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, with digital, radio and print creative for the September 2016 season of Sweeney Todd—The Demon Barber of Fleet Street currently in the market. PLUS: find out who previously had the account, and a look at some of the award-winning work NZ Opera has produced in the past.
Bcg2 has nabbed the Animates account from incumbent Y&R 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 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.
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.
As Genesis, the country’s biggest spending energy company, gets set to announce the results of its recent pitch, Contact, the country’s second biggest spending energy company, is also searching for some new agency partners, although, judging by the number of go-to industry gossips who didn’t know about it, it seems to have been a slightly more exclusive affair.