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.
“And the winner is… no one.” That was the result for the top prize at this year’s Nexus Awards after the judges scratched their data-weary heads and decided New Zealand’s best data work wasn’t good enough to justify the big prize. There was lots of talk about standards to maintain and excellence required and all the rest of it. But the bottom line is: we went backwards. We all got together to celebrate the best data thinking of 2011 and our standout result was “please try harder”.
DraftFCB was told it had won the Vodafone account on Friday afternoon. And as if that wasn’t enough good news for one day, it also won the Grand Prix at the RSVP and Nexus Awards that night for the Electricity Authority’s What’s My Number? campaign.
A friendly reminder from the Marketing Association that entries for the 2011 RSVP and Nexus Awards close on Friday 21 October at 5pm. Busy folk, or those with poor time management, can apply for an extension until Friday 28 October, 5pm by emailing event manager Marilena Rosu and coughing up $50.
It felt wrong to be celebrating anything on Friday night, let alone excellence in response-driven marketing, but DraftFCB and The Ministry of Health’s ‘The Journal’ campaign absolutely dominated the RSVP and Nexus awards, taking home the RSVP Grand Prix and the Nexus Supreme Awards—the first time this has been achieved in the 23 year history of the awards—and eight other golds.
The New Zealand Marketing Association’s RSVP & Nexus Awards is the only awards programme dedicated to celebrating marketing that demands a reply, stimulates a conversation or prompts some deeper brand involvement that leads to a measurable-response. And marketers, agencies, consultancies and suppliers who have been involved in the development of a project or campaign that demonstrates brilliance in response-driven marketing are asked to prepare their entries so they can be recognised as leading the way in New Zealand marketing.
On 26 February, the best response-driven marketing campaigns of 2009 and the talented marketers behind them will be honoured at the New Zealand Marketing Association’s RSVP and Nexus Awards. So, with less than a month to go, here’s a gentle reminder to make sure you book your table for a date with marketing’s newest ‘Grand Masters’.
In a year that’s presented its fair share of challenges, New Zealand marketers have worked determinedly to deliver campaigns that generate solid results. And, from a record number of entries, Marketing’s ‘Grand Masters’ have selected the finalists for the 2009 RSVP and Nexus Awards.
Just a friendly reminder to get your RSVP and Nexus Award entries in by 5pm, Friday 23 October. Brought to you by the Marketing Association and sponsored by TVNZ and New Zealand Post. Show off your outstanding campaigns, get recognised, bask in the adoration of the industry. This year’s …