Unlike most awards, during the judging the team decided we need to make up a few more specific categories to reward some other moments, people and businesses we felt were deserving of a special nod. Although they didn't walk away with a special doorstop trophy, we hope they basked in a warm of glow of victory as they were announced.
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Arnott’s has rolled out the epic finale of its 'Apoloclypse Steve Hansen' campaign that plays out in a bizarre, action-packed short film by Y&R.
Y&R Media has a new name in Y&R Engage, following a rebrand to bring the agency in line with its vision for media. We chat to national general manager Nicky Greville about how the agency is taking a creative approach to drive engagement.
Spark, Vodafone, Kiwibank, Banqer and Arnott's show us how it's done.
Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, Steve Hansen's made his acting debut to save the world in an epic Arnott's campaign. But does one of the clips step a little too close to the sexist line?
We'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.
The 2010 Australasian Promotional Marketing Association (APMA) Star Awards winners were announced last week in Sydney and Kiwi agencies AmbientX and Apollo Marketing New Zealand walked away with a couple of gongs in their goodie bags.