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While Volkswagen dominates overseas, research showed that Kiwis thought the brand was too cold, too bland and too European. So to change that, it invested heavily in indigenous research and advertising, launched some very successful new products and quickly went from ‘niche street to main street’. National marketing manager Denise Goodwin opines on the year that was.
Hell’s Pizza Roulette product innovation received a huge amount of national and international PR coverage when it was launched and led to a massive increase in sales, without discounting. And Barnes, Catmur & Friends’ ad to promote it has added to the accolades by winning the April round of Colmar Brunton’s Ad Impact Award.
Who’s it for: Cadbury by DBB and Thick as Thieves
Why we like it: A bravura canine performance, a massive purple couch and a few patriotic sporting tingles that Cadbury can bask in the reflected glow of.
Who’s it for: Hell Pizza by Barnes …
Too many brands have been severely punished for failing to do their homework. So tread carefully and learn to navigate the maze of ever-changing Facebook page rules.
Hell Pizza is well-accustomed to gaining media attention with its controversial marketing stunts. But it has taken that to a whole new level with its Pizza Roulette promotion, which has been featured in the New York Times, TIME, Huffington Post and Reddit and also formed the basis of a story about sado-masochistic trends like the cinnamon challenge on CNN. We’ve got ten Pizza Roulette vouchers to give away to anyone foolish/brave enough to give it a go, so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re game and we’ll let our robot of randomness decide who gets them. The only prerequisite is that you have to agree to film the process.
The Fire Service and M&C Saatchi recently launched a fairly unique campaign that features revellers after a big night out discussing the perils of drinking and frying—and, by extension, celebrating the joy of takeaways. Now, in another unusual step, it’s joined forces with Hell Pizza, which is putting the ‘Don’t drink and fry’ message on over a million pizza boxes and 100,000 scratch and win tickets that will be distributed in hospitality areas at night over the next two months.
If you like The Onion’s hilarious horoscopes or the many varieties of alternative fortune cookies, then you’ll probably also like Barnes, Catmur & Friends new Mis-Fortune Cookies for Hell Pizza, which offer a slightly different take on the typically positive messages usually found inside the traditional Chinese versions and are being sold in all 66 stores around the country.
You can rely on the rather liberal St Matthew in the City church in Auckland to ruffle the feathers of the puritans and zealots with its ‘progressive’ billboards. And, as history has shown, you can also rely on Hell Pizza to stoke a few offensive coals with its advertising. Well, this Easter, the two of them have become surprising bedfellows.
The results for the most complained about ads in 2009 have been released by the Advertising Standards Authority. And the lucky winners are…
Who it’s for: TVNZ’s launch of Masterchef NZ
Why we like it: A dash of culinary arrogance and head shaking from the judges, a pinch of sweaty anguish from the competitors and slow motion shots of exploding blenders and flaming pans makes for a top notch …
Hell Pizza love a bit of advertising-related controversy. And it created some more after releasing a couple of mobile billboards headlined ‘greed’ that featured head and shoulders photos of the founders of Hanover Finance, Mark Hotchin and Eric Watson.