Supermarkets, sporting subtleties and Subarus

  • TVC
  • May 15, 2012
  • Ben Fahy

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.

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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.

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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.

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Sharks and lightning: expect the unexpected in LifeDirect's new campaign

  • Advertising
  • September 18, 2018
  • Georgina Harris
Sharks and lightning: expect the unexpected in LifeDirect's new campaign

Following the sad demise of mascot Simon the sloth, LifeDirect by Trade Me has gone for the humourously unexpected in its newest brand campaign by Y&R.

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