Derek Lindsay leaves FCB Media

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FCB has today announced that FCB Media managing director Derek Lindsay has resigned and will be leaving the agency in early 2015. This is no sudden move – all is sweetness and light, and both parties are heaping praise on each other.

NZ mines precious metals in Vegas

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Clemenger BBDO Wellington has won NZ’s only Gold so far at the London International Awards, currently under way in Las Vegas. Saatchi & Saatchi (2), Clemenger and Assembly also picked up Silvers, while Bronzes went to Ogilvy & Mather, Robber’s Dog and Liquid Studios.

Angus Hennah exits O&M

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Ogilvy & Mather NZ ECD Angus Hennah has resigned from the agency. Where he is now headed, and the circumstances behind his departure, were not known at press time – messages and phone calls to the agency were fruitless – although one executive we spoke to confirmed the news (and asked not to be identified).

Twilight gaga

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Barnes, Catmur & Friends has helped top NZ bed manufacturer Sleepyhead to vamp up its popular Sanctuary range and produced a new TVC to showcase Sleepyhead’s “best bed ever”. Staying in touch with an unstoppable trend, the ad offers a 21st century spin on the traditional vampire myth.

Outdoor meets TV eye-to-eye

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A recent study conducted by APN Outdoor has found that Outdoor recall is on par with TV. The findings, which were taken from APN Outdoor’s Attention Economy study, revealed that 83% of people in New Zealand recall ads on Outdoor formats, the same recall as TV.

Affairs of the heart

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M+AD ed David Gapes is back in the driver’s seat after open-heart surgery a fortnight ago. “I’m quite proud of my battle wound, and felt strangely compelled to share it with the world,” he said. “I now have a scar to match that of my M+AD business partner Chris Grimstone’s son Johnny.”

Bachelorette search will anchor TV3 in 2015

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MediaWorks confirmed at last week’s new season launch event that a New Zealand version of international blockbuster The Bachelor will screen on TV3 and be key to its 2015 line-up. The series will encompass TV, radio and interactive elements, reinforcing the company’s commitment to cross-platform engagement opportunities across its businesses, says MediaWorks group entertainment content director Andrew Szusterman.