Ads of the Week: 26 September

Who’s it for: The Warehouse by DDB and Goodoil

Why we like it: The Warehouse is getting real about life’s complications. Waiting for a sale can be frustrating and while retail ads often promote particular discounts, this shows a change in The Warehouse’s strategy to offer low process every day. It puts the focus on the customer’s needs rather than the products, and in turn, makes the retailer a strong competitor in the market.

Who’s it for: Fresh by Work Communication and Eight

Why we like it: Who said toilet paper ads had to be boring? Dancing and toilet paper aren’t typically associated but the combination of the two makes for quite an intriguing display. And beyond its promotion of the strength and suitability for sensitive skin, the spot is sure to make the toilet paper brand the one of choice for any toilet paper-themed costume parties. 

Who’s it for: Fire and Emergency NZ by FCB and Tom Sainsbury

Why we like it: Nothing says check your smoke alarms like a bit of cheeky banter between a barbecue and a smoke alarm. The reminder to check your alarms is not a new one, but getting it across with anthropomorphic household items certainly offers a fresh take on the important message. If this first effort is anything to go by, then Snapchat comedian Tom Sainsbury is set to become a staple in local advertising over the next few months.      

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