Colenso ranked global #3 creative shop

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New Zealand has been ranked #7 in the Country Rankings section of the Warc 100, a global ranking of marketing campaigns based on performance in effectiveness and strategy competitions. Colenso BBDO ranked #3 in the top creative agency list (it topped this list last year), and FCB #16.

You’re invited

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The three international AXIS Awards judges will front up to the industry in Axis Speaks, a CAANZ evening session to be held three days before the awards show itself.

NZ Direct Awards tomorrow

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Doors open at the Langham at 6pm tomorrow night (Thursday 26 February) for the NZ Direct Marketing Awards. The proceedings get under way at 6.30pm under the watchful eye of emcee Michele A’Court.

Facebook signs 2 millionth advertiser

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Facebook has now reached more than two million active advertisers, up from 1.5 million half a year ago and 1 million 18 months ago. Facebook has also unveiled a new Ads Manager app to help businesses manage their ad campaigns on the go, through their mobile devices.

True straps on the elastic

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Grey Lynn-based indie True has won the AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand advertising business. Managing director and co-owner of True, Matt Dickinson, says it is a real privilege to be working on another Kiwi icon.

Petrol giant reviews creative partnership with Assignment

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Z Energy is reviewing its creative account and a pitch involving several agencies is under way. Website Stoppress quotes a Z Energy spokesperson, who confirmed the pitch. “I don’t think it’s any secret that after five years as a stand-alone local company we’re having a look at how we partner in the creative space,” the spokesperson told the site.