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Wendy's has tapped into technology developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the promotion of the return of the Big Kahuna burger. In a new spot developed by Image Centre-owned ad agency &Some, several Warriors players are shown playing music by tapping the ingredients, which usually go into the product. This bizarre occurence is only possible because of the MaKey MaKey technology, which allows users to turn everyday objects into touchpads for playing music.
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Information released by Statistics New Zealand recently revealed that the extent of the nation's multiculturalism. And given that we could very well be in the proximity of one of the 4,593 people who identify as French in the nation, it pays to ensure we're pronouncing words borrowed from their language correctly. So, with the launch of its latest French-inspired burger, Wendy's has assembled a troop (or is it troupe?) of Vodafone Warriors players to discuss exactly how the word 'brioche' is pronounced.
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To commemorate the return of the Pretzel Bun, Wendy's commissioned the Boyz II Men trio to give a smooth and sonorous rendition of the tweets sent in by fans of the hybrid burger.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Image Centre Group* had won the Wendy’s account from King Street. And four weeks later the new account holder has launched a campaign via its in-house creative agency &Some to introduce the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger to the Kiwi market.
&some is charting new territory for Wendy's in New Zealand with a digital only campaign, Wendy's Mates Rates. It's designed to be a fresh offering for a younger crowd and lets diners order by hand gesture (rest assured they're all polite).