The cold weather may be knocking on our door but that’s no excuse to harp on about it according former weatherman Ray Morningside in a new Panasonic mockumentary by Lemonade.
Panasonic is showing off its new OLED TV in a spectacle of colours in a campaign, by agency Lemonade and film company Merlin, featuring brand ambassador and All Black Beauden Barrett.
Shine’s Julian Andrews goes free range, APN announces its new Herald line-up, DDB welcomes back a prodigal duo, Admission admits many, TradeMe seeks out Vivaki, DraftFCB activates a rising star, Komli launches its mobile ad network, Ngage gets its FIX and Steve Price spruiks Panasonic’s smart TVs.
Amateurs regularly seem to think they can foot it with the big boys. Usually they can’t, but technology is helping even things up a bit and Panasonic and Auckland digital shop Tango have launched a cool interactive campaign/social experiment to see if the new Lumix cameras do as they claim and allow anyone to shoot like a pro.
As smartphones become more prevalent, QR codes are picking up steam and are now seen more regularly on ads, on products and even on t-shirts at festivals in Poland. Most of the time, the fairly ugly, alien-esque black and white shapes are employed to disseminate information—or offers—but there are some pretty creative options now available (Kiwi company Set QR is leading the way in this regard) and one of the coolest QR executions we’ve seen recently is this print ad for Panasonic that was made by Publicis Mojo Auckland to go on the cover of trade publication Wares Magazine.
It’s coming into winter and the Christchurch rebuild will be kicking into gear soon, which means the heatpump advertising battle is, ahem, heating up. There’s already Stephen Fleming for Fujitsu, the bald guy holding a cat for Mitsubishi, the anthropomorphic door snakes for Toshiba and, recently, a creepy Dan Carter hanging on the wall for Daikin. Now, after Panasonic embarked on something of a spiritual journey with its agency Publicis Mojo to find out what core brand attributes and values it wanted to convey, there’s a new frontman to add to that list: stubby-wearing, bum-scratching Gerry.
There’s almost nothing better than sipping on a cool, refreshing Heineken in the Auckland sun as you marvel at the athletic prowess of finely tuned athletes smacking balls at each other. And, thanks to the generous folk at Panasonic, your dreams could become a reality. We’ve got five …
Indie agency Central Station is focusing more heavily on the often overlooked, large and potentially very lucrative realm of B2B marketing in New Zealand. And it’s set up a specialist arm and partnered with B2B boffin Mike Frederickson to do it.
A virtual cornucopia of televisual commercial messages for your perusal. In the tick category, the new ANZ campaign has a bit of a laff at the expense of others (and also gets empathetic, claiming to understand what its embattled customers have to put up with); McDonald’s push into the family dinner market with a lying father; and, advertising a product that’s renowned for fairly boring adverts, Panasonic’s heatpump ad is a breath of fresh fantastical air. In the cross category, South Australia tourism decides to bore its audience into coming for a visit.