Persuading half a million Kiwis to go online and opt-in sounds like Mission Impossible, especially when the track record’s not that good and the benefits are marginal. But that’s what Spark managed to do.
The 2016 NZ Effie Award finalists have been announced by CAANZ after a panel of 150 industry judges selected 102 finalists from 17 categories.
For a small country New Zealand fared well at the Spikes Asia awards held late last week, winning Spikes in most categories, with DDB bringing home two Grand Prix awards and Colenso BBDO bringing home one, as well as winning ‘Agency of the Year’. Here’s a rundown of the NZ wins.
Advertising can be a bit like a mirror, or perhaps more like the Mirror of Erised (cue cheesy reference) from Harry Potter where an idealised version of ourselves is reflected back at us. When targeted well it can be so pervasive that we come to think of advertising scenarios as being normal “Of course I should be wearing those shoes”, “Clearly I need that marble bench top in my kitchen”. Advertisers try to reflect our relationships too, marketing to couples and families. But wouldn’t it be strange to see advertising bypass us, for us to see ads embodying relationships or representations of people that don’t reflect our reality. For the reported 10 to 15 percent of New Zealanders that make up our LGBT community, it has been like this for a long time. But things are changing, the world is slowly but surely progressing, and so is the advertising world along with it. Here are a few examples of advertising that includes this community, and why it would be of interest for advertisers to continue doing so, particularly in light of gay marriage increasingly becoming legalised in more countries.
The Effies Worldwide Index was released last week and, after tallying up the points earned through finalists and winners in the local Effie awards shows, FCB New Zealand and Colenso BBDO were ranked fifth and eighth respectively in the individual agency rankings, with Barnes Catmur fifth in the independent agency rankings. PLUS: all the Kiwi wins from the Asia Pacific Effies.
With the rise social media, the way marketers think about experiential marketing has changed. Not long ago, the term experiential was used as a synonym for on-site promotion and often annoyingly manifested itself as a brand lurking about a car park, shopping aisle or public venue. The fact that consumers can now publish their responses instantly to massive audiences means that brands need to be more strategic about how they incorporate experiential marketing. The experience that they offer needs to be something worth talking about. So, as part of its sponsorship partnership with the Armageddon event, V Energy brought in Colenso BBDO and Beryl to create an experience that fans would be willing to share.
Photobombing has been given a V, with unsuspecting winery tourists having a homemade bomb packed with tempera powder exploding in their photos. The project is the latest in the “Give it a V” 24-hour series and was shot at West Brook Winery in Waimauku near Auckland last week, and posted on social media and the V website.
No? Because Nikki Mandow, the editor of Idealog magazine went to a fair few. She kindly bought in a few of the posters that served as invites for us to have a look at.
Just a few weeks after being named agency of the year at Axis, Colenso BBDO has picked up another agency of the year accolade, this time at the inaugural Asia Pacific Effie Awards.
To celebrate the end of the academic year and show off the soon-to-be graduates, Media Design School (MDS) will be hosting an end-of-year shindig at Ostro Bar on 12 November from 6 to 8pm. PLUS: read about the tongue-in-cheek invitations sent to the agencies. UPDATE: sweet treats sent to agencies to coax employees into attending.
BNZ’s rapid development of an online banking platform that ‘works like your brain does’, attracted the difficult to impress youth market to the brand.
These days the idea of New Zealandness is a dime a dozen in advertising. But it certainly wasn’t always that way, with British accents and values typically being favoured in the nation’s early television advertising. Colenso’s ‘Who are we’ campaign for BNZ in 1990 is widely regarded as one of the first to “consciously reflect a distinctive New Zealand identity”. And for the first time that full series is available to view online.
Men, show your dedication for your significant others by using DB Breweries Facebook app to let them know – with a video.
A host of advertising luminaries—and plenty of non-advertising non-luminaries—ventured to AUT’s beautiful new building on Monday night to celebrate the launch of Idealog editor Hazel Phillips’ new book Sell: Tall tales from the legends of New Zealand Advertising. Here she is on how it all came about, what’s changed over the years and, of course, where you can buy it.
The latest batch of Advertising Standards Authority’s upheld deals a blow to V Energy, Countdown and Carl’s Jr.
The virgins have been sacrificed, the entrails have been sorted through and the creative oracle has spoken in the form of the Axis finalists lists, with Colenso BBDO on top with 57, followed by DDB on 31 and DraftFCB on 28.
Jib Jab hasn’t completely cornered the market on animations with people’s faces stuck on them, as BNZ Bank clearly shows in its latest Kiwisaver campaign on Facebook.
Agencies celebrate financial stability and single-minded focus at this year’s Fairfax AdMedia Agency of the Year Awards. Colenso BBDO, Barnes Catmur & Friends, and justONE come out on top – although DraftFCB CEO in the mix.
It worked pretty well for Morton Coutts and now Colenso BBDO is going back in time with Stewart Monteith, and a one take TVC (includes behind the scenes vid).
The inaugural Glossies Magazine Advertising Awards kicked off last night to smoke, meat and unfurling banners. Ecostore, Special Group and Naked Communications take top prize.
Colenso BBDO continues the age old tradition of microsite campaigns with its latest work for V Energy drinks, while finding time along the way to promote light robbery.
Colenso BBDO has earned a reputation for its cause-related communications, from its multi-award winning Doggelganger campaign for Pedigree to the brilliant Trial by Timeline for Amnesty International. And now it’s aiming to help St John, New Zealand’s primary frontline medical response organisation and the main provider of ambulance services. It takes over from Work Communications.
There are a few things you can expect from a New Zealand summer: torrential rain, sunburnt tops of the feet and sausage and booze-related weight gain. You can also expect a campaign from Tip Top, but this year’s effort is a bit different—and more logistically challenging—than normal, because it’s launched a big new brand platform and is “on a mission to make New Zealand Feel Tip Top this summer, one ice cream at a time”.
The Australian version of the Newspaper Awards, the Caxtons, took place over the weekend, and the Kiwis more than held their own, with Special Group repeating last year’s effort and coming out on top with four, and DDB, Colenso and Tourism New Zealand’s Australian arm picking up two apiece.
After being denied at Axis, Steinlager’s ‘We Believe’ campaign rightly dominated last night with the grand Effie, and, with awards for Yellow Toolbox and more glory for Volkswagen after it won the supreme award at the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards, DDB made it a double by taking the crown as the year’s most effective agency.