Y&R embraces its inner manchild for new Roadies campaign

  • Advertising
  • February 1, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Y&R embraces its inner manchild for new Roadies campaign

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Youtube VideoWe've seen plenty of manvertising in recent times, with the likes of Mammoth, Lion Red, Speight's Summit and NZTA all taking the over-the-top masculine approach to appeal to the guys (and, often, the girls). Obviously, the next logical step in this creative evolution was manchildvertising, so, to launch Arnott's Shapes Roadies in the New Zealand market, Y&R Auckland and Finch director Alex Roberts constructed an oversized carseat, embraced the green screen and filmed "three manchildren on a roadtrip behaving like manchildren on a roadtrip" as part of its rather absurd but quite funny 'Feed the Manchild' campaign. 

Youtube VideoAnd, for your comparative pleasure, here's how the Aussies did it.

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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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