Who’s it for: Xbox 360 ‘Rugby World Cup 2011’ by Republik and Automatic Films.
Why we like it: Video game ads rarely stand out, but this one does (and so does this one). Entertaining, well-made, a nice line and extra points for a local indie getting to make an ad for a massive international brand that will run in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Who’s it for: Living Legends by Meridian
Why we like it: StopPress is bitterly disappointed the Great Queen St Sheep Run was called off. But getting locals and visitors together to plant 85,000 native trees in September and October for the Living Legends Muck-in, a scheme that Meridian is sponsoring, is possibly a slightly more worthwhile replacement event. Check out the website here for plantings in your area.