First cows, now cars: DDB NZ notches up another international coup

  • Advertising
  • October 13, 2010
  • Ben Fahy
First cows, now cars: DDB NZ notches up another international coup

Youtube VideoDDB NZ is making a name for itself for breaking the international rules. In a good way, of course: first it was Freida the dancing bovine, the first Glass and a Half Full production that didn't come out of London. And now it's another piece of milk-related work for Volkswagen.

VW is a global DDB client and most of the stuff that runs in New Zealand is shipped in from overseas. And it's pretty much without fail, very good. But one of the perceptions that VW needs to change in the New Zealand market is that the models cost the same as those of its  swankier European friends, like Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

With VW's attempts to corner the soccer mom/hooligan market by sponsoring the All Whites and also trying to snaffle a slice of the heartland market with its new ute, the local angle of 'Milk Run', which was made by Robber's Dog and directed by Sam Peacocke, seems to be a good one.


Client:  Volkswagen
Title of Campaign:  Milk Run
Durations:  60sec

Client contacts:
Dean Sheed, Denise Goodwin

Agency: DDB New Zealand
Executive Creative Director:  Toby Talbot
Senior Art Director:  Gavin Siakimotu
Senior Copywriter:  Natalie Knight
Managing Partner:  Scott Wallace
Senior Account Manager:  Joni Liggins
Executive Producer:  Judy Thompson
TV Producer:  Chloe Sutherland / Tania Jeram

Film Company: Robber's Dog
Director:  Sam Peacocke
Producer:  Anna Stuart
DOP:  Ian McCarrol

Post Production:
Editor: Richard Learoyd
Online: Digital Post -- Paul Dickinson
Music:  Dry by Acetate Zero (licensed by Level Two)
Sound:  Liquid Studios

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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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