BANGKOK, Friday: New Zealand agencies stayed away in droves from Asian creative festival Adfest’s 2021 Lotus Awards – formerly one of the region’s most prestigious – held at a virtual ceremony last week.
SYDNEY, Today: M&C Saatchi Australia produced the first AUNZ tourist campaign out of the blocks to take advantage of the prospect of a travel bubble with Australia.
LONDON, Friday: There are five or six individuals – including The Queen, Prince Charles, and British PM of the day – for whose deaths the broadcaster and government has detailed protocols.
AUCKLAND, Friday: Val Morgan NZ claimed a strong Easter period, with 227,000 Kiwis visiting VM cinemas in the last full week of April. This was the best full-week performance seen since January 2020.
AUCKLAND, Today: The Comms Council has this morning advised it intends to extend the 2021 Media Agency of the Year deadline to Friday 16 April.
NEW YORK, Thursday: Despite fierce opposition from Facebook and Google, Apple says it’s close to going live with a new system that will let users stop apps tracking their online and real-life activity without the user’s permission.
AUCKLAND, Today: Ponsonby indie Pitchblack Partners has welcomed three new hires in positions across the business, citing new business wins and growth within the existing client portfolio.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: The NZ Marketing Association has issued its entry call for the 2021 NZ Marketing Awards.
CHRISTCHURCH, Thursday: Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury and Strategy Christchurch have created a 90sec film to inspire prospective, current and past UC students to celebrate the power their own self-belief has to shape their world.
AUCKLAND, Friday: Colenso BBDO has launched a new campaign for World Wildlife Fund NZ which aims to tackle microplastic pollution in our seas.