SYDNEY, Wednesday: European Automotive Imports, the distributor of Maserati performance and luxury cars in Australia and New Zealand, has appointed North Sydney-based Publisher’s Internationalé as the media sales agency for Il Tridente, Australia & NZ’s official Maserati magazine. There’s already a Maserati creative connection in NZ via BC&FD Auckland.
KUALA LUMPUR, Wednesday: Tourism Malaysia is currently weighing contenders in a series of global pitches for creative and media, according to a report in Mumbrella Asia (scroll down for the link).
AUCKLAND, Today: This coming Monday 25 March, DDB Auckland is moving house from its old Greys Ave premises to fancy new digs at 119 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn.
SINGAPORE: Today: Some of NZ’s biggest brands have pulled their advertising from Facebook and Google in the past few days, following the Christchurch massacre.
MELBOURNE, Today: Full service creative agency Town Square has been appointed by leading global power tool maker Chervon as its agency of record across Australia and New Zealand following a four-way competitive pitch.
CANBERRA, Today: Australian broadcasters will be asked to explain themselves over their coverage of the Christchurch terrorist attack as part of an investigation into the networks’ reporting on the atrocity by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
LOS ANGELES, Today: Former Head of digital performance at WPP media agency Mindshare, Clay Gill, has been appointed as AU/NZ general manager at NASDAQ-listed, global advertising technology shop The Trade Desk, which has also joined IAB NZ to bolster its role in the development of adtech in NZ.
AUCKLAND, Today: WPP AUNZ agencies Assignment Group and Y&R NZ will join forces to expand the local arm of VMLY&R.
AUCKLAND, Monday: The Comms Council and the Association of NZ Advertisers are to take a much closer look at the role played by social media – particularly that of live streaming – in the lead-up to the masacre in Chrischurch last week.
AUCKLAND, Today: Singapore-based ad-tech company Adzymic has expanded to New Zealand, partnering with NZ premium digital media providers Digital Commons to bring their content advertising and dynamic creative solution to market.