Tickets have gone on sale for the CAANZ Beacon Awards – the rebranded edition of the show formerly known as the Media Awards.
Ogilvy has taken out the inaugural News Works Agency League annual competition with a total of 12 points on the Agency League table. This was made up of two wins, and two bonus points.
PRINZ (the Public Relations Institute) has unveiled 20 finalists in its 40th annual industry awards. The list includes AUT, Westpac, Unitec, Fonterra, Whitaker Group, Stronger Christchurch, Auckland Council, FCB PR & Activation, Convergence, PPR, Porter Novelli, Strategic Lighting, Canterbury University, NZTA, McDonald’s.
MediaWorks has promoted publicist/corporate comms manager Rachel Lorimer to the newly created role of Group Head of Corporate Communications.
JWT worldwide, about to celebrate 150 years in the ad biz, looks set to mark the occasion by returning to its traditional name, the J. Walter Thomson Company.
Telecom has kicked off a partnership with wry, dry Kiwi comic Guy Williams to promote the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5. The telco has also – for the first time with Samsung – turned its back on TV.
Ogilvy NZ has unveiled its new digital division, Neo@Ogilvy.
It will be led by Eddy Whatt, formerly Ogilvy’s digital media director, for the past three years, and will be part of a global network of 40 offices.
Zenith Optimedia has added business manager Andrea Glidden and senior planner/buyer Henry Rowley to its team, as well as Tasmin Wheeler to a media assistant role.
New York ad agency Leroy & Clarkson is advertising its own wares via a viral 4min 12sec blaxploitation parody of the Mad Men television series.