Back in 1903, C.M. Coolidge was commissioned by cigar makers Brown & Bigelow to create 16 paintings of dogs acting like humans that it could use for advertising and giveaways. Nine of them were of dogs sitting around a table playing cards and one of them, ‘Looks Like Four of a Kind’, ended up becoming a classic that has been referenced, copied and parodied relentlessly over the years (here in New Zealand, artist Ivan Clarke and Weta Workshop’s Richard Taylor were obviously inspired by the anthropomorphic, gambling canines and created The Lonely Dog series). And now Lotto NZ and DDB have joined that club for a new Keno campaign.
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Everyone loves a good scratch. And everyone loves winning money. So Lotto NZ by DDB are hoping to show that Instant Kiwi can give you a bit of both, with four spots showing depressing situations being transformed with a wiggle of the finger.
Since launching its over-arching Winning Happens tagline, NZ Lotteries and DDB have been aiming to show punters what it feels like to win. First up was its Instant Kiwi campaign, and next came Powerball and an overly-enthusiastic high-fiver called Craig. And it’s done the job and caught some attention, because that campaign has taken out the February round of Colmar Brunton’s Ad Impact Award.
Inanimate objects often seem to be having quite a lot of fun. And now Lotto and DDB have anthropomorphised some of those weird inflatable tube people that used car salesmen often put outside their yards to show what it might feel like if you won the Christmas Triple Dip.
Once the face of a campaign to attract visitors to Australia, Aussie Lara ‘where the bloody hell are you’ Bingle is the latest celebrity to join Air New Zealand’s promotional ranks, staring in the latest installment of its Kiwi Sceptic campaign, where she describes New Zealand as “that thing down there”.
New Zealanders, with our unusual combination of immense pride and nagging self-doubt, like to be liked (“How are you enjoying your trip? Are you enjoying your trip? You’re enjoying your trip, aren’t you?”). But, just as Aucklanders have certain preconceptions of, say, Invercargill, many Australians couldn’t think of anything worse than visiting their Tasman neighbours. So, as part of a campaign launching today in Australia, Air New Zealand and its Aussie agency Host Sydney attempted to show a bunch of ‘Kiwi Sceptics’ what they were missing out on by tricking them into a trip to the other lucky country.