Youtube VideoWho's it for: New World by Colenso BBDO/.99 and Finch
Why we like it: A long overdue brand refresh for New World, which has been battered by the big-spending Countdown in recent years. All three ads from the new campaign are bang on in terms of visual storytelling, but for us, the 'I'm Big Day' spot takes the biscuit. Check out the other two here.
Who's it for: Sky by DDB and Exit Films
Why we like it: It would've been easy to splice together a highlights package of joyous finely-tuned athletes winning things and crowds enjoying themselves, a la the RWC campaign. But we reckon getting inside the heads of the athletes who are competing and showcasing some of the nuances of the Olympic disciplines is a much better—and much more interesting—approach. This one gets the nod because it was filmed in Invers. Check out the other spots here.
Who's it for: Subaru by Barnes, Catmur & Friends and The Craft Shop
Why we like it: Subaru has embraced the typical automotive advertising approach in the past, with a campaign showing shots of its cars driving through beautiful, often rugged terrain. But it's added a layer of interest—and a layer of BC&F humour—in this animated number.