AUCKLAND, Friday: The TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards have announced the finalists for this year’s competition following the completion of round one judging.
The finalists include 2degrees, Cookie Time, Kiwibank, Lion Breweries, JH Whittaker, McDonald’s, and Spark.
Agencies include PHD, TBWA\, Quantum Jump, OMD, Eleven, Drum, Dentsu, Special, Hearts & Science, The Monkeys, Energi, Pead PR, Rainger & Rolfe, FCB, Colenso BBDO, Mediacom, Mango, DDB, YoungShand, EightyOne, VMY&R, Proximity, Stanley St, TRA, Together, and NZME.
MA ceo John Miles said: “It is great to see the marketing industry continuing to show its strength with a record number of entries this year across the 29 categories.
“Agencies include PHD, TBWA\, Quantum Jump, OMD, Eleven, Drum, Dentsu, Special, Hearts & Science, The Monkeys, Energi, Pead, R&R, FCB, Colenso, Mediacom, Mango, DDB, YoungShand, EightyOne, VMY&R, Proximity, Stanley St, TRA, Together, and NZME.”
“We can’t wait to showcase the best of New Zealand marketing and award 31 winners in a full house at Spark Arena this September.
Convenor of judges Michael Friedberg (ceo at Swaytech) said: “The quality of the entries was very high, both in terms of how they were written, and the content included.
“As businesses continue to feel the bite from the global slowdown, I find it refreshing to see so many outstanding examples of marketing delivering business outcomes.”
Round two of judging takes place over June and July, ahead of the Awards Night on Wednesday 6 September at Spark Arena Auckland.
The sponsors were TVNZ, oOh!media, Stuff, NZME, Google, TRB, ThinkTV, Reach, Cartology and Are Media.
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