Rather than wrapping controversies in a PR blanket, Air New Zealand has taken a more transparent approach, openly admitting its struggles with the gender pay gap, sustainability targets and a range of other issues in a Sustainability Report for 2017. It’s easy to talk about the things that are going well, but it takes a brave business to admit when things go wrong. We talk to head of communications Marie Hosking about the importance of transparency.
Having produced a number of award-winning campaigns, including the ‘Child Replacement Programme’, and most recently given dogs the ability to take the perfect selfie, there’s no doubt the marriage of Pedigree and Colenso BBDO deserved the Client-Agency Partnership of the Year award.
Last year saw Vogel’s roll out its first TV campaign in a decade, and it was worth the wait. ‘What do you bring to the table’ sparked discussion, inspired parodies, challenged stereotypes, attracted millions of views and has now also been acknowledged as our campaign of the year. Shine’s head of client services, Tim Ellis, gives us some insight on how it all came together.
Unlike most awards, during the judging the team decided we need to make up a few more specific categories to reward some other moments, people and businesses we felt were deserving of a special nod. Although they didn’t walk away with a special doorstop trophy, we hope they basked in a warm of glow of victory as they were announced.
We’re geared up to give a casual nod of approval to everything that made 2017 another great year in the industry – and there’s still tickets available.