Browsing: Meridian

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Same power, different latitude: Powershop takes on Australia
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Powershop has managed to find a solid niche in New Zealand’s energy market as a cheeky challenger brand that gives its more than 50,000 customers additional information about their energy usage, lets them buy power online and shows them plenty of love. And now the Meridian-owned business is taking that model to Australia.

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Tiki Taane’s good energy
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Mercury Energy is celebrating New Zealand’s “good energy” in its latest TVC. Tiki Taane has that in spades, and has happily lent his talent to the ad, which was made by TBWA\Tequila, with the Always On My Mind singer recording a new version of Over the Rainbow and donating all proceeds from the sale of it to Starship Hospital. What a good country!

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Books, snacks and tiki tours
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Who’s it for: Meridian by Assignment Group and Perendale

Why we like it: Wells works very well as a quirky Meridian mascot and manages to spread its renewable gospel in a non-preachy, sensible and entertaining way. Plus, it shows off some of the best bits of New …

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Wells goes up hill, down dale and cross country for Meridian’s renewable tiki tour
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Meridian Energy has released some consistently good ads over the past couple of years and created a point of difference by loudly banging its renewable energy drum. And, following on from its quirky West Wind and Ross Island ads, which were conceived by Assignment Group and shot by Perendale, the team has sent Jeremy Wells on another entertaining journey in an effort to celebrate the country the company generates all of its energy from—and, of course, get more customers around New Zealand to “sign up to a better energy future”. 

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Gaming and gardening
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Who’s it for: Xbox 360 ‘Rugby World Cup 2011’ by Republik and Automatic Films.

Why we like it: Video game ads rarely stand out, but this one does (and so does this one). Entertaining, well-made, a nice line and extra points for a local indie getting to …

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A host of freshly squeezed TVCs, packaged for your convenience
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When it rains it pours. After a brief dry spell on the new ad front, numerous newbies have recently been set free. So, for your viewing—and possibly even critiquing—pleasure, a selection of the freshest TV cuts, including Mitsubishi’s new brand ad by Clemenger BBDO, Meridian and Assignment Group’s polar expedition, TVNZ’s new patriotic promo for its news and current affairs offering, State Insurance and Colenso’s fireproof box promo, Sealord and Saatchi & Saatchi’s wonderous condiment contraptions, DraftFCB’s latest work for Genesis Energy and Gregg’s and Lumino and Wag the Dog’s extended, nationwide tonsil hockey tour. 

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The winds of change: Stihl, Meridian and Fair Trade
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Plenty of new stuff to choose from this week. And we’re feeling particularly generous so we’re sharing the love.

Who’s it for: Stihl by DDB and Robber’s Dog

Why we like it: If there was an Axis for funny, DDB would probably win it …

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Meridian goes with the wind, Wells shoots the breeze
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With a price war seemingly being waged between some of the power providers at present, Meridian Energy and Assignment Group have chosen a good time to release a very good ad. And, with the help of returning frontman Jeremy Wells, they’re sexing up wind.