TVCs of the Week: 6 November

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  • November 6, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
TVCs of the Week: 6 November's it for: Air New Zealand by Weta Workshop and 8com

Why we like it: It's not a TVC, but Air New Zealand deserves some props for creating a new media channel and then (mostly) delivering great content to put on it. And with Weta Workshop on board, the Hobbit-inspired inflight video was bound to be good. A perfect mix of homage and piss-takery, a galaxy of stars and, judging by the number of views, a win for all involved.'s it for: AA Insurance by Special Group and Special Problems

Why we like it: It's a bit long, but it's different, it adds a bit of emotion to a typically very safe category and, as the son of an insurance broker who regularly gets to hear boring spiels about the importance of insurance, it's a nice way to show the role that the industry (usually) plays when shit hits fans. But the English accent is slightly perplexing.'s it for: Speight's by Shine and Curious

Why we like it: It's getting a bit of a hard time from the tough StopPress crowd, and while it may not have quite as much chutzpah or character as the old ads, the Southern Man was getting a bit tired and, as the preference for mainstream beer continues to decline, it was probably about time the brand moved in a slightly different direction (check out the results of the Speight's man survey). Now we wait for the Emerson's campaign.

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

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  • 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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