Inbox: Madly talented

We’re delving in to what it takes to be one of New Zealand’s own madmen – aka ad wizards – in next month’s issue of NZ Management. More to the point, we’ll be checking out what it takes to lead some of the best creative juice factories in the land.
In the meantime, here are the shout-out highlights from the 2102 Fairfax Media/AdMedia Agency of the Year Awards where DDB knocked the gongs off the shelf like there’s no tomorrow in front of sell-out crowd.
The Communications Agencies Association of NZ (CAANZ to its friends) officially partnered with the event for the first time and trio of nousy judges got to make the hard decisions: Brian Blake (managing director, DB Breweries); Roger MacDonnell (former Colenso BBDO chairman); and Ross Goldsack (former Y&R executive chairman).
So… those results:

Supreme Agency of the Year
DDB Group

Advertising Agency of the Year
Finalists: DDB Group, DraftFCB
Winner: DDB Group

Specialist Agency of the Year
Finalists: Catch!Media, Fuse Network, justONE
Runners-up: Catch!Media, Fuse Network
Winner: justONE

Media Agency of the Year
Finalists: OMD, Spark PHD, Total Media
Runner-up: Spark PHD
Winner: OMD

CEO of the Year
Finalists: Bryan Crawford (DraftFCB), Sandy Moore (DDB Group)
Winner: Sandy Moore (DDB Group)

Rookie of the Year
Finalists: Vicky Anderson (OMD), Lucy Cole (DraftFCB), Jenny Zhao (Total Media), Scott Milat (DDB)
Winner: Scott Milat (DDB)

The Wildcard Award
Winners: Shine, Special Group

NZ Post AdMedia Advertising Hall of Fame
2012 Inductee: Tony Williams

See who’s who photos of the awards on page 13 of this issue.
For even more photos:
www.admedia.co.nz/

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