Updated: Clemenger, Colenso, O&M, Republik win in NYC

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Let’s get this right! In yesterday’s report from the Caples, we missed several awards from Colenso BBDO’s result. So here is the updated version: NZ left the Caples Awards in New York City on Friday with four Golds, eight Silvers, and four Bronzes. Clemenger BBDO Wellington won two Golds; Colenso BBDO a Gold, four Silvers and three Bronzes; O&M also scored a Gold and a Silver, and Republik won two Silvers and a Bronze.

Talking turkey

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Retail specialist .99’s new Christmas TVC for New World, currently on air, is a charming, well-put together spot – the understated performance from the young woman is priceless. The bearded gent, Noel (geddit?), is pretty good, too.

Arrivals & Departures

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Colenso BBDO has appointed Ahmad Salim as a Group Business Director: A native of Scotland, Salim cut his teeth at The Leith Agency on international beer brands Grolsch and Sol, and Irn-Bru, a Scottish carbonated soft drink often described as “Scotland’s other national drink” (after Scotch whisky).

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PHD Group’s digital division PHDIQ has promoted digital director Mike Harland to the new role of head of online content: The Mt Eden-based agency says the appointment is intended to better meet clients’ changing needs amid the ongoing digital revolution.