Sugar & Partners has announced a new communications partnership with New Zealand Natural.
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Sugar & Partners managing partner Jeremy Johnston has confirmed that executive creative director Damon O’Leary and creative director Dave Nash have departed the agency.
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.
The best outdoor and print ads are simple, visually arresting and try to create a smile in the mind. And natural health company Red Seal has managed to do just that with a campaign that illustrates its product-development philosophy of combining scientific research and naturopathic knowledge.
As the industry continues to fragment, agencies are forced into adapting their approaches to ensure that clients’ demands are still met. And while they don’t always have the massive holding-company budgets at their disposal, indy agencies have the nimbleness to react quickly to change and redefine their role. And Sugar & Partners creative and digital director Dave Nash sees this as a major advantage at a time when more and more clients are asking for integrated advertising executions.
… and that’s a wonderful thing, says Sugar & Partners’ Dave Nash, who’s putting on an event tonight where three speakers will argue that ‘done is better than said’.
This week the ad world trains its eyes on Cannes. But last week the slightly less serious, fun-poking, offence-causing members of the ad world trained their eyes on The Chip Shop Awards, “adland’s most notorious awards ceremony”, in London. And Sugar&Partners took out the top gong for a press ad for Refuge London that played on the Nigella Lawson/Charles Saatchi domestic abuse scandal.
New dad Dan Carter is looking to get his home nice and toasty before Winter, naturally the heat pump spokesman gets his friends from Daikin to help him out. Dan the rugby player meets Dan the installer, it’s a buddy comedy for all ages.
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.
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.
The IAB recently dropped the Bolly from its awards and renamed them the IABNZ Creative Awards in an effort to bring them in line with other international IAB competitions. And the first winner of the newly modified awards is Special Group, with the Mash-up banner for Four.
…as the Ogilvy juggernaut keeps rolling, SparkPHD hires an ‘Irish media maven’, The Radio Network’s long-serving chief exec gets set to step down, Fluxx welcomes the co-founder of the Beige Brigade, Naked nabs a new comms planner, International Rescue adds five newbies to the flock, Media Design School tastes glory in Los Angeles, Lily & Louis wins a couple of accounts, ActionActors takes to the stage and Mark Hanson sets up a new kind of PR agency.
More like a film launch than a traditional ad campaign, Kiwibank’s cheeky new EasySwitch campaign, which encourages consumers to switch banks via an interactive YouTube channel called ‘Green Ops’ that looks and feels like a first-person POV-style game, has taken out the Colmar Brunton Ad Impact Award for August.
Another edition of Movings/Shakings hits the shelves, and this time there are a few big names in the mix.