AUCKLAND, Today: Former Freeview ceo Sam Speedy Irvine has joined Auckland B2B specialist agency Badger as managing director. And yes, that really is his middle name.
AUCKLAND, Today: PHD PR/comms specialist Victoria Fruean is leaving the company and moving to Sydney. Exactly where, she won’t say!
AUCKLAND, Tuesday: leading APAC digital ad-tech solutions company Big Mobile has joined forces with human mobility platform Near to offer advanced audience curation & marketing capabilities to brands and agencies.
BUSAN, South Korea: Creative-tech competition Ad Stars has received 440 entries from New Zealand this year, up from 305 in 2018 (a rise of 44%, albeit it off a low base).
NEW YORK, Today: Publicis global chief creative officer Nick Law is set to depart for an as-yet unspecified role at Apple. Law is an Australian who has been chief creative officer at Publicis Groupe and president of Publicis Communications for the past 18 months.
AUCKLAND, Today: Parnell agency Rainger and Rolfe have just launched an attention-grabbing new TV-led brand campaign for AA Smartfuel.
AUCKLAND, Today: Leading experiential agency George P Johnson (GPJ) has expanded its network with the opening of a dedicated Auckland office servicing the New Zealand market, with Kiwi Tomaz Kljakovic as NZ country manager.
AUCKLAND, Today: Westhaven agency Chemistry is managing the social media for the Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge on Friday 9 August – to support people living with blood cancer.
AUCKLAND, Today: George Western Foods, with agency and media partners OMD/Fuse and TVNZ, have launched their new brand campaign Switch to Burgen, leveraging the comedic wit and credibility of Kiwi Breaker Upperers actor Jackie Van Beek.
SYDNEY, Today: Adobe has today released the Adobe Experience Index which purports to show that consumers in Australia and New Zealand are leading the world in customer experience expectations.