Deloitte/Management magazine Top 200 Awards 2013

Wellington launch for ad history art book

Clemenger BBDO has issued an industry-wide invitation to the Wellington launch of Promoting Prosperity – the Art of Early New Zealand Advertising, a lavish 440-page hard-cover book that features 880 of the most beautiful NZ ad images ever created. The launch of Peter Alsop’s & Gary Stewart’s book (which featured in a multi-page full-colour spread [...]

Colenso trumps DDB

Colenso BBDO has won a pitch for Volkswagen NZ, bringing to an end a famous 11-year relationship with DDB. Three agencies took part in the pitch – Colenso, DDB and Assignment Group.

NZ promo shop makes B&T finals

Freemans Bay-based marketing and promotional agency Belowtheline has been named as a finalist in Australia’s B&T Awards. The only independent NZ agency to make the cut, it’s a finalist in the Promotional Marketing Agency of the Year category.

Agencies launch Fonterra app

Meanwhile, Belowtheline and Ponsonby-based digital agency Satellite Media have launched an app that brings the Anchor Cow and other Fonterra products to life in supermarkets using augmented reality.

Revolutionary production music hard drive launched

Universal Music Publishing’s production library, UPPM, has forged a partnership with Toronto-based audio workflow tools provider to create UPPM U-Drive, a groundbreaking, custom-made, searchable, production music hard drive.

Pitch rumours

Rumours are circulating about a pitch for BMW. The incumbent, DraftFCB, is said to be in the frame, but the other pitchers were unknown at press time. DDB, now unencumbered by VW, may well throw their hat in the ring.

Heineken launches ‘best of’ video

Heineken has launched new global ‘best of’ its video Dropped via Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam.

Johnnie Walker’s new spot

Scotch brand Johnnie Walker has launched a new global Keep Walking integrated campaign fronted by its latest From the Future spot via BBH London.

A love poem from DDB

DDB and Sky TV have launched an offbeat new brand TVC on TV and cinema.

Printable version

Dear Reader: Fastline is now being distributed weekly (every Thursday morning) via a PDF which can be printed and passed around. This service is in addition to our usual free e-news products – the e-updates (for fast-breaking news), and our e-fastline news roundups on Tuesdays & Fridays. Access the PDF here. Cheers Ed  

Rotorua wants you

​Rotorua’s new television commercial campaign – created by downtown Auckland agency mediaR – goes to air tonight. It aims to challenge people’s perception of the city and to encourage Kiwis to rediscover the region’s hidden gems.

Departing Clems team wins ORCA

Clemenger BBDO’s Simon Wharton & James Burton have taken the August ORCA for their NZTA GPS vs campaign, which reminds us to drive phone-free.

Coke’s reign as #1 brand is over

Media Release
30 September 2013

NEW YORK, New York – For the first time in the history of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands report, there is a new #1 brand: Apple.

Mango gm exits for six-figure book deal

Mango general manager Bob Glancy has resigned to write a book. He leaves the agency in 10 days – on Friday 11 October.

Dogs don’t do drugs

DDB has created a heart-wrenching 1min 40sec TVC for Paw Justice – the organisation set up to oppose testing party pills on dogs.

DraftFCB makes Workplace finals

DraftFCB has been named as a finalist in the Medium-Large Workplace (150-399 employees) category for the Kenexa 2013 New Zealand Best Workplaces Survey.

Magazine Awards winners unveiled

Around 200 publishers and journalists attended the new-look Magazine Awards last night at Q Theatre. In line with the new awards criteria there were no Supreme awards this year – instead the MPA awarded three Best Magazines – Idealog, NZ Rugby World and NZ Life & Leisure.

Saving face

Colenso BBDO and BNZ deployed 3D facial imaging technology to produce their new EmotionScan campaign, which aims to allow Kiwis to find out how they really feel about money.

Newspaper Awards – the videos

Last week’s Newspaper Ad of the Year Awards not only featured creative ads – they also starred a very creative introductory video from News Works’ agency, Special Group.

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