The commercial spirit was strong this Mother's Day, with New World, Countdown, Air New Zealand and a few others giving a nod to the matriarchs of the nation.
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It's Mother's Day next weekend, and Lotto is bringing our attention to all the things that magically happen thanks to the unspoken efforts of mum.
This last Sunday again marked a day of breakfast in bed, being taken out for a meal or watching kids take over all the chores. It also again served as another excuse for marketers to inundate us with their Mother's Day-themed advertising. We look at some of the most creative efforts that popped up this year.
Teenage boys aren't known for showing affection toward their mothers, but Paper Plus has worked out a way to get more than just a grunt out of them. To celebrate Mother's Day it teamed up with FCB to encourage Kiwi kids to say it with a book, and tell their mums how much they love them.
P&G has been beating its 'Proud Sponsor of Mums' drum for a few years now, largely in support of its Olympics sponsorship. And, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, it's launched another heart-string tugger that's already clocked up six million views. But not everybody appreciates the sentiment, with Mia Frazier laying into the patronising, regressive stereotypes in the New Republic.