PUBLICIS MOJO NZ CLEAN UP AT NY FESTIVALS
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.