The 57th Annual Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is underway with the announcement of the first three shortlists in the Direct Lions, Promo & Activation Lions and PR Lions categories. And, in keeping with the theme de jour (that’s French, don’t you know), the Kiwi contingent are off to a flying start, with 13 campaigns making the grade. Choosing another similar long skinny country as a random point of comparison, Italy has nine campaigns shortlisted in the same categories.
There have been a plethora of announcements about finalists and nomination lists for international advertising awards in the last few days. And just a select few Kiwi agencies have garnered accolades and praise for their handiwork.
Not content just being the chief executive of the Clemenger Group, Jim Moser will also take up a role on the Board of Trustees for the Auckland Festival, with Colenso BBDO becoming a Gold Sponsor of the 2011 event in return for advertising services.
Much has been much written about the scourge of modern day washing that is the missing sock. It’s the bane of many a life, it is the subject of much conjecture and speculation and it is a mystery that, if Fisher & Paykel’s new Lost Sock campaign is anything to go by, seems likely to remain forever unsolved, because, despite the best efforts of its talented team of designers, engineers and scienticians, the appliance maker has admitted that it is the one thing it hasn’t quite managed to figure out.
Following on from two golds in the ‘charity’ and ‘art direction and typography’ categories at the 2010 Axis awards, Colenso BBDO’s animated film of Maurice Gee’s novel Going West, which was produced for The New Zealand Book Council to promote books and reading, has received another nod, this time from the Museum of Art and Design in New York.
Colenso BBDO has picked up four finalist nods for the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards, the most of any agency in Australasia and more than any other agency in the BBDO network. And it’s the only Kiwi agency to make the cut.
An essential element of TV One’s new show Hung can now be seen in 3D, but only if you cop a glance (or, for committed violators, a feel) of the rather risqué billboard, which was recently erected on Victoria St in Auckland in an attempt to get mass market penetration.
A jolly good night had by ad land at Auckland’s Sky City Convention Centre last Thursday – here are some pics from our gallery. Pics by Francis van Beek.
NZ Marketing magazine's Martin Bell (far left) presented Frucor the award for Most Effective Client of the Year (on stage …