Hey look, a Friday afternoon press release about New Zealand’s favourite cliff-walking broadcaster Paul Henry, who has, blow me down, officially signed up with MediaWorks, both for radio and television duties. And here we were thinking he’d go to Stratos.
Monthly Archives: March, 2011
As the entry video shows, Yellow and Colenso believed you could get anything done with Yellow. But in a world dominated by Google, they had to say it loudly. And, like the award-winning Yellow Treehouse before it, Yellow Chocolate did just that. Whether this campaign achieved business results is debateable (Yellow could also be in line for the Creative Accounting Business of the Year), but that’s an argument for another day. In keeping with the creative Axis vibe, what is clear is that Colenso came up with a big, complicated idea, the Yellow powers that be were brave enough to run with it and the pair brought the many disparate parts together in the form of a chocolate bar.
Ewwwww, what’s this? Why it’s us, softly launching a juicy new Creative channel on StopPress. Just as you’ve come to love and expect, we’ve got loads of creative advertising to show off, and loads of news about advertising creatives. So to help you get it faster, we’re putting it all in one place—minus all the distractions. Just the work, the awards and the work. Check out the new channel here and fill your boots with a virtual cornucopia of Axis awards winners. Love, The StopPressers.
No golds were handed out in the Radio Single category, but DDB walked away with the next best thing, a silver for its ‘Van Gogh’ commercial, which was part of the Arts Channel radio campaign for Sky TV. It was the only award handed out in the category and adds to the Silver Lion Scriptwriting award picked up by DDB last year at Cannes. Listen to it here. No golds or silvers were handed out in the Radio Campaign category, but DDB won bronze for the Arts Channel campaign (Van Gogh, Rothco and Pollock) and TBWA\Tequila followed suit with a bronze for the 2degrees campaign. Anne Boothroyd and Bigid Alkema’s Sliding Doors was voted the best radio ad of the decade for the Radio Bureau’s Grandest Orca.
Hyperfactory’s Geoff and Derek Handley are offering to send a marketer on a whirl-wind tour of the US to to visit the best-of-breed in digital and marketing in the U.S. But you’d better hurry. The award entries close on Monday.
Colenso’s ‘Yellow Chocolate’ was the only campaign deemed worthy of a nod in the Social category and was awarded one of eight golds for its efforts, while DraftFCB’s ‘The Journal’ was also a lonely winner in the Digital/Interactive category after picking up a bronze.
The Soundtrack category honours original music or arrangement as well as exisiting music, and Speights ‘Man Like Natural’ campaign, with its ‘we can grow beards if we want to’ hook, earned The Sweet Shop a silver. Liquidstudios was the only other winner, picking up a bronze in the category for its sonic touch on the ‘Telecom Brand 2010’ campaign.
Colenso BBDO swept this category, receiving both of the awards that were handed out. Having received a silver at the AWARD awards for its ‘Dog Fight’ campaign for TVNZ’s mini-series The Pacific, it went one better this time round and picked up a gold. As well as staging a fighter plane spectacle in Auckland’s Mission bay, the campaign also featured a mural on Auckland’s Symonds Street adorned with hundreds of copies of authentic letters sent by marines, along with photos. Colenso’s other win was a bronze for its ‘A Rubbish Idea’ campaign for Heart of the City and Auckland City Council. ‘Flowerbeds’ were created on rubbish hotspots to discourage dumping and Auckland businesses given an education kit, including some of the floral rubbish bags.
Earth Hour 2011 may have only recently wrapped up, but Clemenger BBDO’s ‘Ads In The Dark’ campaign has reaped the rewards for its efforts to draw awareness to last year’s Earth Hour, picking up a silver award in the charity category. The campaign featured popular commercials from Fatso, Instant Kiwi and McDonald’s, previously bathed in full light, being lit by only candlelight. Picking up the only other award in the category, also a silver, was DraftFCB for its ‘Make a friend in real life, not just online’ Facebook app for the SPCA.
