Who's it for: Vodafone by Colenso BBDO and Flying Fish
Why we like it: Place this firmly in the 'how'd they do that?' category. Colenso BBDO and Flying Fish's Wade Shotter have joined forces to create a TVC that's intended to start a conversation about the joy of newness and, of course, showcase Vodafone's innovations for the home, mobile or business (for all those hankering for a glimpse of how it all came together, the making of will be released soon). Vodafone, like most big telcos, has always championed its new technology, new products and new services, and while some *ahem, 2degrees* might say this reliance on new technology in its marketing was an attempt to pull the wool over consumer's eyes and keep prices high, telcos are in the business of cool. And this TVC fits the bill.
The tail end of 2018 brought with it some major announcements between media companies and the booming out-of-home market. Nearly two months since NZME and Go Media enacted their partnership and MediaWorks and QMS Media announced their proposed merger, we have a chat with media agencies to see whether the latest developments are a sign of things to come.