In an industry renowned for its chopping and changing, there aren’t too many agency/client relationships that can claim to have lasted 20 years. But Sky and DDB have found their happy place and they’re breaking out the china to celebrate one of the country’s longest-running—and most successful—unions.
Father Time was shown begrudgingly accepting his obsolescence in the face of MySky technology last year. And he’s back in two new spots by DDB NZ and Exit Films that show he’s still enjoying its time-shifting power.
More than half of Kiwi households with televisions fork out for Sky, which is thought to be one of the highest per capita rates in the world. And, according to a recent PwC study, 40 percent of these subscribers have taken up MySky, an increase of 45 percent since last year. It’s where most of the growth is coming from for Sky, much to the chagrin of poor old father time, who, as a great new, almost Wes Anderson-esque 90 second spot by DDB and The Sweet Shop shows, has been rendered obsolete by the wonderous technology.
When it comes to fruitful agency client relationships in New Zealand, Sky and DDB are near the top of the pile and, over the past few years, a steady stream of very entertaining, award-winning and, judging by subscriber numbers and MySky’s complete domination of Tivo, pretty effective work has spewed forth. But for our money, the latest spot by Thick as Thieves for MySky’s ‘TV on your terms’ campaign, which shows 60 things in 60 seconds that husbands all over New Zealand could potentially be doing instead of watching TV, is one of the best yet. Just try not to like it.