While most marketers in the action and outdoor industry attempt showcase their products as survival essentials, Mons Royale founder Hamish Acland has veered away from this trope to present his brand as a fashionable label that offers both utility and aesthetic appeal. And this approach has now been continued in a new promotional clip that showcases imagery that is both sexy and utility-based. Featuring Jossi Wells, Christy Prior, Connor Macfarlane, Will Jackways and beautifully shot in the Mons Royale hometown of Lake Wanaka, the over-minute-long video provides a glimpse at the lives of these extreme sports enthusiasts.
Five Kiwi entries from five different agencies have made it through to the shortlist stage in the outdoor category at Cannes this year, with FCB, Whybin\TBWA, DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi/ApolloNation and Colenso BBDO all still in contention for Lions.
There’s been plenty of chat about craft beer recently, with the ‘craft beer you can actually drink’ campaign for Lion’s new Crafty Beggars range—and what some see as its duplicitous brand wank—ruffling a few feathers. Lion-owned Mac’s also sits in the ‘popular craft’ category and it’s also aiming to firm up its association with the term through its Craft Collective promotion.
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