New Zealand Police is on a mission to attract new recruits with an entertaining campaign by Ogilvy & Mather exploring the diversity of the force and its understanding of all communities.
The New Zealand Police have launched a new recruitment campaign in the hopes of attracting empathetic people to the force. Using a social experiment, police and Ogilvy & Mather asked Kiwis if they would walk past someone in need or stop and help. However, it’s not just questions of morality being raised, some viewers were also wary of the campaign’s tactics.
It’s 1994 and punching your wife was not so much a crime as ‘just a domestic’. Times have changed—kind of. There’s just as much punching these days but at least it’s called what it is: family violence. And a multichannel, multiple partner campaign by The Police which won the Supreme Award and the not-for-profit category at the 1995 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards helped lay the foundations for what it hoped would be a better, safer country.