The search for 'enwaterment': Saatchi gets philosophical with 'Make Like Water'

  • Advertising
  • November 15, 2011
  • StopPress Team
The search for 'enwaterment': Saatchi gets philosophical with 'Make Like Water'

As Leonardo da Vinci once said, water is the driving force of all nature. And it's also the driving force of Saatchi & Saatchi's new campaign for Pump. 

Saatchi & Saatchi was recently given a new chunk of Coca-Cola Amatil's business, including L&P, on the strength of its work for Pump, which it won in July off Sydney agency Smart. At the time of the announcement, Kylie Gallagher, marketing manager, of Coca-Cola Amatil Brands, said the pitch re-affirmed the level of creativity in New Zealand was world class and she felt the Saatchi team had cracked a genius idea.

And that idea, it seems, is a blue tracksuit wearing self-help guru who dispenses pearls of water-based wisdom in an attempt to get Kiwis to 'Make Like Water' and follow the true path to 'enwaterment'.

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Just like its recent 2012 Hilux work, the campaign launched on Facebook with the seven principles of water (such as 'water finds a way around a problem', 'water is patient' and 'water is never still'). And it's backed up by a series of TV ads made by Plaza, ambient and outdoor.


Executive Creative Director – Antonio Navas

Creative Group Head – Anne Boothroyd

Creative Group Head Copywriter – Slade Gill

Creative Group Head Art Director – Brad Collett

Group Account Director – Simon Wedde

Senior Account Manager – Brodie Reid

Agency Producer – Natasha Gill

Digital Designer – Alex Waskiewicz

Digital Developer – Matt Skinner

Production Company – Plaza Films

Director – Paul Middleditch

Producer – Peter Masterton

Coca Cola Amatil, Marketing Manager – Kylie Gallagher

Coca Cola Amatil, Senior Brand Manager – Angela Broad

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