Youtube’s 10-year top 5 TVCs

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YouTube is not all kids, animal videos and music – it’s also the place we visit to research the world’s best ads. And, as part of its 10th birthday celebrations, the site counted the numbers to find the best ads of the past decade.

DDB’s Born to Defy makes Gunn’s Cannes top 20

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The Gunn Report has launched its Cannes Lions Sweepstakes 2015 – a contest to predict which ads will win a Film or Film Craft Lion at this year’s festival in three weeks (on Saturday 27 June). Participants make their selections from 20 TVCs pre-chosen by founder Donald Gunn. One NZ commercial made the cut – DDB’s Steinlager Born to Defy, the tale of Kiwi William Trubridge’s attempt to break his own unassisted free dive world record.

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.