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Says Adam Hilton (left), managing director of Noisy Beast: "Biostime's opportunities for growth are enormous. We're thrilled to be working with them to develop a new strategic direction for the brand in China, and look forward to successfully launching the brand into Europe and Australia."
Says chief executive officer of Biostime, Fei Luo: "We have been extremely impressed with the work that Noisy Beast has done for Swisse as we now look to utilize them to build on the strength of the Biostime brand globally."
Noisy Beast employs over 50 people in Melbourne, Sydney, London and China with clients including Swisse Wellness, Swann Insurance, Infiniti Cars and PGT.
Held at Carriageworks as part of Semi Permanent festival, the ceremony delivered 32 gold pencils, and awarded a further 102 silver and 135 bronze awards.
The award for Agency of the Year was presented to Y&R New Zealand, which also took home the most gold pencils of the evening, scoring nine across PR, Direct Marketing, Digital, Creative Innovation, Promotion & Experiential, and Branded Entertainment & Content.
The partnership kicks off with Levi's new menswear branding campaign planned for February 2017. JPD will develop the full BTL strategy with a particular focus on the path-to- purchase.
JPD brings a philosophy of working from the shelf backwards to uncover insights, overlaid with neuro-psychology, to deliver compelling shopper-centric strategies.
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Aussie Delegates Welcome Party
Monday June 20 from 5.30pm
News Corp Australia, Australia's Cannes representatives, together with Campaign Brief, will be hosting a Welcome Cocktail Party for the Aussie and Kiwi delegates on Monday 20 June from 5.30pm. Special guests include many of the Australian jurors and several prominent creative directors from around the world.
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End of Judging Cocktails
Thursday June 23 from 5pm
Campaign Brief, Photoplay and Nylon will be hosting a special end of judging cocktail party on Thursday June 23rd from 5pm. Come and join the celebrations and soak in the sun, sea and company of your fellow delegates from Australia and NZ.
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LBB & Friends are back on the beach for Cannes 2016 - and LBB member agencies + production companies from Australia and NZ* are invited
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Humans are complex. People come from varying backgrounds with their own sets of challenges, quirks and circumstances. Everyone is unique, so when it comes to exercise there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach.
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With over 6,000 entries received from around the world, the latest accolade is the agency's most significant competitive honor for creative excellence, adding to the string of awards already received for their work creating the City of Sydney's events website that include Davey and Create Awards for Best Events Website. The platform is also currently a finalist in two categories for the prestigious 25th annual AIMIA awards to be awarded in June 2016.
The LIA entry system is now open with the deadline on June 10. Entries submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1st July 2015 and 31st July 2016.
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This year the creative organisers opened the brief up to eight directors, to collaborate on the event's opening titles, calling on each of them to create a 10-second motion piece with the simple brief to creatively represent the 'X' from the TEDx logo.
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Selected as two out of eight directors invited to collaborate on the title sequence, alongside Mark Stott, creative director of Common, each director was able to bring their own style to the collaboration, whether it was animation and illustration, as per Lucinda Schreiber's film, or live action with performers, as showcased in Alicajic's film.
Says Alicajic: "It's rare to have the creative freedom to explore an idea this way, let alone as part of a collaborative piece. The highlight was definitely seeing how far we could go, and to be provocative but still on track creatively with TEDx."
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Fuse, OMD's content division, has recently been responsible for delivering projects such as Qantas' Channel 9 program, 'Ready For Take Off', the '#helloworldRELAY' for helloworld, as well as the McDonald's 'Create Your Taste Food Truck'.
Asciak brings with her 18 years' marketing experience. She is a creative marketer with diverse experience including brand, sponsorship, events, PR, digital, trade and innovation. Before joining OMD she was head of marketing at Bacardi Lion, and most recently has been working on contract as communications director, Telstra at OMD Fuse.
Fox Sports: We're A FoxSporting Nation - Ad-free
A typical conversation on a Friday afternoon in the office, but with a twist. Two guys talking about how much they and their mates are really looking forward to watching the Ads on the Weekend instead of the footy. It strongly (and humorously) makes the point that Footy coverage shouldn't be interrupted and by commercials (a key benefit of FoxSports), because we're a Footy-loving nation not an Ad-loving nation.
Tucker and Williamson premiered their short film Being A Robot Usher at TEDxSydney at the Opera House itself, in collaboration with Intel.
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In the lead up to World Environment Day on Sunday 5th June, Australia's leading news media and magazine publishers have united to celebrate and promote the environmental sustainability of print media.
The issue: an alarming number of Australian adults (about 95%) don't eat enough fruits and vegetables for their good health.
