BestMate shuffles back into view in new Vodafone TVCs

  • Advertising
  • July 19, 2012
  • StopPress Team
BestMate shuffles back into view in new Vodafone TVCs

Vodafone may be seeking to acquire a new branch of business with Telstra Clear, but DraftFCB’s latest TVCs for the Telco revisits BestMate, an old product favourite that, although popular, hasn’t received much promotional love as of late.

Traditionally reserved for mobile to mobile connections, BestMate is expanding its offering to also include 1000 landline minutes and to illustrate the expansion, DraftFCB went about hiring the best shoes in the acting business.

Why shoes? DraftFCB’s group executive creative director of Australasia, James Mok, says:

“Your best mate is different to my best mate but we can all get the personalities of people's shoes. Besides that, it's good fun.”


Client – Vodafone
Product – Best Mates
Agency – DraftFCB
Executive Creative Director – Regan Grafton
Art Director – Kelly Lovelock
Copywriter – Peter Vegas
Agency Producer – Casey King
Account Service – Karla Fisher, Courtney Seward
Planner – Emma Popping
Production Company - Yukfoo
Director - Ryan Kothe
Film Producer – Glen Real
Music - Nic Manders @ Ned Music
Sound Design/Audio Post - Dan Nathan @ Liquid Studios

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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