12 Golds, 16 Silvers, 1 GP

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AUCKLAND, Yesterday: MC Paddy Gower dished out 16 Silvers, 12 Golds and one Grand Prix at the Comms Council’s 2nd Pressie Awards, held at the Sapphire Room in Ponsonby.

The awards celebrate the work of NZ’s PR, brand experience, events and social media industry professionals.

Three of the golds awarded on the night, after two rounds of judging, were for Special Group who won along with their client Uber, for their campaign How Uber Eats Ambushed a Shark with a Fish; this included a Gold in Best Experiential or Event, Best Implementation and Best Integrated Campaign.  

MKTG won two Golds for The Movember Foundation and the campaign A Moment AGAINST Silence in the Best Use of Media Relations category and the Strategic Thinking category.

The Grand Prix
This great campaign went on to win the Grand Prix.

Fuse had a good night, two Golds and six Silvers. I am Hope with Kiwibank won Gold in Best Sponsorship or Media Partnership and also in Best Use of Social Media.

FCB picked up two golds for two different campaigns – Gold in Best Use of Social Media for Pre-Testie Bestie in the Health Promotion Agency and a Gold for Testicular Cancer in Best Experiential or Event for A Conversation Starter for Cancer.

Eleven PR won a Gold for Asahi Presenting Akai Doa and a Silver with ANZ in Best Integrated Campaign with Meet Mr Humfreez.

Mango won a Gold for their 2 degrees #Goodchat campaign in Best Use of Media Relations and a Silver in Best Sampling or Retail Activation for Tip Top & Whittaker’s.

Magico Marketing Activations and Bike Barn won Gold for Bravest Client for the campaign Making a tangible Partnership.”

Pead PR won a Silver in Best Use of Media Relations with the campaign for NZFW A Fashionable Make-over, and Boyd PR won a Silver in Best Sponsorship or Media Partnership for Mazda Wow My Town.

Drum took out two Silvers, the first in Best Implementation or Production for Lotto Home for Xmas and the second in Best Integrated Campaign for KFC’s Open Kitchens.

Awards convenor Sean Brown, GM of Mango, said: “It was great to see the quality and variety of entries in this second year. Well done to all the entrants and we look forward to seeing more of their excellent work at the 2020 awards.”

  • For a full list of all 63 winners and finalists, and all event photos, visit www.commscouncil.nz
  • Full winners list here

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