Vegas en Cannes

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“Over 12,000 ad people and associated hangers on have descended on Cannes in the south of France for the yearly celebration of this noble industry,” writes FCB senior creative Peter Vegas in his first exclusive report for M+AD.

iHeartRadio ranks the hits

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iHeartRadio has launched the Official NZ Top 40 weekly chart – updated every Friday evening and free via the iHeartRadio app and website.

“It all came about when the team was reminiscing about watching the weekly Top 40 chart on TV every Sunday morning,” says TRN’s Carolyn Luey.

Start-up promises ‘significant’ ad spend

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Fairfax Media has announced a strategic investment in shopping innovation start-up Pricemaker. The media company has become a 50% shareholder in the business, in a move which “supports their commitment to growing mobile and digital capabilities to benefit customers and audiences”.

Woof vs. Meow?

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Assignment Group has launched a new 60sec sport promoting the Purina One Boot Camp and offering cat and dog owners to sign up in return for a free 30-day bag on Purina One.

Arrivals & Departures

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Two new senior appointments have been announced in Auckland by Saatchi & Saatchi and Carat.

Saatchi & Saatchi has promoted business director Paul Wilson to the new role of general manager. He will continue in his former role and will retain all his client responsibilities for Toyota/Lexus and DB, but he will now have more involvement with the senior leadership.