As a result of a global realignment, Motorcorp Group has handed its Jaguar and Land Rover brand advertising to Y&R. The incumbents were Big (strategy and creative) and Total Media (media).
All Blacks hardman Brad Thorn lends his gravelly charm to a new brand TVC created for Rebel Sport by Ogilvy, and directed by The Sweet Shop’s Joel Harmsworth.
Fairfax Media’s new AgriMedia division has announced the reintroduction of a heritage brand as a weekly print publication.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau has elected APN News & Media digital general manager Spencer Bailey as its new chair.
JWT has won the University of Auckland business in a review. During the review process, the Auckland Uni incumbent, King St, picked up Waikato University and withdrew from the Auckland review process.
In our coverage of last week’s TRB Orcas (here), we screened one of the six venomously humorous reviews of each finalist by three ‘Experts’ – Guy Williams ( The Edge drive show), Bryce Casey (The Rock breakfast), and Dave Fane (flava). At press time, the other five were still being post-produced. Now, with great pleasure, we bring you entire collection …
MediaWorks is bringing together the national direct sales teams across its TV, radio and digital divisions for the first time in the company’s history. And to run it, the company has promoted Director of Radio Sales & Branded Content Paul Hancox to the new position of Commercial Director, MediaWorks Radio & TV.
.99 has won the FIFA U20 Soccer World Cup account after a competitive pitch against unidentified agencies.
.99 managing director Ben Goodale this morning confirmed the appointment, and will announce details later in the week.
Advertising photographer Simon Harper writes: “As much as I love photographing cars my other passion is environmental portraiture, so I finally got to get my old Red Band gumboots dirty on location in Wellsford – as any reason to get out of Auckland is fine with me.
New Zealand Post and its wholly owned subsidiary Kiwibank have unveiled plans to bring their media accounts together under one agency roof. A number of unknown shops are now pitching for the new combined account.