Confidence, couches and cockies

  • TVC
  • May 22, 2012
  • Ben Fahy

Youtube VideoWho's it for: Rexona by Naked and Curious.

Why we like it: Depending on your viewpoint, the last Rexona spot that aired around the Rugby World Cup was either overwrought and overly earnest or powerful and beautifully shot. The follow up is fairly earnest as well, but Darryl Ward's made it look purty in black and white and the slightly more casual approach works for us.

Youtube VideoWho's it for: Telecom by Saatchi & Saatchi and Prodigy

Why we like it: A simple idea, well executed—and there's even a dose of sexy vampire-related humour. Extra points for the lead character's rapid line spitting and the numerous attempts it probably took to get it right.

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Who's it for: National Bank by DraftFCB and Robber's Dog

Why we like it: There's a rich heritage of city slicker agencies claiming to know how to talk to the rural audience. But DraftFCB nailed it with this one (which we completely missed when it was launched ages ago as part of the 'For the Places You'll Go' campaign).

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Diversity and inclusion in action: Why Spark gets behind the Pride community

  • Media
  • February 21, 2019
  • Sarah Williams
Diversity and inclusion in action: Why Spark gets behind the Pride community

One of Aotearoa's biggest companies, Spark, is a firm supporter of the LGBTQI+ community through its annual Pride advertising campaigns, its partnership with charity OUTline, and its diversity and inclusion values within the company. Head of brand at Spark New Zealand Sarah Williams explains why the company chose to champion this social issue, how these campaigns attract both the loudest praise and the greatest vilification from New Zealanders, and why that it makes it the most important cause the company champions.

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