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Year in Review: Corey Chalmers and Guy Roberts

By , 2013-12-20 12:00:00

Saatchi & Saatchi has been steadily regaining its confidence under Nicky Bell, Antonio Navas and Murray Streets. And while Brian Blessed was quietly put out to pasture and its Telecom business continues to be chipped away, it did catch plenty of eyeballs with Tui's Beer plumber stunt and took out our TVC of the Year for Toyota's 'Feels Good Inside'. Plus, as Colenso BBDO's Axis love letter shows, taxi drivers still think the agency is synonymous with advertising. Creative directors Guy Roberts and Corey Chalmers spill their beans all over 2013.

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Horse's Mouth: Malcolm Rands

By , 2013-12-20 08:48:29

Malcolm Rands has been fighting the good fight for almost 20 years with Ecostore—and the charity the company helps to fund, Fairground Foundation. He released a book telling the story of his journey a few months back. So how is Ecoman planning on saving the world?

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The Year in Review: Dan Robertson

By , 2013-12-20 06:00:00

As commercial director of Mi9 and chair of the IAB, Dan Robertson is at the business end of digital (and as a board member of the Advertising Standards Authority, he's sometimes at the arse end of advertising). Here's what caught his eye in 2013.

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The Compendium: 19 December

By , 2013-12-19 15:59:05

Our weekly wrap of good things, strange things, funny things and other things from inside the intertubes.

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The last post: enough about you, let's talk about us

By , 2013-12-19 15:42:15

This industry generally isn't backward in coming forward about its achievements and there are many opportunities for those achievements to be acknowledged. But we're sick of writing about you, so, as we often do on the last day of our publishing year, we're taking the opportunity to talk about what we've done this year and what we've got planned for the next.

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Adshel jingles the bells and whistles with Vodafone Christmas poster

By , 2013-12-19 15:11:05

Vodafone has made the most of Adshel's Immerse product, which uses EL (electroluminscent) paper to give the impression of a Christmas tree lit with neon. The campaign with Spark PHD and DraftFCB saw the poster illuminate in different parts, with an animation sequence creating the neon sign effect.

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Lorde, twerking and minecrastination: What Kiwis searched for on Google this year

By , 2013-12-19 10:05:36

America's Cup support ultimately proved futile, but the sporting event rated among Kiwis top Google searches of 2013 alongside the royal baby, pop darling Lorde and fallen stars Cory Monteith and Paul Walker. And according to the trends, we're into Bitstrips, Grumpy Cat and finding out how to kiss.

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Dish adds newsy accompaniment to magazine and app

By , 2013-12-19 09:14:44

Dish magazine has a new website to satisfy readers' appetites for news and tips in between its bi-monthly print editions. The responsive website will include more hospitality news and content previously only offered via its Facebook page.

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TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards: TVNZ Hall of Fame, Bill Peake

By , 2013-12-18 13:45:19

Bill Peake is renowned as a marketing visionary, a team man, a great leader, and a successful entrepreneur. Now he can add marketing hall of famer to the list.

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Digital dons Howard, Cotter and Devereux join forces for new online media start-up

By , 2013-12-18 13:41:42

Three of the country's biggest digital players are about to set off on their own start-up adventure, with Whybin\TBWA\DAN digital director Ross Howard, TVNZ's general manager of digital media Tom Cotter and Union's chief executive Geoff Devereux leaving their current posts to focus on a company called BuzzDial.

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Durex and Contagion go for a roll in the hay

By , 2013-12-18 13:10:56

Just in time for the festive season and the ensuing increase in hanky panky levels, Contagion will be getting it on with Durex after it won the Reckitt Benckiser brand's digital and social business in a three-way pitch.

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TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards: TVNZ Hall of Fame, Mike O'Sullivan

By , 2013-12-18 12:58:39

Mike O’Sullivan, 64, has never been one for following rules. He’s more about making new ones. His 40-year career has been forged on the ability to think differently and innovate in a way that drives sales. And this has allowed him to become a veritable legend in the industry.

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The Key to Wall Street

By , 2013-12-18 12:01:02

Kiwi film-maker Jonathan King has transformed The Wolf of Wall Street's trailer, imagining John Key in the dizzying world of money making and dwarf throwing. It's a "brand new New Zealand biopic success story of ambition, fortune and being pretty relaxed about things".

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The Seven Sharp shuffle: Hosking and Street in, Mau and Coffey out

By , 2013-12-18 11:23:27

Mike Hosking and Toni Street will be joining Jesse Mulligan as the presenters of Seven Sharp in 2014. To make way for the new pair of faces, current presenter Ali Mau and stand-in presenter Tamati Coffey will accompany Seven Sharp producer Mauricio Olmedo-Perez as they exit the TVNZ offices for the last time on 20 December. PLUS: Willie Jackson to return to RadioLive.

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Vodafone spells out the (digital) facts of life

By , 2013-12-18 11:17:30

Vodafone has launched a kit with activities for kids and tips for parents after research that showed a large proportion of children accessing the internet using mobile devices by the time they turned six. The Digital Facts of Life was made with Vodafone in the UK and games company Moshi Monsters.

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