Monthly Archives: June, 2010

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Whittaker’s embraces bums and boobs for some sexy chocolate lovin’
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Cadbury has its weird, slightly creepy dancing cow, which, for some, is an all-too direct connection with the source of its chocolate. And, as history has shown, when Cadbury zigs, you can expect Whittaker’s to zag, so Andrew, Brian, Assignment and Curious Film have taken a much more artistic, evocative and slightly more mature approach for a new TVC.

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TBWA\ feels the ASB disruption
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If you believe the company mantra, TBWA\ is all about ‘disruption’. And there’s been plenty of that in Mayoral Drive lately (although not of the creative kind it likes), after ASB decided to end its 12 year relationship and shack up with Droga5 last week.

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The world turns – and ad spend turns with it
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Comforting economic performances and improving consumer confidence in the Asia Pacific region should bring a smile to the collective dial of the New Zealand media and marketing fraternity, with media advertising spend in the 12 markets followed by Nielsen growing by 18 percent from the same time last year, although New Zealand spending across TV, newspaper and magazines is at the back of the regional pack, recording an increase of eight percent.

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An audience with Colenso’s chief Lion tamer

With a record haul of Lions under his (and his company’s) belt after this year’s Cannes accolades were dished out, Colenso BBDO executive creative director, handyman of the land and Titanium and Integrated Lions juror Nick Worthington is sitting pretty. And in this clip, he’s also sitting with Our Maan in Cannes in a loud French restaurant.

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Fat chewed and chins wagged as DraftFCB’s Schofield gets probed
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Our Maan in Cannes gets up close – and personal – with Chris Schofield, creative director at DraftFCB and one of just six Kiwis to be chosen for jury duty at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, to find out about his Cannes experience. He was judging the Radio Lions and, interestingly, while DDB NZ managed to take home a gaggle of Lions for its Sky TV Arts Channel campaign, this category was the only one to go ‘Grand Prix-less’.

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Crafty, filmy-types named on Cannes shortlists

Colenso BBDO’s award-winning work for the New Zealand Book Council has been shortlisted in the Film and Film Craft categories at the 2010 Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. Clearly not content to rest on their laurels, or indeed these other laurels here, Colenso has been shortlisted in the Sound Design and Animation sections of the Film Craft Category, whilst also making the cut in the Public Awareness Messages section of the Film Category.

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Large hangover leads to average story about Magazine Awards
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There is so much that could be written about last night’s Magazine Publisher’s Association gong-fest, but StopPress has a headache, so instead let’s just say that Healthy Food Guide took out the Supreme Magazine award, NZ House & Garden’s Kate Coughlan took out Supreme Editor of the year and Paula Ryan, resplendent in an impractical yet presumably highly fashionable ensemble, was handed the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Niche! Gandalf! Sell-outs! Nerdgasms! Palin! Ozzy!
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Now you too can pay homage to the supreme winner of the Magazine Awards.

LOTR meets the soothing sound of the vuvuzela.

The path to musical greatness.

Apparently, this is called Epic Trolling and it gives online nerds nerdgasms; Sarah Palin is remarkably stupid …

Opinion
Spectacles, testicles, mobile wallet, watch
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In this helping of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: The sudden importance of mobile wallets What’s a Facebook Fan really worth? Google’s answer to publishers’ love affair with the iPad 10 ways to improve loyalty programmes Digital Funding from NZ On Air Outrageous Fortune, American-style

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Les Mills billboard gets tagged by patriotic, moustachioed gym bandits
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Having only just recovered from Bieber Fever, New Zealand is now firmly in the grip of Football Fever. And Les Mills Auckland has embraced the ‘new national colour’ ahead of the football fest against Paraguay, with chief executive Reece Zondag and gym service director Norm Phillips donning some excellent upper-lip disguises and, in the dead of night, transforming its prominent CBD billboard into a super-sized supporters message for the All Whites with the help of a few cans of paint, some spraycans and a cherry picker.

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Idealog spawns designer baby: calls it Daily
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Idealog and her ugly sisters NZ Marketing, StopPress and Celsias have given birth (by C-section) to Design Daily, a daily news site for Kiwi architects and designers. Launched today, the site covers projects, people, events and politics in the design industry. And it will also send out a weekly free email newsletter that you can sign up for here.

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Radio puts a roast on
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Last night, at a secret location thick with the smell of cognac and cigars that must never be spoken of (unless the secret handshake is given and you sacrifice a virgin), some of radio’s biggest personalities gathered to eat things on sticks, eat things on spoons, drink things in glasses and take the piss out of themselves, their competitors, the medium of radio, the Auckland media, New Zealand politics, TV newsreaders and, the guests of honour, agency folk.

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Sharing that Special moment, creating those Special memories
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Big news came through yesterday that Kingsland indie agency Special Group had picked up the extremely coveted Grand Prix award in the Direct category at the Cannes Lions. Sadly, the Special Groupies were too busy doing actual work back in New Zealand and couldn’t get to Cannes to pick up the trophy, wallow in glory and revel in the fact that they were among the world’s best. But Our Maan in Cannes was.

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[email protected]: 9 June – 16 June
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This week on [email protected], Sam Neill dresses up in traditional garb and avoids getting spat on by a South American beast for Kiwibank; Primo rewards those who choose the right fridge with a choir of soothing angels; and the Toshiba Heat Pump door snakes come clean and apologise for extravagant credit card use while overseas.

Opinion
Sacre bleu! Plankton en tour, day trois
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We arrived in Cannes on Saturday, slept for 12 hours and woke to discover that Sunday is pretty much a write off outside of the Palais. It was midday before anything opened and the only people on the street seemed to be locals walking their tiny dogs. But …

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