Engin Celikbas of Kesselskramer discusses the agency's more unusual approach to advertising

  • Advertising
  • September 2, 2011
  • StopPress Team
Engin Celikbas of Kesselskramer discusses the agency's more unusual approach to advertising

Designing furniture, creating photography books and making documentaries about the world’s worst football teams. Not the most obvious definition of a communications agency but for Engin Celikbas, a former DDB international and now partner of Amsterdam start-up agency Kesselskramer, it’s all about tapping into the wide depth of talent within the company and experimenting. Celikbas recently made an appearance at We Can Create and in this video interview, he tells us why he admires Steinlager and Droga 5, shares his thoughts on Telecom’s failed All Blacks campaign, and explains how the agency managed to position the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel as the world's worst hotel that has been “proudly disappointing travellers for forty years”. The hotel has never been so full. 

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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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