Browsing: Dave King

Movings/shakings
As King heads to Australia, Lish comes full circle as Whybin\TBWA’s new creative sage
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StopPress revealed a few weeks back that Whybin\TBWA’s executive creative director Dave King was departing (along with Jodi Willocks, who moved to Assignment) and it’s been announced he’s heading back to Australia to join Innocean Australia in the newly created role of executive creative director. Now chief executive Todd McLeay has confirmed that TBWA\ Melbourne creative director Andy Lish has stepped in to the breach in Auckland.

Movings/shakings
Whybin\TBWA says goodbye to two senior staffers, says hello to Starseed PR—UPDATED
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Whybin\TBWA’s chief executive Todd McLeay had a go at industry rumourmongers telling tales of senior departures in a story in the NBR last week, and while he told StopPress he definitely wasn’t doing that in an interview in April, it has lost a couple of other senior staffers: executive creative director Dave King and client service director Jodi Willocks. But it’s added around eight more after a merger with Starseed PR.

Movings/shakings
Movings/Shakings: 31 January
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Admission grows like topsy, Fuse gets a Christmas present, Oddbird takes flight, Firebrand joins the Salt stable, Komli signs up The Economist, Josh Moore, Philip Andrew and Dave King get jury nods, Matt Palmer joins The Feds and Lance Kelleher re-signs with 8com.

News
M&C Saatchi stays on the guilt-trip tip with powerful fire follow-up
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Last year, M&C Saatchi and The New Zealand Fire Service decided to play the guilt card for the first time with an ad depicting the pain a father felt for having allowed his young daughter to be burnt in a house fire because he hadn’t installed smoke alarms. And, in a hard-to-watch continuation of the ‘Could you live with yourself?’ idea, it’s released a new campaign to show that “a house fire can harm you, long after it’s out.”

News
ASA hauls Hakanoa and M&C Saatchi over the coals for offensive ginger campaign
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Hakanoa Ginger Beer and M&C Saatchi got into a bit of PR strife a few months back after a campaign asking for parents to swap their red-haired kids for a six pack of ginger beer received a public scalding. After the public response—and despite claims about it being an attempt to raise awareness of the discrimination of ginger haired children—the campaign was pulled early. But the Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint about it, saying the posters were socially irresponsible and discriminatory.

News
Ogilvy pair’s odes to the fiver win ORCA honours
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Ogilvy’s Adam Barnes and Hywel James have taken out the March/April round of the new ORCA year after judges Karl Fleet (Campaign Palace), Lachlan McPherson (Publicis Mojo), Harriet Crampton (The Radio Network) and Chris Schofield (DDB) chose their KFC ads ‘Poor Old $5’ and ‘Ginga Note’ as the best of the bunch.

News
King crowned amid unsurpassed Kiwi glory at NYC Caples Gala
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Start spreadin’ the news… NZ’s own Dave King, M&C Saatchi NZ’s executive creative director, has won the prestigious Irving Wunderman award at the 34th John Caples International Awards Gala, held recently in New York. In fact, the entire Kiwi contingent will be ‘waking up in the city that doesn’t sleep’ to find they’re ‘king of the hill, top of the heap’–between them they managed to bring home 50 awards from a record 51 finalist places (that’s one more than Australia, thank you very much), including seven Golds, 12 Silvers, six Bronzes and 25 Finalists. That’ll melt those little town blues.

Opinion
The Year in Review: Dave King
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M&C Saatchi has had a good couple of years since snaffling three of AIM Proximity’s big dawgs. It won a host of new accounts last year, it recently added Orcon to the stable and it’s released some stellar work for the Police and Fire Service this year. Here’s what executive creative director Dave King made of 2011. 

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AIM Prox and RAPP win big at ‘The Big Won’
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The awards they keep on flowin’ and this time AIM Proximity and RAPP New Zealand have both been placed in the world’s top 10 most successful creative direct marketing agencies for 2009, according to The Won Report.