Love in the time of Ondemand: iSky's tear-jerking break-up ad

  • Advertising
  • February 7, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Love in the time of Ondemand: iSky's tear-jerking break-up ad

Youtube VideoIn case you hadn't noticed, the way we watch TV is changing. Appointment viewing is still surprisingly popular and according to Nielsen's new Unitam figures, which factor in time-shifted viewing, just three percent of total viewing last week was time-shifted and 97 percent was live. In homes with personal video recorders (PVRs), time-shifted programming made up about nine percent of total viewing and people with PVRs watched about seven percent more TV in peak time than those in homes without. Away from the living room, however, the 'what you want, when you want it' culture and more reliable streaming means Ondemand content is becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand. And to push its online viewing platform iSky, Sky and two of DDB's up-and-coming creatives Jay Hunt and Pete Gosselin have created a very funny campaign about a woman spurning her old, decrepit and rather bitter old telly for a shiny, vibrant and cocky new laptop. And, just like 'Your Happy Place', the slogan 'Cheat on your TV' is spot on, too.


Group ECD

Toby Talbot
Jay Hunt/Pete Gosselin

Art Director
Jay Hunt/Pete Gosselin

Kim Baldwinson

Managing Partner

Scott Wallace

Executive TV Producer

Judy Thompson
Account Director
Danielle Richards

Account Manager
Victoria Meo

David McIndoe

Mike Watson
SKY – Marketing Director

Tam Smith
SKY - Digital Product Marketing Manager

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

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  • 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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