NZ shines in Asia Pacific Agency of the Year shortlists

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The judging panels at the Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of the Year Awards have named Colenso BBDO, DDB, Special Group as their three finalists for NZ Creative Agency of the Year.

  • NZ Media AoY finalists are Carat, FCB, Mediacom, OMD, and PHD.
  • The NZ Digital AoY finalists are: DDB, FCB, Little Giant, Special Group, and Young+Shand.
  • Mobile AoY: Special Group.
  • NZ indies named in the Australia/NZ Independent AoY shortlist are Special Group, Tenfold Creative, and Young+Shand.
  • Only one NZ shop – Eleven PR – made the Australia/NZ PR Aoy shortlist.
  • One Kiwi made the Account Person of the Year list – OMD Auckland client service director Fay Laurenson.
  • PHD Auckland group strategy director Simon Bird made the Australia/NZ Strategic/Brand Planner of the Year list.
  • And OMD NZ senior programmatic strategist Azriel Chan was named on the Australia/NZ Young Achiever of the Year list.

The winners will be unveiled at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore on Thursday 14 December.

The judging
The Australia/New Zealand Agency of the Year judging panel will comprise a minimum of five client marketers and senior Campaign editors.

In the first round of judging, judges will review and score entries independently and the scores will be sent directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers to verify the shortlist. The jury will then meet to discuss shortlisted entries in both the people and agency categories.

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