Browsing: Young & Shand
Smirnoff and Young & Shand made the most of Kiwi’s love of selfies and snow in a new ‘Pure Potential’ campaign, which saw photos recreated in a cocktail during a Facebook Lifestream.
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.
After a successful week at Cannes nabbing a Grand Prix and a Titanium Lion for ‘Brewtroleum’, Colenso BBDO has now won Creative Agency of the Year 2016 at this year’s Caples Awards, with Clemenger BBDO and Young & Shand also coming away with an award each.
A new campaign for NZI by Young & Shand transposes digital crimes into the physical world in a bid to warn business owners of the dangers they face online.
Young & Shand has announced the appointment of Jonathan Sorenson as its new media director. Sorenson joins from OMD, where he worked since February 2015 as an account director, focusing on the Air New Zealand business. PLUS: Sorenson sells Muesli Hub.
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.
With banner blindness and ad-blocking software on the rise, native advertising is growing rapidly. And while there are plenty of thorny issues, Young & Shand co-founder Ben Young thinks that’s a good thing for marketers.
After 12 years of business, Consortium has closed its doors after losing the AUT business. And Young & Shand has taken over its sole account, Lightbox, as well as four of its staff. PLUS: Young & Shand’s other business wins and staff announcements.
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.
Nothing says summer like scraping toxic fire extinguishing chemicals off the lamb. Colenso BBDO’s ad for State Insurance has referenced this great Kiwi tradition with its ‘get insurance fast because things happen fast’ campaign and for their trouble they’ve taken out the December edition of News Works’ Ad of the Month.
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.
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).
After a competitive pitch, Lion has decided to shift its digital business away from its agency of over seven years, Digital Arts Network, and hand it to Young & Shand, with its pitch partner Tailor taking care of .net web development.
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).
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’.
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.
Earthwise, a maker of environmentally friendly cleaning products, climbed to the top of this year’s Deloitte Fast 50 list of companies with 1004 percent growth, while mobile media specialists Snakk Media and digital agency Young & Shand, which was a Rising Star last year, made the top ten with growth of 486 percent and a 467 percent repsectively.
Have you got a dream? It’s to go to space, right? Well, Cadbury probably isn’t going to send you there, but it might make one of your slightly less-ambitious dreams come true with its new Cadbury Dreams campaign.
Youth-targeted telco Skinny Mobile has found an inventive new way of reaching its customers, using mobile app Snapchat.
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.
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.
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.
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.