Big brand stars from AdSchool

Media Design School 31 Oct 2012 Comments

AdSchool graduates quickly find work in New Zealand’s top advertising agencies. Here is an update on the major award wins and brand work they have been doing.

Emily Drake and Sarah Litwin-Schmidit (2010 grads) were listed as co-creatives on the Toyota - feels good on the inside TVC. Watch it

Whilst we're at it Jules Ferrier and Jen Liddell (both 2010 grads) did the boys crying spot for Lindauer. Watch it

Amnesty International has launched Trial by Timeline via our graduates Anna Stickely and Ben Polkinghorne from Colenso BBDO New Zealand. The Facebook app scans your timeline and shows people what some of their comments or behaviours might have cost them in different countries around the world, just for being themselves. Incidentally, within just one year after graduating Anna already has three major campaigns to her name (Cancer, Auckland Philarmonic and Amnesty). Read More

In other news, three of our graduates at The Special Group in Auckland have done really well at The Caxtons (newspaper awards) in Australia.

Kim Fraser was a winner in the standard banner category for Un-rugby this banner (Channel 4) and also won for Best Cross Platform Newspaper Campaign for Four.The Home Of NOT Rugby.

Meanwhile, Anthony Wilson and Iain MacMillian were winners of Best Topical Ad and also won in the Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications & IT category for Send a paper for NAB NZ.

The other really good news is that Steinlager's White Can was the grand winner at this year's Effies and the art director on that was another ex graduate, Damian Galvin.

Galvin, was also the art director on The Rialto Channel – Independent Film for Independent Minds which won Best Copywriting at The Caxtons, so that's five ex grads with big wins at The Caxtons.The AdSchool students have always done really well in the Newspaper Student Competitions whilst at the school (we've won the main and the topical NAB competition now for three straight years in a row) and clearly these Caxton wins show how that experience prepares them well for the real world.