Agency veteran Nick Harvey is leaving Colenso BBDO to take on the role of managing partner at Strategy Creative Christchurch.
Officially launched in December, Iceberg—formerly known as Strategy Auckland—is the latest creative agency on the scene.
On Tuesday Strategy Design and Advertising announced it would be merging with fellow Christchurch agency Simpatico Advertising. We chat to Strategy Group managing partner Geoff Cranko about the decision, and how the integration between the agencies is working out so far.
While most in this industry take their roles very seriously and firmly believe in the commercial value of creativity, there is also a self-awareness that allows them to poke fun at themselves from time to time, as evidenced by last year’s brilliant Axis campaign. And to celebrate Strategy magazine’s Agency of the Year Awards in Canada, it asked some of the finalists to show off their creativity—and, in doing so, many of them decided to take aim at the ridiculousness of their own realm.
Strategy makes a few changes in Christchurch, Mango adds some fresh fruit, Ideas Shop promotes from within, L’Oréal’s cosmetic kismet, Mulligan readies his quill, Snakk Media names new group chief executive, Reachmedia ups it reach, and Blockhead welcomes a few new troops.
A guitar with a body sculpted like a spider web, uber cool packaging for compost, a Mexican restaurant, a fanzine for motorcyclists, a tiny cinema in a stair well, and various pop up shops in Auckland’s Viaduct and the Christchurch Re:START container mall are among the 310 finalists in this year’s Best Design Awards, which are organised by the Designers Institute of New Zealand and recognise the country’s best graphic, interactive, spatial and product designs from the past year.