Browsing: Young & Shand

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Churn baby churn: is high staff turnover hurting the industry?
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It’s no secret creatives work hard and like all of us, want to find some fulfilment in their roles. But as time shortens and the workload piles up, that satisfaction is replaced with stress and they want out. Erin McKenzie dives into adland to see what’s going on in agencies and what churn means for the wider industry.

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Away in a manger, a LifePod for a bed: Young & Shand puts a modern spin on the nativity scene
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The vast majority of Christmas-themed advertising that flooded onto media channels during November and December featured the rotund imagery of Santa Claus smiling and handing out gifts. However, when challenged by philanthropist and scientist Ray Avery to develop a campaign encouraging Kiwis to support the development of his LifePod technology through donations, Young & Shand veered away from Santa Claus and instead used more traditional imagery to get its point across.

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Young & Shand focuses on the suffering of ad folk for Semi-Permanent promo
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For this year’s edition of the Semi-Permanent speakers’ event, Young & Shand has developed a slightly depressing campaign that looks at how over-worked creatives in the ad industry are. Showing scenes of the late-night activity going on in the offices of Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB, FCB and Colenso BBDO, the promotional video encourages creatives to remember to nurture their tired brains.

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Nine marcomms-related businesses that made their mark on the Deloitte Fast 50
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New Zealand’s fastest growing companies were announced yesterday at the NZ Deloitte Fast 50 event. It’s a chance for some of our most successful businesses to show off their revenue (and, in some rare cases, maybe even their profit), with a number of these companies making it on to the top 50 index with eye-popping growth. We count down a list of companies associated/loosely associated to the marcomms sector.

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Sour Patch embraces multi-channel cheekiness for its Kiwi launch
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Back in July another sugary treat was ushered onto Kiwi shelves, with the arrival of Sour Patch, a range of sour lollies that have been available in the US since the late 1970s. As with most candy brands, the marketing has been geared at younger consumers, and for this reason Sour Patch has partnered with creative agency Young & Shand, media agency Carat and PR agency Beat Communications to develop a digitally powered campaign that aims to appeal to Generation Z (those born in the mid or late 1990s).

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Cannes 2014: FCB flies solo in Mobile category
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New Zealand’s hopes in the Cannes Mobile category rest squarely on the shoulders of FCB, as it was the only Kiwi agency to be shortlisted for a Lion. And the news only gets better for the Auckland-based agency, because its ‘Food Photos Save Lives’ campaign for UNICEF has been shortlisted in two categories (charities and response/real-time activity).

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Thank you very much for your e-commerce platform: Cadbury pushes personalised choccies with ‘Roses by You’ site
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Mass production still rules the world when it comes to making things. But the rise of 3D printing is seen by some as the third industrial revolution and the combination of digital data-collection and personalised printing has allowed some creative businesses and agencies to add some uniqueness to their products. Now, just in time for Mother’s Day, Cadbury and Young & Shand have embraced that shift and dipped their toes in the e-commerce waters with an online gifting platform called ‘Roses by You’.

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Clemenger and Colenso dominate Axis Awards, but biggest applause goes to Sandy Moore
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Last night’s Axis Awards, hosted by Newstalk ZB’s Andrew Dickens at the Viaduct events centre, delivered a plush showcase of the country’s best creative talent for the 34th year in a row. The theme for this year’s edition was ‘share the love,’ and this was certainly a sentiment that all 800 people in attendance embraced as smiles around the room were as ubiquitous as celebratory drinks. Here’s a rundown of how the event went.

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Inside: Young & Shand
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Who starts a new digital agency in the middle of a global recession? Ben Young and Duncan Shand, that’s who. We talk to the Young & Shand co-founder and managing director about the company’s plans and why its clients still need a specialist digital agency.

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Goodman Fielder casts its net wide for dairy pitch
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Since the closure of Publicis Mojo at the end of last year, Goodman Fielder has been working with Joy, the agency set up by ex-Mojo chair and chief executive Graeme Wills. And, according to Goodman Fielder’s PR and communications manager Ra Fletcher, it continues to do so. But it also appears to be looking at its agency options. ​

Movings/shakings
Movings/Shakings: 25 February
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Forbes to the fore on Maori TV, Susan Wood makes a TV comeback, Young & Shand & Growing, Clemenger Group welcomes its annual influx of young’uns, The Sweet Shop adds some more talent, The Blue Rose shifts timeslot, and jobs.co.nz hunts for a new way.

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Naked to lead Owen Glenn’s social change crusade
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After a competitive pitch involving six agencies, Owen Glenn has appointed Naked Communications to join the team of the ‘Glenn Inquiry’, an initiative funded by the businessman and philanthropist to address child abuse and domestic violence in New Zealand.

Movings/shakings
Movings/Shakings: 9 November
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Kim Hill gets a big international plaudit, Colenso gets greedy, Geoff Devereux goes indie, New Zealand Blood goes digital with Young & Shand, MediaWorks swipes another TVNZer, TVNZ’s new 7pm show gets going, Hayley Holt heads to More FM and Jason Willis lights his Fuse.

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Study shows New Zealand’s most social—and socially engaging—brands
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According to marketing nerds, content isn’t king, engagement is. And much of the engagement between brands and consumers is taking place on Facebook these days. So, Socialbakers, a global social media and digital analytics company, has come up with a formula, crunched a few numbers and compiled a list of New Zealand’s top ten Facebook pages by size and engagement, although a few big names are missing.

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