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Monday, August 28, 2006


Only a few places are left for the 32nd Caxton Awards and Seminar, to be held at Millbrook Resort, Queenstown, New Zealand from 22-24 September.
The international guest speaker this year is Alan Russell, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Canada (pictured top left).
Originally from Manchester, England, Alan moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1979 to join Baker Lovick BBDO as a Senior Writer/Associate C.D.
Six years later, he became ACD at Palmer Jarvis, (now DDB Canada), where many of his campaigns helped establish the agency as the creative force it is today.
Alan was Strategy Magazine’s top-ranked copywriter for five consecutive years, #1 Creative Director for two years and in 2003 was named in Advertising Age’s List of Top 10 Creatives.
He has been a juror at Cannes, Clios and New York Art Directors Club, while his tally of awards includes Cannes Lions, One Show pencils, C.A., Clios , ANDYs and London International.
Outside of advertising, his interests include travel, hiking, theatre, Indian curries, music, Kilkenny beer and, foolishly, still attempting to play senior men’s soccer.

Alan Russell, Creative Director, DDB Canada (International Guest Speaker)
Mike O’Sullivan, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand
Rob Belgiovane, Executive Creative Director, BWM
Sean Cummins, Creative Director, Cummins and Partners
Vaughn Davis, Creative Director Retail, Y&R Auckland
Tony Hale, CEO, Newspaper Works
Darryl Parsons, Copywriter, Consortium New Zealand
Colin Wilson-Brown, Principal, The Clinic
Peter Evans, Marketing Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
Paul MacIntyre, Marketing Editor, Sydney Morning Herald (Facilitator)

Places are filling fast, so to guarantee your place at Caxton 2006, contact Alice Harrington on 61 2 9281 8788 or email alice@twodeforce.com.au


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that Denny Crane on the panel?

4:20 pm NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caxtons ?? Yeah Right...

4:53 pm NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best industry weekend of the year, by far, if the last ones on Hayman Island and in Broome were any guide. Anyone who is anyone was there and everyone had a laugh - and learnt a bit from their peers. If you're any good in this business, and want to be better, you've got to be there. I'm sending three from my department - yes, it's expensive, but it's not only a reward for them putting in a great effort this year, it's tax deductable, which keeps the agency bean counter happy.

5:16 pm NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a crappy reward. How about a break from work?

4:10 pm NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, if you can talk your MD into signing a cheque for this one, do it. Caxton is like nothing else in NZ or possibly anywhere. Equal measures advertising, odd traditions and rituals that would make a mason blush. Bryce Courtenay was one of the early instigators, apparently.

8:00 pm NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know William Shatner was an ad-man

11:30 pm NZST


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