The building of ANZ's uber-track

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  • April 5, 2013
  • StopPress Team
The building of ANZ's uber-track

Despite the prevalence of high-tech devices, slot-car sets still retain their almost retro allure and TBWA\ and Match Photography took seven hours to construct a rather large track in a living room for ANZ's latest print ad, as this behind-the-scenes clip shows. 

Good to see some quintessentially horrible, generic electronic music has been used as the backing track and, like something out of Hovering Art Directors, we couldn't help but notice a besuited man stroking his chin and gazing out over proceedings at 34 seconds. 

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

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  • 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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