The title comes after the agency’s highly acclaimed ‘DB Export Beer Bottle Sand’ campaign picked up four gold trophies, including Oceania Campaign of the Year, and one bronze, making it the most celebrated campaign at this year’s Festival.

PHD Group’s chief executive Louise Bond says she is incredibly proud of the success the agency has had around the world in recent  years. “We’ve had an outstanding couple of years,” she says. “When you talk to marketers from other countries, they know of PHD New Zealand’s success and that recognition is highly rewarding.”

The Festival of Media Asia accolade adds to PHD’s Media Agency of the Year win at the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity in October of last year. PHD’s sister agency, Spark PR & Activate, also won an ICCO Global PR Award for Best Media Relations in November, again for DB Export Beer Bottle Sand, while creative agency Colenso BBDO has also been highly acclaimed for its role.

The recognition comes as DB ends its 18-year relationship with PHD following a global agency realignment. “It feels good to go out on a high note, indicative of all the great work we produced together over the years,” says Bond.

For more information, please contact:

Victoria Fruean, PR & Marketing Manager
PHD New Zealand
victoria.fruean@sparkactivate.co.nz