The media awards prophesy nears as finalists announced

  • Media
  • April 10, 2012
  • StopPress Team
The media awards prophesy nears as finalists announced

The judges have done the hard yards sorting the wheat from the media chaff and the finalists of the CAANZ Media Awards have now been announced, with OMD and SparkPHD leading the pack on 20 nods each. 

  • Check out all the finalists here.

Naked (and various partners) earned ten spots, Ikon and DraftFCB, the big winner from last year, managed seven, Total media had five, Starcom, Carat and ZenithOptimedia had four, Brandworld had two, and Postively Wellington Tourism  and Mediacom had one apiece.

MSN New Zealand, FOUR, iSite Media, TVNZ and TVNZ U will be gunning for media brand of the year and the best sales proposal finalists are ACP Media and Total Media for NZ Sugar, NZ Magazines for the Girlfriend/Clearasil Faves Forever Awards, NZ Magazines for the The Vaseline 28 Day Challenge, MediaWorks TV and Spark for the X Factor and APN Digital for the Yellow Pages.

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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