To leverage its sponsorship of the Radio category at this year’s Axis awards, the Radio Bureau ran a very impressive promotion to choose the decade’s best radio ad and gave away some top notch booty to the voters/winners on awards night, including a couple of round the world airfares. Now it has released its ‘unofficial’ Axis awards video, which, in a rare bacon-free performance, is hosted by ‘that guy’ Leigh Hart, whose typically awkward interviewing style and complete lack of shame makes for a fairly entertaining spiritual journey through the exciting world of advertising—and advertising stereotypes.
Author Cruzanne Macalister
After the earthquake New Zealanders everywhere quickly reached into their pockets, but many wished they could do something more practical to help. Well, small Tauranga-based advertising agency Flame had a stroke of inspiration after realising it had valuable assets lying around in the form of old billboards skins that would otherwise go unused, so a few quick calls to clients and billboard operators like iSite and Oggi and Flame’s Zak Lassey says it managed to round up a few hundred skins that were easily utilised as tarps for roofing, long drop covers, tents, or wherever else they were needed in Christchurch. And, as they’re still needed, he thinks other, larger agencies, clients and media owners should follow its lead.