SKY wins Promo six-pack (updated)

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SKY TV has won six Golds and a Bronze at the Promax BDA NZ Awards (which honour TV promo creativity in NZ) in Auckland. MediaWorks won three Golds and three Silvers, followed by TVNZ Blacksand (1 Gold, 3 Silver), Maori TV (one Gold, four Silver), Prime TV (two Silvers) and Brandspank (a Silver).

NZ strikes multiple Gold at AMES

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NZ agencies picked up six Golds at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Awards in Singapore overnight. Saatchi & Saatchi and Auckland indie Republik covered themselves in glory with two Golds apiece. The other two Golds went to DDB and Colenso.

Visual trends impacting mobile brand communications in 2016 and beyond

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By Jacqueline Bourke, Getty Images’ global creative insights & planning manager: The use of mobile devices in everyday life isn’t ‘on the rise’ – it has arrived. Smartphone and tablet devices are glued to our hands both in the boardroom and while at home as our working and entertainment habits are dominated by pixels and HD displays.

Yahoo NZ gets personal

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Yahoo New Zealand has today announced the launch of its mobile app, which aims to bring the “best stories” together in a personalised stream.

Former Herald ed gonged

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Once again, the ad industry is missing in action from the Queen’s Birthday honours list. But one newspaperman made the grade – former NZ Herald editor Gavin Ellis has made an officer of the NZ Order of Merit for services to journalism.

Healthcare awards entry call

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The Global Awards 2015 competition has issued its call for entries. The Globals, which honour excellence in healthcare communications, will this year again hold twin awards ceremonies in New York City and in Sydney (in December).