AUCKLAND, Today: Whittaker’s has released its new Cocoa Pods (“the ultimate locally made premium treat”) with a campaign devised by its agencies of record – MBM (media), The Breakout Room (creative) and SweeneyVesty (PR).
AUCKLAND, Thursday: Data-driven advertising agency Acquire took home three awards and an honourable mention at the Drum Digital Advertising Awards APAC, held (virtually) in London yesterday.
LONDON, Today: NZ independent media & strategy agency Together’s data and programmatic work was recognised last night as the best in Asia Pacific at the Drum Awards for Digital Advertising APAC 2021.
WELLINGTON, Today: Indie media shop MBM has announced the appointment of Kaitlin Mitchell as a business director in their Wellington office.
AUCKLAND, Today: Litho, NZ’s first NFT marketplace, launches this morning on CENNZnet’s public blockchain. While anyone will be able to mint and sell NFTs (non-fungible tokens) on the site, fittingly the first creator to mint on the site is award-winning creative Andy Blood.
AUCKLAND, Today: The University of Auckland and creative tech studio Method have teamed up to launch the second phase of the digital student platform, Your World Your Way.
AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Last year, The Enthusiasts and Auckland University of Technology developed a new brand platform – Find your greatness. This month, they take the campaign up a level.
AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Sarah Stuart has been appointed to the new role of head of life media at Stuff. Stuart will take editorial responsibility for Stuff’s life products across digital, magazines and newspapers, as well as work with other parts of the business to bring new content and product opportunities to life.
AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Anthem PR client Rush, who developed the NZ Covid Tracer App, won gold in the Digital Design category of Australia’s Good Design Awards. The judges cited the app for “outstanding design and innovation”.
LONDON, Today: The London International Awards has appointed Australia’s Terry Savage as its new chairperson, effective immediately. Savage was previously chairman of the Cannes Lions.