Colenso BBDO

Brand & Creative Partner

We are a group of creatively obsessed people who work to build more meaningful brands, and foster better relationships between those brands and their customers.


Colenso BBDO has been producing world-class creative work for our clients since 1969. Over a number of years Colenso BBDO has consistently won more creative awards than any other agency in New Zealand. In 2019, WARC has ranked us #1 Agency in Australia & New Zealand. Contagious ranked us #1 Best & Bravest Agency in the World. And Campaign Brief gave us the #1 Agency in New Zealand accolade for the ninth time. But that means nothing if the work we do doesn’t achieve results, which is why our global effectiveness ranking balances this. We’re currently ranked by WARC as the 3rd Most Effective Agency in the World.


At Colenso we pride ourselves on doing things differently, finding new ways to create business results or change perceptions. Whether it’s putting a restaurant in a tree, turning beer waste into bio-fuel, creating a language learning app to learn te reo Māori or helping dog owners take better selfies with their pets; we have a history of doing things that get talked about.

Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail