Colenso BBDO

Colenso BBDO has been producing world-class creative work for iconic local and global brands since 1969.

They believe the most effective thing they can give their clients is great creative work. Everyone at Colenso has the same job – make the work great – and it’s that obsessive focus on The Work that distinguishes them.

After winning more Cannes Lions than any agency in New Zealand’s history, they finished 2010 ranked 15th in the world in the Cannes Report, 20th in the world in the Big Won Report and 44th in the world in the Gunn Report.

And after winning thirteen effectiveness awards including Best in Show at the New Zealand Effies, they were named Effectiveness Agency of the Year for the second year running.

Their success has been sustained over the long term. They were the highest ranked agency of the 2000’s according to Campaign Brief, who named us New Zealand Agency of the Decade.

These days, their focus is on progressive work that creates conversation around their clients’ brands. They have twice won a Cannes Integrated Lion, a coveted award reserved for the world’s most innovative creative thinking. And their work in the digital space has won us B&T Magazine’s Digital Agency of the Year in both 2008 and 2010, and Best in Show at the Asian Digital Media Awards in both 2009 and 2010.

With brands they’ve helped build being rolled out internationally and their work now running in several global markets, they aspire to be considered one of the world’s great creative agencies.