AUCKLAND, Today: Yep. This is it from M+AD Daily in 20187. We’re back on deck in one month – and you can expect our first email bulletin on Monday 14 January.
SINGAPORE, Last night: DDB was named New Zealand Creative Agency of the Year in the Campaign Asia-Pacific 2018 Agency of the Year Awards (Australia/NZ division), held at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel.
AUCKLAND, Today: DDB and Goodoil have launched an immersive experience of homelessness in support of Auckland-based social agency Lifewise. The campaign calls on landlords to consider opening their rental property portfolios to those most in need.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: The Ministry of Social Development has appointed Y&R New Zealand as their agency partner for the next evolution of the Stop Family Violence It’s not OK campaign. There was a pitch (the unsuccessful agencies have not been identified). The account was previously held by FCB.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: NBR is to set up a business journalist trainee scheme, under the tutelage of award-winning business journalist and in-house PR practitioner Jenni McManus.
SYDNEY, Thursday: Audio specialist agency Eardrum has sent its clients an audio Christmas card with a hidden message for creatives.
AUCKLAND, Wednesday: PHD agency Spark PR & Activate has promoted Katie Walton to general manager. Walton replaces Dallas Gurney (now the agency’s managing director).
AUCKLAND, Today: Westhaven-based indie Chemistry has been appointed as Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s creative agency, with immediate effect. There was no pitch – the incumbent agency was YoungShand Auckland.
AUCKLAND, Today: BCF Dentsu have launched Post-Truth Vodka – but although beautifully presented, and designed as well as any premium vodka – nothing is quite what it seems.
AUCKLAND, Today: The Comms Council has initiated its entry call for the 2019 Beacon Awards (in association with NZME). Entry is now open – scroll down for the link.