There was plenty of discussion about James Bond adding Heineken to his list of favoured tipples in Skyfall. But product placement/branded content/integration/cap in handing is an accepted part of the film and TV business these days (as Daniel Craig told Moviefone: "The simple fact is that, without them, we couldn’t do it. It’s unfortunate but that’s how it is. This movie costs a lot of money to make, it costs as nearly as much again if not more to promote, so we go where we can"). And the tie-in appears to be working for the brand because Heineken's 'The Express' ad, which features the raspy tones of own Gin Wigmore, has won Colmar Brunton's Ad Impact Award for October.
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Saatchi & Saatchi snaffles a digi-boffin, a word from our X Factor sponsors, the Media Design School kids are alright, Adshel brings in a chief organiser, DB stalwart steps down, Gopher adds one to the burrow and Murray Lindsay swaps stations.
Anna Gervai joins JWT, a couple of changes at DB, Sarah Fenton moves up the Yahoo! chain, Vodafone gives Jane Wilson a call, Stephen Williams joins Adcorp, Senate adds a pair, Hypermedia adds Hobday, Terabyte Interactive gets the nod in AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards and the EMANZ crew wag chins.
The relative lack of sun—and therefore barbecues—over the summer months hasn't been ideal for the booze industry (craft beer continues to grow, while the overall beer market is thought to be down around five percent). But as the inside months approach and the rugby season gets into full swing, Tui's new 'Halftime Distractions' spot by Saatchi & Saatchi and The Sweet Shop's Stuart McDonald (he of Summer Heights High fame) is hoping to ensure the boys will focus on the brown stuff should they be required to provide for the group.
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.
Frucor, with the help of its long-time agency Colenso BBDO, maintained its consistency in 2011, with V continuing its run as one of the country's most innovative brands and Mountain Dew Skate Pinball taking experiential marketing to a whole new level of massiveness. Marketing director Scott Wright spills the beans.
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There was a bit of a storm in a beer mug back in July when DB was given the rights to use the generic term Radler as a brand name. Corporate bullying, some indie brewers cried. Cutting off your nose to spite your face and making consumers dislike you for no good reason, others shrieked. Mwahahahah, DB laughed. So when The Boundary Road Brewery launched its Lawn Ranger brew recently it claimed it was 'Radler-style' and put up a cheeky billboard saying 'Fine, we won't call it Radler then'. Now DB has set its lawyers Simpson Grierson on the case, saying the term 'radler style' is off limits and telling BRB to lay off the allusions.
...as the Craft Shop gets more animated, Promapp welcomes a new marketing manager, PR peeps get more cred, Y&R gets even more creative, Dialogue Partners is less Bland, and down south changes are a brewin' at DB, and Southland Times' new GM thanks Codd.
In a similar fashion to its NZ Pure billboard at the Auckland airport, Boundary Road Brewery and Barnes, Catmur & Friends' have launched a cheeky new billboard for its new Lawn Ranger brew and referenced the recent spate of trademark bullying.
...as Robert Harvey gets set to take up Philip O'Neill's slack, DB's Rene de Monchy departs for Singaporean shores, MEC announces a new arrival and a couple of internal promotions and TVNZ's head of news and current affairs Anthony Flannery gets set to head back to Australia.
Heineken's global ‘Enjoy Heineken Responsibly’ campaign aims to "inform and educate consumers about the safe and responsible consumption of alcohol"—and, ideally, the safe and responsible consumption of Heineken. And now it's ramping up its efforts to drill that message in at the business end of the RWC with the official launch of its 'let a sober driver take you home' taxi campaign in Auckland.
...as David MacGregor goes solo, Dave Shoemack gets a plum posting in Holland, Telecom's punching bag departs, Fujikistan goes international, Andrew Mehrtens gets Gallic for TV3, The Press wins plaudits at PANPA, Mango activates an expert, CAANZ adds to its stable, Orangebox cuts cake, Kordia shacks up with PPR, and The Economist names a new sponsorship and marketing guru.
Following on from the recent spate of trademark bullying, with DB winning the rights to use the generic term “radler” and Fonterra now trying to claim “vintage”, Moa, which announced its slightly surprising sponsorship of the New Zealand Olympic team last week, recently received a letter from Jean-Luc Barnier, the chief guardian of the Champagne region, telling the brand to cease and desist on the use of the word champagne on its website. As you can imagine, this request went down well with the always well-behaved Moa team, who felt the letter was a particularly French way of going about things. So they sent Jean-Luc a uniquely Kiwi response: a lovely postcard of the Rainbow Warrior with the Te Reo equivalent of “fuck off” written on the back.
So, DB has trademarked the beer name “Radler” for its Monteith’s brand, to the despair of independent brewers who say “Radler” is a style of beer, not a brand, and shouldn't be owned by a beverage behemoth. It’s a battle begging comparison to David and Goliath, but then it seems so many trademark cases are. Here's our pick of the persnickety trademark bunch ©.
Not getting enough taste from your regular beer? Want more 'aggravation' before the sweet, sweet nectar touches your lips? Think drinking out of a glass is for losers? Well then, DB has come to the rescue with its new vortex bottle for Tui blond and the new innovation is being promoted in quintessentially cheeky (teehee) Tui fashion with the return of a scantily-clad yet awfully intelligent brewery girl.