There's been plenty of spy-related news recently after the Edward Snowden leak. So it's pretty good timing for the launch of CAANZ and TBWA\'s Effies call for entries campaign, which taps into the shadowy world of blacked out documents, lie-detection. and subterfuge. Perhaps they know more than they're letting on?
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The Cannes Lions are looming and, as Colenso BBDO's managing director Nick Garrett said in a recent interview about the refreshed Axis Awards, "something has a better chance at the end of a 12 month cycle if it’s had exposure and has started to do well at international awards". So can we predict how the Kiwi agencies might do at the world's most prestigious industry awards? Here's a league table from the Axis Awards based on the same points system used by Cannes (and CAANZ), with one point for a finalist, three points for bronze, five points for silver, seven points for gold and ten points for grand prix.
Hazel Phillips’s recent rant about the paucity of some PRs inspired Mango's Claudia Macdonald to create a list of tips and tricks for those hoping to get into the industry.
After a record 290 entries across 21 categories, 99 finalists have made it through to the final rounds of judging for the Media Awards. And the usual suspects are on top, with OMD on 36 finalists (11 from its Wellington office), Spark PHD on 20 and DraftFCB Media on 16.
TBWA\ welcomes more new blood, Brendan Hewitt gets the nod as a rising media star, Marlen Smith pushes the CAANZ advertising barrow, Beat gets growing and Hotwire launches new analytics tool.
After last year's Axis Awards, shit hit fans when two of the country's best campaigns—NZTA's Ghost Chips and Steinlager's 'We Believe'—were largely snubbed. Since then, CAANZ, the CAANZ board and a collection of the country's executive creative directors have been working together to make sure it doesn't happen again. And a few important changes were announced at an event last night at The Bluestone Room in Auckland.
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The plug is pulled on the NZ Television Awards, but the CAANZ Media Awards and Canon Media Awards are puffing out their chests after record entries. Plus: preliminary media awards judges announced.
In an effort to create more efficiencies across departments—and, of course, reduce the $60 million spent on the purchase of advertising and media services in New Zealand in 2011—the Government has been on a mission to assemble a panel of trusted advertising soldiers to join its army. And, after a bit of a delay, it's chosen its longlist and asked successful parties for their "best and final offer".
For all those media minds looking to have their say on the best media thinking of the past year, prospective judges need to have their applications to join the Media Awards panel in by 4pm this Friday.
The advertising industry has its fair share of detractors. But research shows its contribution is overwhelmingly positive, writes CAANZ chief executive Paul Head.
Big changes to the awards schedule, the creation of ethical guidelines and general herding of agency cats to try and push the industry forward ensued last year for CAANZ. Chief executive Paul Head has his way with 2012.
No one likes to be shouted at, not least by the likes of the Big Save Furniture lady and Harvey Norman, who for the past goodness knows how many years have had sales on every other day apparently worthy of an aural assault. But that’s all set to change this coming Sunday, when Television New Zealand decreases the decibel limit of its television advertising as part of a sound compression agreement signed by all the major networks.
Westpac's Martine Jager heads back to Oz, Colenso shares the account management love, CAANZ announces four new board members, indies band together to create new agency forum, Orangebox makes a big Wellington hire, Fairfax goes Peat mining and Alexander Communications goes global.
How to measure PR is an ongoing debate and this question was at the centre of a big review by the CAANZ Marcomms Leadership Group last year. And while advertising value equivalent (AVE) has been rejected in many other markets as outdated and insufficient, a survey conducted for Hotwire, the global integrated PR and communications agency, has shown that it's still prevalent in Australia and New Zealand. So it's doing its bit to address the issue with the launch of its own meausurement framework.
They say a good idea come from anywhere. But who gets to execute—and bill for—those ideas? Sue Hamilton thinks it's time PR agencies put aside their differences, keep hunting for the Holy Grail and worry about the bill later.