StopPress understands FCB has won the Samsung account in a six-way pitch, ousting the incumbent Colenso BBDO.
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OMD has won a pitch to pick up the Simplot New Zealand media account, moving it from incumbent Vizeum.
After a pitch late last year, OMD has won the Menarini media account with work commencing this month.
Dentsu Aegis-owned media companies are currently going through a good patch. Only a few weeks after the announcement that iProspect had won the Les Mills account, the agency network has now confirmed that Vizeum NZ has won the media account for Fletcher Building after a competitive pitch.
Bcg2 has been appointed as the main creative agency for New Zealand Opera, taking control of the organisation's digital, radio and print creative. PLUS: find out who previously had the account, and take a look at some of the award-winning work NZ Opera has produced in the past.
Following a competitive pitch, Westpac has named FCB Media as its new media agency partner, effective from 1 October, a move that sees the bank shifting from incumbent Starcom.
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Bcg2 has nabbed the Animates account after an agency review and pitch process. It will be its creative agency encompassing its retail and professional services portfolio going forward. PLUS: ad spend figures from pet market and the scope of the pet industry in New Zealand.
Electric Kiwi has named Saatchi & Saatchi as its creative agency, after a pitch which took place in January.
Following a pitching process that saw the competitive field eventually narrowed down to Colenso BBDO and Contagion, House of Travel (HOT) has decided to take its business to 100 College Hill.
Following on from Auckland Council's appointment of DDB as its lead agency, Goodfolk has been appointed the digital communications agency and Alt Group will be responsible for arts and culture communications. This announcement brings the long-running process to an end, and gives the agencies until the next mandatory RFP process to work with the Council. PLUS: Goodfolk wins Fletcher Building account.
StopPress understands that Ogilvy, DDB and .99 have been shortlisted as the final three agencies vying for the lead for brand and integrated communications segment of the Auckland Council account. Updated with comments from Auckland Council's acting media manager Mark Hanson.
Mercury Energy is believed to have kicked off a pitch process for its below-the-line business, with a rumoured list of contenders thought to include FCB, DDB-owned RAPP and the incumbent Chemistry Interaction.
New Zealand Post and its in-house subsidiary Kiwibank have announced plans to bring their media accounts together, and several agencies are currently involved in a pitch for the new combined account.
In December last year, it was reported that OMD and MediaCom were involved in a pitching tussle for the Fonterra media account. And now, after several months of speculation as to where the account would go, the dairy producer has confirmed that MediaCom has won the pitch. Updated with information on the duration of OMD's hold on the account.
Fonterra is putting its media account up for pitch in New Zealand, with incumbent OMD and MediaCom thought to be battling it out for the spoils.