Like previous years, TVNZ shows made up the vast majority of the top 20 most-watched programmes list for last year, with a magician, a talent show and two current affairs offerings luring the most eyeballs in 2013.
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Fair Go is one of the great survivors in the world of TV and it kicks off its new season tonight at the new time of 8pm. But while the ratings remain solid, not everyone's enamoured with the show, with Brian Edwards writing a scathing piece and offering some advice to those who come in for some unwanted attention.
After taking out last year's best ad at the Fair Go Ad Awards for 'Tight on Tour', MasterCard backed it up last night for the follow-up, 'Wedding'. And, at the other end of the spectrum, ASB and Saatchi & Saatchi's bearded bellower Brian Blessed took the booby prize for 'No biggy. Yes Biggy!'
Last year, Mastercard, McCann Sydney and Robber's Dog walked away with the top prize at the Fair Go Ad Awards for their 'Tight on Tour' spot. And Tim, the over-excited All Blacks 'super-fan', has been brought back to celebrate the launch of its contactless payment technology PayPass.
The new Mother of the Nation returns to primetime, Yellow adds a digi-double, DraftFCB in full production, Air New Zealand's new people person, Homestyle finds an editor, Allied Press shakes hands with a rival, and Anthony Reardon heads online.
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There are some brilliant ads that bring joy to viewers and add to the pop-cultural landscape. And there are many more horrible ads that do the exact opposite. Either way, there's no doubt humans have a love/hate relationship with advertising, as evidenced by the continuing popularity of Fair Go's Ad Awards, which increased its audience from last year and crowned MasterCard's All Blacks 'Tight on Tour' ad as the best and Lumino The Dentist's 'Love Your Smile' ad as the worst.
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Marcomms folk chatted, the huddled masses voted, a fair amount of live broadcast awkwardness ensued at Tyler St Garage and common sense eventually prevailed at the always extremely popular Fair Go Ad Awards, with DDB, Lotto and The Sweet Shop's 'Lucky Dog' epic taking out Best Ad and 'Kerrrazeee Lily Salter' from Big Save Furniture fronting up to accept Worst Ad honours.
Colmar Brunton has long been dabbling in the field of customer service research, most recently in last year's Distinctive Customer Experiences Survey, which showed, slightly surprisingly, banks were the best-performing sector. Now it's taking its findings to a wider audience and teaming up with Fair Go for a regular monthly section that identifies New Zealand's "customer service champions".
There seems to be an underlying disdain for the persuasive arts among the masses, something that can presumably be put down to a combination of outright envy and the (slightly) misguided belief that you dastardly marcomms schemers are somehow able to trick them into parting with their cash through the wonder of advertising. But there's certainly no shortage of interest from the aforementioned masses in the commercial messages that grace their screens and, much like Paul Henry, this strange love-hate formula creates TV gold, as evidenced by the continuing popularity of the Fair Go Ad Awards.
The Mitre 10 ‘Sandpit kids’ ad has been voted by the NZ public as the Best Ad in Fair Go’s annual ad awards. It crunched the competition in the votes it received (view the nominees list here). Its five-year-old stars, Ruben and Benjamin, truly stole the show and won ...
Fair Go presents its annual Best and Worst Ads tonight on TV One at 7.30pm. Last year’s awards episode was the 2nd most popular show in 2008, drawing nearly 750,000 viewers (just behind Dancing with the Stars). As well as the main awards and the Student Ad ...