Having picked up a bronze at the recent AWARD awards, DraftFCB has gone one better at the Axis, this time picking up two silvers in the Magazine Single category for some crafty interpretations of takeaway food in the wild. The first came for its ‘Fries’ print ad and the other for its ‘Kebab’ print ad, both part of its ‘Eating Out’ campaign for Prime TV’s Man vs Wild. The ‘Eating Out’ campaign snagged another silver for DraftFCB in the Magazine Campaign category and DDB picked up a bronze for its ‘Newman/Davis/Noland’ campaign for Sky.
In the Direct Response section, Colenso took gold for Yellow Chocolate and a silver for ‘A Rubbish Idea’, while Special Group also took gold for ‘Orcon Business Banner’. And in the Direct Campaign, Colenso came home with both awards, a gold for Yellow Chocolate and a bronze for TVNZ’s ‘Real Stories’ to promote its show The Pacific. In the Direct Mail category, ‘A Rubbish Idea’ and ‘Real Stories’ both took silver, as did DDB’s Catalogue & Tee Shirt Folding Machine for AS Colour.
DDB, Sky and Capital City Films’ ‘Leafblower’ spot took home the most metal of any TVC on the night, with a gold in the single television commercial category adding to its impressive haul. DDB also picked up a silver for Lotto’s ‘Lucky Dog’ (which has over 750,000 views on YouTube) and a bronze for Volkswagen’s ‘Milk Run’; Colenso picked up a silver for Vodafone’s ‘Double Back’ spot and a bronze for Frucor’s ‘Ladders’; and Saatchi & Saatchi picked up a bronze for Telecom’s ‘Sunrise, Sunset’.
Colenso BBDO took all three awards handed out in the Integrated category, with gold for ‘Yellow Chocolate’ and a bronze apiece for Frucor’s ‘V Ladders’ and TVNZ’s ‘Real Stories’ to promote its show The Pacific. It also cleaned up in the Titanium category, with ‘A Rubbish Idea’ taking bronze and ‘Yellow Chocolate’ turning gold once again. Special Group took the only Interactive Axis, winning gold for the ‘Orcon Business Banner’.
They’ve made rubbish into street art, devised a sweet outdoor campaign for the Vodafone New Zealand foundation and were chosen to represent New Zealand in the Young Lotus competition at Adfest in Thailand this year. So it’s no wonder the pair are starting to turn a few industry heads.
DDB New Zealand is the only agency in the country with an experiential creative director. And with brands increasingly looking to create more memorable experiences for consumers, you only have to look at recent campaigns like Cadbury’s Billboards to Bags campaign, ANZ’s Rugby World Cup promotion and Cadbury’s ‘Share the Joy’ Kiwi roadtrip to see this events mentality is infusing itself into more and more of the agency’s advertising. And the ‘Snow Globe’ it created in Auckland just before Christmas for Kraft Foods NZ was deemed to be one of the best examples of that, taking out gold in the PR/Experiential category. Colenso and Yellow also took gold in this category for Yellow Chocolate, as well as two more bronzes, one for ‘A Rubbish Idea’ for Heart of the City and the other for ‘Beer: The Untold Story’ for DB Export’.
Special Group, Salt Interactive and Orcon took the humble web banner to places the web banner has never been before in New Zealand and took gold in Online Advertising for their efforts with Orcon. And, by adding Twitter and Facebook functions, it became a rare beast: a banner that was actually shared among friends, showing that interactive utility shows its stripes when impressive content is created to suit the medium. Special Group also won bronze in the branded content for the Volvo ‘Blindfold’ campaign.
DDB’s Lucky Dog remains goldless, despite being a big crowd favourite, but it takes a silver in Cinema and Projection, while Colenso’s moderately controversial ‘Beer: The Untold Story’ comes home with a bronze. And in the Long-Form Content category, Colenso and DB Export win again with a bronze, as does TBWA\’s ‘Give Your All’ papier mache for Adidas.
Special Group and Salt Interactive’s ‘Orcon Business Banner’ was a hit with the StopPress punters when it launched and it also tickled the fancy of the judges of the Digital Craft section. Oktobor, which recently announced it would be moving out of the advertising sandpit to concentrate on its new cash cow animation, also picked up gold in Digital Craft for Shihad’s ‘Sleepeater’, which was a fitting way for a production house that has performed very well at Axis over the years to say farewell.
