New World has been in fine marketing fettle in recent months, with two delightfully insane adverts involving bread-based real estate and vegetable-based romance and one mad ad for its netball sponsorship. And while its Christmas campaign wasn't quite so surreal, the ads featuring Santa Claus hiding in plain sight as a supermarket employee named Noel also caught viewers' attention and managed to take out Colmar Brunton’s Ad Impact award for November.
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Bread with "no nasties" wins Goodman Fielder the October 2014 Ad Impact Award from Colmar Brunton, while a slap of paint with a clap of the hands gain Clemenger BBDO a nod, and a quick save for Sealord gets Ogilvy & Mather an honourable mention.
If the winner of Colmar Brunton's Ad Impact Award is any guide, you still can't beat a celebrity endorsement, because New Zealanders absolutely loved Samsung’s ad featuring All Black Izzy Dagg and the new Galaxy S5.
Goodman Fielder has picked up August’s Colmar Brunton Ad Impact Award for its spot featuring a baker attempting to evade a horde of villagers desperate to get their hands on a freshly baked loaf of Freya’s new low carb bread. PLUS: Reactive appointed Goodman Fielder's digital agency.
Linea Weatherboard’s transformer ad, created by Federation and Waxeye takes out the Colmar Brunton Ad Impact Award for July with its hero ad featuring a transforming house.
FCB's ad for Air New Zealand's new seating options blew "most of our norms out of the water", says Harriet Dixon, account director at Colmar Brunton. The ad has stolen the Ad Impact Award for June.
A coliseum, a thunderous crowd and charging warriors, all shot in ultra-high definition (UHD) in an Auckland Quarry. This was Samsung’s global spot for its curved UHD TV, which was shot by Kiwi Nathan Price, and it's taken out the Colmar Brunton Ad Impact award for May. PLUS: Behind-the-scenes shots and a Q&A with Price.
Remember the slightly creepy corporate robot ad in 2011 for Visa Paywave? It almost made cash look cool. But in April this year the marketing changed tack with a sepia-coloured, quirky fantasy world made of skate bowls and skater girls and boys. It made contactless Paywave cards look so smooth the ad took out the Colmar Brunton Ad Impact Award for April.
Want to know what an ad with massive impact looks like? Then check out Honda’s ‘Hands’ advert that aired in New Zealand during March and clocked up the highest impact score Colmar Brunton has seen since it began running the Ad Impact Award study in 2011.
Since launching its over-arching Winning Happens tagline, NZ Lotteries and DDB have been aiming to show punters what it feels like to win. First up was its Instant Kiwi campaign, and next came Powerball and an overly-enthusiastic high-fiver called Craig. And it's done the job and caught some attention, because that campaign has taken out the February round of Colmar Brunton's Ad Impact Award.
Robin Williams' stirring monologue from the Dead Poets Society pulled at the heartstrings sufficiently to ensure that Apple's 'Your Verse' TVC for the iPad Air was awarded Colmar Brunton's Ad Impact award for January.
A child promoting the joys of coffee might not initially seem like a good idea for a campaign, but Caffe Aurora's 'Stop Searching', which follows Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez as he hunts for the perfect espresso, has obviously caught the attention of the masses, because it has taken out the December round of Colmar Brunton's Ad Impact Award.
The ad that portrays Nescafe's Dolce Gusto Melody coffee machine as a work of art has won the Colmar Brunton Ad Impact Award for last November. Colmar Brunton noted the TVC's brand impact and a dash of frothy humour.
Trade Me has won the October Colmar Brunton Ad Impact Award for its New or Used campaign, which it says highlighted the range of new products available while staying true to the "Kiwi tone" of its brand. And it seems the bike seat, burdened in the TVC by a large naked man, attracted the most curiosity.
Cadbury took the win in the March round of Colmar Brunton's Ad Impact Award with its animated, bicycling easter bunny. And it's added another trophy to its cabinet with the launch ad for Mini Drops taking September's title.