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.
Marketing, advertising & media intelligence
Finding the right agency partners is essential to all clients and it can be the difference between adding millions to your bottom line. But Sovereign's Ben Rose believes most marketers employ a process that has become outdated, does not give the best result and costs both them and the parties involved significantly in time and money.
After more than ten years away from the silver screen, Contact Energy is back with a series of playful TVCs that aim to tackle the messier side of family life and show how the company is changing.
An outgunned rooster, committed skaters and a big sporting supporter take the prize this week.
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'.
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.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
Air New Zealand cooked up a wee gem with its cheesy synchronised skiing clip a few weeks back. And Ford and JWT have also embraced synchronicity with a new campaign aimed at drawing attention to the five cars in its Focus range.
Kiwi life assurance company Sovereign has appointed JWT as its creative agency and has extended its commercial partnership with the Dentsu Aegis Network for other comms purposes, including media, PR and social.
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.
Fieldays is coming and, over the next 33 days, New Zealand will once again be bombarded with advertising aimed at this nation's agrarian warriors, many of whom have a fair bit of cash stashed in their gumboots. And Ford has shot into first place with a tribute to what televisual experts all agree is the best programme ever made, A Dog's Show.
They take you on that journey’: Briscoe Group’s Fiona Stewart on partnering with Data Insight to deliver tangible business results
The modern human condition tends to be one of constant connection and, in many cases, slight addiction. But JWT and Sacred Hill are jumping on the mindfulness bandwagon and aiming to inspire a different, more classical version of connection with a beautifully-crafted new print campaign.
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.
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.
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.
Contact Energy and one its agencies, JWT, are diverting from their traditional audience focus with promotions based around events. A Twitter contest to help decide the People's Choice winner at this year's Fringe Festival is aimed squarely at a youth demographic.