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Santa goes digital: NZ Post sends Christmas wishlists via email

  • Advertising
  • November 24, 2016
  • StopPress Team
Santa goes digital: NZ Post sends Christmas wishlists via email

Can you remember the excitement of writing a letter to Santa and getting a response? New Zealand Post has been spreading cheer by sending letters to and from ‘Santa’s Workshop, North Pole 0001’ for many a Christmas, and this year it's been given a digital makeover.

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'A brand is a sack on a sleigh of belief'

  • PopPress
  • December 11, 2013
  • StopPress Team
'A brand is a sack on a sleigh of belief'

When Coca-Cola stuck Santa on its products to inspire more brown beverage consumption in winter (and in so doing largely created the image of the fat, red-faced man we now know), it obviously realised the commercial power of old Saint Nick. But things have come a long way since then. And anyone with such a high-profile deserves a sophisticated brand identity. Thankfully, UK writing shop Quiet Room is here to help and has created this brilliant, jargon-filled festive brandbook for the jolly old chap.

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Coke's name fest continues with launch of festive cans

  • Marketing
  • November 27, 2012
  • StopPress Team
Coke's name fest continues with launch of festive cans

Just as humans will always react strangely when they see themselves on the big screen at the cricket, it seems they will also react strangely when they have the chance to see their name on a can of Coke, something the Share a Coke campaign has tapped into, first in Australia and now in New Zealand with the help of Ogilvy. And, continuing its long association with the festive season and adding to the more than 200 popular Kiwi first names (as this chap found out, Osama wasn't one of them) and colloquial terms like Mate, Sis, Bro, Mum and Dad that have taken the place of the brand's cherished logo, Coca-Cola has released another limited edition set of cans featuring the names of Santa and his nine reindeer.

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