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ADMA haul.

As well as Becs picking up the Young Direct Marketer of the Year award, M&C Saatchi/Mark came away with 9 awards from 14 finalists, including 1 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze – a huge result!

LIMITED EDITION (Sydney Dogs and Cats Home) - Bronze
PING-PONG BY NOISE (Noise) - Bronze
FEED A FRIEND (Pizza Hut) - Bronze

MAKE CYBERSPACE A BETTER PLACE (Optus) - Gold (Art Direction)

LIMITED EDITION (Sydney Dogs and Cats Home) - Campaign - Silver
LIMITED EDITION (Sydney Dogs and Cats Home) - Out of Home - Silver

FEED A FRIEND (Piza Hut) - Bronze

Congratulations to all the teams that contributed to the success and a huge thank you to our wonderful clients for making the campaigns happen.

Tags : ADMA Awards, Gold, 2011, Silver, Bronze

Congratulations Becs.

Last night Rebecca Bezzina (pictured above left with Mark MD Simone Blakers) won 2011 ADMA Young Direct Marketer of the Year. It’s a huge achievement and we’re extremely proud of her. The award was given in recognition of her ability to take direct strategy and apply it to innovative new media.

She gets a big trophy and a big trip to Las Vegas for her troubles. Watch this space for updates on her adventures during 2012 as winner.

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Making noise at the London International Awards.

The Ping-Pong by Noise DM piece is doing the rounds at the award shows as we speak and is proving to be a real contender. Not only is it a finalist in multiple categories in the upcoming ADMA and Caples awards, but the video just picked up a bronze medal for best sound design at the prestigious London International Awards. This is a huge achievement as it was the only Australian piece to even be nominated in the category.

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Bean Blitz.

We've just launched Bean Blitz, an addictive Facebook game for Nescafé Gold. Have a go and see if you can line the beans up and grow your Arabica tree by keeping the perfect balance of altitude, sunlight and moisture.

Play it for yourself here.

Warning: it gets addictive, so clear your afternoon.

Tags : Facebook, Nestle, game, Mark, Arabica Bean, Bean Blitz, Nescafe Gold

Noche De Los Zombies.

The M&C Saatchi Group Christmas party was awash with margaritas and marauding mock-Mexicans last week as we celebrated Tijuana-style.

The theme was Mexican Day of the Dead and the result was something that Tarantino would be proud of with blood, make-up and questionable dance moves in spades.

From what we can recall, it was a night to remember.

The photographic evidence certainly suggests so.

Tags : Christmas Party, Hugos, NOCHE DE LOS ZOMBIES