AUCKLAND, Today: Fergus Job Software has – without a pitch – appointed full-service Freemans Bay indie Republik to manage its business here in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.
CANNES, Wednesday: Seven ads from New Zealand have made the shortlist stage of the Cannes Film Lions. Saatchi & Saatchi has three, and one apiece went to DDB, Colenso BBDO, Clemenger BBDO and Special Group.
NEW YORK, Today: The One Club’s Young Guns 19 – a global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that celebrates young creatives – has named one Kiwi for its jury.
AUCKLAND, Today: A new talent and content agency – an offshoot of Auckland PR agency Undertow Media – has put down its roots in Grey Lynn.
AUCKLAND, Today: Magazine readership is up strongly in Nielsen results released this morning – and a separate retail report shows Kiwis are buying more local magazines.
AUCKLAND, Wednesday: “So, as we marketers contemplate a second year of a global pandemic and beyond, do we see only trouble ahead or is this perhaps an opportunity to change the conversation?” asks DDB Aotearoa chief strategy officer Rupert Price, writing in an article just posted on the Comms Council website.
SYDNEY, Wednesday: Australasian production company Eight has signed award-winning director/DP duo Mitch Green & Louis English, who operate under the moniker Tourist. They are based in Australia, but work on both sides of the Tasman.
AUCKLAND, Today: Westhaven indie Chemistry has been appointed by OnePure Artesian Water as its brand and outsourced marketing partner – without a pitch. There was no incumbent.
CHRISTCHURCH, Today: NZME is expanding its commercial presence in the South Island, appointing Ben Harris to lead NZME Christchurch, and promoting Matt Bowness to head NZME’s South Island agency team.
AUCKLAND, Tuesday: ANZA and the World Federation of Advertisers are calling on the NZ marketing & advertising community to add their voices to the world’s first global diversity & inclusion census in marketing.