Over the last seven weeks, the DB Export ‘Brewtroleum campaign’ has been encouraging Kiwis around the country to help save the world by drinking variants in the brand’s range. The only problem with the message was that the world-saving action was that it was limited to times generally considered appropriate for beer drinking. One could not, for example, open a DB beer at 11am in the morning and persuasively argue that this was an essential act. So, in an effort to overcome this problem and enable any person to lend a hand to the Brewtroleum cause at any given time, the brewery has created DB Export 0.0% Citrus—a lemon-flavoured lager with zero alcohol content.
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When men drink beer they come up with great ideas, according to a new DB Export commercial by Colenso BBDO which celebrates mans’ greatest creations from the pyramids of Giza to the “plastic bits at the end of shoe laces”.
The DB Export family has benefitted from a bit of extra attention in recent years. First, the story of Morton Coutts was used to establish the ‘let nothing come between a man and a great beer’ brand platform. Then DB Export Dry used wine to sell beer in one of the best campaigns of 2012. DB Export 33 was up next and showed the kind of sacrifice men drinking the low-carb version were making for their better halves. And now DB Export Gold is being given its time in the sun, with another entertaining ad featuring a heroic man and his trusty dog.
As you wind down and get set for your two days off ahead of the next week, spare a thought for Colenso BBDO’s copywriter Simon Vicars. The poor bloke was sitting in an airport lounge when we called him, getting ready to wing his way to Fiji for a week’s “work”. Then we had to break the news Colenso BBDO had won the May round of The Glossies with 34 percent of the votes for its ‘Idiot’ print ad in NZ Rugby World. ‘Idiot’, part of DB Export Dry’s ‘The Wine is Over’ campaign, put itself a fare distance ahead of its closest rivals. Bettle’s Langham ad, featured in New Idea, placed second with 22 percent of votes while BCG2’s effort for Audi in Metro earned it third place with a 16 percent share of votes.
DB Export’s ‘The Wine is Over’ campaign by Colenso BBDO has won plenty of fans–and a few overly serious, wine-loving detractors. And after Bevan claimed the NAB Newspaper ad of the month title in March, his old mate Sean has taken a win in the May round.
The ’80s were a wonderous time. Big hair, big lunches, big phones. But back in 1987, wine was in and beer was out, so it was also a time of pain and suffering for many bemulleted, beer-loving Kiwi males. And the latest historical campaign celebrating DB Export Dry’s 25th anniversary aims to bring the brown stuff back into fashion by poking fun at wine.
After last year’s big haul for the Kiwi agencies at Cannes, 2011 is looking decidedly average. But there’s still a chance for some late glory after DDB and Colenso picked up two nominations each in the film category.
The ASA’s annual report for 2010 is out and the always interesting top ten most complained about ads of the year has been released, with the Erotica Expo billboard, ASB’s IVF ad and a Durex condoms outdoor campaign taking the medals.
DDB’s Lucky Dog remains goldless, despite being a big crowd favourite, but it takes a silver in Cinema and Projection, while Colenso’s moderately controversial ‘Beer: The Untold Story’ comes home with a bronze. And in the Long-Form Content category, Colenso and DB Export win again with a bronze, as does TBWA\’s ‘Give Your All’ papier mache for Adidas.
Its DB Export TVC may have been pulled off air after a complaint was upheld by the ASA in connection to the misuse of historical footage, but Colenso BBDO must be feeling pretty good right about now after news the TVC has picked up an honourable mention as part of the inaugural Ads Worth Spreading challenge, established by non-profit organisation TED.
Colenso BBDO is an agency that prides itself on creating work that’s interesting enough to create conversations. It probably doesn’t pride itself on having work pulled for breaking the rules, but that’s happened twice in the past few weeks, first with the DB Export TVC that was removed from television, cinema and online after a complaint was upheld by the ASA and then with the massive viral video Rear View Girls for Levi’s that, after more than seven million views, was pulled from YouTube for violating its terms and conditions.
Clare Morgan, the general manager of marketing at DB Breweries, has been busy ‘inspiring good times’ in 2010, presiding over a massive refresh of the DB Export family, the launch of a new ultra premium beer called Monteith’s Single Source and the efforts to leverage Heineken’s Rugby World Cup sponsorship. And here’s what piqued her interest in the world of marketing this year.
Colenso BBDO has had another stellar year, with a swag of awards—both for creativity and effectiveness— and a growing international reputation. Planning director James Hurman, who passionately believes that creatively focused leadership and creative advertising leads to business success, has played a big part in that. And here’s his take on 2010.
Colenso’s big new heritage-based push for DB Export goes live today. You can read about the gradual decline of the brand and the rationale behind the campaign to try and reverse it here. And you really should take five minutes to check out the short film that was made by Revolver (and also features the dulcet tones of none other than Colenso’s co-founder and Image Centre Group director Roger MacDonnell) on the DB Export website.
When Colenso picked up DB’s Export account off Saatchi & Saatchi in July last year, the family of beers was losing relevance and needed a fresh approach. So, to try and reverse the decline, the new coupling went back in time and found the solution sitting right in front of them.