Stuff shares US$1m

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AUCKLAND, Today: Stuff has become the first global recipient of funding from Substack Local, an US initiative that is designed to accelerate the launch and success of local news publications on the platform.

Echo Chamber

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NEW YORK, Today: Colenso BBDO will be celebrating an outstanding result at the Echo Awards held (virtually) overnight in the Big Apple, where the agency took out no fewer than five medals.

Promoted!

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CHRISTCHURCH, Today: Industry veteran Lee Parkinson has been elevated to the role of strategic partner at Strategy Christchurch. Managing partner Nick Harvey said: “Lee has been a strategist for 20 years and has worked with clients from virtually every industry and sector.

Coke loses fizz

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA, Wednesday: Coca-Cola ad spending plunged by US$1.5 billion (NZ$2.2 billion during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the last six years, Coke spent an average of US$4bn a year on advertising worldwide. 

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AUCKLAND, Today: FCB NZ has announced the promotion of senior creative David Shirley to a creative director role. At FCB since 2015, Shirley will join existing CD Slade Gill, providing leadership across the FCB creative department under ECDs Peter Vegas and Leisa Wall.

Research Trifecta

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AUCKLAND, Today: Grey Lynn customer insights agency Perceptive has won a trifecta of awards at the 2021 NZ Research Association’s RAE Awards, held at Fish at the Hilton Auckland last week.