Sugar & Partners has announced a new communications partnership with New Zealand Natural.
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When people look back on the great heatpump wars of the noughties and 2010s/teenies/tenties/tenners, they will presumably think of rugby players on walls, cricket players cracking dad jokes on couches or slightly sinister bald men. Daikin farewelled Dan Carter as an ambassador earlier this year but attempted to maintain the humour in its follow up effort. But now it has switched its approach and, in a new Australasian brand campaign via Sugar & Partners and Robber’s Dog, is focusing on emotions rather than technology.
Daikin’s last big splash involved a surprisingly creepy Dan Carter hanging on a wall and plenty of come hither eyes. But the agency behind that campaign, The Works Sydney, has now been exchanged for Sugar & Partners, which won a two-way competitive pitch for the New Zealand business.
Gareth Morgan’s Cats to Go crusade has led to much gnashing of teeth from the heavy petters, a vast array of feline puns and plenty of conversation, both here and, with the story featuring on Mashable and Huffington Post, around the world. And Mammoth and Sugar & Partners have decided to hitch their ‘Warmth Lovers’ campaign to that wagon by creating a contextual online ad showing that its spokescat, Prince Nikolai Stroganov III, is already pretty happy inside.
After saying goodbye to BNZ, ‘recalibrating’ the agency and adding a couple of ex-Ogilvy chaps to its creative arsenal, Sugar&Partners had plenty to contend with this year. But it took it in its stride and released some quality campaigns for TAB, new challenger telco Flip and, slightly controversially given its similarity to a popular cat video, Mammoth Insulation. Dave Nash and Damon O’Leary sum up their 2012.
The newly rebranded Sugar & Partners announced the addition of Dave Nash as a creative partner a couple of days ago. And it has just launched a new campaign for the TAB that has continued on from last year’s successful ‘Your Call’ campaign (which included the best example of psychic poultry the world may have ever seen) with a new effort that aims to show the ‘weekend’s for calls’.
The newly renamed and rebranded Sugar & Partners has added to its haul of Ogilvy employees, enlisting creative director Dave Nash as its new creative partner, where he will partner with recently appointed creative partner Damon O’Leary.
As is often the case in the advertising biz, losing big clients usually means losing staff. And after Sugar decided not to go back for a BNZ booty call, managing director Jeremy Johnston says it has said goodbye to approximately four full-time equivalents over the past few months. But now that the “recalibration” is complete, he says the newly restructured business is on the upward trajectory, as evidenced by the arrival of ex-Ogilvy executive creative director Damon O’Leary, who has joined as creative partner.