Youtube VideoAfter seeing this classic ad for Hudson Toffee Pops as a young chap at some stage in the early '90s, I, like many of the nation's children, instantly developed a crippling fear of red couches and watching it now brings back extremely painful memories. That's not true, but reliable informants have reliably informed us that the rather artistic male lead is an ad man of some repute. So the first person to tell us who it is will get a copy of Martin Lindstrom's Brandwashed.
Who's it for: Anchor NZ by Colenso BBDO and Flying Fish
Why we like it: Children have vivid imaginations capable of constructing stories that provide elaborate rationalisations for things that are obvious, and comparably boring, to adults. This again proved to be the case when Colenso BBDO handed the creative reins over to five-year-old Lila. And although the spot is very simplistic in its execution, the viewer can't help but be pulled into the far-fetched story of the Tooth Fairy.
Who's it for: Bigpipe by Tim Batt, Guy Montgomery and Tom Furniss
Why we like it: Since its inception last year, Bigpipe has been open in its pursuit for younger consumers. Everything from the no-limit structure of its broadband packages to the fact that it doesn't have a call centre has been shaped with the millennial in mind, and this is now also being reflected in its latest advertising effort, which serves up a delightfully juvenile assortment of random scenes.