If you answered Yx3 then it’s Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner for you! We’re Young+Shand; Auckland-based digi ad agency and NZ’s largest indie. And we’re looking add to our creative awesomeness across a number of spots.
But in case we’ve not met, a little bit about us. Right now we’re about 50+ peeps with a creative dept of about 20. Creatively speaking, we’re made up of copywriters, art directors, digi designers, and front and back end devs. We even have a full time agency DOP and a 3D/motion wizard. And that means whatever brilliance you dream up, we can make in-house.
Clients we work with on the reg feats. such names as 2degrees, Steinlager, Speight’s, Mac’s, Smirnoff, V, NZI, and NZ Blood just for starters. And we’re centrally located in Britomart, which puts us (and you) in the centre of everything.
We’ve just added a few new clients into this tasty mix, which is why we’re putting the word out for a few more creative peeps. If all this sounds kinda awesome, then stop reading and start writing. You can get in touch with us here:
PS. We also do free lunch every Fridays and have a chiller full of beer for your pleasure… not that this would influence your decision or anything.
HP has the best security I have ever seen, well done.........
Congratulations, Nigel! All the best - I'm sure it will be an exciting move for you and OMD.
Wow, worst ad i've seen in a looong time. Actually made me cringe.
Well done Nigel, energy and fun and success abounds.
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Tone deaf, out of touch, and choosing not to address a single issue that matters. Yep, this is an advertisement for the National party all right.
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Who's it for: Vogel's by Shine and Curious Films
Why we like it: Achieving diversity in a campaign to truly reflect what a country looks like is no easy task, with many efforts coming across as contrived, fabricated efforts. However, this spot by Vogel's avoids all these pitfalls by bringing a collection of eight exceptional stories together around a single table. In doing so, the bread brand shows us what it means to be a Kiwi at a time when the country is changing. And it's a message that's resonated with consumers, with Facebook comments including remarks like "a truly beautiful advert", "the best advert I have seen in a very long time", "brilliant effort to illustrate how wonderful, unique and diverse NZers are" and "talk about bring a tear to your eye".
Who's it for: BMW by Flying Fish
Why we like it: Recognise Karangahape Road and Fort Lane in this spot? No need for a double take, it's them. Not only does this spot showcase the new BMW, it also turns Auckland into a driver's dream, with empty streets and a long unoccupied straight across the Harbour Bridge. Even if it's not quite a true representation of the usually traffic-filled city that cars crawl through on most days, it's a great opportunity for our local city to be seen around the world as well as the production company Flying Fish.
Who's it for:Whittaker's by Assignment Group.
Why we like it: It's been a while since we've seen Nigella Lawson front a Whittaker's campaign and this time she's joined by British comedians Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley and Bill Bailey who all appear to fizz over the brand's new Destinations range. While Lawson has typically taken a sultry tone in Whittaker's spots, this time, she barely gets a word in as her friends take more of 'a children in a candy store' approach to building hype over flavours like 'Nicaraguan Heirloom Dark Chocolate', 'Italian Piedmont Hazelnut' and 'Caramelised Pecans, Waffle and Canadian Maple Syrup'.
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