To help New Zealanders struggling to keep warm this winter, Botany Town Centre and The Salvation Army held a giant clothing swap where locals brought in their pre-loved clothing in exchange for other second-hand items.
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Whittaker’s has announced the renewal of its partnership with charity group Kiwis for kiwi, continuing its effort to save the native bird and further enhancing its locally-owned credentials.
Saatchi & Saatchi's Paul Wilson and Colenso BBDO's Scott Coldham are among the 150 influential Kiwis who will tonight be trading in their home comforts to sleep rough for a night in a bid to draw attention to the plight of the homeless as part of the Big Sleepout event.
Bowel Cancer New Zealand ran its high profile Art Chairs campaign through Whybin\TBWA to raise money and awareness for the disease in New Zealand, which has one of the highest incidences of the cancer in the developed world. We caught up with Whybin creative director Tim Huse to find out his thoughts on working with not-for-profits and whether advertising has a responsibility to help in whatever way it can.
Lotto NZ focuses on making different dreams come true, calls on Jesse Mulligan to promote its charitable side
While some believe giving gambling money to worthy causes is a prime example of robbing Peter to pay Paul, Lotto NZ is trumpeting the positive aspects of that arrangement in a new campaign fronted by comedian and RNZ afternoon host Jesse Mulligan.
Last Thursday Doritos released ‘Rainbow’ Doritos in support of LGBT teens, which were available to every person who donated to Dan Savage's ‘It Gets Better Project'. The cheesy rainbow snacks sold out in just two days.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
There seems to be a month for everything now: Dry July, Movember, the Feb Fast and as of this year, Junk Free June. And perhaps there’s a reason for that, maybe they’re successful fundraisers because Kiwis like a challenge, and a month doesn’t seem like such a long time to kick the booze, not shave your dirty tache or hold back on the snacks (at least on paper). Whatever the allure is, it seems to work and as results have shown social-media campaign Junk Free June was a huge success raising well over its media spend and attracting thousands of social media followers and daily hits on its website. Here’s a rundown on the campaign.
The Auckland City Mission, which provides specialised health and social services to marginalised Aucklanders, is running a unique campaign through Rapp where it’s “cyber-squatting” on the .nz homepages of dozens of New Zealand organisations in an effort to raise awareness about homelessness in the city and increase donations.
The One Percent Collective, which aims to create "a seismic shift in charitable giving in Aotearoa", has already chalked up a few celebrity endorsements, with Dai Henwood, Conrad Smith, Kimbra and many others contributing to its first magazine, The Generosity Journal. And now 'local craplebrity' Guy Williams is helping out by imploring punters to do something good for a change and apply for the newly created chief digital storyteller role. PLUS: six more charities set to be added to the flock.
New Zealand is set to become the 82nd country to have a homeless store, with an ordinary kiwi bloke at the helm of organising a pop-up on Quay Street in Auckland Central.
They take you on that journey’: Briscoe Group’s Fiona Stewart on partnering with Data Insight to deliver tangible business results
You creative, markety types like a bit of art. And the World Giving Report shows that New Zealanders are pretty generous too. So why not combine the two and head along to 'It's Complicated' at Studio 230 in Ponsonby next week.
There have been a number of recent campaigns that employ digital tools to get the audience to do something, from ASB's Like Loan to Sky's 'Bring down the King' to Vodafone's sailing game to Bonus Bonds' longerconga.co.nz. Now Emirates is joining in the fun and asking Kiwis to use social media to propel three charities to Australia. PLUS: Potentia asks charities to submit films for the chance to get $10,000.
Every year, multiple sclerosis awareness week sees hundreds of bucket-shakers hitting the streets to raise funds for those who suffer from this debilitating disease. But this year, MS Auckland wanted to raise more money and more awareness than ever before. So indie agency Hunch came up with a way of illustrating the disease's effects—and raising some cash—by shacking up with Hell Pizza and sending out a few deliveries to unsuspecting recipients.
Advances in technology have rapidly changed the way we pay for things. Whether it's tap and go credit cards, in-app payments or mobile wallets, the benefits for consumers are endless. But on the other side of the coin, charities dependent on real currency and street collections fighting against a huge range of other organisations for the donated dollar are starting to suffer as cash carrying declines. So what are the options to prise open increasingly electronic wallets?
A while back Swedish hair brand Apolosophy got plenty of attention for its creative use of subway advertising. And a Swedish cancer charity has added a little more emotion to that idea.