Agency change for young creatives

  • Advertising
  • October 26, 2009
  • Frances Chan
Agency change for young creatives

Smart guys copywriter Ashwin Gopal and art director Tim Yates have done particularly well since graduating from AUT ad school in 1997. First snapped up by Colenso, they won the The Radio Bureau’s Grande ORCA in 2008 for their Outrageous Fortune spots (listen here) and scored a trip to the Cannes Lions.

The pair then moved to Blackwood last year but have now joined DDB to beef up creative director Kim Ellison’s retail team.

2008-2009 Grande ORCA winners Ashwin Gopal, Tim Yates & Karl Fleet 2008-2009 Grande ORCA winners Ashwin Gopal, Tim Yates & Karl Fleet

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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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