AUCKLAND, Today: NZ-owned full-service indie agency Pitchblack Partners has taken out the latest round of the Lumo Pixel Awards, a quarterly competition designed to inspire and celebrate dynamic and interactive creativity for the digital out-of-home sector.
AUCKLAND, Today: FCB is said to have won a pitch for the New Zealand Police. Few details were available at press time this morning, but an announcement is expected later this week.
AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Indie agency giant Stanley St is extending its portfolio into the publishing business with plans to launch four local lifestyle magazines – online and in print from October. And they’ve contracted veteran magazine editor Sido Kitchen to head the launch (as group publisher).
BUSAN, Today: NZ scored 49 finalists at Korea’s Ad Stars Awards overnight. Colenso BBDO collected 19 finals spots, followed by Clemenger BBDO Wellington (16), DDB (10), Special Group (three) and indie agency Run (one).
AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Off the back of a number of senior appointments, Stanley St has announced another talented addition to the team – Hayden Skelton, new head of performance.
AUCKLAND, Today: 147-year-old crown-owned entity Public Trust has appointed Special Group as its lead brand agency following a competitive pitch.
AUCKLAND, Today: Countdown will be moving its media strategy, planning and buying to Dentsu media agency Carat, effective from September.
BUSAN, Today: NZ entries to South Korea’s Ad Stars Awards grew 146% (from 440 in 2019 to 1081 in 2020. Three Kiwi senior creatives are among the international jury panel – Big CD Joe Holden, Stanley St CD Kim Ellison, and FCB ECD Peter Vegas.
AUCKLAND, Today: Ad people from all corners of the country are emerging to pile on the misery behind M+AD’s series of redundancy news stories.
CHRISTCHURCH, Today: Canterbury-based indie Harvey Cameron (offices in both the South and North Island) has made four people redundant.