Awards

Winning media awards isn’t an end in itself; it’s a reflection of how effective we are on our clients’ behalf.

That’s why we’re proud of our status as New Zealand’s most highly awarded media agency.

This success has been across a wide range of business categories and media disciplines – from communication strategy, to data, social media, and content.

Below is a sample of our recent accolades across some of the key local and international award shows:

CAANZ Media Awards

2016

  • Media Agency of the Year; Best in Show; 9 Gold Awards, 11 Silver Awards;  a CAANZ Media Awards record beacons
  • CAANZ Media Agency of the Year 2016
  • Best in Show – Maritime Safety, Using Mobile to Own a Moment
  • Advertiser of the Year – Ministry of Social Development 
  • Gold – Social Marketing/Public Service, Ministry of Social Development, Not OK in Any Home
  • Gold – Best Use of Small Budget, Ministry of Social Development, Not OK in Any Home
  • Gold – Creative Use of Media, Ministry of Social Development, Not OK in Any Home
  • Gold – Best Communication Strategy, NZ Fire Service, A Burning Issue
  • Gold – Best Use of Insight, NZ Fire Service, A Burning Issue
  • Gold – Best Use of Mobile, Maritime Safety, Using Mobile to Own a Moment
  • Gold – Best Use of Video, New World, Turning a Promotion into Play
  • Gold – Sustained Success, Health Promotion Agency, Say Yeah Nah
  • Gold – Best Use of Event/Activation, Audi NZ, quattro Bistro
  • Silver – Most Effective, Flight Centre, From Retail to Etail
  • Silver – Best Use of Technology, Flight Centre, From Retail to Etail
  • Silver – Best Launch, Flight Centre, From Retail to Etail
  • Silver – Consumer Durables, Skoda NZ, Fabia Ultimate Fashion Accessory
  • Silver – Best Communication Strategy, Skoda NZ, Fabia Ultimate Fashion Accessory
  • Silver – Creative Use of Media, Skoda NZ, Fabia Ultimate Fashion Accessory
  • Silver – Retail/Etail, New World, Turning a Promotion into Play
  • Silver – Best Use of Content, New World, Turning a Promotion into Play
  • Silver – Best Collaboration, Ministry of Social Development, Not OK in Any Home
  • Silver – Best Use of Content, Ministry of Social Development, Not OK in Any Home
  • Silver – Social Marketing/Public Service, Ministry of Social Development, Not OK in Any Home

2015

  • 13 Gold Awards, 2 Silver Awards;  a CAANZ Media Awards record for Golds won
  • Gold – Use of Digital, Inland Revenue, Finding the “Unfindable”
  • Gold – Most Effective, Inland Revenue, Finding the “Unfindable”
  • Gold – Best Communication Strategy, Inland Revenue, Finding the “Unfindable”
  • Gold – Best Use of Insight, Inland Revenue, Finding the “Unfindable”
  • Gold – Social Marketing/Public Service, Inland Revenue, Finding the “Unfindable”
  • Gold – Consumer Durables, Sony NZ, Sideline Challenge
  • Gold – Smart Media Idea, Sony NZ, Sideline Challenge
  • Gold – Best Collaboration, Sony NZ & NZME, Sideline Challenge
  • Gold – Best Launch, Sony NZ, Sideline Challenge
  • Gold – Best Communication Strategy, Health Promotion Agency, Behaving Like Beer
  • Gold – Best Integrated Campaign, Health Promotion Agency, Behaving Like Beer
  • Gold – Best Use of Insight, L’Oreal, Get a Little Lippy
  • Gold – Sustained Success, PAK’nSAVE, Earning an Unfair Share
  • Silver – Smart Media Idea, Brothers in Arms, the Bank Job
  • Silver – Sustained Success, Mitre 10, Easy As

2014

  • Best in Show, Advertiser of the Year, 10 Gold Awards, 12 Silver Awards;  a Media Awards record
  • Best in Show – Noel Leeming, People’s Stories
  • Advertiser of the Year – Maritime NZ
  • Gold – Retail/Etail, Noel Leeming, People’s Stories
  • Gold – Most Effective, Noel Leeming, People’s Stories
  • Gold – Best Collaboration, Noel Leeming, People’s Stories
  • Gold – Best Communication Strategy, Maritime NZ, Nudging behaviour change
  • Gold – Best use of Insight, Maritime NZ, Nudging behaviour change
  • Gold – Best Integrated Campaign, Maritime NZ, Nudging behaviour change
  • Gold – Social Marketing/Public Service, Maritime NZ, Nudging behaviour change
  • Gold – Best Use of Earned/Owned, Sony NZ, Message in a bottle
  • Gold – Consumer Durables, Sony NZ, Message in a bottle
  • Gold – Best Use of Earned/Owned, L’Oreal, Nail Art
  • Silver – Best Smart Media Idea, Xbox, Xbox One Cinema takeover
  • Silver – Best Smart Media Idea, Sony NZ, Message in a bottle
  • Silver – Most Effective, BMW, Signalling Success
  • Silver – Consumer Durables, BMW, Signalling Success
  • Silver – Best Use of Branded Content, L’Oreal, NY to NZ
  • Silver – Best Use of Digital Landscape, Statistics NZ, Census Youth
  • Silver – Best Use of Insight, Statistics NZ, Census Youth
  • Silver – Most Effective, RaboDirect, Earning Saving Success
  • Silver – Best Small Budget, L’Oreal, Nail Art
  • Silver – Best Launch, L’Oreal, Nail Art
  • Silver – Sustained Success, Electricity Authority, One question, 3 years
  • Silver – Sustained Success, Health Promotions Agency, The Journal – 3 years of fighting depression

