Kicking buts and singing songs

  • TVC
  • January 24, 2012
  • Ben Fahy

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Who's it for:Open Polytechnic by Ogilvy Wellington, Firstlight Productions and Teaspoon Films.

Why we like it: A very well-made and engaging TVC that backs up the successful Open World campaign and zeroes in on the Open Polytechnic's main competitive advantage: relative freedom. With time increasingly of the essence these days, it shows potential students that they can get a world-class education from the comfort of their computer. Extra points for cheesy punmanship with 'kicking buts'.

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Who's it for: NZTA by Clemenger BBDO

Why we like it: Taking a leaf out of the book of Geoff Mack and John Grennell (or is it this guy?), the Country Calendar catchiness of the NZTA's driver fatigue ads is bound to give you a bad case of song-rash. See the other two patriotic ditties here.

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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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