The NBR Best Dressed Woman at the Beacons was FCB Media’s Ash Hekkens. The NBR Best Dressed Man was OMD’s Michael James.
Ikon’s Mee Chai and OMD Wellington’s Will Innes are the two Kiwi winners of the Yahoo! Digital Stars programme, which this year – for the first time – saw NZ entrants judged alongside their Australian counterparts (who had seven winners).
Mango has appointed Dean Taylor as Head of Digital PR at its New Zealand office.
Facebook is expanding its mobile ad network, called the Audience Network, to give advertisers a new way to extend their campaigns to other mobile apps.
Colenso BBDO, Ogilvy, Republik, Saatchi & Saatchi, Spark PHD and Carat are the NZ agencies with work through to the shortlist stage of the Singapore-based Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Awards.
Havas Worldwide Singapore has appointed NZ expat Andrew Hook as ECD. Previously, he was CD at DDB Singapore, and before he was ECD at Batey Singapore (now part of WPP’s Grey Group).
Wellington creative agency First Star has appointed Aaron White as ceo, replacing owner Adam Blackwell, who remains with the agency in an advisory capacity.
Colenso BBDO has won one of only two Facebook Blue awards for its Amnesty International New Zealand campaign, Trial by Timeline. (For Blue, read Gold!)
The 10th Auckland Semi-Permanent conference kicks off at Aotea Centre this Friday (2 May). The two-day event aims to “inspire, impress and challenge” all who come.
M&C Saatchi is to pull out of Auckland, and the agency’s head office in London is in negotiation to sell the business to its Auckland joint CEOs Dave King & Tony Burt.