Unlike most awards, during the judging the team decided we need to make up a few more specific categories to reward some other moments, people and businesses we felt were deserving of a special nod. Although they didn’t walk away with a special doorstop trophy, we hope they basked in a warm of glow of victory as they were announced.
As Cannes wrapped up over the weekend, local agencies Colenso BBDO, DDB and Y&R pulled in their final Lions across the Creative Effectiveness, Integrated, Film and Radio categories.
With Cannes kicking off over the weekend, New Zealand agencies are set to fill their suitcases with Lions and already celebrating is Colenso BBDO, which has scored a Gold Lion in Cannes Health and Wellness category for its Fonterra ‘Milk Slams’ campaign.
Anchor and Colenso BBDO have released the next series of videos in the ‘Go Strong’ campaign, this time turning to slam poetry to highlight the benefits of milk and the strength it gives us.
It’s been a big week for creativity with our local agencies winning awards and living it up in Cannes. But who needs the French Riviera when you have our equally prestigious weekly rundown right here at home? This week we salute Energy Online, V Energy, NZ Fire Service, The Co-operative Bank and Anchor.
Anchor is the latest brand to get behind New Zealand’s Olympians, in a continuation of its ‘Go Strong’ campaign, by Colenso BBDO, featuring pole vaulter Eliza McCartney and shot putter, and builder, Tom Walsh.
For many Kiwi kids, being active outside can come at the cost of a broken arm. But, in a new initiative by Anchor and Colenso BBDO, the fun doesn’t have to be over. By continuing to place a focus on strength, the dairy brand is encouraging kids with broken bones to display their break with an ‘X-Ray cast’ and ‘Go Strong’ with free milk.
At the moment, it is near impossible to escape the rugby madness that has hypnotised the nation. Many of our beloved products from the supermarket have turned black, one of which being Anchor’s milk bottles, which turned the shade in support of the All Blacks. Dow Design provided us some insights on what makes good product design, and what sells.
After nearly a century, Anchor milk has jumped back aboard the All Blacks bandwagon, partnering up with the team just before it heads into World Cup territory.
Anchor has released the last in a three-part series of ads via Colenso BBDO and Flying Fish as part of the ‘Must Be Milk’ campaign, which stresses the importance of milk for healthy teeth, muscles and now hair. The latest instalment features a young Kiwi model called Imogen and plays out like a standard shampoo ad before shifting to something quite different.
Anchor’s latest campaign via Colenso BBDO aims to bring some of the benefits of milk to life—and, ideally, reverse declining milk consumption—by showing a selection of real stories. And, following on from the first teeth-related ad, it’s moved onto showing how it helps grow muscle with a beautifully made spot featuring a dancer called Nathan.
Milk consumption is declining in a number of developed markets, with the Washington Post stating that the average American drinks 37 percent less milk today than they did in 1970. Similar trends are evident in New Zealand, with the Herald estimating that it has decreased from 139 litres a head a year in 1974 to about 81 litres a head last year. There are a number of reasons for that, including rising prices, a proliferation of other beverage options and one recent study that appeared to turn the received wisdom of milk’s health benefits on its head. But, following on from Fonterra’s Milk in Schools Initiative, Anchor and Colenso BBDO are continuing their mission to get cow juice into the gullets of more New Zealanders by convincing parents that milk helps grow healthy kids.
There’s been a whole heap of chatter about Anchor’s new light-proof bottles over the past few weeks, plenty of it negative. But one month after the first bottle was produced, Fonterra Brands’ group marketing manager Craig Irwin says the innovation is already paying dividends in terms of increased sales and share.
Whybin\TBWA has taken out News Works NZ’s April Newspaper Ad of the Month with its ‘Transparent Newspaper’ ad to showcase Mercury Energy’s new GEM product. And, in the first month of the brand new Newspaper Ad of the Month Agency League competition, it means the agency picks up five points and goes to the top of the table.
Fonterra, in what it’s calling a game changer for the dairy industry, the most significant innovation project Anchor has ever undertaken and a world-first, has launched a light-proof three-layer bottle that claims to improve the taste of milk. And the campaign by Colenso BBDO uses a herd of magical, sun-avoiding glass cows to promote the benefits of the new technology.
The ideal scenario for any ad is that it will leave a memorable impression on the viewer and, probably because of its “soap drama” format, most of us clearly remember Sam and her separated parents from the mini Anchor family drama that made its debut in 1989. That was more than 20 years ago, but anchor has plans to tap into the nostalgia with a new campaign to celebrate its 125th birthday in September.
It was all about ‘reverse integration’ for bcg2 this year, after it merged with Grey Global Group. And with some solid work for Lion and Audi, as well as the recent acquisition of the Esquires account, the new relationship seems to be going fairly swimmingly so far. Director of strategy and planning Abe Dew (who’s written a great piece on agency/client relationships in the latest NZ Marketing magazine, by the way) pipes up on 2010.
Colenso’s new campaign for Anchor set about breathing some new life into milk—a product that had, as a result of a focus on price, become seen as a something of a commodity—and create a point of difference for the brand. And, as well as a stellar TVC, outdoor and print campaign, Dow Design has had its wicked way with the packaging and given Anchor a new “vibrant, upbeat” look.
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