APN Outdoor takes their friends to high places

Feb - 2013

Auckland: Over 450 media and advertising movers and shakers attended the Friends in High Places (FIHP) third annual party last night at Mantells on the Water in Westhaven, Auckland.

The Outdoor advertising company hosted the summer concert to bring the New Zealand media industry together and kick-off the 2013 buying year.

Phil Clemas, APN Outdoor’s General Manager of New Zealand, explains the purpose behind the concept: “Friends In High Places is a series of client-focused events that bring together all of our business partners in the hope of building stronger relationships and expanding networking opportunities under the banner of creativity. Advertising, like music, is a creative field that resonates with some of the most artistic people in the world.”

In front of a panoramic New York city backdrop to the main-stage, the live acts exceeded the crowds high expectations. The line-up included Funkommunity, Latin Aotearoa, David Dallas, PNC and Aaradhna. The top door prize for the night was kindly sponsored by Team McMillan BMW & Mini, who gave one lucky guest the chance to take a Mini out for a long weekend.

Photos and video highlights from the evening can be seen on

Friends In High Places’ next date on the Events calendar will be early Spring, with an appropriate theme to help all escape the winter doldrums. FIHP will post more on their Facebook site closer to the occasion.