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Cleve Cameron continues to ‘Do’ it
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Former JWT executive creative director Cleve Cameron—who left his cushy job in advertising to pursue his passion for music—has released his first music video for his album Welcome to the Primal Digital, for the single ‘Do’.

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Creative malleability: why Cleve Cameron left his role as an ECD to focus on music
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I’m sure we’ve all had those day dreams, when we’re sitting in traffic on the way to our jobs (even when we like our jobs) of simply turning around, giving it all up and pursuing something else we love, our passion. Whether it be sailing, cooking, art, music, whatever. And in what is a bit of a rare story these days, that’s exactly what J. Walter Thompson’s former executive creative director Cleve Cameron has done. He left his cushy executive role to focus on releasing an album. We caught up with Cameron to find out where he’s at now with the release, what he plans to do for work and why sometimes you’ve just got to ‘Do’ it.

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Contact Energy and JWT give trick or treating an interactive twist
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It’s Halloween tomorrow, and plenty of Kiwi brands are jumping on board the ghost train. Some campaigns are spookier than others, but Contact Energy’s ‘Trick or Treat’ pre-roll ad on YouTube takes the opportunity to let viewers choose their own adventure. PLUS: the rise of Halloween as a retail event in New Zealand.

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Ford continues the Hilux bashing with its own monobrowed weather man
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Last year, Toyota used its sponsorship deal with One Weather in a creative way by getting the pie-loving protagonist from its Hilux advertising to reprise his role, introduce the daily report and somehow tie it in to the vehicle. Now, following Ford’s Ranger sales victory in the ute category last year, the first time in 32 years the Hilux hasn’t been atop the podium, it’s created its own hirsute weatherman to rub it in.

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Ford rubs pie in Toyota’s face after winning battle of the utes for first time in 32 years
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2014 was a good one for the New Zealand automotive industry, with Motor Industry Association figures showing over 126,000 new vehicles registered. This beat the 30-year record of 123,247 units sold in 1984 and it was ahead of the 113,294 sold in 2013. And it was a particularly good year for Ford, which took New Zealand’s top selling ute title off the Toyota Hilux after a 32 year run.

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A timely acquisition
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Murphy’s Law dictates that when digital gurus give presentations they will have technical difficulties. And it also states that when you announce the acquisition of a digital agency, your website will be broken, as was the case with JWT this morning. Heyday to the rescue …

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Prevention over protection: Sovereign gets pro-active with ‘Life. Take Charge’ rebrand
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In an effort to attract a younger market to its range of life and health insurance products, increase the nation’s happiness and save the company some money on claims, Sovereign has rebranded around the line ‘Life. Take Charge’. But rather than just talk about itself and continue to drum home the classic insurance message of it will be there when you need it, it’s aiming to create healthier Kiwis by equipping them with a range of practical tools.

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Ford tugs on parental heartstrings, draws attention to its sport support
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Sports sponsorships are pretty big business in New Zealand, with an IMR report from 2013 estimating the value of 257 different sponsorship deals at NZ$182 million. Not surprisingly, rugby is the biggest drawcard in this country, with “Adidas paying in the region of US$25 million per year and AIG, the shirt sponsor, US$12.4 million” for their All Blacks deals. Ford has been the team’s vehicle sponsor for many years, and it also backs cricket and hockey, so, to try and win a few more hearts and minds, it’s released a new ad thanking Kiwi parents and supporters—and showing that it’s ‘the driving force behind New Zealand sport’.

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Ford records the sound of synchronicity
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Ford and JWT are currently aiming to draw attention to the Focus range with the help of five ‘precision drivers’ and a campaign tagline of ‘Move your senses’. It’s been running its ad in the immersive environment of the cinema, as well as on TV, and it has also launched a version of the ad that was recorded in holophonic or 3D sound, so punters can hear the cars moving around them.

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JWT goes back to school with University of Auckland win
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When the University of Auckland’s account came up for review last year, the general sentiment was that it was likely to stay with long-time agency partner King St. But, slightly surprisingly, it pulled out of the pitch and shacked up with the University of Waikato and JWT has picked up the slack.

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Lendrum handed CAANZ reins
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CAANZ chief executive Paul Head this morning announced that Simon Lendrum, managing director of JWT New Zealand, has been elected to the position of CAANZ president, which was vacated by DDB’s Sandy Moore after his recent resignation.

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Heyday gives Z that local feeling
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Heyday has given Z Energy’s Token Hunt game a spruce up this year, expanding it to six challenges and including a strong focus on Google Maps integration. And it’s made smart use of data to keep participants involved.

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A polite zombie
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If there’s one thing that Kiwis and Canadians have in common its a reputation for being polite to a fault. And if a recent spot released by JWT for the Canadian Film Festival holds any semblance of truth, then it appears that this stereotype also applies to the undead.