AUCKLAND, Today: Nespresso is highlighting the threat posed by climate change to global coffee production and shining a spotlight on efforts to protect it – with an ad campaign starring George Clooney, produced by JWT Worldwide.
HELSINKI, Today: The largest consumer electronics retailer in the Nordics, Finnish Gigantti (part of Elkjøp), is decreasing the brightness of all its advertising in order to save energy.
SYDNEY, Wednesday: Spark NZ’s Peter Langham took home the Data Hero of the Year award at the Snowflake AUNZ Data Drivers Awards. Langham, domain chapter lead/data engineering at Spark, was the only award winner from NZ in an otherwise all-Australian line-up.
HAMILTON, Today: The ASB Classic returns to centre court at Stanley Street this summer (from January 2 to 14) – with wine sponsorship from Babich Wines.
AUCKLAND, Today: Special New Zealand has been named the Most Effective Independent Agency in the world by Effies Global rankings. Special claimed the No.1 spot for the first time, leading with Gold Effies for its Every Kiwi Vote Counts work, Meddle in the NZ Election.
AUCKLAND, Today: Integrated indie agency YoungShand has won the Heart of the City media business in an open competitive pitch. The incumbent was OMD.
AUCKLAND, Today: Health insurance provider Partners Life has partnered with Special NZ – in collaboration with South Pacific Pictures’ murder mystery series The Brokenwood Mysteries – to deliver a disruptive advertising campaign, The Last Performance, challenging Kiwis to rethink preconceptions around life insurance.
AUCKLAND, Today: Vodafone New Zealand has announced it will be changing its name to One New Zealand in early 2023, following the change of ownership from Vodafone Group to new owners Infratil and Brookfield in 2019.
AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Colenso BBDO MD Angela Watson has confirmed the agency’s chief operating officer Paul Courtney is set to depart today – after 16 years on College Hill.
AUCKLAND, Today: Comms Council ceo Simon Lendrum’s first novel – a crime thriller called Slow Roll set in Auckland’s casino world – is fast becoming a best-seller.