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.
CAANZ has appointed two new members to its executive board: DDB ceo Justin Mowday, and Copper Brand Experiences’ Megan Clark.
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.
Auckland Airport is inviting full-service agencies or agency groups to register their interest to be its lead advertising agency partner.
Kiwi happy-clappers fill the room with claps and high-fives in the latest 30sec Dulux TVC out of Clemenger BBDO and Finch. The campaign launches the 2015 Dulux colour range – 300 new colours; mostly bright.
Australasian movie marketing group Val Morgan has issued its film release lineup for 2015 – and itsplans to expand the company into the NZ digital OOH market.
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.
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.
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.
Campaign Brief has announced the entry call for its Agency of the Year competition, including Australian AoY and NZ AoY. Also up for a refresh is CB’s 2015 Creativity/Billings Index (or Hot+Cold Chart).