Faster internet is rolling out across the country, with the Ultra Fast Broadband scheme hitting its 100,000th connection milestone in Canterbury.
Auckland indie agency Republik played a key role in delivering Starship Hospital’s new National Air Ambulance plane, which made its public debut last week. Republik, which won the Starship business from Whybin\TBWA last year, designed the external livery.
Two small animals have stormed the chart this month – with Saatchi’s kunekune and O&M’s baby bunny winning the hearts of enough viewers to drive both ads into the top 3 on debut.
Ogilvy & Mather and Sealord have launched a new campaign, the first after being appointed as the company’s lead agency, trans-Tasman. These are also the first executions developed using the brand’s new creative platform, Savour the Little Wins, and shot by The Sweet Shop.
Five New Zealand agency/film company productions have made it through to the finalist round on Day 5 of the Cannes Film Lions.
MediaWorks has appointed Charlotte McLauchlan as group head of communications: In this role, McLauchlan will oversee external communications, corporate affairs and internal communications for the group, which includes TV3, FOUR and The Edge TV; radio brands The Edge, The Rock, More FM, The Breeze, The Sound, Mai FM, George FM, Magic, and RadioLIVE; a network of websites including 3news.co.nz and 3NOW, and a family of mobile and tablet apps.
Social@Ogilvy has announced the appointment of Mike Watkins as chief executive, and Oliver Maisey as ECD.
APN Outdoor has named its first winners in its four-week campaign to promote its premium network of large format roadside billboard. Y&R Media’s Dorota Girdleston won the big prize, while Kate McDowell from Zenithoptimedia and Courtney Barnett from FCB Media won backup prizes.
Colenso BBDO has won two more Silvers on Day 4 of the Cannes Lions Festival. The Auckland agency took a Silver Lion for Volkswagen Reduce Speed Dial in the Cyber Lions category …
David Hine is head of sales & marketing at homegrown SVOD service Lightbox. He is a marketing man who’s brought 17 years’ business experience to his new role. Entertainment, you might say, is in his DNA.