Last week, DB Breweries was crowned the Supreme Award winners of the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards, while Jo Mitchell from McDonald’s New Zealand was celebrating her Marketer of the Year win and Philip Poole was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. Check out all the glorious winners moments here.
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.
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.
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).
Over 600 media and advertising movers and shakers attended the third annual Friends in High Places party last night at Mantells on the Water in Westhaven, Auckland to see Funkommunity, Latin Aotearoa, David Dallas, PNC and Aaradhna take to the stage. And here’s what they got up to.
DDB, Barnes, Catmur & Friends, 2degrees, Clemenger and Colenso all walked away from the Langham last Thursday with varying degrees of Effie-inspired joy in their hearts. You can check out all the winners here. And, thanks to CAANZ and Richard Leonard, those more interested in the humans who attended can check out a few pics below.
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.
200 of the industry’s brightest eyed and bushy tailed young things turned up to the Marvel Grill in the Wynyard Quarter last week to kick off the Young, Bright & Broke group’s inaugural event. And we’ve got the photos by Courtney Herbert to prove it.
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 …