TVCs of the Week: 17 November

  • TVC of the week
  • November 17, 2015
  • StopPress Team
TVCs of the Week: 17 November

Who's it for: Health Promotion Agency/Ministry of Health by Y&R NZ and Fish

Why we like it: Trying to get Kiwis to stop eating unhealthy food is a tough ask, especially given the might of the food industry. But, in Y&R's first major piece of work for HPA (and in a continuation of a solid 2015), the heart-shaped food gets the point of the campaign across well and shows how parents can be generous to a fault. And employing the services of sports stars should help to drum that message home.  

Who's it for: ASB by Saatchi & Saatchi and Flux

Why we like it: ASB has also had a good run of late and has activated its sponsorships of the All Blacks and the Auckland Marathon cleverly. And this one for St John showing a small ambulance with big ambitions adds to that list. 

Who's it for: Countdown by Ogilvy & Mather 

Why we like it: As the UK and US retailers regularly show, Christmas is a very popular time to aim advertising at the emotions. Brand ads for Countdown have been few and far between in recent years, so points for moving away from price and making something a bit more engaging. 

Who's it for: Toyota by Saatchi & Saatchi and 8

Why we like it: He was very good first time round, and Dai Henwood has shown his versatility once again for Toyota Genuine Parts' similarly entertaining follow-up. 

NZME are the proud premiere sponsor of ad:tech New Zealand 2015 and we have managed to find this footage from the ad:tech conference way back in 1987. Check it out. #adtech2015 #throwback

Posted by NZME. Advertising on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Who's it for: NZME 

Why we like it: As someone smart once said, prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future. Something else that's difficult is coming up with ideas to activate sponsorship of trade events in an entertaining fashion, but NZME has done it by once again putting its talent to good use and going back in technological time. 

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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