AUCKLAND, Today: Manu Vatuvei can finally hang up his dancing shoes and slip back into his boots after Dancing with the Stars wrapped on Sunday night, marking another successful season for MediaWorks. Now it’s up to The Block NZ to deliver the numbers for this season’s commercial partners – Aussie furniture retailer Adairs and global sandwich chain Subway.
WELLINGTON, Today: Radio New Zealand and its New Jersey-based hosting & distribution partner Acast have released details of an in-depth survey of NZ’s podcast audience, highlighting dramatic audience growth and brand engagement from listeners.
CANNES, last night: A further five New Zealand campaigns – from VMLY&R (x2), FCB (x2), Assembly, Augusto, and Colenso – have made Lions shortlists.
CANNES, last night: Colenso BBDO has picked up three Bronze Lions in the Cannes Film Craft category (with partners Sweetshop and Finch), taking NZ’s medal tally so far to four Bronzes (the fourth being Special’s Uber Eats Bronze in Outdoor, on Monday).
CANNES, Last night: New Zealand has picked up a Bronze in the Outdoor Lions for Special Group’s Uber Eats Shark Bait created in conjunction with Wonder, Oddboy and Pead PR.
SYDNEY, Today: Carat has appointed Sue Squillace as its new Australia & New Zealand ceo. Squillace, who will be based in Australia, joins Carat from Spark Foundry where she was ceo.
AUCKLAND, Today: Following a recent successful first session of The Business of Influence, Mango next week takes a closer look at the process of influencer marketing and how to measure success with a second session, Setting the Standard.
AUCKLAND, Today: Pinnacle Life last week launched its new brand campaign via YoungShand, asking Kiwis to think about what makes them feel lucky, and the consequences when they’re no longer there to help protect them.
AUCKLAND, Today: Eleven PR, a division of TBWA, has expanded its team with the recruitment of two new staff to bolster its offering in disruptive communications.
NEW YORK, Monday: Facebook has hired Wieden + Kennedy, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy, BBDO and Droga5 to work on different parts of its business as the company aims to better engage with consumers and focus more on diversity.