Burger King New Zealand has moved its creative,
social and digital account from Colenso BBDO to Y&R, consolidating
its entire business with Y&R. Y&R NZ had previously delivered
BK's media strategy, trading and implementation services.
have taken the opportunity to improve communication between a variety of
disciplines in order to achieve alignment and with an expectation to
improve creative output. Speed is critical to our success and a one team
approach will strengthen our execution," says James Woodbridge, General
Manager Marketing Burger King New Zealand.
"Burger King has a well-established heritage of doing brave work that
expands outside of traditional one-way comms, both here and overseas.
This approach fits perfectly with the Y&R style, where media and
creative work together to develop campaigns that can't be ignored,"
says Jono Key, Managing Director, Y&R NZ.
"The New Zealand
QSR market is one of the most competitive in the world, so the team are
looking forward to getting down to the business of selling burgers."
sought-after business has sat with Colenso for eight years. Says
Colenso BBDO managing director, Scott Coldham: "We've worked with Burger
King for eight years and formed a strong and resilient partnership
that's seen us navigate the ups and downs of a very volatile category,
year after year. Our partnership has seen us deliver the most successful
and effective campaigns in the brand's history in this market, so it's
disappointing they've decided to move on. We wish them well in their
The transition between agencies will be completed by mid June, 2018.