Insurance companies and creativity aren't normally known to rub shoulders, however Vero and Big have teamed up with something a little different for Vero's latest campaign.
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For many years, Vero has taken a bovine-heavy approach to its advertising. And while Sensation, the company's 1200kg Black Angus bull mascot who burst onto the scene in 2003 when Big launched the brand in New Zealand, features at the end of its new 60 second spot, the company has taken a different, more serious tack in an effort to show that insurance 'is not about things going wrong, it’s about an insurer putting them right'.
Vero's 1300kg Black Angus bull burst onto the scene in 2003 when Big launched the brand in New Zealand with the memorable TVC 'Bull in a China Shop'. Fast forward about nine years and the Hawke's Bay-based Sensation is still going strong and is one of the most enduring and well-liked mascots in the country, as evidenced by the fact an ad featured in Kia Ora magazine has taken out the April round of The Glossies with 24 percent of the vote, beating Landrover's double-page spread in NZ Rugby World's 1st XV with 19 percent and Team Architect's ad by Glow Consulting in Home magazine with 12 percent.
In a year where the profession of design claims to have been devalued by the Super City logo competition, Designworks has bucked the trend and restored a bit of pride, taking out the Supreme Award at the 2010 Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards last night.