1 March 2019 at 9:00 am

ENZ success at the NZ Direct Marketing Awards

ENZ has won big at the New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards on 28 February, including the Nexus Supreme Award for data excellence, the Grand Prix Award for best channel entry and Direct Marketing Organisation of the Year.


It is the first time in the Awards’ history that one organisation has taken out all of the top honours. ENZ was also awarded a further seven golds, three silvers and one bronze across a variety of categories.

The awards, which celebrate excellence in digital, database and direct marketing, recognised ENZ's database marketing strategy over the past 18 months, including its Study in NZ database marketing programme, MyStudyNZ member website and Future Proof Yourself campaign.

Each was delivered with the support of SpeakData, ENZ’s data partner, and OMD, ENZ’s media partner.

ENZ Chief Executive Grant McPherson was delighted with the agency’s success.

“We’ve made a fundamental shift from promotions, events and limited fact-to-face interactions to a sophisticated digital marketing approach that is truly global that is an asset for New Zealand education providers involved in international education.

“We want to attract students who choose New Zealand for the value of our education offering and contribute to New Zealand and our society by helping us grow our understanding and connections with the world.” 

Paul Irwin, ENZ’s General Manager Student Marketing, said ENZ’s digital approach matched the key audience that New Zealand needed to connect with – students.

“The current generation of students live and breathe in a digital world. Today’s students expect to be able to find what they need on-line and this is playing a key role in their decision making,” said Paul

“Our digital approach connects students to education offerings that are optimally suited to their interests and ambitions. This helps them have the best possible experience living and studying in New Zealand and boosts employment outcomes.”

The NZDM Awards are one of two key annual New Zealand marketing award events and are run by the New Zealand Marketing Association.

This was the first time ENZ entered the awards, competing against many of New Zealand’s biggest corporates, including Spark, Westpac, ANZ, Vodafone and Air New Zealand.

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