The Inland Revenue Department isn’t renowned for its sense of whimsy. But, with the help of Clemenger BBDO, it’s gone full cheese for a new campaign called ‘Work it Out’, which has drawn on ’80s workout videos to show everyone how easy it is to get a tax refund by heading online (viewer discretion advised).
New Zealand’s second largest free-to-air broadcaster MediaWorks has been placed into receivership this morning – a very strange arrangement that will see the company change owners and shed massive amounts of debt, without losing a single job. Although the tax man might come off worse from this deal.
Back in July 2010, we wrote a story about a merger between Advocate Advertising, Wag the Dog and MediaR. At the time, Andy Taylor, co-founder and director of the three-pronged entity that called itself Wag the Dog Agency, waxed lyrical about the new set-up, but according to a story in the NBR yesterday, it has a date in the Auckland High Court on Friday after the IRD applied to have the company liquidated. And New Zealand’s biggest indie Affinity ID has swooped in to snaffle the existing business.
Wholly Bagels owner and founder Charlie Daily decided on his marketing strategy out of necessity: he had no budget for mainstream advertising, so, instead, he decided to use giving and generosity as his major marketing tool. And so far it’s proven to be a very effective approach.