Smiles go miles

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Goodoil’s Mick Wong captured some rather good, authentic-looking smiley moments in his latest work for Colenso client Flybuys. The toothy hooded guy is a classic.

Cannes hosts journo-judged Epica Awards

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Cannes, June 22: The only global creative awards judged by journalists officially has launched its 31st year at the Cannes Lions Festival, revealing the ceremony venue, new categories, conference speakers, additional jury members and the jury president.

Publicis exit gets global adbiz talking

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In Cannes, the second-guessing has begun as the Lions Advertising Festival organisers form a committee in response to Publicis’ move to pull out of global create awards next year. There’s even talk that WPP may follow, with ceo Sir Martin Sorrell telling Variety that the Lions’ focus has become too diffuse — and too sprawling.

Colenso recycling scheme wins Bronze

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Colenso BBDO, which except for a stake in the ground by Y&R NZ, has been grabbing the lion’s share of the metal at this year’s Cannes Advertising Festival – has picked up a Bronze Lion for DB Breweries Beer Bottle Sand in the Promo category.

Cannes salutes Dave Droga

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The Cannes Lions last night presented Aussie expat David Droga, founder & creative chairman of Droga5, with the Lion of St. Mark Award, arguably the highest honour in world creative advertising.

Nadia (the magazine) cooks up a storm

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Bauer Media’s Nadia magazine – the only eponymous NZ title built around a TV foodie star – is now No 1 in the women’s health & lifestyle category, according to the ABC March circulation audit, released by the publisher.