Playing some Christmas catch-up for the first instalment of Movings/Shakings for 2014, with changes at Cadbury, Radio New Zealand, Radio Hauraki, Skinny Mobile, Rapp, Flossie, Photoplay and Fonterra.
Marketing, advertising & media intelligence
Skinny welcomes a new Paul, Jo Hartley trades OMD for Carat, Studio Alexander appoints a general manager, Acumen Republic ups its events firepower, Volkswagen goes human hunting, and iStart and Software Shortlist get together to embrace the pay-per-lead model.
The outdoor sector had a pretty good 2011, not just in terms of the sizeable revenue increase of $13 million over 2010 to reach its highest total yet of $83 million, but also because the industry body OMANZ was given a bit more love. The brand was overhauled, the website was redone, it is hoping to resurrect the Outdoor Awards, and this month it has taken to the streets to spread the outdoor gospel with an out-of-home advertising campaign.
Colenso BBDO is currently dealing with the loss of one of its biggest clients. But there was a ray of light last night at the Aotea centre when its ‘Home Alone’ ad for Pedigree Dog Food was given the newspaper ad of the year award and the creative team responsible for it took home the $10,000 booty.