Decaux down

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PARIS, Saturday: Out-of-home giant JCDecaux has reported a “historic” plunge in organic revenue, dropping 63.4% in Q2. April to June sales saw just €351.9m (NZ$625m), compared to the €1bn (NZ$1.78b) during the same period in 2019.

Maths Test

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AUCKLAND, Today: Adman (and occasional M+AD contributor), Hunch agency’s Michael Goldthorpe, wonders: “Ever feel like marketing is all about math these days?

Available Now

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CANNES, Today: Previously Unavailable NZ founder James Hurman & UK effectiveness guru Peter Field have posted their 20-minute effectiveness discussion online.

Lockdown Magic

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AUCKLAND, Thursday: Red Seal, with their Britomart-based creative agency Studio Nash, have launched their new global positioning, Incredible Inside, directed by Film Construction’s Perry Bradley. 

Accolades for departing FCB chief

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NEW YORK, Today: FCB global ceo Carter Murray has announced that Bryan Crawford will transition from his fulltime role as vice-chairman of the global FCB network and chairman of FCB New Zealand to act in a part-time, non-executive advisory capacity for FCB offices globally whilst also focusing on his business interests and governance roles outside of FCB.

Lord of the Rings

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LONDON, Today: Mobile remains the fastest growing channel in Europe, despite budgets being impacted by Covid-19. UK ad/media site WARC reports that nearly all marketing professionals (94%) consider mobile advertising as effective.

Left the Building

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AUCKLAND, Today: marketing executive Kirsty Atkins, who put in 20 years at News Works (part of the Newspaper Publishers Association) has left the industry – to become a daycare centre administrator.

Future Shock

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AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Off the back of a number of senior appointments, Stanley St has announced another talented addition to the team – Hayden Skelton, new head of performance.

New Direction

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AUCKLAND, Today: Special Group NZ has launched a new student recruitment campaign for The University of Waikato, highlighting the institution as a welcoming and friendly university of national and international standing, with a wide range of quality programmes on offer.