We already had Life Direct's sloth and Speight's ginger bear, and now the AA has introduced a pair of yellow sheep—via a life insurance spot by Rainger & Rolfe—to the growing catalgoue of animals in Kiwi advertising.
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In just 18 months, AA Smartfuel signed up half the country and a host of retail partners to its innovative loyalty scheme.
Yesterday marked the second anniversary of fuel-saving discount scheme AA Smartfuel, which has thus far accumulated over 1.6 million unique registered cardholders since its inception in 2011. PLUS: read about comedian Urzila Carlson's involvement with the programme.
Nearables, hearables & wearables: Wayne Pick on how brands can benefit from the rise of three major tech trends
Future Tense (part 2): MediaWorks' Mark Weldon on bilateral markets, the unnecessary complexity of ratecards and the importance of 'co-opetition'
Beyond the Page: Woman's Day, Spark PHD and Unilever clean up with paid, owned and earned media strategy
Future Tense: MediaWorks' Mark Weldon on its new 'power news brand', the joy of integration and preparing for the future
With fewer competitors, a new agency, the departure of some senior staff, a range of marketing initiatives and a new brand campaign, it was a big year for Westpac. Senior brand manager Michael Healy shares his thoughts.
Once again, online advertising continued its steady rise in New Zealand in 2012, hitting its high water mark in the last quarter. And as the head of Yahoo! New Zealand (which recently launched its year-in-the-making new homepage and mobile site) and the new chair of the local Internet Advertising Bureau, Laura Maxwell-Hansen is well placed to see where it's heading next. Here's her take on 2012.
Air New Zealand's hairyplane, AA Insurance's tribute to the wonders of its industry and Speight's New York knocking get the goodness.
The old adage says reputations take a lifetime to build and only 15 minutes to destroy. And with the emergence of social media and online reviews, never has this saying rung truer for our travel and hospitality industries.
There's been plenty of discussion about the Major Events Management Act (MEMA) and the steps being taken by organisers to limit so-called ambush marketing during the upcoming 'Big Rugby Event'. Some say the rules are too draconian and kowtow to the corporates, while others believe they're fair enough because they aim to protect the sizable investment of the Rugby World Cup's official sponsors. Urgent Courier's Mobile AdVert has already come under fire from OMANZ for a possible breach. And we've found a campaign on AA's Bookabach.co.nz that looks like it's in a very similar boat.