APN wins in San Francisco

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APN New Zealand Media has won first place in the Best Marketing Solution for an Advertising Client category at the International News Media Association Awards for its APN and Tourism Australia: Explore Your Australian Passions campaign.

Y&R wins luxury car brands

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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).

‘Experts’ dissect the Orcas

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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 merges radio, TV and digital direct sales teams

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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 nets global soccer downunder

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.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.

Eye for interaction

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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.