Thanks to the generosity of Ruben Halper from Google and Natasha Stitchbury from CAANZ, the four finalist teams for the Google Student Axis were invited along to wine and dine it with a whole host of industry creatives last night at the 2017 Axis Creative Advertising Awards.
All four surviving finalist (from 2016’s big shoot-out between MDS, AUT, and Otago students) were from MDS’ AdSchool and the winners on the night were Lauren Day and Nathaniel Ong for the Google Womb Hangout.
Not only were AdSchool tutors Kate Humphries, David Bell, Jeneal Rohrback and Harald Schmitt pleased as punch to be sitting alongside our talented finalists, we were made prouder still to see MDS AdSchool grad after MDS AdSchool grad collecting award after award throughout the night.
In fact, by the end of the evening, our grads had their names on 17 Golds, 26 Silvers, two Grand Prix awards, The Grand Grand Prix, the Marsden Inch Emerging Talent Award AND the Axis Innovation Award!
For a quick view of the Google Student Axis finalists’ table, Lauren and Nathaniel’s win, and graduates Henry Wall and Steve Hansen picking up some of the big prizes on the night check out David Bell’s video highlights below...