DEDICATION: “To the immortal memory of John Henrie and Pat Rogie who at Edinburgh in the year of A.D. 1593 were imprisoned for ‘Playing of the gowff and the links of Leith every Sabbath at the time of the sermonses’.
SYDNEY, Sunday: Bauer Media Australia has reportedly hired global advisory firm EY to review its business as future on the subcontinent remains uncertain following the shock closure of its NZ arm on Thursday.
CANNES, Friday: The Cannes Lions has confirmed the annual Festival of Creativity will not take place in 2020. The next Lions Festival will run June 21-25 in 2021.
LONDON, Sunday: WPP founder Sir Martin Sorrell (now head of British investment company S4, predicts adland is in for a coronavirus-led bumpy ride for at least the next six months – but sees a healthy rebound in the last quarter of 2020.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: The Comms Council has overhauled its schedule over the next quarter to reflect its actions in the face of Covid-19 in New Zealand.
AUCKLAND, Today: For many Kiwi families living in poverty, accessing enough food to feed the family is a daily challenge. Last month, DDB NZ teamed up with KidsCan to create a confronting campaign that gives the audience a heartbreaking glimpse into the reality of many New Zealanders’ scrambling to put food on the table.
GENEVA, Thursday: In an unprecedented move, the United Nations has issued – via open source creative platform Talenthouse – a global call to creatives to help communicate essential messaging around Covid-19.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: The NZ arm of global ad/media company Verizon Media has opened up its invitation-only talent development programme, Verizon Media Academy, to anyone within NZ media & creative agencies and brand-side marketers for a series of free virtual masterclasses designed to help people build for their future and adapt to the changing work environment.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: The announcement that Bauer Media is closing its NZ operations immediately “should be setting off alarm bells with regulators for the future of local media, if they weren’t ringing already”, says ANZA ceo Lindsay Mouat.
AUCKLAND, Today: Bauer Media Group this morning announced its intention to close its publishing business in New Zealand due to the economic impact of covid-19. The closure brings to an end many decades of publishing in New Zealand and affects all staff.