Almost 1,000 media folks gathered for festivities at the Beacon Awards last night, making the Viaduct the highest concentration of ridiculously well-dressed folks in New Zealand (and maybe even the universe). Here's a gallery of some of the snapshots taken over the course of the night. PLUS: we share some VMO data on the demographics of those in attendance.
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Everyone who attended the 2015 Magazine Media Awards last night was privy to a number of glitzy frocks and suits. Here’s some pictures of the attendees working it on the red carpet.
Next's annual Woman of the Year awards took place last night, with Sita Selupe, founder and principal of Rise Up Academy and chief executive of Rise Up Trust, taking the supreme and education awards, Lisa Carrington taking the sport category, Miranda Harcourt taking the culture gong, My Food Bag co-founder Cecilia Robinson taking the business category and psychologist Sally Merry earning the health and science winner. So sit back, grab a saveloy from the Friday snack table and check out some glamour shots from the night.
Richard Newstead, a senior content editor at Getty Images, recently compiled a gallery of his favourite images from the 'Our Moment' collections featured on the website. The result is a varied series of 15 images that gives the viewer a momentary glimpse at colourful cityscapes, blissful dogs, blinding sunrises, re-imaginings of historical landmarks and more.
You can almost smell the rock.
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A good night was had by all—or at least most—at the rejuvenated Magazine Awards. Ben Hurley kept the crowd entertained, MPA chair John Baker was typically bullish about the future of the magazine industry, Dr Sarah Sandley was acknowledged for a stellar 20 year career, Bauer's titles were a welcome addition to proceedings and no-one fell off the Q Theatre stage. Speech of the night went to Rochelle Gillespie from OH!Baby, who implored everyone to keep drinking, make a few more babies and buy their magazine. Plus: TVNZ Blacksand's crafty, Origami-inspired intro vid.
There were plenty of Kiwi companies who were celebrated for their stellar efforts at the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards last week (you can check all the winners out here and read the in-depth stories of how they did it in the latest edition of NZ Marketing). And while we know everyone in this industry gets excited about a good dose of cross-organisational stakeholder management, you're also quite fond of spending hours of work time looking at glamour shots from events. So fill your boots.
Last night at the Hopetoun Alpha, a bunch of finely tuned, very well-dressed and alcohol-infused athletes from the marcomms sector took part in the 2013 Global Beer Pong Championship of New Zealand Advertising, an event put on by MediaWorks Radio and supported by Faux Beer. And it was team NWA (Gerhard Simanke and Mark Banbrook from The Radio Bureau) took out the title after a fiercely contested final against Team Cock (Simon Teagle and Rachel Leyland, DraftFCB).
TVNZ brought out the big guns last night as it announced the launch of some snazzy new Ondemand toys and the new and returning shows for 2013 to trade and media. And here are a few glamour shots.
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The shows and stars set to beam out to New Zealand in 2013 on TV3 and Four were announced last week. And now you can marvel at some of the humans who were there at the launch.
New Zealand goes a bit funny when famous folk come for a visit. It's that classic Kiwi combo of pride and self-doubt. And it was no different when Eva Longoria popped in recently to spruik some of her perfume, cut the ribbon on The Shopping Channel and answer a few questions at an event put on by Woman's Day and L'Oreal. The security was almost Obama-level, with pre-event checks and phones handed in at the door, but with a bit of baksheesh we managed to get our hands on collection of glamour shots from the night. So fill your boots. And eyes.
There was joy, despair, controversy, awkward humour and even a foil-wrapped baked potato that was removed from the host's pants. So now that you've digested and discussed all the winners, here's your regular helping of visual evidence from AXIS 2012.
A galaxy of marcomms stars—as well as a few comets and plenty of space dust—graced the Langham last Friday night to see DraftFCB clean up at the RSVP Awards and, ah, no-one clean up at Nexus. So, for your viewing pleasure, here are some pictures of people hugging their colleagues, posing awkwardly on stage as they get photographed and shaking Oliver Driver's hand.
It's a smart idea that makes so much sense – show off all your clients’ products in one glitzy gallery for the media and industry bods to peruse and play with. The concept is the brainchild of ex-Mojo PR managing partner, Jacqui Ansin. Ansin left Mojo less than four months ...