Hello (again) chocolate lovers: Nigella comes back to promote Whittaker’s latest four artisan flavours

  • Advertising
  • May 26, 2016
  • StopPress Team
Hello (again) chocolate lovers: Nigella comes back to promote Whittaker’s latest four artisan flavours

Whittaker’s has released a campaign via Assignment Group to promote the newest additions to its artisan range, and it’s brought back its brand mascot Nigella Lawson.

One ad has Lawson walking through a fruit market, introducing the overall range, or the "four new artisans". In the other spots she talks about the specific flavours and their origins, in her usual sultry tone.


See video here.

The new range includes: Wellington Roasted Supreme Coffee in Dark Chocolate, Fijian Ginger and Kerikeri Mandarin in Dark Chocolate, Hawke's Bay Black Doris Plum and Roasted Almonds in Dark Chocolate and West Coast Buttermilk Caramelised White Chocolate.

See video here.

See video here.

See video here.

A previous campaign debuting the artisan range featured Lawson introducing the flavour fusions. Graphic techniques were used to show flavour explosions when Lawson presented two ingredients in each hand.

Premium products, or rather everyday consumables that are being identified, remade or rebranded as premium products are really taking off.

For example, craft beer. ANZ’s 2015 industry insight says the craft beer industry in New Zealand grew by forty percent within a year.

Craft beer also added $22.3 million to the economy in 2014.

There seems to be premium products popping up in many sectors, finding holes in markets. Think Lewis Road Creamery, Puhoi, Pic’s peanut butter and recently Lumojo honey.

Consumers are finding value in the idea of going back to basics, celebrating the handmade, the locally sourced ingredients or locally produced products.

Amazon has even launched its own craft marketplace, which allows artisans to set up a profile and sell their handmade goods to a local customer base.

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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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