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Dental as anything
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Who for: SkyTV

Why we like it: ‘Lomu, aww, aww, aww, awww.’  A bravura performance in the dentist’s chair. And the armchair. DDB go to the happy place.

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Allan Scott wine giveaway
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Allan Scott Family winemakers have come to the Christmas party and are generously giving away a few bottles of sweet, sweet Marlborough nectar to two lucky StopPress readers.

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Don Draper gets Drafted
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A few weeks back, DraftFCB took the fairly unusual step – for an advertising agency, at least – of sponsoring Mad Men on Prime TV. But they’ve upped the weirdness quotient even further and fashioned a few promotional Don Draper dolls.

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Resn forced to buy rake in order to rake in all its Pixel awards
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Wellington interactive digi-savants Resn raked in the trophies at the international Pixel awards, winning best agency, best in show and best experimental (for the JAG Jeans brand website) and two other suitably geeky space invader-themed awards (best music Site for Fat Freddy’s Drop TV and best animation for Nelson company 26000 Vodka’s website).

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Charity uses beauty to combat the beast
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Beauty has a habit of capturing attention and, as ads since the dawn of time have claimed, improving self-esteem. And Look Good Feel Better, a not-for-profit cancer-related charity, is embracing this combination for its soon-to-be-released ad campaign.

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Fly Buys delivers well-executed random acts of kindness
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Fly Buys celebrated the handing out of five million reward redemptions in fine awkward style at Wellington Airport last week by gathering together an array of gift-bearing strangers, tromboners (!), middle-aged dancers, cartwheelers, humans in animal suits and a range of other carnies to surprise the winners of the …

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Rugby: a ball
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StopPress has decided to take the sage advice of Duncan Stuart and just chillax. Friday afternoon is no time for heated debates about the pros and cons of advertorial. But it’s the perfect time to bring your attention to some of the best thinkers in New Zealand rugby.

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Drinnan strikes; readers groan
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For anyone unfortunate enough to be interviewed by the NZ Herald’s John Drinnan, the feeling will be depressingly familiar: our prompt and polite responses to an email query from him resulted in a selective, confusing and potentially damaging report in this morning’s NZ Herald.

In his weekly column …

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Glass now half-full for Cadbury
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Cadbury’s decision to add a glass-and-a-half of palm oil to its shrinking Dairy Milk chocolate blocks was, as everyone has seen, a big mistake. The brand suffered, sales dropped and competitors took the opportunity to stick the boot in.  

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Ads @ 6: 12 November – 18 November
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Tuesday 17 November was the biggest news night of the week, with ONE chalking up 657,720 viewers and 3 News nabbing 350,070. TVNZ continues to dominate (and gloat). Best of the ad bunch: Circulon kitchenware evokes elderly tattoo cringe, a future scourge that should really be investigated by some kind of taskforce.

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Icebreaker goes gubernatorial
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Here’s a conundrum for Icebreaker: does it leverage the publicity of having one of its garments featured on the cover of a major US magazine, or risk being associated with an Alaskan “whack job” (more commentary, here) who seems to love nothing more than slaughtering beasts, raping the land …

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Smiles on dials at Porter Novelli, Big and NewImproved
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Porter Novelli reeled in one of the biggest accounts in the country yesterday after it was appointed as Microsoft’s “public relations agency of record for product and corporate communications”. And, adding to the new account festivities, Big Communications and NewImproved have been enlisted as the creative agency partners for the hospitality arm of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. 

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Iggy gets his act together
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Who for: Orcon broadband

Why we like it: Iggy writhes to the online Kiwi cacophony.

And number two:

Who for: Panasonic Lumix

Why we like it: It’s filmed in New Zealand. And it’s a moderately comical way to show the camera’s waterproofery.

Send …

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Talbot and Blood get creative
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Asia Pacific marcomms newspaper Media has announced its agency of the year shortlist and TBWA’s Andy Blood and DDB’s Toby Talbot are in the running for the creative of the year award.

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