In dog and beer we trust

  • TVC
  • October 5, 2010
  • StopPress Team

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Who's it for: Lotto 'Lucky Dog' by DDB and The Sweet Shop

Why we like it: We laughed, we cried, we cried a little bit more and then we laughed again. The latest Lotto campaign is certainly a big, expensive-looking cinematic journey. And it's nigh-on impossible not to have your heart strings tugged by the extremely impressive main canine, Wilson. It's the kind of epic tale—and, given the high production standards, possibly the kind of production budget—that would presumably warm the cockles of the old story-telling advertising guard.

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Who's it for: Ranfurly Frontier Lager by Barnes, Catmur & Friends and Two Birds

Why we like it: It's difficult to escape masculine stereotypes and cliche in mainstream beer advertising. After all, stereotypes are always right. And the well-established beer formula applies to this solid, humorous and pretty good-looking effort.

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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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