AUCKLAND, Today: Ipsos NZ MD Carin Hercock has announced the appointment of Amanda Dudding as director, public affairs research and head of its Wellington office.
AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Flux Animation has forged a partnership with London-based production company Friend TV. “Over the past 12 months, Flux have been inundated with work throughout the UK and Europe,” said Flux Animation executive producer Joshua Forsman.
LONDON, Tuesday: Warc, a global authority on advertising and media effectiveness, has released the latest edition of its Media Allocation Benchmark report, identifying the typical budget split of highly successful campaigns.
Bauer Media Australia has announced the closure of its popular advice/beauty/fashion glossy monthly Cosmopolitan magazine. It is unclear how many staff will be affected.
AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Data-driven letterbox marketing company Reachmedia has two reasons to celebrate: They’ve just taken on a new ceo (John Hanna) – and been appointed to distribute mailers for The Warehouse Group’s family of brands, which includes The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7.
AUCKLAND, Today: Got A Trade! and Ogilvy NZ have created a new way for young people to find their careers – an interactive music video by New Zealand band The Hype Men starring Elroy Finn & Jimmy Metherell, featuring EJB.
NEW YORK, Today: The Midas Award for financial advertising has announced its 2018 executive jury. Three Aussies make the global list – but nobody from NZ.
AUCKLAND, Today: Local writers-filmmakers James Watson and Vince McMillan have won year two of TVNZ’s New Blood Web Series Competition with their pilot, Kura.
AUCKLAND, Today: Ponsonby-based street poster company Shout Media has signed Vector to a contract that provides Shout with a further 25 sites in the city.
NEW YORK, Today: The New York Festivals’ 2019 AME Awards have invited Brand Spanking NZ director Mark Pickering to join the grand jury for next year’s prime global effectiveness competition.