Copycat crimes: Rico vs the Meerkat

  • Advertising
  • February 6, 2011
  • StopPress Team
Copycat crimes: Rico vs the Meerkat

As if Air New Zealand's controversial spokesbeast Rico hasn't had enough criticism directed at him, now he's been accused of being a rip-off.

We received a message from a disgruntled puppet hater who thought the furry lothario bore an uncanny resemblance to a rather annoying meerkat seen on screens in the UK.

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Everyone loves a good plagiarism in advertising debate. So, do you think .99's Rico is 'inspired by'? And does it even matter if the customers don't know and/or care (judging by the Facebook page, there's plenty of love for him)?

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Rico is currently making sick beats with Wellington musos and was unable to be reached for comment.

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Queenstown set to celebrate the best of advertising

  • Event
  • July 20, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Queenstown set to celebrate the best of advertising

Queenstown Rotary Club hopes to change the perception that advertising means annoying sales pitchy commercials at the Australasian premiere of Night of the AdEaters.

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