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Memes and Mao collide as Powershop goes Gangnam Style

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  • March 11, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Memes and Mao collide as Powershop goes Gangnam Style

David Cameron, Barak Obama and John Key have all been seen dancing Psy's Gangnam Style and Ban Ki-Moon has hailed it as a "force for world peace". Now Powershop and DoubleFish are using it to sell electricity, with hot new band Mao Tse Tung and the Great Leap Forward performing 'Gangnam For Freedom' as part of its long-running 'Same Power, Different Attitude' campaign.  

It might've been even better if North Korea's Kim Jong-Un had his dancing shoes on, but there was a chance it may have resulted in nuclear war.  

"We've just moved to a bunker in Newtown to protect us from nuclear assault," says design director Simon Coley. "Unfortunately Kim Jong Un doesn't have quite the sartorial style and fame as his illustrious Father. Especially in the spectacle department."

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Cannes 2018: Colenso BBDO is the first New Zealand agency to make a shortlist

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  • June 18, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Cannes 2018: Colenso BBDO is the first New Zealand agency to make a shortlist

It's that time of year again, with adland taking to the French Riviera for a week of education, inspiration and celebration. So far, the shortlists for the Glass, Innovation, Titanium, Pharma, and Health and Wellness categories have been released to kick off the buzz that’s set to last until the last Lion is announced on Friday.

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