AUCKLAND, Tuesday: New Zealand saw a rise of 24% in overseas enrolments and 50% rise of upload of votes for the 2020 election, after “a Russian meddler” fronted an Every Kiwi Vote Counts campaign from Special Group and Sweetshop.
AUCKLAND, Today: Independent downtown agency Federation has is reuniting the account service “sharpshooter team” of group business director Liz Adams and account director Ollie Crawford.
AUCKLAND, Today: NZ’s longest-running creative conference Semi Permanent returns next month with new sponsors – Alt Group, Special Group and Auckland Tourism (Ateed). And this year, for the first time, it’s free.
AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Trustpower returns to TV screens this weekend with their first new brand campaign in two and a half years. Lost & Found, was directed by Chris Dudman of CPD Films from a concept developed by long-term agency partner Art & Industry (Pt Chev).
AUCKLAND, Tuesday: IDG’s Dish magazine, er, cooked at the 2020 Webstar Magazine Awards winners last night, taking out Supreme Magazine of the Year plus five category titles (including People’s Choice).
AUCKLAND, Today: Director Tom Gould, who recently signed with Sweetshop globally, has returned from New York to New Zealand – where he’s now waiting out his last week of quarantine.
PARIS, Today: The Epica Awards has extended its deadline to Monday 2 November 2. M+AD is a judge this year (you may find our home page in the collection, above).
BRISBANE, Monday: Michael Hill Jeweller – once renowned as a Kiwi success story – has launched its Christmas campaign with creative from CHE Proximity Sydney.
BEIJING, Today: The One Club Greater China has named Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney ECD Rebecca Carrasco and VMLY&R NZ ECD Kim Pick as curators for The One Show Asia Showcase.
AUCKLAND, Today: DDB’s CRM arm Track Aotearoa has appointed Matt Jarman to the newly created role of head of analytics & insight. He joins Track from Caci London where he was director of data, insight & visualisation for 14 years.