BestMate shuffles back into view in new Vodafone TVCs

  • Advertising
  • July 19, 2012
  • StopPress Team
BestMate shuffles back into view in new Vodafone TVCs

Vodafone may be seeking to acquire a new branch of business with Telstra Clear, but DraftFCB’s latest TVCs for the Telco revisits BestMate, an old product favourite that, although popular, hasn’t received much promotional love as of late.

Traditionally reserved for mobile to mobile connections, BestMate is expanding its offering to also include 1000 landline minutes and to illustrate the expansion, DraftFCB went about hiring the best shoes in the acting business.

Why shoes? DraftFCB’s group executive creative director of Australasia, James Mok, says:

“Your best mate is different to my best mate but we can all get the personalities of people's shoes. Besides that, it's good fun.”


Client – Vodafone
Product – Best Mates
Agency – DraftFCB
Executive Creative Director – Regan Grafton
Art Director – Kelly Lovelock
Copywriter – Peter Vegas
Agency Producer – Casey King
Account Service – Karla Fisher, Courtney Seward
Planner – Emma Popping
Production Company - Yukfoo
Director - Ryan Kothe
Film Producer – Glen Real
Music - Nic Manders @ Ned Music
Sound Design/Audio Post - Dan Nathan @ Liquid Studios

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Industry welcomes KPEX, but also asks a few questions

  • Media
  • October 9, 2015
  • Damien Venuto
Industry welcomes KPEX, but also asks a few questions

While yesterday's announcement by the nation's big four publishers about the creation of a joint ad exchange has largely been welcomed by the industry as positive move that could, if effective, serve to keep a bigger chunk of ad spend in the local market rather than feeding it into the international exchanges, it has also raised a few questions that will need to be answered as it comes into effect. We chat to the big brains at Countdown, Foodstuffs, OMD, Vivaki, Acquire Online, ANZA, Bauer and TVNZ about their thoughts on this move.

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