Global kudos for 5G spot

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PARIS, Today: French/USA-based site Adforum has named DDB & Sweetshop’s latest tvc for Vodafone NZ 5G (Huxley – previewed in M+AD yesterday) as the 4th-best TV ad in the world last week.

Tribal NZ announces first major hire

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AUCKLAND, Monday: Tribal Worldwide NZ – launched earlier this month as a dedicated digital agency within the DDB Group – has appointed Danica Paki as business lead. Most recently she held the position of head of client services at Isobar NZ, following roles at Young&Shand and Satellite Media.

Social Partners signs Gail Cowan

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AUCKLAND, Monday: Social Partners, a division of K Rd-based PR agency 818 which specialises in the entertainment sector, has sealed a deal with NZ artists’ agency Gail Cowan Management to represent its stable of talent in the social media space.

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“The Police have nothing to go on!” One newsreader Bernadine Oliver-Kerby slips in her sly take on the news that thieves have stolen a solid gold toilet worth up to $1.96 million in the UK (TV1 News at 6).