Auckland Transport and Work Communications are launching a new campaign encouraging drivers to simmer down and take care at traffic lights.
Anyone who has crawled along one of Auckland’s motorways in bumper-to-bumper traffic will know the confused—albeit elated—feeling that comes when the traffic just starts moving again. As you accelerate out of the jam, a few questions are invariably left unanswered: What was the hold-up? Where was the accident? And why did the traffic just start moving again? Well, Work Communications creative Marco Ermerins took it upon himself to find a few answers to these pressing questions.
For latest extension of the ‘Legends’ campaign Clemenger’s content arm Flare (in conjunction with Eastern Bay of Plenty Road Safety) partnered with social media star Jimi Jackson on a content-led campaign that aims to reach young males who continue to take risks by getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.
in the lead up to International Shakeout Day of Action scheduled for 15 October, NZGetThru has borrowed the animation talents of Weta Studios in a new campaign that features the characters from Thunderbirds Are Go. PLUS: Kiwi celebs appear in online video clips for the event.
Living in the relative safety of a western democracy means that we are often disconnected from the struggles of those living in war-torn regions. Because we don’t see or experience the suffering on a daily basis, we don’t often feel the need to act against it. So, in an effort to bring the plight of Syrian refugees home to Australians, Amnesty International has released a new mobile-based campaign that illustrates what little choice those in these situations often have.
The New Zealand Fire Service has released two new ads, the first since FCB became its creative agency. The ads, part of a campaign called ‘Your only voice’ warn that a working smoke alarm is often one’s only voice to warn loved ones and friends of a fire.
An awareness campaign conducted by Cancer Research UK earlier this month illustrated how people tend to ignore things that are blatantly obvious. Developed by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and titled ‘The Lump’, the campaign features a bulge on a busy street that grows with each passing day.
Charity organisation Shine is raising awareness of domestic abuse after sporting matches with the launch ‘No Excuses,’ a hard-hitting radio campaign by creative agency Whybin/TBWA that features high profile rugby commentators Tony ‘TJ’ Johnson and Scott ‘Sumo’ Stevenson in three different radio clips.
Māori Television has introduced a bit of sassiness to water safety in a new campaign that features Nani Pupu, the opinionated, bolshie and often inappropriate character that Mai FM’s Brent Mio played in the YouTube clips for the ‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’ language programme initiated in conjunction with NZ Post for Māori Language Week this year.
Not all superheroes wear spandex tights and possess other-worldly powers that defy the laws of physics. Some just have an inhuman capacity and willingness to help others. And these are the kinds of superheroes that are honoured in a new spot by creative agency Don’t Panic and Unit 9 directors Greg Hardes and Jacob Proud for not-for-profit organisation Save the Children.
A new anti-obesity campaign released by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has gone nuts on the internet for its portrayal of a pair of parents driving their child to an early grave by enabling his poor eating habits. The spot, shot in reverse chronology, moves from a scene of the son in the hospital through various key events that link to the moment. As the narrative progresses, it soon becomes evident that the parents have been integrally involved in not only creating the son’s bad eating habits but also in facilitating them.
This one is an interesting take on the drunk driving PSA. Instead of blood and guts, SAAQ of Quebec went with a subtle and more thought-provoking approach. Using a series of pulleys, this PSA explores the cause and effect relationship of drinking and driving.