Rockers pay new NZ agency in cryptocurrency

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SYDNEY, Today: Kiwi rock’n’roll stars Six60 have signed a cryptocurrency deal with Aussie agency Born Bred (which claims it’s the “first creative agency in AUNZ to accept all major cryptocurrencies”) as a payment method – effective from 31 October.

Brandspank sells Sunfield

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AUCKLAND, Today: CBD-based creative independent agency Brandspank has launched – for property developer Winton – a large-scale multi-channel campaign to sell the vision for Sunfield, a radical car-less and solar-powered suburb in Auckland. The 90sec tvc goes to air during One News tonight.

Essence of Life

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AUCKLAND, Today: CBD-based healthcare advertising & marketing agency Essence – the Health Agency, which rebranded in August, has boosted the level of its specialist communication offering.

What’s in it for me?

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AUCKLAND, Sunday: “Some of you may be wondering why a curmudgeonly ex-advertising type is so keen on encouraging his fellow countryfolk to get vaccinated,” wrote the Herald on Sunday’s Paul Catmur in his column yesterday.

Ode to Joiy

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AUCKLAND, Friday: Joiy Wines has appointed full-service Freemans Bay indie Republik to manage its business here in New Zealand, handling creative, media planning and placement, effective immediately. Public relations will be managed by Impact PR.

Kim Ellison exits Stanley St

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AUCKLAND, Today: Creative Director Kim Ellison has hit the road, departing Stanley St for Hawke’s Bay. Ellison has been with the agency for around 15 years on and off, working with several ECDs – Grafton, O’Leary, Meares & Taine, and even a stint with herself in the role.

Sponsors step up

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AUCKLAND, Today: The Stetson Group’s extraordinary Michelangelo exhibition – slated for the Aotea Centre 3-30 January – is gathering serious momentum. At least 50,000 art lovers are expected to attend – the first two days of presales have matched The Art of Banksy in NZ in 2018.

Social Studies

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AUCKLAND, Today: A Facebook NZ Marketing Summit 2021 has been scheduled by the Marketing Association for this Wednesday (20 October), from 9.30am to 11.30am.