Sanitarium, Mastercard and Safekids perform a victory dance this week.
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Safekids Aotearoa, in partnership with ACC and the Starship Foundation, has released a new campaign via bcg2 and Mediacom, with the aim of preventing Kiwi children from being hit by cars on driveways through methods as simple as having a key ring with a safety message and your child’s picture on it.
Industry happenings at Ebiquity, Chemistry Interaction, Thick as Thieves, bcg2, Bauer Media, Sky and VeNA.
With cameras increasingly in pockets, Canon continues to aim for the high ground with 'Change your lens, change your story'
With the rise of smartphone photography, it's tough out there for most camera manufacturers. The experienced and enthusiast photography market is the logical place for them to play and Canon is doing just that in a new campaign to show off its lenses and the difference they can make to telling a story. PLUS: how Apple, Samsung and other mobile manufacturers are changing the industry.
FMG, Tourism Fiji, Daikin and Cuca have the luck of the Irish this week.
From the moment FMG and bcg2 met each other at the pitch process, there were sparks. The rural insurance company was already with Saatchi & Saatchi, but that didn't seem to matter. bcg2 has since been awarded the creative contract for FMG going forward.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
The judges for News Works’ Newspaper Ad of the Month competition didn't deem any entries worthy of winning in either August or September, but three ads—DDB’s Reflect, Ogilvy & Mather’s Auckland Council Elections, and bcg2’s Ezetrol—were given special mentions in September, earning them one point each on the Agency League table.
Audi, Warehouse Stationery, Sony and a Vietnamese hospital get a gold star this week.
Last year, after six years in second place, BMW knocked Audi off its perch and reclaimed the top selling premium car mantle in the New Zealand market. But Audi isn't far behind, it's still growing and it's decided to tap into the nation's patriotic fervour with one of the German brand's first locally shot campaigns.
Samsung's entertaining sales pitch and Tonga's classic tourism marketing approach pass go, collect $200.
The Manukau Institute of Technology and bcg2 took the animated approach in its last campaign. And it's gone to the other end of the ad spectrum this time with a campaign starring Samoan media personalities Sela Alo and Pua Magasiva that confronts the misunderstandings many prospective students can have about studying in an effort to boost mid-year enrolments.
Job losses and a high-profile departure at APN, Tim Wood heads to Rapp Tribal, Paul Hancox heads to TV, Jordan Dale snaps up bcg2 scholarship and Pead PR bolsters its tech team.
The shots were downed at the door, the undies went flying onto the stage regularly and the screams were deafening last night as seven bands came together and rocked the hell out of the King's Arms for the fifth annual Battle of the Ad Bands, a night that some jokingly—or not so jokingly—call the most important in advertising. And after being there or thereabouts in previous years, the worthy rock gods and goddess in Barnes, Catmur & Friend's Friends Electric finally took the top prize, prying it from the cold dead hands of TBWA\, which had won it for the past two years but didn't feature in this year's festivities.
Sometimes the best form of attack is defence. And that was certainly the case for Pfizer’s brave, innovative and hugely successful launch of Avigra into the local market to combat the effects of generic knock-offs.
Perennial performers Colenso and DraftFCB on top of Effie finalist table, BC&F and DDB hot on their heels
As the bean counters might say, if advertising doesn't improve the bottom line, it's really just art. And expensive art at that. And the agencies that improved their clients' businesses the most this year have been announced, with perennial Effie performers Colenso BBDO and DraftFCB on top with 22 and 16 finalists respectively, followed by the bolter Barnes, Catmur & Friends on ten and DDB on nine.