DB Export’s ‘The Wine is Over’ campaign by Colenso BBDO has won plenty of fans–and a few overly serious, wine-loving detractors. And after Bevan claimed the NAB Newspaper ad of the month title in March, his old mate Sean has taken a win in the May round.
The Simpsons is celebrating the screening of the 500th show and Special Group is doing a bit of celebrating itself because the newspaper ad to promote the milestone that was filled with famous moments from the show has been awarded the NAB ad of the month.
After a tough few months last year, Colenso’s on a bit of roll again, with some big campaigns launching, some good award results and the Tourism Fiji account thought to be in the bag. And ‘Bevan’ from DB Export Dry’s ‘The Wine is over’ print series has added to the joy by taking out the NAB’s Ad of the Month.
Sponsors Wetspac attracted entries to the NZ Dairy Industry Awards with a newspaper ad appealing to the innate sense of style dairy farmers are renowned for. And the creative culprits behind the ad, .99 have been rewarded for their efforts by taking out NAB’s Decemeber Newspaper Ad of the Month award.
Flying in the face of all the election and Christmas related advertising that has been dominating our newspapers lately, November’s winning ad, by Special Group, was created for the Newspaper Publishers’ Association using an innovative full page designed to be folded so the whole newspaper could be posted to someone overseas to celebrate the Rugby World Cup All Blacks win.
Rugby World Cup advertising continued to dominate throughout October, some say to the detriment of both quality and originality. And after being told to ‘touch pause engage’ one time too many, the NAB judges have decided no one deserves the October Newspaper Ad of the Month award. The obvious headlines and groan inducing puns featured across too much of the material – at times to the detriment of art direction.
Colenso BBDO is currently dealing with the loss of one of its biggest clients. But there was a ray of light last night at the Aotea centre when its ‘Home Alone’ ad for Pedigree Dog Food was given the newspaper ad of the year award and the creative team responsible for it took home the $10,000 booty.
The NAB Newspaper Ad of the Year awards have rolled around once again and, with the first Great Advertising Debate, advertising legend Neil French coming on board to help choose the big winner and a new digital category, it looks like it could be a good’un.
Ah, the food chain. It’s good to be on top. And .99’s creative interpretation of the marine pecking order in the ‘Predator and Prey’ Babushka doll print ad for Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World has also come out on top in the July NAB Newspaper Advertisement of the Month, with Saatchi & Saatchi’s Women’s Refuge Trade Me ad receiving an Honourable Mention.
Greedy old Barnes, Catmur & Friends has followed up its May NAB Newspaper Advertisement of the Month win for Hell Pizza after taking victory in June’s Ad of the Month for their ‘Beer tasters Wanted’ ad for Independent Liquor’s Boundary Road Brewery. And, in a repeat of the May decision, the judges also gave another DDB Coastguard ad ‘Parachute Flare’ an honourable mention as runner up.
DDB’s powerful water safety message for the Coastguard has taken out the NAB’s April Newspaper Ad of the Month, with M&C Saatchi’s ‘Spilt Coffee’, the latest in its series for Warehouse Stationery, receiving a Highly Commended to add to wins in the March and September rounds.
M&C Saatchi’s ‘Good Ugly’ ad for Warehouse Stationery took out the September edition of the NAB’s Newspaper Ad of the Month award. And the pair has nabbed another title for the innovative ad depicting a poorly shredded page where the content can still be read.
There’s been a fair bit of discussion about the current relationship status of Speight’s and Publicis Mojo after the Aussie branch appeared to take charge on a couple of recent TVCs and Shine nabbed some project work that will see it continuing the Southern Finishing School series. But apparently it’s still business as usual and in some slightly better Speight’s-related news, a four-page ad promoting the Speight’s Coast to Coast has won the February NAB Newspaper Ad of the Month award.
December was a disappointing month in the world of newspaper advertising, with nothing deemed good enough to tickle the fancy of the NAB Ad of the Month award judges. But things have improved in the first month of 2011, with Ogilvy taking out January honours with its long-copy ad for youth mentoring scheme Brothersinarms.
Those NAB ad of the month judges are obviously pretty tough nuts to crack, because Jeneal Rohrback from Marsden Inch, Sue Worthington from Indiego and Jon Coles from .99 decided not to select a winner for the October round. But in true NCEA fashion, they did give DraftFCB’s ‘Night test drive’ ad for Mini a Highly Commended acknowledgement.
Special Group’s print ad for ecostore ended up sparking off a rather heated discussion about the exciting realm of PH levels in washing powder when we wrote a story about the whole malarkey a few weeks back. And the swift response obviously tickled the fancies of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau’s Newspaper Ad of the Month judges, because it’s been awarded the gong for the July round.
For the second year in a row, DDB walked away with a cool $10,000 after the Sky Arts Channel Mark Rothco spot took out the Newspaper Ad of the Year prize last week (this Throaties spot won the 2009 edition). And the highlight of the night—aside, of course, from the big grand finale announcement, the delectable nibbles and the burly guard who was keeping watch over the silver briefcase on the table that was filled with $10,000 cash—had to be the Q+A video with Chuck Porter, the convenor of judges at this year’s event and co-founder of award-hogging US ad agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
The riches keep rolling in for DDB’s Sky TV Arts Channel campaign, after the Mark Rothko print ad, one of a series of newspaper advertisements promoting subscriptions to the channel, was awarded the Newspaper Advertisement of the Year for 09/10.
The 2010/2011 rotation of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau’s (NAB) Newspaper Ad of the Month competition has begun and it’s off to a spluttering start, with the guest judges for June shaking their heads, waggling their fingers, furrowing their brows and deciding the quality of the entries wasn’t good enough to award a winner.
The newspapers were the real winners of the May edition of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau’s (NAB) Ad of the Month competition after Air New Zealand’s chief executive Rob Fyfe, with the help of its agency .99, decided to take his grievances with the Listener public by producing a video and running a few full page print ads. And it just kept getting better for the papers when the Listener decided to follow suit, continuing the stoush with a few full-pagers of its own.
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The infiltration (some might even say the infestation) continues: DDB Sydney is the second Aussie agency in a row to win the NAB’s Newspaper Ad of the Month prize, with its McDonald’s Daylight Savings ad chosen as April’s best.
First they claimed Crowded House, now this: an Earth Hour ad for Unilever’s Persil brand that was produced by Sydney boutique agency Naked Communications has won the Newspaper Advertising Bureau’s (NAB) March Newspaper Ad of the Month.
Not surprisingly, Telecom has been on the receiving end of a few XT related barbs in recent times. But not just from consumers. Its competitors have also been very happy to oblige with a few barbs of their own. And this cheeky wee number from .99 for Vodafone was deemed good enough to take the NAB newspaper ad of the month title for February.
The Newspaper Advertising Bureau has made up for a mediocre November in the Newspaper Ad of the Month competition by announcing a double whammee, with DDB’s Sky TV Arts Channel ‘Jackson Pollock’ concept taking the December title and DraftFCB’s latest in the artwork series for Robert Harris coffee winning January’s round.