State and Colenso’s summer sizzler takes newspaper Ad of the Month, Young & Shand also gets nod of approval

Nothing says summer like scraping toxic fire extinguishing chemicals off the lamb. Colenso BBDO’s ad for State Insurance has referenced this great Kiwi tradition with its ‘get insurance fast because things happen fast’ campaign and for their trouble they’ve taken out the December edition of News Works’ Ad of the Month.  

Judges Alan Jones (FCB) and Tom Paine (Y&R) said of Colenso BBDO’s effort: “It’s something we are all guilty of. It was a humorous ad that caught our attention with a novel use of the medium.” 

Young & Shand’s interactive LifePod ad got an honourable mention. It incorporated a digital element as well as press. And the judges decreed: “It was a great use of the medium with only press being able to accommodate this strategy with the finger print.” 

Overall, DDB still leads the Agency League table, which is open to any ad that has appeared on a New Zealand newspaper website or app, or in any print edition. December’s win puts Colenso BBDO on the leader board with five points, and Young & Shand earned one point. 

There was no winner or special mentions for January, however.  

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Agency Team
Colenso BBDO – State Insurance
Creative Chairman – Nick Worthington 
Executive Creative Director – Steve Cochran 
Art Director – Scott Kelly/Shakira Twigden 
Copywriter – Ben Polkinghorne 
Business Director – Krystel Houghton 
Account Manager – Nick O’Donnell 
Account Executive – Hannah Wall 
Producer – Anna Flaws 
Planner – Lisa Divett 
Client – Sarah Devonport, Channel Marketing Specialist (IAG); Eve Whitwell, Senior Channel Marketing Specialist (IAG); Merran Anderson, GM Marketing & Communications (IAG) 

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