After kicking off its 'Same Power, Different Attitude' campaign with a few friendly dictators, Powershop and DoubleFish then moved into fictional territory with ads featuring Jaws, Daleks, Darth Vader and Frankenstein. A cease and desist letter from LucasFilm moved the campaign back in the direction of well-known humans, such as a free-lovin' Margaret Thatcher. And now the brand has either bravely or foolishly taken things in a much more controversial direction with a new ad that wouldn't be out of place on a St Matthew in the City billboard and features Pope Benedict XVI presiding over a same sex marriage. We predict fire and brimstone Powershop's way cometh. And, if we're lucky, maybe even @pontifex's first Tweet.
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.