SKY wins Promo six-pack (updated)

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SKY TV has won six Golds and a Bronze at the Promax BDA NZ Awards (which honour TV promo creativity in NZ) in Auckland. MediaWorks won three Golds and three Silvers, followed by TVNZ Blacksand (1 Gold, 3 Silver), Maori TV (one Gold, four Silver), Prime TV (two Silvers) and Brandspank (a Silver).

NZ strikes multiple Gold at AMES

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NZ agencies picked up six Golds at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Awards in Singapore overnight. Saatchi & Saatchi and Auckland indie Republik covered themselves in glory with two Golds apiece. The other two Golds went to DDB and Colenso.

Former Herald ed gonged

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Once again, the ad industry is missing in action from the Queen’s Birthday honours list. But one newspaperman made the grade – former NZ Herald editor Gavin Ellis has made an officer of the NZ Order of Merit for services to journalism.

Healthcare awards entry call

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The Global Awards 2015 competition has issued its call for entries. The Globals, which honour excellence in healthcare communications, will this year again hold twin awards ceremonies in New York City and in Sydney (in December).

Arrivals & Departures

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Two new faces at Touchcast: Clemenger Group digital agency Touchcast (offices in Auckland and Wellington) has appointed Conan O’Sullivan to its Auckland office in the newly created role of experience director.