PHD’s impressive string of award wins this year continued at the Google Performance Honours Finals in Auckland last week. PHD was the only New Zealand agency to receive top agency honours at the awards which recognise exceptional work in Performance advertising in Australia and New Zealand.

PHD collected awards in the Automation, Doubleclick AAA GMS (smaller clients) and Doubleclick AAA LCS (big clients) categories, recognising the impressive efforts and skill of PHD’s SEM team consisting of Emanuel Audisio, Patrick Kim, Shenine Dune and Nick Sadler.

Alex Crossan, Anh Nguyen and Laine Yeager won Q3 ‘YouTube All Star’ awards for their exceptional work for Spark. As part of the prize, they will travel to Google HQ in Mountain View, California to spend time with the Google team.

PHD Group head of performance media, Forsyth Thompson, says it shows PHD’s search team is world-class: “Performance Honours rewards the agencies that shine throughout the year, so these awards are a really big deal for us. We’re very proud of Alex, Anh, Laine and the SEM team for their achievements.”

In addition to the aforementioned awards, PHD won five individual awards including Guru of the Year, Performance Megastar and YouTube All Star earlier this year. The agency was also Google’s most-awarded New Zealand agency in 2017.

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