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In an outdoor media first for Sportsbet, QMS' iconic digital billboard 'The Barracks' on Petrie Terrace has come alive with creative that playfully sledges the NSW Blues. The campaign sees Sportsbet engaging with Brisbanites throughout the day via a hangman-style guessing game to reveal copy supporting the Maroons.
The lunch - which was attended by Australia's top creative directors and special guests Bob Isherwood, worldwide creative advisor and Jeremy Craigen, global creative director of Innocean Worldwide, plus selected production company executive producers - was generously sponsored by New York-based Barbara Levy (above right), president of the London International Awards, who is visiting Sydney to catch up with top creative directors and to attend the AWARD Awards.
Says Barry Crowhurst, business director Chervon Australia: "We have enormous ambitions for the EGO Brand in Australia and New Zealand and we feel that Noisy Beast is absolutely best placed to help us achieve them."
The new office is headed up by Kurt Holloway, who joins Sparc Media in the newly created role of Victorian state manager.
Holloway joins Sparc Media from News Corp, where he worked within several senior roles across the company's print and digital assets, most recently leading the Victorian digital marketing services division, News Xtend.
It is timely then, that in the same way that Dove (for women) has started a global conversation around real beauty, Dove Men+Care and Australian Wallaby David Pocock have collaborated to launch a campaign via Octagon, which addresses a shared realisation that conversations need to be had on a more nuanced version of a man's real strength.
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Leaders in the youth market, General Pants has an unrivalled reach across its owned media channels and talk to the youth market in an organic, unique manner, which made them the perfect partner for this new, creative campaign with Eclipse mints. Both brands were looking for an eye-catching innovative approach and the brand initiatives aligned when developing this campaign.
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Entries must have aired at least 10 times on a commercial radio station anytime between 8 May 2016 - 9 July 2016.
Known as one of the best at his craft, Geppert brings 15 years of experience, international award-winning thinking, and genuine-nice-guy vibes.
Geppert is also a respected storyteller and illustrator, with his book, 'Meep' recently being shortlisted for the Australian Children's Book of the Year.
The humorous videos which star Beverly Polcyn (MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss 2002 nomination, Not Another Teen Movie) and includes unconventional situations where Nana falls into a dumpster, drives through a carwash, is sprayed with an industrial fire hose and has dirt dumped on her, looks to show consumers the durability and reliability of the Nexcare Waterproof Bandages.
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Shabaz will travel to Busan, South Korea, a few days prior to Ad Stars 2016, which runs from 25th to 27th August. Together with his fellow executive jurors, he will vote on his favorite entries and debate this year's Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners across 18 categories.
Says Shabaz, who previously worked at Grey Group Singapore as CCO: "It's a true honor to be joining the Executive Jury of Asia's fastest growing advertising awards festival. Ad Stars is a relatively new festival in comparison to some of the more established shows, but I love the way it champions creativity not just in Asia but globally."
Says Lucio Ribeiro, co-founder and head of strategy, Online Circle Digital: "The appointments are part of our growth strategy and we're delighted to bring to the team such outstanding professionals."
Lee arrives at Online Circle Digital from Citrus, where he was operations manager. Previously Lee had been at Tribal DDB, GPY&R, JWT and Clemenger.
Says Ribeiro: "Lee brings 15 years of experience as a digital producer, creative technologist and operations manager in the advertising industry. With Lee on board, we are incredibly well placed to deliver innovative and engaging digital experiences."
This week's guest judge is Frank Cartagena, creative director, Deutsch, New York.
Winner: The Time Out Mexico spot gave me a reason to care about the product, even if it was a bit morbid along the way. It's a great thing to advertise for and I hope the team keeps pushing in this direction for the brand. READ MORE...
Ross Berthinussen, head of strategy, M&C Saatchi, has brought together an impressive range of skillsets to the agency.
In the video, well-known Christchurch ice cream makers George and Raewyn Taylor have sold their pure old fashioned ice cream from Victoria Square for 17 years, continuing a tradition since 1907.
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Mental illness is Australia's single biggest health issue and suicide is the largest killer of individuals aged 15-44, with only 50% of young people receiving professional help. The NRL's program is designed to address the struggles involved for those going through mental health issues and the impact on the broader community.
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Embark is a comprehensive mobile-technology solution that allows people to navigate from their current location to any destination serviced by all forms of public transport including trains, buses, ferries, trams and light rail.
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The campaign incorporates an integrated creative and media connections strategy across TV, print, radio, digital, social and content with media partnership and sponsorship properties.
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ANZ: Equal Future - Smart Girls
ANZ bank wanted to create a conversation around gender equality, with the intent of empowering women to achieve financial success. We started with a troubling insight. Girls speak before boys do, and read before boys do. Yet women often end up far behind men financially, earning on average $700,000 less over their lifetime. To protest this bias, we created an online film directed by Oscar winner Jane Campion.