2013

  • 6 Gold Awards; more than every other media agency combined
  • Advertiser of the Year – Mitre 10
  • Gold – Retail/Etail, Mitre 10, Making DIY Easy As
  • Gold – Best Use of Branded Content, Mitre 10, Making DIY Easy As
  • Gold – Best Integrated Campaign, Mitre 10, Making DIY Easy As
  • Gold – Best Communication Strategy, Mitre 10, Making DIY Easy As
  • Gold – Sustained Success, BMW , Reclaiming No.1
  • Gold – Best Use of Earned or Owned Media, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs
  • Silver – FMCG, Cerebos Gregg’s, Blimmin’ Gorgeous Guarantee
  • Silver – Best Integrated Campaign, Cerebos Gregg’s, Blimmin’ Gorgeous Guarantee
  • Silver – Best Communication Strategy, Cerebos Gregg’s, Blimmin’ Gorgeous Guarantee

2012

  • Best in Show – Electricity Authority, What’s My Number
  • Gold – Financial/Government/Corporate/Services, Electricity Authority, What’s My Number
  • Gold – Best Use of Digital Landscape, Electricity Authority, What’s My Number
  • Gold – Best Integrated Campaign, Electricity Authority, What’s My Number
  • Gold – Best Launch, Electricity Authority, What’s My Number

2011

  • Best in Show – BMW Group New Zealand, MINI Soho
  • Leadership Award – Derek Lindsay
  • Gold – Financial/Government/Corporate/Services, Ministry of Health, The Journal
  • Gold – IT/Telecoms/Consumer durables/Automotive, MINI , MINI Soho
  • Gold – Best use of out of home, MINI, MINI Soho
  • Gold – Best use of digital, MINI, MINI Soho
  • Gold – Best smart media idea, MINI, MINI Soho
  • Silver – Financial/Government/Corporate/Services, Ministry of Health, The Lowdown
  • Silver – Best response/ROI, Ministry of Health, The Journal
  • Silver – Best long term strategic campaign, Ministry of Health, NDI

2010

  • Best in Show – Whitcoulls, Books Initiative
  • Gold – Financial/Govt/Corp/Services, World Vision, 40 Hour Famine
  • Gold – Best Use of TV, Whitcoulls, Books Initiative
  • Gold – Best Use of Print, Prime, Top Gear Valentine
  • Gold – Best Response/ROI, Whitcoulls, Books Initiative
  • Silver – Food/Grocery/Beverages, Cerebos Greggs, Café Gold
  • Silver – Media/Entertainment/Travel, Prime, Top Gear Valentine
  • Silver – Best Integrated Campaign, Neurological Foundation, Brain Awareness Week
  • Silver – Best Response/ROI, World Vision, 40 Hour Famine
  • Silver – Best Smart Media Idea, Whitcoulls, Books Initiative
  • Silver – Best Smart Media Idea, Prime, Top Gear Valentine

Cannes Lions

2014

Cannes Lions

  • Gold – Media – Best use of Digital Platforms, Brothers in Arms, Bank Job 
  • Bronze – Media – Consumer Durable, Sony, Bottled Walkman

2013

  • Gold – Direct – Product & Service Charities, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs
  • Silver – Direct – Best use of Digital, Social Media & Viral Marketing, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs
  • Silver – PR – Charity, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs
  • Silver – Promo & Activation – Best use of Experiential, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs
  • Silver – Promo & Activation – Charity, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs
  • Bronze – PR – Integrated, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs
  • Bronze – Outdoor – Ambient Stunts & Live advertising, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs
  • Bronze – Cyber – Viral Marketing, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs

 

Festival of Media

2014

  • Campaign of the Year – Festival of Media Asia Pacific – Driving Dogs
  • Winner – Use of Content – Festival of Media Asia Pacific – Driving Dogs
  • Winner – Effectiveness award – Festival of Media Asia Pacific – Mitre 10 Easy As
  • Highly Commended – Communication Strategy – Festival of Media Asia Pacific – Driving Dogs

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2014

  • Highly Commended – Marketing Communication – Sony, Bottled Walkman

2013

  • Winner – Marketing Communications (Public Relations) – Driving Dogs
  • Winner – Special Event or Project – PAK’nSAVE Rescue
  • Highly Commended – Limited Budget – Lindt

2012

  • Winner – Marketing Public Relations – Electricity Authority

2011

  • Winner – Government or Quasi-government Public Relations – The Journal
  • Winner – Pro-Bono Public Relations – UNICEF “Say No to Naff”

Yahoo! Digital Strategy Awards

2012

  • Supreme 2012 Winner – MINI / SPCA, Driving DogsYahoo! Digital Strategy Awards
  • Q4 Winner – MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs

2011

  • Supreme 2011 Winner – Electricity Authority, What’s My Number
  • Q3 Winner – Electricity Authority, What’s My Number

 

PR Week Asia

2013

  • Campaign of the Year – MINI / SPCA, Driving DogsPR Week Asia Awards
  • Promotional Activity of the Year – MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs
  • Non-Profit Campaign of the Year – MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs

 

 

One Show

2013

  • Gold Pencil – Consumer Campaign, MINI / SPCA, Driving DogsThe One Show

 

Clio Awards

2013

  • Gold – Content & Contact, MINI / SPCA, Driving DogsClio Awards
  • Gold – PR – Public Service/Charity, MINI / SPCA, Driving Dogs