealand Digital Advertising Awards on February 24, 2022 at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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