In the Editing category, Capital City Films took a silver for Frucor’s ‘Ladders’, Robber’s Dog took bronze for DDB and Volkswagen’s ‘Milk Run’, while Curious came away with two bronzes, one for Liam Finn’s Guide to New Zealand for Tourism New Zealand and the other for Nike’s ‘The Tomic Incident’; in Visual Craft, Capital City Films and Sky took gold for ‘Leafblower’ and silver for Frucor’s Ladders, while Flying Fish picked up a bronze for Vodafone’s ‘In With the New’; and in the Direction section, Capital City Films took another gold with ‘Leafblower’ and three other bronzes were handed out, one for Capital City Films and Frucor’s ‘Ladders’, one for The Sweet Shop and Lotto’s ‘Lucky Dog’ and one for Film Construction’s ‘ALAC Sam’.
Capital City Films has been rewarded for an impressive array of work in past 12 months with the Production Company of the Year award, after winning a host of two golds two silvers for a bronze for Sky and DDB’s ‘Leafblower’ and Colenso and V’s ‘Ladders’.
2011 is the anniversary of 100 years of radio in New Zealand and to mark this auspicious occasion Clemenger BBDO and Radio New Zealand launched the ‘Sounds Like Us’ campaign, which asked Kiwis to create a radio design that captured any aspect of New Zealand culture from the past 100 years. But to inspire the masses, it came up with a few radio designs of its own and these outstanding sonic/visual creations were good enough to take home a gold Axis in Design.
The new media acronymn has been likened to Cerberus, the multi-headed hound who guards the gates of Hades
Four of New Zealand’s largest publishers have merged to form a mega-empire, with ACP, APN, AGM and TML (known as Tangible Media, owners of this site) joining forces to create the largest media company in New Zealand.
Taxi Impact went live a few months back and, at the time, its director Tim Dove promised to create the country’s first professional—and fully national—taxi media network. And if its first major client is any guide, it’s off to a pretty good start, with 2degrees employing the services of its taxis and taxi vans in Auckland and Wellington to spread the message about its mobile broadband offerings.
Cats, much like seagulls, always seem to be plotting. And this milk commercial shows how humans would live in fear if they somehow developed opposable thumbs.
The Major League Baseball’s new campaign takes you deep inside the epic beard of Brian Wilson.
Minutes were taken, bad coffee was consumed, plaques were handed out and thanks were given at the Marketing Association’s AGM a couple of days ago. And the end result was a few new yet well-known humans taking up positions on the various boards and networks of ‘your’ association.
Colenso is at the top of its creative game at the moment and it’s certainly walking the talk when it comes to devising big ideas that get brands talked about by consumers. And while Yellow Pages is wrestling with a few rather large financial demons at present, the pair’s impressive award-winning run continued last night at Vector Arena, when Yellow Chocolate was awarded the Grand Axis, the Titanium gold Axis and the Integrated gold Axis at the 2011 CAANZ Axis awards.
The retail industry has been crying into its cornflakes for the past few years as the perfect storm of recession, the rise of e-commerce and, more recently, massive natural disasters, has battered the sector. But according to brand consultancy Interbrand, which has just released its inaugural Best Retail Brands report, there are “true and measurable signs of optimism” in what is likely to be a fragile recovery.
…as overachieving Kiwi expat Mark D’Arcy hops on the Facebook bandwagon; DraftFCB’s Matt Scott sits down as chair of the Direct Marketing Network; Tony Clewett is named as New Zealand’s Caples ambassador; Pacific Micromarketing announces a new business development consultant; and EYE Shop announces its new Aussie/NZ overlord.
The John Caples awards were dished out in New York this week to honour the world’s best direct and interactive marketing and there was plenty of New Zealand work deemed good enough to make it onto the dais. But it was DraftFCB that got the most applause, ending up as the best performing Australasian agency with eight awards, while Colenso and AIM Proximity picked up eight awards between them.