Oriental Express

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WELLINGTON, Sunday: oOh! Studio is transporting commuters to the Amalfi Coast with a special build, heroing Pernod Ricard’s Malfy Gin. oOh!media NZ head of sales Ben Gibb said: “This eye-catching and unique build has transformed the lightbox into an Italian-inspired balustrade plinth to display Malfy Gin bottles, showcasing the stunning Oriental Bay scenery in the background.

Let the sun Shine in

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AUCKLAND, Today: With Christmas just around the corner, Air New Zealand – with indie shop Bastion Shine – is serving up A Magical Delivery and offering Kiwis the chance to win daily prizes for the 12 days of Christmas, including Airpoints Dollars and two return tickets to New York.

Perceptive grows

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AUCKLAND, Thursday: Grey Lynn-based customer intelligence agency Perceptive, has welcomed in four new hires across its research, software and data scientist teams.

dentsu’s global swoop

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LONDON, Thursday: dentsu International has announced the appointment of Alex Hesz as global chief strategy officer. The PR reckons: “This marks an important step in dentsu’s ambition to become the most integrated agency network in the world.”

Fly me to the Moon

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AUCKLAND, Today: The things that matter to me are summed up by Te Whare Tapa Wha – all the pillars of my life are balanced,” writes Jethro Gardner in the latest weekly Phan Mail (always a good quick read).

Born to Dance

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AUCKLAND, Thursday: Bank of New Zealand and Colenso BBDO have collaborated to remind New Zealanders of the important role a business can play in someone’s life. The ad, directed by Nathan Price at Ruskin, follows a teenage boy with a love for dance living in rural New Zealand.

Marketing Awards now

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AUCKLAND, Today: Even as you read this, the live broadcast of today’s virtual 2021 Marketing Awards should be up on your screen (scroll down for a link), with Hilary Barry the MC.

2 Kiwis for global jury duty

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NEW YORK, Wednesday: The One Club for Creativity has announced 43 creatives from APAC to serve on the jury for the ADC 101st Annual Awards. Sadly, just two distinguished Kiwi screative made the list – Special NZ ECD Lisa Fedyszyn, who will sit on the Experiential Design jury, and Auckland photographer Manja Wachsmuth (the Photography jury).