Pixel Perfect

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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.

FCB wins Police pitch

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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.

Four new mags

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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).

Future Shock

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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.

Trust Power

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AUCKLAND, Today: 147-year-old crown-owned entity Public Trust has appointed Special Group as its lead brand agency following a competitive pitch.

Up 146%!

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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.

Four more

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CHRISTCHURCH, Today: Canterbury-based indie Harvey Cameron (offices in both the South and North Island) has made four people redundant.