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Movings/shakings
Movings/Shakings: 4 May
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May the fourth be with you as Contagion announces a creative promotion and a new piece of business, McDonald’s adds two to the grill, Rawdon Christie makes it an English breakfast, nzgirl finds its new general manager, Datamine welcomes a new geek, Sir Dryden Spring steps down and Phantom Billstickers crows about a new Auckland site.

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Test drives, awkwardness and tinkering
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Who’s it for: ASB by Droga5 and The Sweet Shop

Why we like it: It’s a good way to explain why ASB is better than its competitors. It’s got some added gravitas with the voice talent of Dame Judi Dench. And it’s a nice …

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Show us your buns
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In another pump of patriotism McD’s has released a third ad saluting the unconventional spirit of Kiwis, and celebrating our innate ability to tinker with things in an effort to make them better.

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Special Group ‘un-rugbies’ its way to Bolly Award glory
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Special Group and MediaWorks TV took the non-rugby ball and ran with it for ‘The Home of Not Rugby’ campaign and their online ad that gave users the opportunity to ‘un-rugby’ an interactive banner has won the September IABNZ BollyAward, which aims to encourage great Kiwi-made online creative. 

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McD’s pumps up the patriotism for ‘Just Because’ push
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 Whether it’s banks, bacon, lamb, insurance or telcos, there’s no shortage of brands trying to tap into the idea of New Zealandness. And McDonald’s and DDB have just launched a campaign for two particularly Kiwi products that fits snugly into this jingoistic genre by focusing on idiosyncratic domestic habits.

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Just like a three dimensional human wingman, only virtual
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The wingman. When employed correctly, they’re the one person you can count on to bail you out when you’re being hit on by someone in a bar you can’t stand, or, conversely, when you need a hand to seal the deal. But ever heard of a digital wingman? As part of its new campaign to celebrate the return of the Chick’n McCheese, together with the launch of the new spicy Chicken McWings, McDonald’s has teamed up with DDB Group to deliver a campaign that employs the use of puns as well as a virtual wingman to “talk you up”.

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Have they got a deal for you: Facebook shakes up the social buying scene with launch of Check-In
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In just five-and-a-half years, Facebook has morphed from a network of four or five million college students in the US into a massive social network of over 500 million. It’s also gone from banner ads and text links to an advertising medium that’s completely transformed the way brands talk to their customers. Now Facebook has taken another big step in its social marketing journey with the launch of Facebook Check-in Deals in New Zealand, a geo-location innovation that allows users to look for relevant offers and discounts on the fly—and tell their friends about it in the process. 

Opinion
The year in review: Nick Vile
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It’s been fairly tough going for the out-of-homers over the past few years. But, with the numbers now going in the right direction, the Rugby World Cup expected to up demand substantially and OMANZ starting to regain its teeth, there seems to be a bit of optimism—and even industry cohesion—afoot. Adshel’s new sales director Nick Vile, who took over from Pauline Hanton late last year, speaks his piece.

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The year in review: Justin Mowday
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DDB New Zealand embarked on an international search to find a new managing director earlier this year. And they found the right man for the job just down the road at DraftFCB. So far, so good in the new role for Justin Mowday, with two big accounts in Cadbury and The Warehouse staying put and a host of top notch creative work being released (added to that, his old place of employ did very well at this year’s Effies). So, here’s his $0.02 on the year in marketing.

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Charity, chicken, ice cream and carbonation
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This is the last round of TVC of the week for 2010. We’re planning on putting all the TVCs that featured in this section into one place and running a poll early next year to find out which ad was the best of the year. So keep your eyes …

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Things get steamy at McCafe
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It’s been a fairly wild and chilly Spring, so what better way to entice bundled up Aucklanders to their nearest McCafe to thaw out over a coffee than with a steaming Adshel bus shelter?

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McDonald’s turns on the gaydar
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This week on Wammo, Pound and Mash, fast food gets political in France; Australian cuckolds up in arms after an Ashley Madison ad gets banned; Hi-Tec ignores the laws of physics and tricks the gullible by inventing a fictional sport; and Google gets a slap in the face with a fish from one of its competitors.