Colenso again

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LONDON, Overnight: Colenso BBDO’s work for Spark – produced in collaboration with PHD, Drum and Platform29 – has made the shortlist at the Warc Media Awards 2019 in the Effective Use of Partnerships & Sponsorships category.

Face to face

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NEW YORK, Wednesday: The One Club has named Klim Type Foundry lead-typeface designer/director Kris Sowersby as a judge in next year’s 99th ADC Awards.

Turn it App

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AUCKLAND, Today: Ben Partington, ceo at media owner Hypermedia, has launched a new business with Staples VR ceo Aliesha Staples to market NZ’s first media smartphone app aimed at changing the way Kiwis interact with advertisements.

FCB tackles Syphilis

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AUCKLAND, Today: Syphilis? That’s something from hundreds of years ago, right? “That,” says FCB CCO Tony Clewett, “is the general reaction when you talk to people about New Zealand’s very real, and very 21st-century problem with this archaic sexually transmitted infection.”

Auckland Calling

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AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Off the back of recent account wins, including Oceania Healthcare and Hellers, indie creative agency YoungShand has announced the appointment of Claire Backhouse as its new strategy director.

Stuff signs Hegarty

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AUCKLAND, Today: The most creative and innovative uses of the print medium will be celebrated on Monday 3 February as part of Stuff’s inaugural Paper Planes competition, judged by ad legend Sir John Hegarty.

Native tongue

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AUCKLAND, Today: Arnaud Calonne, sales director at media & technology company Verizon Media NZ, has a shot at predicting outcomes for our ad industry in 2020 …

Reeled in

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AUCKLAND, Today: Full-service production company Reel Factory has signed two prominent New Zealand directors to its roster – Robin Walters and Sigi Spath.