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Much like BP’s last spot featuring an adorable missing bunny, BP has once again tried to pull on the heartstrings, with its latest campaign dubbed ‘My BP Story’ via Ogilvy & Mather. This time the spot tells the story of a boy who wants a girl to notice him.
FMG, Tourism Fiji, Daikin and Cuca have the luck of the Irish this week.
The Warehouse Group has been bringing the real world and the online world closer together recently, with its recent rebrand of R&R Sport to the 'omni-channel' Torpedo 7, its Click Madness promotion, free wifi in the newly refurbished stores and an app that lets shoppers compare prices. Now it's launching its Christmas campaign with a five minute online video that puts the decision-making in the hands of the experts: kids.
Since the 40 Hour Famine kicked off in 1975, World Vision says over one million Kiwis have taken part in it and raised $72 million to help people in over 40 countries. And to promote the 40th year of the initiative, which this year is focused on helping Malawi, Sugar & Partners enlisted the talents of renowned poet Sam Hunt, Exposure's Brooke Benton and a number of other charitable young Kiwis to show how New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising event has become something of a rite of passage.
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Ooooh, suits you Air New Zealand, NZTA and VW.
Whittaker's foreign correspondent, Bay Audiology's moments of joy, Prince Nikolai Stroganov III, NZ Police and VW's take on the importance of being young at heart earn TVC honours.
While some could probably think of nothing better than a bit of silence, having to do without your favourite sounds forever is a different kettle of fish. So, to show what role sound plays in people's lives, Bay Audiology, Shine and Exposure's Kevin Denholm have taken a charming—and very Kiwi—look at how customers can keep 'hearing the things you love hearing'.
The fusing of two financial entities that between them have nearly half of the population on their books is a massive—and massively complicated—task, both logistically in terms of back-end systems and emotionally in terms of assuaging customers' fears through communications. It's been in the planning for a while, of course, and in response to yesterday's official announcement that ANZ would be phasing out the National Bank over the next two years, Whybin\TBWA is about to launch a big integrated campaign that "heralds the start of a new era for ANZ and reassures customers they will be getting the best of both worlds".
They take you on that journey’: Briscoe Group’s Fiona Stewart on partnering with Data Insight to deliver tangible business results
As Sir Peter Blake often said, if it's not hard, it's not worth doing. And there's no doubt trying to get a bunch of young kids to stick to a script is fairly difficult. But one of the major pay-offs of working with children is that you might get to release an out-takes video, like this very entertaining behind-the-scenes number for Z's latest campaign by Assignment Group and Exposure's Kevin Denholm.
Five of the week's best spots, from endearing child stars to George Clooney-esque stickmen and everything in between.
Z has finished the massive task of rebranding more than 200 Shell station forecourts, and it's ramping up the patriotism once again for the next stage in its evolution with a new campaign from Assignment Group and Exposure starring some financially savvy youngsters.
They say there's no truth in advertising. But PlaceMakers and JWT flouted that rule with their fly on the wall campaign focusing on a team of tradesmen building a house in Huntly—and the role of PlaceMakers' expertise to ensure it all happens smoothly. And while the campaign was aimed at the trade, consumers have given it the big tick as well because 'The Job' has taken out Colmar Brunton’s Ad Impact Award for March.
DIY has become a fixture of recent Mitre 10 campaigns and it will again take centre stage in what the country's largest home improvement retailer is calling a “market-first” integrated campaign by DraftFCB called Easy As that incorporates TVCs, a website, in-store programmes, print, mobile and a YouTube channel.