DraftFCB has had a stellar year in 2013 and a few of its award-winning campaigns seem to be the kind that inspire the ‘I wish we’d thought of that’ phenomenon among competing agencies. That marks a change from previous years when it wasn’t quite as highly regarded for its creative output. But it’s tough to imagine its new Paper Plus campaign featuring anthropomorphic rapping presents will sit in that category.
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Earlier this week, DraftFCB announced it would be handing the Westfield baton on for ‘commercial reasons’. And a few days later it’s announced something of a replacement, as it has been appointed as the full service advertising agency for Paper Plus Group after a competitive pitch process that was thought to have involved the late Publicis Mojo, Hotfoot and the incumbent Hyde, which relaunched the brand back in late 2011.
Despite grim times, and gloomy forecasts for the print industry, Paper Plus has just cause for celebration. The 100 percent New Zealand owned and operated group has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, in a pretty tough market, so how did it defeat the odds?