Y&R embraces its inner manchild for new Roadies campaign

  • Advertising
  • February 1, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Y&R embraces its inner manchild for new Roadies campaign

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Youtube VideoWe've seen plenty of manvertising in recent times, with the likes of Mammoth, Lion Red, Speight's Summit and NZTA all taking the over-the-top masculine approach to appeal to the guys (and, often, the girls). Obviously, the next logical step in this creative evolution was manchildvertising, so, to launch Arnott's Shapes Roadies in the New Zealand market, Y&R Auckland and Finch director Alex Roberts constructed an oversized carseat, embraced the green screen and filmed "three manchildren on a roadtrip behaving like manchildren on a roadtrip" as part of its rather absurd but quite funny 'Feed the Manchild' campaign. 

Youtube VideoAnd, for your comparative pleasure, here's how the Aussies did it.

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