V has jumped on the 360-degree video bandwagon and created one of its own in a promotional video featuring drifter Cole Armstrong via Augusto.
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A sneak peek behind the curtain of Cure Kids’ viral charity/All Blacks supporters campaign via Augusto—UPDATED
Late last week Cure Kids’ campaign consisting of a video clip for a song, dubbed Team, Ball, Player, Thing as a fight against Batten disease and a Rugby World Cup sendoff featuring, well, pretty much every New Zealand celebrity blew up, with news of the clip dotted all over the internet. Cure Kids and Augusto worked tirelessly on the campaign and faced some big challenges (like not having all of the featured celebs in the same room when filming, for instance). Here’s a look behind the scenes to see how this enormous project came together.
In continuation of its ‘Imagine’ campaign online, Lotto Powerball enlisted the help of a hypnotist to trick a few Kiwi celebs into thinking they’d won the big one, then asked them what they would do with the money.
The All Blacks brand has become a huge commercial force in recent years and the players are regularly wheeled out to participate in campaigns for New Zealand Rugby's sponsors. While there a whole host of fairly strict rules around those appearances, those campaigns still have an agenda attached. And while we've seen work like Spark's Backing Black or, further back in time, Steinlager's Stand by Me aiming to galvanise support around the team, New Zealand Rugby hasn't done a campaign for themselves (aside from a few Super Rugby efforts). But as the All Blacks prepare to defend the Rugby World Cup, that's changed with 'Belong', an initiative aimed at getting fans to show their love for the team and join the "online clubroom" Team All Blacks.
Adidas has released a new TVC by Augusto promoting its new campaign ‘Force of Black’ featuring some fierce footage of our boys in black.
Adidas has released a new global campaign about seizing the moment, which features some of the world’s top athletes, including All Blacks Richie McCaw and Sonny Bill Williams. The campaign features 30-second TVCs of top athletes from around the world who are at the top of their game in their respective sports, delivering short monologues about why they “take today”.
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With cricket excitement reaching an all-time high in New Zealand, plenty of commercial parasites are trying to make hay while the sun shines (top prize goes to Calendar Girls for its classic plane-based ambush advertising at Eden Park). Even golf is getting in on the act, with Lydia Ko and Israel Dagg reuniting to drum up interest in the sport—and support for the Black Caps.
Samsung once again shows its tech in the wild, raises awareness of Jimi Hunt's Live More Awesome charity
Author, creative and eccentric innovator Jimi Hunt founded depression charity Live More Awesome to try to give other sufferers of depression the help he didn’t feel he had received. And while he says it has been hard to find large brands willing to be linked to the charity, that's starting to change, with Spark Foundation and the ZM radio network recently coming on board as sponsors and Samsung releasing a clip via Augusto showing Hunt putting its Galaxy Note 4 to good use. PLUS: get your tickets to the next edition of the World's Biggest Waterslide.
ANZ, ASB and NZTA etch their names on 2015's first trophy.
Kiwibank, Mons Royale, AMI and Samsung get an early Christmas present this week.
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Diamonds (and phones) are a girl's best friend: Samsung shows off its new Note with the help of Naveya & Sloane
Tech companies have long focused on how their products can augment life. Google has released a few stunners, like the amazing story of Saroo Brierly; Apple's iPad Air campaign featured Yaoband, Jason Hall, Cherie King and Esa-Pekka Salonen putting the product to good use; and Samsung has employed the services of corporate mascots like Lebron James and, more locally, Israel Dagg. Now the local branch of Samsung is focusing on arts and crafts by showcasing how jewellery designer Rachel Sloane from Naveya & Sloane uses the Note 4 to help bring together the real and the digital.
By his own admission, Israel Dagg had a tough season on the field, but he's been in top form when it comes to endorsing Samsung products. And, following on from the S5 Days clip that was released a few months back, he hit the streets of Chicago during the All Blacks' recent visit to put the Gear S smartwatch through its paces.
Yesterday, New Zealand's mainstream media was up in arms on account of the All Blacks having been snubbed in a World Cup 2015 ad that features Charles Dance—the actor who played Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones—giving a speech to group of fans in a locker room. Notably absent from this group is a fan or player representing the the current holders of the World Cup trophy. Fortunately, All Blacks Tours has filled this void with a new TVC (produced by Augusto) that depicts 2011 World Cup-winning couch Sir Graham Henry giving a team talk in a plane. But rather than having the aircraft filled with representatives from various rugby playing nations, the ad only features former player Stephen Donald sitting in one of the seats.
Let's hear it for the boys: Jockey embraces a sponsorship-based double entendre in latest All Blacks work
Jockey announced its sponsorship of the All Blacks and All Blacks Sevens teams early this year and gathered together a host of buff professional rugby players to parade about in their gruts for the black and white launch campaign. Now it's added some colour—and given a cheeky nod to its support of the 'boys'—for a campaign leading into the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship.
While drones are being used for nefarious purposes in warzones, they're being put to good use elsewhere, as a clip posted on Al Brown's Facebook page shows.