Arrivals & Departures

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Busy days at Snakk: NZAX-listed mobile advertising company Snakk Media has announced that its hired its first Creative Director. Carlos Guedes will be based in Sydney, but will actively service Snakk customers in NZ.

Striking the right chord

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Men’s Health is continuing its confrontational campaign, which aims to remind men they need to “start talking about their health”. “The latest ad, again created by Dave King and Wicky Tafau, will certainly turn heads, which is the exact aim,” says Men’s Health chairman, Phil Clemas. 

Publicis boosts digital with Sapient buyout

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Paris-based Publicis Groupe has bought Boston-based marketing network Sapient for US$3.7 billion cash (NZ$4.76), months after the breakdown in merger talks with Omnicom. Publicis says the acquisition will speed up its transition into a digital technology company.

Derek Lindsay leaves FCB Media

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FCB has today announced that FCB Media managing director Derek Lindsay has resigned and will be leaving the agency in early 2015. This is no sudden move – all is sweetness and light, and both parties are heaping praise on each other.

NZ mines precious metals in Vegas

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Clemenger BBDO Wellington has won NZ’s only Gold so far at the London International Awards, currently under way in Las Vegas. Saatchi & Saatchi (2), Clemenger and Assembly also picked up Silvers, while Bronzes went to Ogilvy & Mather, Robber’s Dog and Liquid Studios.