Brands increasingly need to look for creative ways to make the most of their sponsorship dollars. And bands increasingly need to look for creative ways to make money. So, what better way to do both of these things than by filming and editing a pretty bloody good music video in one rather manic day at Auckland's last Big Day Out, something Kiwi band I am Giant and Speight's Summit did.
Who's it for: Interislander by Saatchi & Saatchi Wellington and The Sweet Shop.
Why we like it: Take the romance of the ferry, some classic New Zealand summer imagery and a surprisingly uncringeworthy ukelele version of the classic Interislander jingle, and you've got yourself an ad that ...
There's nothing more beautiful than seeing a man at his most natural and a new spot for Speight's Summit lager by Publicis Mojo that was directed by The Sweet Shop's Steve Ayson has got all the required elements to become a new contender for beer ad of the early summer (ie man standing in river, man growing luxurious beard, man hurling rock, man yelling from mountaintop, man chasing deer, man punching boar and, of course, man drinking beer). It's certainly much better—and much easier to understand—than man being teleported and running around the Savannah being chased by a Lion.