Browsing: CAANZ

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Effies 2016: Colenso BBDO and DB Breweries’ chemistry steals the spotlight
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Over 500 advertising and marketing folks descended on the Langham last night for the final and, some might argue, most important event on the awards calendar. The Effies Awards are so highly coveted because the judging process places enormous emphasis on the business results achieved by creative ideas. Winning the big awards is notoriously difficult, and this was again reiterated this year with only seven gold gongs being handed over the course of proceedings. Here’s the lowdown on who won what.

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EMANZ and CAANZ PresCom to merge
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EMANZ (the Experiential Marketing Association of New Zealand) is set to merge with CAANZ PREScom (PR, Social and Experiential Committee) after six months of discussions. Bringing together the industry bodies will focus resources to help future-proof the experiential industry.

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Pegasus and the Job Numbers (aka Colenso BBDO) reign supreme at this year’s BOTAB
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On a dark and windy night, six advertising-employed goth bands slithered into the King’s Arms, fishnets, face powder, bad eyeliner and all, to pay homage to the likes of 1980’s goth bands The Cure, The Cramps and movement-starters Bauhaus. And despite straying from the theme and playing songs which you couldn’t really call gothic, Colenso BBDO aka Pegasus and the Job Numbers were crowned the winner of this year’s Battle of the Ad Bands organised by CAANZ and Flying Fish, after a polished and upbeat set that wooed the crowd and judges alike.

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FCB takes the early lead as Effies finalists announced
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After more than 170 preliminary judges and 60 category judges pored over the entries for the 2014 Effie Awards, 113 of them have made the finalist list, with FCB New Zealand topping the charts on 23, Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand on 18, DDB and Saatchi & Saatchi on 11 and Ogilvy & Mather on ten.

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CAANZ and .99 aim to show ‘invisible trolls’ that the proof is in the Effies pudding
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The trade blogs are renowned for snarky, often anonymous comments that call into question the motivations for campaigns or their claimed success. But as part of it drive to get more entries for the upcoming Effie awards, CAANZ and .99 are aiming to show that, due to the focus on real-life results rather than the shiny, new and enticing, a trophy in this awards programme will go a long way to silencing those critics.

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FCB Media dominates the medal table at inaugural Beacon Awards—UPDATED
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The first-ever Beacon Awards took place last night at the Viaduct Events Centre in front of a capacity crowd, and it was FCB Media that got by far the most exercise, with independent MBM winning agency of the year, MediaWorks TV winning media brand of the year, Maritime New Zealand taking client of the year and Nielsen’s Claire Harris accepting the inspiring individual award.

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Business mixed with pleasure in inter-agency football and basketball comps
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Football fever (and football-related advertising fever) is ramping up as Brazil gets ready to host the World Cup in June. And there was a bit of fancy footwork in New Zealand last week when a selection of Auckland agencies put down their iPhones and laced up for the inaugural CAANZ soccer tournament. Plus: agencies also skive off to play basketball for TRN’s 3 on 3.

Movings/shakings
Lendrum handed CAANZ reins
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CAANZ chief executive Paul Head this morning announced that Simon Lendrum, managing director of JWT New Zealand, has been elected to the position of CAANZ president, which was vacated by DDB’s Sandy Moore after his recent resignation.

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Stand up Sandy Moore
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All the best ideas in the business were recognised last night at the Axis Awards, and one of the best men in the business was recognised too, with advertising veteran Sandy Moore accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Opinion
Pitch (im)perfect: managing a pitch
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For some, a pitch is the most efficient method of choosing an agency partner. For others, it’s an overly expensive, time-consuming beauty parade. CAANZ has conducted two surveys to see how local agencies view the pitching process. And the results show there’s plenty of room for improvement, says chief executive Paul Head.

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The comical collegiality continues in Axis call for entries campaign, as The Beacons takes aim at media innovation
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The bar for call for entries campaigns has risen significantly in recent years, with the likes of DraftFCB’s ‘The real judge of advertising is the consumer’ campaign for the 2011 Effies and TBWA\’s ‘Results Don’t Lie’ effort this year standing out. And there are a couple more good ones bubbling away at the moment for the Axis Awards and the newly rejigged Beacon Awards.

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As 2013 BOTAB looms, 2012 winners Friends Electric release new single, change name, give local ’70s classic the Krautrock treatment
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As part of last year’s Battle of the Ad Bands, the winning band, Barnes Catmur & Friends’ Friends Electric, ate the 50 gallons of personalised ice cream and drove the Audi slightly above the speed limit. They were also given a recording session at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios and had a music video filmed. So, as the industry gears up for this year’s musical showdown tonight at the Kings Arms, what better time to reveal the fruits of that labour.

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We wish you a merry Axis: CAANZ keeps the changes rolling with new dates and categories
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After a fairly controversial 2012, CAANZ and a bunch of senior ad folk engineered a few big changes to this year’s Axis proceedings to make the awards, as Colenso BBDO’s Nick Garrett said, a more collegial, more credible and more celebratory event that aimed to show the business community how influential creativity could be. And now CAANZ has announced some more changes to the programme for 2014.

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BOTAB 2013 gets set to shred
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The most important night on the advertising calendar looms once again. And if the Battle of the Ad Bands registration poster is any gauge, it looks like it’s going to be a twerk fest this Thursday at the Kings Arms Tavern. So make sure you get your tickets.

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Probe Toby: TBWA\’s chief creative officer agrees to live lie detector test for ‘Results don’t lie’ climax, asks for reader questions
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Whybin\TBWA’s ‘Results Don’t Lie’ campaign for the 2013 New Zealand Effie Awards put a few creative big-wigs from New Zealand’s advertising industry in a dark room, gave them lie detector tests and asked them about the legitimacy of their most awarded campaigns. The results have been comical and controversial in equal measure and, with awards night looming, the agency has stepped it up a notch, announcing that one of its own—​chief creative officer Toby Talbot—will take to the stage for a live polygraph test as part of the evening’s proceedings.

Opinion
Why SMI will fly
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In a recent column in NZ Marketing (and again in StopPress) John Baker expressed some opinions on the recent launch of Standard Media Index (SMI) in New Zealand and on media agencies in general. Paul Head, the chief executive of CAANZ, responds to some of the specific comments on behalf of its member media agencies.