Tuesday, May 16, 2006


A new NZ industry award, named ‘The Title’, has been created by the CAANZ Kitchen Table to recognise young people in the New Zealand industry who don’t work in the creative department yet have a passion for, and commitment to, great ideas.
The award is being launched as a way to identify, nurture and place a premium on those people who pave the way for great ideas - the people who have a genuine appetite for creative advertising and go out of their way to help make it happen.
“This industry is full of great ideas. Unfortuantely, the majority of them never see the light of day," says CAANZ Executive Board creative representative Richard Maddocks (right), ECD of Colenso BBDO, Auckland. “Here’s a chance to celebrate the people who through their passion and commitment to great creative help turn those ideas into reality."
Each year, one person will be awarded The Title and sent to Cannes in recognition of their committment.
“People that have a passion for great ideas and making them happen are the most valuable people in our industry,” said CAANZ Chairman Andrew Stone, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand.
This award differs from traditional advertising awards. Firstly, it’s open only to those outside creative departments. Secondly, it doesn’t reward a piece of work, it rewards a passion for, and habitual commitment to making sure great work happens.
Agencies are being asked to put forward nominees for the award, and will be sent a nomination pack this week. The nominee must have less than five years experience in the industry.
To nominate somebody, please see www.caanz.co.nz/title
The Kitchen Table thanks supporters Marsden Inch Recruitment, Getty Images, Oktober and Joyride Films for their generous contributions.
The Kitchen Table is a subcommittee of CAANZ, created to inspire and to represent the interests of those advertising people under 30.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea. If the person who came up with it has less than 5 years experience in the industry, he or she should go to Cannes.

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's hot. I'd definitely do him. Err, hang on...

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why the long face, Rich?

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's from a casting of planet of the apes

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KItchen table crowd, you're fab.

You put the cynical, sarcastic, clowns to shame.

Great work: unsung heroes will go to Cannes.

Kitchen table blog?


Andy Blood

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez, even for a kiwi he is ugly as heck.....such a shame you cant scam ad your face....

he would have respect then...oh, okay...nothing could help a reputation like Gary's.....what? he's not that Larson guy?....

In that case he is juat an ugly Kiwi wannabe....plenty of them

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't think someone with such a sordid reputation could back it up with such an ugly head.

It must suck ripping off the inside of Gary Larsons head while looking like the outside of his head after a meeting with a belt sander.

On the upside Rich...you have such a world wide rep of excellence...like a Xerox photocopier

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rich is actually an Aussie and a good guy. I know, it sounds totally implausible.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, you Aussie guys have your facts mixed up.

That wasn't Richard who ripped off Gary Larson.

Anyway, he does have a rude head.

7:44 PM  

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