articles tagged 'Damon Stapleton'

Damon Stapleton: money, creativity and fun

  • Voices
  • January 15, 2018
  • Damon Stapleton
Damon Stapleton: money, creativity and fun
Picture taken at Yayoi Kusama exhibition

Wanting to have more fun this year, DDB chief creative officer Damon Stapleton takes a look at why creativity is more important than money.

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Damon Stapleton faces a fiery interview

  • PopPress
  • August 8, 2017
  • StopPress Team
Damon Stapleton faces a fiery interview

DDB chief creative officer Damon Stapleton recently faced one of the tougher interviews of his career while in Cannes.

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Strangers at the Cannes circus

  • Voices
  • June 28, 2017
  • Damon Stapleton
Strangers at the Cannes circus

Damon Stapleton spots a few new faces at Cannes but finds comfort in the familiarity of what the event has always stood for.

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Social scoreboard

Zavy and StopPress have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media

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The wisdom of taxi drivers

  • Voices
  • June 16, 2017
  • Damon Stapleton
The wisdom of taxi drivers

What makes a conversation memorable? Damon Stapleton believes the answer might lie in the words of a few taxi drivers he's encountered over the last 20 years.

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Damon Stapleton: Judging D&AD, the hustle and strive

  • Voices
  • May 2, 2017
  • Damon Stapleton
Damon Stapleton: Judging D&AD, the hustle and strive

Damon Stapleton argues that you never go to D&AD expecting to win a pencil. And that's exactly what makes the show special.

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The Kool-Aid was strong at Pepsi

  • Voices
  • April 13, 2017
  • Damon Stapleton
The Kool-Aid was strong at Pepsi

DDB chief creative officer Damon Stapleton says that rather than capturing a cultural moment, Pepsi's ad provided a parody of it.

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First Jesse, now Dylan: Lotto tells its philanthropic story through the medium of junior football

  • Advertising
  • April 3, 2017
  • StopPress Team
First Jesse, now Dylan: Lotto tells its philanthropic story through the medium of junior football

Lotto New Zealand has a long history of selling more tickets by focusing on the joy of the big win. But, more recently, it's also tried to sell more tickets by focusing on the joy of giving, promoting the fact that those tickets help fund various community projects around the country. Last time it was Jesse Mulligan telling some of those stories. Now it's turned to a young, fictional football player called Dylan who sees his life change with a single kick of the ball.

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Lotto sticks to storytelling, follows Pop's Gift with Mum's Wish

  • Advertising
  • October 17, 2016
  • Damien Venuto
Lotto sticks to storytelling, follows Pop's Gift with Mum's Wish

It’s been a year since Lotto sailed the pirate ship in ‘Pop’s Gift’ onto Kiwi TV screens, and the organisation has now followed this up with another fantastical piece of storytelling in a new spot called ‘Mum’s Wish’.

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'A giant faceless provider of creative solutions will never create great work' says Damon Stapleton

  • Opinion
  • April 6, 2016
  • Damon Stapleton
'A giant faceless provider of creative solutions will never create great work' says Damon Stapleton

DDB chief creative officer Damon Stapleton on how being a good creative means pushing beyond the expected and how the best ideas can never be a commodity pushed out on a conveyor belt.

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How are infomercials still a thing?

  • Advertising
  • January 28, 2016
  • Damien Venuto
How are infomercials still a thing?

Do you find yourself watching infomercials late at night? Do you wonder how they can possibly still be a thing? Would you be surprised to hear that a company producing infomercials is one of the biggest media spenders in New Zealand? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions (or even if you didn't), then this is the story for you.

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Don't eat the pack shot: the client, the muesli bar and the jargon

  • Opinion
  • January 26, 2016
  • Damon Stapleton
Don't eat the pack shot: the client, the muesli bar and the jargon

DDB's chief creative officer Damon Stapleton revisits an experience with a particularly tricky client as he makes an argument for keeping things simple and producing great work worthy of people's time.

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The premature death of persuasion

  • Advertising
  • November 12, 2015
  • Damon Stapleton
The premature death of persuasion

With the advent of automated buying, there's a growing consensus that marketing communications need to be short and snappy. But after walking in on four young creatives huddled around a laptop, DDB chief creative officer Damon Stapleton learnt that longer form storytelling is far from dead.

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'I was 17 when I went to war': the impact of simple language

  • Advertising
  • August 5, 2015
  • Damon Stapleton
'I was 17 when I went to war': the impact of simple language

After a short chat with his war veteran grandfather, DDB chief creative officer Damon Stapleton was reminded of how powerful simple language can be.

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Mad Men never die; they just change their business cards

  • Opinion
  • May 19, 2015
  • Damon Stapleton
Mad Men never die; they just change their business cards

As Mad Men comes to a close, DDB chief creative officer Damon Stapleton considers whether the end of the show also signifies the end of advertising as we know it.

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The great comfort of bad Super Bowl ads

  • Advertising
  • February 13, 2015
  • Damon Stapleton
The great comfort of bad Super Bowl ads

Damon Stapleton reckons just 15 percent of the 100 or so Super Bowl ads could be classified as any good. And, given the pressure on agencies and clients to produce great work, that's not such a good hit rate. But he believes the idea that being weird is a far greater sin than being average is one of the major reasons.

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