Who it’s for: The New Zealand Transport Agency, by Clemenger BBDO Wellington and PRODIGY director Matt Palmer
Why we like it: It’s like real life, only backwards. Strangely, messing with accepted chronology and going for the good old film it in reverse approach always seems to be remarkably captivating (maybe it’s that scary, ominous sound of noise in reverse that accompanies the visuals). There’s also just one line of dialogue: ‘If you drink then drive, you’re a bloody criminal’. Simple, visual and effective.
And while the new NZ Pure spot by Barnes Catmur and Friends isn’t in reverse, it makes up for it by featuring Bulgarian backpackers and the beautiful Karekare falls.
This little number for Montana sauvignon blanc marks the first time a Kiwi wine brand has featured on Aussie telly. The global campaign will include broadcasts in the UK in April and it will also appear online.