New Zealand Creative Guns
New Zealand is still hitting its creative stride, and is right up there with the big competitors according the most recent Young Guns Awards. Auckland’s Media Design School has been named 4th best advertising school of the decade on account of the number Young Guns gongs awarded to its students in the last ten years. “As we recognise the best of the past decade, it’s an exceptional achievement for Media Design School to place within the top 1 school, especially when you consider the size of some of the other schools”, says Young Guns founder Kristina Barnes. David Bell, founder of the Media Design School course said the original goal in 1999 was to make the best creative advertising course in the Southern Hemisphere. “We never really knew if we’d pulled it off until now, so thanks Young Guns for quantifying its successes,” he said. New Zealand was also ranked second in the most awarded countries category, and BBDO, with a big effort from Colenso, won network of the year.