The 2018 News Media Award finalists have been announced by News Media Works after a panel of 50 industry judges narrowed down the entries to shortlists across the 32 categories.
All the winners from the biggest local awards night in creative advertising.
The Commercial Communications Council has released the finalists for the upcoming Axis Awards and it’s set to be Colenso BBDO’s night for the second year running as it makes the list 80 times. The agency is followed by DDB Group’s 53 mentions, Ogilvy & Mather’s 41, Clemenger BBDO Wellington’s 37 and FCB’s 33. We check out some of the work set to score on the night.
Rather than wrapping controversies in a PR blanket, Air New Zealand has taken a more transparent approach, openly admitting its struggles with the gender pay gap, sustainability targets and a range of other issues in a Sustainability Report for 2017. It’s easy to talk about the things that are going well, but it takes a brave business to admit when things go wrong. We talk to head of communications Marie Hosking about the importance of transparency.
Unlike most awards, during the judging the team decided we need to make up a few more specific categories to reward some other moments, people and businesses we felt were deserving of a special nod. Although they didn’t walk away with a special doorstop trophy, we hope they basked in a warm of glow of victory as they were announced.
The 2017 New Zealand Direct Marketing Award finalists have been announced and its JustOne, FCB and Colenso BBDO that make the most appearances on the finalist list.
While Lorde, SWIDT, Teeks, Devilskin and Stellar took to the stage to perform for the crowds in Spark Arena and at home on the couch, Erin McKenzie got an inside look at what it takes to bring the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards to life.
Pinning its hopes on a rebrand, the freshly-christened Helloworld knew from the outset that it could not outspend its competitors. The solution? A marketing approach that focused on innovation and the clever use of ‘killer’ o ers to create cut-through rather than competing head-on.
New World’s immersive in-store Easter experience broke new ground for the brand, leveraging emerging tech and capturing the hearts and minds of young would-be Easter egg hunters.
Ensuring frontline staff fully engage customers with your product is never an easy task. As New Zealand’s most popular loyalty programme (with over 2.5 million members) but without a physical presence, that disconnect was proving disastrous for Fly Buys. So how do you motivate the wildly diverse frontline staff of Fly Buys’ partners?
Whittaker’s has grown from humble beginnings to a world-class chocolate company. Partnering with the domestic goddess Nigella Lawson, it’s encouraged consumers to join the switch to New Zealand’s finest chocolate.
Last night, under blue lights and a surrounding of ice sculptures, New Zealand’s marketing community came together to uncover the marketing strategies that lie beneath impressive results and celebrate the winner of the 26th TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards.
Last night, under a collection of aviation aircraft in the MOTAT Aviation Hall, the magazine industry gathered to celebrate the achievements of its products and people at the 2017 Magazine Media Awards. Among the winners, it was Bauer that collected the most certificates, while Tangible Media and Fairfax followed.
Stihl, Kathmandu, Flooring Xtra and Noel Leeming were among the Kiwi retailers recognised for their “impeccable” catalogues and letterbox marketing campaigns at the Australasian Catalogue Association Awards on Friday.
The Magazine Publishers Associations has announced the 123 finalists across 16 publishers vying for glory at this year’s Magazine Media Awards.
In a bold display of a commitment to objective journalism and solidarity with an NBR journalist, today has seen a landslide of journalists and media companies withdraw entries from the EY Business Journalism Awards after a badly handled conflict of interest.
Day one of Cannes generally sets the scene for the rest of week, with the finalists across six categories all holding their lucky charms close as they wait to see if they convert their shortlists into silverware. Here’s a rundown of which local agencies are in the running for glory.
With Cannes kicking off over the weekend, New Zealand agencies are set to fill their suitcases with Lions and already celebrating is Colenso BBDO, which has scored a Gold Lion in Cannes Health and Wellness category for its Fonterra ‘Milk Slams’ campaign.
Last night, New Zealand’s radio royalty moved from behind the microphone to Auckland’s Shed 10 to celebrate the best of a platform that shows no sign of slowing down.
Last night, the best of New Zealand’s PR practitioners were recognised at the PRINZ Awards Gala Dinner where Campbell Squared Communications and Resolve Communications shared the Supreme Award for work that’s had a positive impact on their respective communities.
New Zealand agencies had a lot to celebrate in Singapore overnight as Colenso BBDO, OMD and DDB won gold in the agency categories at the Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of the Year Awards.
The poignant ‘Mistakes’ TVC by Clemenger BBDO has taken out two top awards at the prestigious IPA Effectiveness Awards in London this week.
New Zealand has fared pretty well at Cannes’ third awards show of the week, particularly in the ‘Outdoor’ category, with Colenso BBDO taking out a Grand Prix for ‘Brewtroleum’ and Y&R picking up a gold. A number of silvers and bronzes were also dished out to local agencies in the category.
Young & Shand creative director Tim Wood is representing New Zealand as a judge at this year’s Caples Awards and reports what he saw, and what you should know, from inside the jury room.
New Zealand public relations practitioners donned their suits and dresses this week for the Annual PRINZ Awards, with Mango, Fuse and McDonald’s New Zealand ranking supreme.
At this year’s edition of the Canon Media Awards, The Herald took out both of the key traditional print awards by winning the Newspaper of the Year and the Best Daily Newspaper (over 30,000 circulation). And at a time when the digital is becoming increasingly important, the NZME-owned publication also took out the Best Website award. PLUS: Northland Age editor Peter Jackson wins over the audience.
Campaign Asia-Pacific magazine has named DDB as New Zealand’s creative agency of the year as well as the runner-up digital agency of the year. Also continuing its winning streak was Colenso BBDO, which picked up the gong for New Zealand’s best digital agency. And OMD also left with silverware picking up the award for the best media agency in New Zealand.
Creative submissions from DDB, Whybin\TBWA\Dan, Colenso BBDO, FCB and Saatchi & Saatchi have been shortlisted in the Promo and Activations category, and this sees the Kiwi contingent up for eigh Lions in total.