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Axis Speaks


Thu 9 Mar 2017, 5:30pm–8:00pm

Where: Pt Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • CAANZ Members / Production Companies / Freelancers: $55.00 + $8.25 GST
  • Non-CAANZ Members: $95.00 + $14.25 GST
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Introducing the creative event of the year, before the other creative event of the year.

Get your tickets to an exclusive evening with seven of the world's most inspiring creative leaders. This year our Axis International Judges are in New Zealand and will take the floor for around 15 minutes and then will be joined for an intimate Q&A session with our panel of local Axis Presidents for 2017.

- Chuck Rachford, ECD, Cossette, Chicago, USA.
- Nancy Hartley, Creative Partner, Rumble, Australia.
- Shane Bradnick, ECD at DDB Auckland .
- Christy Peacock, ECD at TBWA Auckland.
- Brigid Alkema, ECDat Clemenger Wellington.
- Tony Clewett, Executive Creative Director at FCB Auckland.
- Regan Grafton, ECD at Ogilvy Auckland.

This year's AXIS theme is about the importance of your local awards and how nothing feels quite as good as winning at your local. We invite you to our local to join with these industry giants who have seen plenty in their time.

Chuck Rachford, Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Cossette Chicago -
When Chuck isn’t solving his client’s problems, he’s thinking about solving client problems. Or thinking about finding new problems to solve. Occasionally, he does a crossword. He’s basically just obsessed with problem solving.

Nancy Hartley, Creative Partner, Rumble Creative & Media, Australia -
Nancy formed her agency, Rumble Creative & Media with her creative partner of 14 years, James Burchill. Rumble was named Independent Agency of the Year at Adfest 2016. Nancy is passionate about creativity that produces exceptional results.

Regan Grafton (Convener), Executive Creative Officer for Ogilvy New Zealand -
Regan has been ranked number six in the world (2014 Won Report), number one in NZ (Campaign Brief NZ 2014-15), and has 36 Cannes Lions to his name. Regan is also ranked very highly at his local A&E as his passion for DIY has put him on a first name basis there.

Brigid Alkema, Executive Creative Director for Clemenger BBDO Wellington -
Brigid loves leading a team that are passionate about connecting with Kiwis and making stuff that matters and contributes to culture. Pushing the boundaries of what many thought possible for social marketing, her and her team have generated some of the country’s most memorable and effective campaigns including ‘Blazed,' ‘Tinnyvision,' and ‘Ghost Chips.'

Christy Peacock, Executive Creative Director for TBWA Auckland -
Working both internationally and locally at an entrepreneurial level has given Christy the unique perspective he has on the industry today. Along the way, Christy has been the recipient of all the major award shows globally.

Shane Bradnick, Executive Creative Director for DDB New Zealand -
Shane started his career in 1998 in South Africa as an art director at DDB. In 2001 he moved to Australia to join M&C Saatchi Sydney, and then Australian Agency of the Decade, BMF Sydney. In 2013 Shane became the ECD of DDB New Zealand where he now lives with his very patient wife and less patient two sons.

Tony Clewett, Executive Creative Director for FCB Auckland -
With over 20 years’ experience in the advertising game, both at home in New Zealand and the UK, Tony reckons he’s seen massive shifts in the way it’s being played over that time. Mostly for the better. Today, sitting back in the FCB Auckland office as ECD, he’s helping create and guide work that just a few years ago he, along with entire industry, would have laughed out of the office – and straight off to the funny farm.

Tickets include nibbles and drinks on arrival.

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