New Zealand agencies have submitted 498 entries for the Cannes Lions Festival, just a tiny part of this year’s record total of 37,427 entries from 97 countries across 17 awards categories.
Facebook has today unveiled new ways for brand marketers to increase awareness, affinity and brand lift – in the form of expanded video ad capabilities and reach and frequency buying.
The Gunn Report has selected 20 TV commercials which they believe may win a Cannes Film Lion this year. The list includes two from New Zealand – NZTA Mistakes and NZTA Blazed (both out of Clemenger BBDO Wellington).
BMW NZ has appointed RAPP as its CRM agency, and Dynamo as its media agency. Twenty was the incumbent on BMW, but Dynamo was already in the mix on a short-term contract with BMW.
Saatchi & Saatchi set fire to a specially constructed billboard to launch Sealord’s new range of hot smoked salmon.
For the second year in a row, the global Samsung team has chosen to film its global TV campaign in New Zealand.
Kiwi director Nathan Price has just shot a TVC for Samsung’s new curved UHD TV – the second time the manufacturer chose NZ and a NZ director for a global shoot (see preceding story). Samsung NZ took the opportunity to do an in-depth interview:
Assignment Group and Robber’s Dog director Adam Stevens teamed up to prove that nothing is impossible for a dog that eats TUX. Even herding cats …
CAANZ has issued its entry call for Effie 2014, with a deadline of Tuesday 5 August (4pm), and a 48-hour extended deadline.
Saatchi & Saatchi has announced the appointment of Mike Spirkovski as ECD of its Sydney office, filling the vacancy left by Damon Stapleton when he defected to a CCO role at DDB Auckland.