FCB moves closer to Holden

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FCB is thought to have won a chunk of the Holden NZ advertising business. Stoppress was unable to contact Marnie Jane Samphier, the general manager of marketing at Holden New Zealand, and Ogilvy’s Paul Manning for comment.

Arrivals & Departures

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Ambba Kuthiala Joins Creative Crowdsourcing Platform eYeka: Former Publicis Singapore GM Ambba Kuthiala is to join global crowdsourcing creative agency eYeka as managing director for Asia Pacific. eYeka set up an office in Auckland last month under the helmsmanship of The Dept.’s Trevor Moodie, but Kuthiala will continue to be based in Singapore.

New roles + digital makeover for Viva

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From today, a new and purpose-built www.viva.co.nz that NZME says will deliver the best in fashion, beauty, food, culture, dining out and design, every day. Viva managing editor Amanda Linnell says ramping up Viva’s offering from weekly to daily with a new standalone site is an exciting and natural evolution from the success over the last seven years of her tenure with the weekly Viva Magazine, delivered on Wednesdays with the Herald.

Ogilvy wins Newspaper Ad of the Month

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Ogilvy & Mather have won February’s Newspaper Ad of the Month with their Rebel Sport Big Kahuna ad. The judges – Rob Cook (Barnes Catmur) and Darran Wong-Kam (Ogilvy & Mather) – agreed it was a “Nice simple idea that immediately grabbed your attention”.

Designstein Wins Niue Tourism

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Auckland agency Designstein has been appointed as the advertising agency for Niue Tourism after a competitive tender process. The shortlist included the incumbent and two other larger agencies – but the client declines to name them.