AUCKLAND, Tuesday: After 16 years at Colenso BBDO (most recently as the agency’s chief operating officer), Paul Courtney has launched a new creative and production studio designed to help agencies and marketers get their ideas made.
AO Studios is based in Auckland CBD events centre The Tuesday Club, in Airedale St.
It’s been built off the back of Courtney’s 20-plus years of agency production experience, during which he’s garnered wins at Axis, Cannes Lions, and D&AD Pencils.
“Clients are happy to work with bespoke teams created for their projects, and talent are looking for flexibility and variety.”
Partnering PC are Scott Chapman (and his faithful sidekick Chico Mandez), formerly Colenso’s head of integrated production (and producer of DB Brewtroleum, Spark Play and the Covid-19 Bloomfield Banger.
Together they have built a bench of producers, designers, art directors, writers, editors, soundies, mac ops and others they can call on when casting for projects.
“Clients are happy to work with bespoke teams created for their projects, and talent are looking for flexibility and variety. We’ve designed AO Studios to lean into this world”, Courtney says.
“It’s bloody exciting.”
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