It’s a new year and February’s selection of new brand ads has set the standard high for 2018. There can only be one winner and this month, it’s the New Zealand Lotteries Commission with ‘Armoured Truck’.
Lotto New Zealand has a long history of selling more tickets by focusing on the joy of the big win. But, more recently, it’s also tried to sell more tickets by focusing on giving, promoting the fact that those tickets help fund various community projects around the country. Last time it was Jesse Mulligan telling some of those stories. Now it’s turned to a young, fictional football player called Dylan who sees his life change with a single kick of the ball.
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.
The residents of StopPress towers are huge fans of both dad dancing and awkward high fives. And NZ Lotteries and DDB have made all our dreams come true by combining these two wonderful things into one ad in an effort to drive sales of Lotto tickets for Fathers Day.