Acquire: Finalist in two prestigious awards

October 5, 2021

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, October 6, 2021 – Digital advertising specialist Acquire is one of the few Kiwi agencies named as finalists at two prestigious awards shows this year: The Drum Digital Awards and B&T Awards.

An almost clean sweep at The Drum Digital Awards saw Acquire named as a finalist in five categories: Best Buy Side Team, Best High Impact Campaign, Most Effective Use of Performance, Not-for-Profit/Charity and Rising Star. The agency was also a finalist in the Data-Driven Marketing category at the B&T Awards.

No stranger to accolades, Acquire won The Drum Best Ad Team in 2020 and Best Programmatic Trading Team at the B&T Awards, 2019.

“We are honoured to have made the shortlist alongside other leading agencies and brands, but it would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the amazing team and clients we work with,” said Zane Furtado, GM Technology and Innovation at Acquire.

Chris Schultz, Acquire CEO comments: “It is a testament to the hard work our team puts in every day to ensure our clients get best-in-class services. The breadth of our nominations demonstrates this. In particular, being nominated for data-driven marketing is the reward for our investment in the new future for Acquire.”

B&T Awards are Australia’s biggest and longest-running awards for the advertising, marketing and media industries. The Drum Digital Awards are an APAC awards programme, garnering global entries.

The Drum winners will be announced at the virtual award ceremony on 13th October 2021. B&T winners will be announced at the B&T awards ceremony on November 12.

About Acquire

Since 2011, Acquire, a leader in data-driven advertising, has been helping companies target the right audiences at scale with data and unique machine-learning algorithms. Over its almost 10 years, the organisation has operated with a single-minded focus on results. It has introduced over 30 new technologies to the New Zealand market, from a multi-platform provider to its proprietary smart-buying algorithm, Aladdin.


Chris Schultz and Zane Furtado are available for comment.

Please call:

Chris Schultz, CEO Acquire – 021 994 335

Zane Furtado, GM Technology & Innovation – 027 283 4443