Fisher & Paykel and Alt Group have released a TVC the unveils a new range of kitchen and laundry appliances, and cements the brand's spot as a premium globally renowned brand.
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Every summer, between 50,000 and 80,000 bees buzz around a single hive, contributing to the tedious process of producing honey. The collaboration and attention to detail required to produce even a teaspoon of the golden substance undoubtedly makes this one of the most intricate examples of design in the natural world. And this is something that newly launched honey brand Lumojo has attempted to reflect in the artistic and minimalist packaging of its new honey range via Alt Group. PLUS: we delve into the apparent increase of ‘premium’ products and take look at the honey industry in New Zealand.
As Paul Catmur wrote last year, the marketing bit often seems to be forgotten in the world of digital marketing. But here are a few that combined the two and were deemed worthy of a place in the interactive marketing category at the Best Awards.
Agencies have many ways of wooing clients. They wine and dine them. They try to win awards. They send out press releases to trade media. They try to destabilise the incumbents. They invest in fancy offices to create the perception of success should they visit. And they also show off their work, their strategy and their talent to online visitors. The agency website is basically a digital shopfront and it's often seen as an indication of the type of work it might be able to do for clients. Many agencies are guilty of creating boring and/or unfunctional sites and regularly slipping into cliche. But there are some good ones out there. So here are a few of our local favourites.
Let there be light: Auckland Art Gallery and Special Group focus on the faces to promote latest exhibition
The Auckland Art Gallery is well known for its focus on the aesthetic, with both its branding and its building winning a number of awards. And it's continued that trend with a campaign via Special Group to promote its latest exhibition, Light Show.
A 21-gun salute for Haier, Rebel Sport, Fiji Air, New World and NZ Post/Maori TV this week.
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Winners of the Best Design Awards, the Oscars of the New Zealand design industry, were announced last Friday night at Auckland's Viaduct Centre, and showed off how talented our country's designers are. The night belonged to Alt Group, which scooped up six gold pins, four silver pins, three bronze pins and a coveted purple pin, recognising its designs for Auckland arts organisation Studio One Toi Tū (formerly Artstation). The studio was also host to one hell of an after party.
Kiwi agencies have once again pulled in a decent haul of silverware on the international awards circuit, with the latest tally of gongs coming from the prestigious Clio Awards. And although the New Zealand contingent missed out on picking up a Grand Clio, NZTA’s ‘Mistakes’ campaign picked up two golds. The first of these awards went to Clemenger BBDO in the film category, while the second was awarded to Finch in the film technique category. PLUS: see which other agencies picked up awards. Updated with Clio Healthcare results.
The finalists for the 41st edition of the annual One Show Awards, regarded as one of the most prestigious in the world, have been announced, and Kiwi agencies have been acknowledged as finalists in 20 of the categories listed. This year, the show received almost 22,000 entries from 63 countries, and these were then whittled down to 1,229 finalists (from 463 agencies) by a panel of international judges. Each of these finalists will now have to wait until 9 May, when the winners will be announced during a ceremony at Lincoln Centre in New York City. As was the case last year, Clemenger and Colenso received the most nominations among the Kiwi agencies.
It was a case of the usual suspects with last week's announcement of the D&AD Awards nominations, as most of the recent winners at the Axis Awards were also honoured with nominations for the international show. At past events, New Zealand has confirmed itself as a creative hub, and this year's shortlist of nominees served to reiterate this point. Here's a breakdown of who's in contention for the coveted Yellow Pencil awards.
The New Zealand advertising scene is always pretty proud of its per capita hauls in the world's big creative awards. And 2013 appears to be no different, with the combined awards won between Kiwi agencies—a record haul of 32—placing us 9th on the list at the 60th Cannes Festival of Advertising.
Day two was a good one from a New Zealand perspective. And Day 3 wasn't too bad either, with one silver, a few bronzes and plenty of shortlistings.
D&AD is renowned as one of the world's toughest awards shows (hence the brouhaha when Clemenger BBDO took a yellow pencil for Ghost Chips the same night it was denied at Axis). And while New Zealand has further cemented its reputation as a creativity hub and been ranked seventh in the world after the first round of judging, just four campaigns are in line to pick up yellow pencils: Silo Theatre Identity by Alt Group (Branding Schemes/Small Business), 'Donation Glasses' by Colenso BBDO for Mars NZ, Pedigree Adoption Drive (Direct Response/TV & Cinema Advertising); 'Call Girl' by DraftFCB for Prime Television (Radio Advertising over 30 seconds) and 'Metamorphosis' by String Theory for Good Books (Writing for Film Advertising).
The One Club, one of America's most prestigious awards programmes, has chosen its finalists. Herewith the locals gunning for a pencil in the three separate competitions, with Colenso BBDO on top once again with seven nods.
Creativity and originality go together like peas in a pod. But Auckland designer Kate Cullinane's thesis, a book called Sample Copy: An Exploration of the Role of Copying in Design, takes the stance that imitation is a part of the creative process. And it's just won an international Art Directors Club Gold Cube award, as well as being named in the top three in the global Type Directors Club Awards for Typographic Excellence (the final rankings will be announced in July).