Friday, June 15, 2007


Publicis Mojo New Zealand scored a massive 5 Gold World Medals, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze at the 2007 New York Festivals, announced tonight in New York. They were the big winners with only a total of 5 Gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze winners announced for New Zealand as a whole (Australia's total was only 2 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze awards). Entries for this year were up by about 20%, and many high profile creatives were amongst this year’s judges, including Toby Talbot and Ron Mather, and director David Denneen.
Publicis Mojo NZ picked up Gold for CALM (Campaign against landmines), Amnesty and Greenpeace, with Dashwood Design and Dow Design each winning a Bronze medal.
Australian production companies were clear winners over advertising agency entrants with Animal Logic winning a Gold for best computer animation, Sydney Film Company a Gold and Bronze for best direction, Filmgraphics 2 Silvers for best special effects and best editing, Fresh Music a Silver for best Music and original lyrics and Good Oil films a Silver for best direction.
Other Australian winners were Smart Melbourne, with a Silver for Adicolour, Leo Burnett won Silver for Connex, John Williams and Richard Taylor won a Silver for SBS Sport and Clemenger BBDO Adelaide won Bronze for SkyCity.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

gosh, mojo nz really care about charities.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good of them to support starving advertising festival directors too.

2:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many major agencies actually enter NY Festivals?

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahem.... CB, we won our Silver medal in the Best MUSIC and lyrics category.

(plus thanks to McCanns Sydney for the chance)


1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:D thanks!

fresh music sydney

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Amnesty stuff is similar to work in Lurzer's Archive from 1999. Fucken disgusting it's won anything really. It won at Axis iin NZ too. And if judges aren't clued up, it'll probably clean up at Cannes. Someone needs to make an example of the creatives involved.

Once you've seen the Amnesty work in question, check out where it was copied from below. It's the one with the noose.

Why make a big deal about it you ask? Because this work is not only a copy, its main purpose appears to be winning awards.

Will it help the political prisoners of the world when the only time it was shown to the public was on billboards in poor neighbourhoods around Auckland? Who was going to give money to Amnesty? Hmmm. Nobody.

Shame on you.

3:21 PM  

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