Queenstown set to celebrate the best of advertising

Queenstown Rotary Club hopes to change the perception that advertising means annoying sales pitchy commercials at the Australasian premiere of Night of the AdEaters.

Night of AdEaters is a global event highlighting the best advertisements produced around the world over the past 50 years. Twelve million viewers in 172 cities across 52 countries have participated in this international celebration of the trends, creativity and passion igniting the world of advertising.

See Mexico City’s 2017 Night of AdEaters:

This year, Queenstown Memorial Hall will host the event, presented by the Queenstown Rotary Club, with a three-hour screening of entertaining, innovative and thought-provoking ads.

Chris Mac from popular Kiwi band Six60 will be M.C. for the evening, providing entertainment during the show intermissions.

Rotarian, event organiser, and immediate past-president Monica Mulholland says when people think of advertising, they think of annoying sales pitchy commercials.

“This event is a great chance for the Queenstown Community to experience ads that defy that stereotype.

“Some of these ads are hilarious, while others are moving and thought-provoking – all are works of art and are almost like short films in themselves.”

The Queenstown premiere of Night of the AdEaters is the Queenstown Rotary’s major fundraiser of the year, with event proceeds going towards projects throughout the Wakatipu Community.

The event will be held on September 15 from 6:00pm-11:00pm, and on 16 September from 3:00pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $55 and are available from Eventfinda.

In 2016, NZ On Screen picked the top 10 Kiwi ads of all time, perhaps some of these will be on show. 

1975: ‘Great Crunchie Robbery’

1975: ‘Hugo and Holly – Kentucky Fried Chicken’

2011: ‘Ghost Chips’

1999: ‘Bugger’

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