Browsing: Film Construction

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Hubbards looks to regain its mojo with TV dalliance
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While visiting New York in 1987, Dick Hubbard told his wife Diana about his idea to start a cereal company that would “make New Zealand proud and healthier at the same time”. Since then it has grown into a sizeable business that continues its breakfast battle with big beasts like Sanitarium and Kellogg’s. But it’s trying to up its game with a new integrated campaign via Hunter.

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AUT offers up some sacrificial lambs to adland’s high priests
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It’s that time of year again, when fresh faced young’uns with dreams of creative greatness prostrate themselves in front of adland’s judgemental powerbrokers and show off the year’s handiwork. So get thee to the end of year show for the AUT Ad Creativity course on Friday 9 November at the Film Construction building in Minnie St if you want to see it.

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MasterCard space invader takes people’s prize, Lumino’s pashfest takes booby prize and Fair Go increases eyeballs for Ad Awards—UPDATED
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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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The Mission continues (to win) as 2degrees takes annual Ad Impact Award
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As part of the Ad Impact Awards, Colmar Brunton asked approximately 4000 Kiwi consumers for their thoughts on all of last year’s new brand ads and the top six were announced a couple of weeks back. But the big annual winner is 2degrees and TBWA\’s ‘Mission HQ’, which scored significantly above average across the board in all the key impact measures.

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High five
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A fair bit to choose from this week, so, in the spirit of V-Day giving, we’re dishing out gifts left, right and centre in an effort to gain your love.

Who’s it for: 2degrees by TBWA\ and Film Construction.

Why we like it: Rhysie and TBWA …

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Handy auto-arms, and the AX12 metal detector
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Who’s it for: 2Degrees Mobile by TBWA and Film Construction

Why we like it: Two words, Rhys Darby. He appeals to all demos with the trademark quirky geek style.  And we want some “handy auto-writing arms” too.

Who’s it for: Axis Awards 2012, CAANZ …

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Hot, cold and victorious
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Who’s it for: Hallensteins by Publicis Mojo and Thick as Thieves

Why we like it: What do Mexico and Matt Dillon have to do with a Kiwi clothes brand? We’re not entirely sure. But it looks good, it’s about Brothers, and it fits into Hallensteins …

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Raising roofs—and rugby spirits
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Who’s it for: Mitre 10 Mega and Plunket by DraftFCB and Flying Fish

Why we like it: We’re suckers for time-lapse, especially when it’s used to promote a campaign helping to raise money for Plunket. A good idea, well-made and a nice original track from …

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McD’s pumps up the patriotism for ‘Just Because’ push
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 Whether it’s banks, bacon, lamb, insurance or telcos, there’s no shortage of brands trying to tap into the idea of New Zealandness. And McDonald’s and DDB have just launched a campaign for two particularly Kiwi products that fits snugly into this jingoistic genre by focusing on idiosyncratic domestic habits.

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Phone home
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Who’s it for: Telecom by Saatchi & Saatchi and Prodigy

Why we like it: It’s a fairly earnest, emotional affair, but it’s beautifully shot, well written and it uses a range of scenes and an accurate insight to show why so many different people are so …

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Editing, Visual Craft & Direction (on any screen): Capital City Films, Curious, Robber’s Dog, Flying Fish, Film Construction + The Sweet Shop
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In the Editing category, Capital City Films took a silver for Frucor’s ‘Ladders’, Robber’s Dog took bronze for DDB and Volkswagen’s ‘Milk Run’, while Curious came away with two bronzes, one for Liam Finn’s Guide to New Zealand for Tourism New Zealand and the other for Nike’s ‘The Tomic Incident’; in Visual Craft, Capital City Films and Sky took gold for ‘Leafblower’ and silver for Frucor’s Ladders, while Flying Fish picked up a bronze for Vodafone’s ‘In With the New’; and in the Direction section, Capital City Films took another gold with ‘Leafblower’ and three other bronzes were handed out, one for Capital City Films and Frucor’s ‘Ladders’, one for The Sweet Shop and Lotto’s ‘Lucky Dog’ and one for Film Construction’s ‘ALAC Sam’. 

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Taste of Kiwi given as AWARD finalists announced
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The first round of finalists for AWARD have been announced, with Special Group, DDB, DraftFCB, Colenso, M&C Saatchi, Clemenger BBDO, AIM Proximity, Flying Fish, The Sweet Shop, Film Construction, YukFoo and Curious Film among those that made the cut in the Direct Marketing, Craft in Film and Craft in Print categories. More category finalists will be announced soon and the awards will be dished out on 25 February.

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Advertising—now with real people
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Who’s it for: Unitec by Special Group and Film Construction

Why we like it: Filming three students at the start of the school year to promote an academic institution is a particularly brave move, but taking the reality TV approach appeals to the …

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Saatchi’s and BCRT make the C word relevant to all Kiwis with ‘1 in 9’
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The Breast Cancer Research Trust (BCRT) certainly raised awareness with its ‘no big deal’ billboards last year. But it also raised the ire of some of those most affected by the disease. This time, however, the charity that aims to find a cure for the disease by 2018 through funding for innovative research initiatives and its agency Saatchi & Saatchi have taken a more traditional approach to putting breast cancer in the spotlight with an emotive new integrated campaign called ‘1 in 9’.

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New Zealanders still in love with Rhys’s 2degrees pieces
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Who it’s for: 2degrees by TBWA\ and Film Construction

Why we like it: Rhys Darby has been the perfect frontman for a challenger brand like 2degrees and his quirky sense of humour certainly seems to have resonated with New Zealanders in the year or so since the mobile network’s launch. The ads are enjoyable in their own right, but they also seem to have had the desired commercial effect, and the company’s goal of gaining double-digit market share (oh, and giving Kiwis cheaper mobile calling) is apparently within sight. And that’s worth a bit of a nudge, a bit of a wink, a bit of self-deprecating laugh and a bit of a celebratory TVC.