Dulux and Clemenger BBDO employ happy clappers to launch new colour range

  • Advertising
  • November 4, 2014
  • Jessy Edwards
Dulux and Clemenger BBDO employ happy clappers to launch new colour range

Dulux New Zealand has just launched a new TVC and it’s a toe-tapping, hand-clapping wee number. The 30-second ad, developed by ClemengerBBDO and shot by Finch, centres on a catchy tune and features a wide range of home-dwellers (even babies) changing up their décor with a clap of the hands.

The Dulux dog also makes a couple of appearances in the ‘Go Colour’ TVC, because hey, it’s not a Dulux ad without the Dulux dog.

The ad is part of a campaign launching the 2014/15 Dulux colour range, which features 300 new colours with a focus on brights.

Dulux says the campaign is based around insights that found colour selection is the hardest part of painting.

The campaign also showcases new tools from the company that make picking colours easier, Dulux national marketing manager Shontelle Crosswell says.

“The campaign works on a transitional and tactical level, establishing the ‘go colour’ tagline and showcasing the Dulux tools that put the possibilities of colour in your hands,” she says.

The spot features the Dulux Colour NZ app, which is free and allows users to explore and match paint colours via your smartphone or tablet.

The ‘Capture’ function is the most fun aspect of the app, and it is strangely addictive.

The app lets you scan over an area or an item with your smartphone camera, with the app matching the colours in the frame to Dulux colour swatches.

On 13 October Dulux New Zealand also released a lovely little clip promoting the brand’s ‘artist edition fandecks’.

The company pairs up with three artists who use the product to create three lovely prints. And the entire art production process is documented in this two and a half minute video.

In 2012, Clemenger BBDO/OMD Wellington picked up a silver at Cannes for Dulux ‘What’s your Dulux colour of New Zealand’, in best use of integrated media.

And the pair have released a couple of other colourful campaigns over the years. 

A couple of months ago, Dulux appointed Pead PR to manage its public relations, taking over from Dock St. 

Pead PR will promote Dulux’s colour forecast programme, its 75th anniversary celebrations and alignments with DOC and The Block NZ television series, among other projects. 


Dulux New Zealand

National Marketing Manager: Shontelle Crosswell

Senior Brand Manager: Hadley Vaughan

Clemenger BBDO Wellington

ECD: Philip Andrew

Creative Director: Brigid Alkema

Creative: Erik Hay

Design Director: Steve Boggs

Agency Producer: Martin Gray / Jen Gasson

Account Director: Brendan McElroy

Senior Account Manager: Katy Baker

Media: Nick Ascough and Cliodhna Martin, OMD

The Finch Company

Executive Producer: Karen Bryson

Producer: Nikki Smith

Director: Alex Roberts

Director of Photography: Andrew Stroud

Post Production online: Beryl

Casting: Catch Casting

Production Design: Bruce Everard

Music: Franklin Road

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Effies 2018: DDB shines golden, takes home Grand Effie and crowned Most Effective Agency of the Year

  • Awards
  • October 19, 2018
  • Georgina Harris
Effies 2018: DDB shines golden, takes home Grand Effie and crowned Most Effective Agency of the Year

Auckland’s Shed 10 was taken over by advertising and marketing folk last night, excited to celebrate the country’s most effective marketing campaigns at the 2018 NZ Effie Awards, organised by the Commercial Communications Council in association with TVNZ.

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