FCB Media dominates 2016 CAANZ Beacon Awards

Agency of the Year 2016


Friday 6 May 2016   It was FCB Media’s night at the 2016 Beacon Awards taking home nine golds, eleven silvers, best in show for Maritime NZ, advertiser of the year for its client the Ministry of  Social Development and the coveted title of Media Agency of the Year.

The awards, held on Thursday 5th May at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland, celebrate outstanding media thinking that leads to business changing results.

FCB Media’s biggest winner on the night was its “Not OK in Any Home” campaign for the Ministry of Social Development, picking up five Beacon awards. The agency also won awards for the New Zealand Fire Service, Foodstuffs, Skoda, Flight Centre, Maritime New Zealand, Audi and Health Promotion Agency.

Commenting on the awards, Simon Teagle, Head of Client Service, said,  “Winning agency of the year is a great accolade for our team. They are seriously the smartest and most committed group of people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Our people have high standards, they respect everyone they deal with, and they have created a high-energy fun culture that is second to none. I couldn’t be more proud.”

Rufus Chuter, Head of Strategy, said: “Like Simon, I’m just so proud of all the people across FCB, our partner agencies, clients and media owners that made it happen. Great media thinking doesn’t happen in a silo; it’s about a bunch of smart people all pulling in the same direction. We’d be the first to admit our model gives us an advantage but it still needs brilliant people to make it happen.”

Angela Spain, Head of PR, Activation & Social, said; “Our team takes a lot of pride in having great client relationships and working hard in partnership with those clients to achieve successful business outcomes. These awards, especially agency of the year, is testament to them.”

FCB’s wins were spread across campaigns for the Ministry of Social Development, Audi, Maritime NZ, New World, the NZ Fire Service, the Health Promotion Agency, Flight Centre and the European Motor Distributors Limited.