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Witty ukeleles win April ORCA

By , 2013-05-13 14:08:32

The final round of the Outstanding Radio Creativity Awards (ORCA) is now done and dusted. A pair of creatives from Clemenger BBDO is $500 richer and a step closer to a trip to the Cannes Lions.

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Chris Hadfield wins space race for Canadians with Bowie cover song

By , 2013-05-13 13:07:46

The Canadians won the space race the moment they sent commander Chris Hadfield into space. In his time aboard the International Space Station he's taken gorgeous photos of New Zealand, answered numerous questions on Reddit and still found time to undertake the sciency things the Canadians sent him into space to do in the first place.

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Axis: a year in the life of Kiwi advertising

By , 2013-05-13 12:01:51

As evidenced by the Axis exhibition in the Viaduct Events Centre last week, it's good to see all the work done in one year in one place. And Saatchi & Saatchi and Flying Fish did just that as part of the Axis festivities, with a clip showing some of the quality video content created by local agencies and directors in 2012/2013.

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Big man, big life: Dave Walden's lifetime achievement award video

By , 2013-05-13 11:40:03

Whybin\TBWA's David Walden was honoured for his long—and entertaining—career in advertising on Thursday night at the Axis awards. So have a gander at this video to see what the people he has worked with over the years, like Andy Blood, ASB's Barbara Chapman (who debunks a few myths), Roy Meares and Mike Hutcheson, had to say about the quintessential ad man, charming rogue and renowned restaurant-goer.

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Chromacon artists speak about their illustrated lives

By , 2013-05-13 11:36:20

This Sunday saw the inaugural Chromacon illustration and animation convention hit Auckland City, bringing with it a host of talented illustrators, designers and world creators. As someone whose illustration prowess goes only as far as drawing shaky stick figures, I was awed by all the artwork crammed into Aotea Square. Not so awed that I couldn’t ask a few of the illustrators who caught my eye a question or two.

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Awards rewards: Geoff Matthews

By , 2013-05-13 11:16:07

As part of our push to remind you marcomms folk to get your entries in for the 2013 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards (there's still 15 days left) we're asking some past winners to tell us about their glorious victory, what it meant to the business and why these awards are different. Here's why Geoff Matthews, director of BrandCom and winner of awards for Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon, Red Witch guitar pedals and taxrefunds.co.nz, reckons you should enter.

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APN makes it six in a row at Canon Media Awards as NZ Herald rejig nets top prize—UPDATED

By , 2013-05-13 10:39:12

It's one night where the big challenges currently being faced by the print media industry are brushed to one side and the hard work of photographers, journalists, artists, designers, cartoonists, editors and many others—both in print and, increasingly, online—is celebrated at the Canon Media Awards. And it was APN's newly compacted New Zealand Herald that came away with the top prize.

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Where's Waldro?

By , 2013-05-10 13:57:25

As purveyors of only the finest typos here at StopPress, we couldn't help but notice this gem from last night's Axis awards, where the name of a certain lifetime achievement award recipient was spelled wrong. Devo is thought to have demanded a public hanging to boost morale.

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Movings/Shakings: 10 May

By , 2013-05-10 13:49:16

Kiwi in the mix for IT PR awards, new planner on board the Air NZ plane for DraftFCB, Pead brings on more young talent, and fashion firepower for Starseed.

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DraftFCB unable to get rid of metallic taste, adds One Show pencils to awards haul

By , 2013-05-10 13:43:27

Last year, Clemenger BBDO's Ghost Chips won a yellow pencil at D&AD the same night it was snubbed at Axis. But this time the planets were in alignment, because DraftFCB's grand axis winning Driving Dogs for Mini and SPCA has also won a prestigious gold pencil in the integrated branding, consumer campaign category at the One Show.

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Y&R and Red Cross deliver a box of hope

By , 2013-05-10 12:57:50

To draw attention to the role Red Cross plays in New Zealand and around the world—and to raise more money so it can keep doing it—Y&R NZ and Flying Fish have created an animated TVC that follows the instantly recognisable white and red box through a range of crises the charity deals with.

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What happens on Vegas, stays on Vegas

By , 2013-05-10 12:25:58

DraftFCB's senior copywriter Peter Vegas wasn't there in person to see Driving Dogs clean up at Axis (he was in New York collecting a few other awards the campaign had won). But, with the help of a few cardboard masks, he was there in spirit.

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The Compendium: 10 May

By , 2013-05-10 11:58:03

A weekly wrap of various things seen and noted.

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Oldies show young'uns how to shake their groove thing in ASB promo

By , 2013-05-10 11:22:50

The Hip Op-eration dance crew is the dopest, flyest dance crew to ever come out of Waiheke – and it's lending its street cred to the ASB Stage Challenge.

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DraftFCB gets creative monkey off its back as Driving Dogs takes top Axis prize

By , 2013-05-10 10:03:58

As director and filmmaker Tony Kaye said to the gathered marcomms folk yesterday afternoon during his mad but wise speech, "you've just got to keep making shit". And of all the shit that was made in the past year and a bit in this country, DraftFCB's Driving Dogs for Mini and SPCA was chosen as the best.

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