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TEQUILA\ Auckland Dominates On International Stage

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TEQUILA\ Auckland Dominates Again On International Awards Stage

Tuesday, 24th October, 2006:

New Zealand agencies dominated the international Echo Direct Marketing association awards in San Francisco last week led by TEQUILA\ Auckland which won a Gold and two bronze Echos.

Jones Publishing’s ‘Bistro at Your Place’ campaign received a Gold and ASB Bank and Nissan picked up Bronze awards for the Rural Banking ‘Bootscraper’ campaign and the Murano/Pathfinder ‘Torn’ campaign respectively. Ogilvy One received a Diamond for its Purina ‘Milkaholics’.

In total, New Zealand agencies and clients won a total of 15 awards at the DMA’s gala ceremony hosted by American comedian and media personality Dana Carvey.

Wayne Pick, TEQUILA\ Auckland Creative Director, was present in San Francisco to pick up TEQUILA\’s swag of awards and to speak at the DMA Conference.

“It was fantastic to wave the creative Kiwi flag yet again and add it to the local Admedia/Fairfax ‘Compact Agency of the Year’ accolade we’ve also had bestowed upon us,” he says.

“With our strong showing at Cannes and other high profile international awards ceremonies it’s been a bumper year for TEQUILA\ Auckland,”
adds Mike Larmer, TEQUILA\ Auckland Managing Director.

Other New Zealand winners noted on the night were Aim Proximity Auckland and Wellington, Robins Brand Richter, Publicis Dialogue and Clemenger BBDO.

For full details concerning the awards ceremony and a list of winners, visit:

www.the-dma.org/conferences/dma06/

ENDS

About TEQUILA\ Auckland: TEQUILA\ Auckland is this year’s winner of the Admedia/Fairfax ‘Compact Agency of the Year’ – and joint winner of the RSVP Grand Prix. It is currently ranked in the top 25 in the world on the Won Report of award-winning DM agencies. It is part of a fast-growing regional network, TEQUILA\ Asia Pacific, also named Media Magazine’s ‘One to One Agency of the Year’. New Zealand clients include ASB Bank, Nissan, adidas, Bridgestone, Firestone Direct, ACP, Fisher & Paykel Finance and MIT. TEQUILA\ with TBWA\Whybin was in the Unlimited Magazine’s Best Places to Work top 10 for the second year in a row.


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