Is embracing your naughty, deviant side okay if what you’re consuming is really good? Hell yes, according to Coca Cola Amatil, whose launch campaign for its Deep Spring Naturals range has been asking New Zealanders to confess their naughty deeds since 1 May.
Browsing: Running with Scissors
Bernie, the somewhat disturbingly dubbed mascot of the National Rural Fire Authority, has been reworked into a 2D character for a pair of TVCs that encourage Kiwis to ‘check it’s alright before you light.’ This is the first makeover that the rotund character has had in its 16-year history.
Adshel has unveiled a new summer appeal poster based on Colenso BBDO’s idea that won the Creative Challenge in 2012. The new poster was initially meant to employ DraftFCB’s winning concept from last year’s competition, but the agency could not complete the poster in time for the summer appeal. Fortunately, Running with Scissors (the agency that currently holds the Surf Life Saving account) stepped in to update Colenso’s concept.
Running with Scissors used much of 2013 injecting new life into some renowned Kiwi brands and ushering a few new names onto the market. In addition to revamping Heinz Wattie’s tomato sauce, Whitlock & Sons and Pagani, the RwS team also introduced Orchard Thieves cider to Kiwi shelves. And to top it all off, the company also opened doors to its new London office. Now it’s over to head of business Roger Shakes for his thoughts.
Redwood Cider Co, which was purchased by DB Breweries last year, recently approached Running with Scissors to assist in the creation of a new product for the premium cider market, which is growing like topsy at the moment. And it responded to this challenge by creating the branding for Orchard Thieves, a fruit cider that’s available in either mandarin and lime or raspberry and vanilla. PLUS: is Rekorderlig actually a cider?
Pagani, one of the oldest New Zealand-owned fashion chains, has been given an overhaul with the help of Running with Scissors. And the changes stretch from the instore experience to the advertising.
No longer afraid of having their masculinity questioned, modern Kiwi men are following the likes Gordon Ramsay, Manu Feildel and Michael Van de Elzen into the kitchen, and this has created a gap in the market that Cerebos Gregg’s hopes to exploit by giving their F. Whitlock & Sons range a distinctly masculine appeal.
Wattie’s tomato sauce is a staple of many a pantry, fridge or glove box in New Zealand. And whether it’s the heel of a hand planted on the base of the bottle, some vigorous shaking or an intense windmill action, passionate Kiwi sauce fans employ a range of techniques to get every last drop of that glorious red elixir out of the bottle. Now, to launch its new stuck-sauce solution, the Upside Down Bottle, Heinz Wattie’s and Running with Scissors have launched a new brand campaign that celebrates that ingenuity.
The tinsel is going up around the nation’s shops, the Cliff Richard carol CD is being dusted off and the festive retail shouting is already underway. But rather than add to the commercial cacophony, Running with Scissors and The Good Taste Company have tried to create something of a reprieve with a campaign for its new Double-Ups range.
Running With Scissors’ new campaign for The People’s Wine caught our attention a few weeks back and it’s also found favour with the judges of the October round of the newspaper ad of the month awards, who said “there’s a story here … more of a personal interesting take on a wine ad”, “Kiwi, unpretentious and great to see longer copy” and “beautifully crafted and great use of a newspaper magazine.”
After a competitive pitch, Running With Scissors has won some project work with Heinz Wattie’s, beating out JWT for the spoils and leading to a few questions about the role of DDB.
2011 was another good year for the indies, which are often playing in the same sandpit as the big boys and occasionally stealing their spades and buckets. And, with a range of experienced big agency campaigners now plying their trade outside the walls of the multinationals, this trend looks set to continue. Running With Scissors’ two main brains Friday O’Flaherty and Andy Mitchell get their freak on.
DB went to great lengths to launch its Monteith’s Single Source ultra-premium lager last year. And now an ad for the brand has hit Kiwi TV screens for the first time in five years, with a new agency in tow and a new branded reality show soon to air on TV ONE.
As John Armstrong said in the NZ Herald, the Greens are on a roll in the polls, have largely shed their image as a “bunch of bicycle-clip-wearing eco-obsessives”, and “have made their strongest pitch yet to be treated as serious participants in the debate on economic policy”. The National Party don’t think much of the ‘Green Wave’, and neither does Act for that matter. But the Green Party hopes to convince the public with its new campaign, which is positioned around the primary message of voting ‘For a richer New Zealand’. The campaign was timed with the party’s unveiling of its Green Jobs Initiative, which plans to create 100,000 clean green job that will “be at the heart of a new economy for New Zealand”.
At a time when traditional retailers are struggling, the trendsetting soothsayers believe pop-up stores and venues are one of the next big marketing things. And judging by the number, er, popping up for the Rugby World Cup, maybe they’re right.
Raydar recently benefitted from a global network realignment when it picked up the Pacific Blue account in New Zealand. And lightning has struck twice: it has now been named as the local agency for Mercedes-Benz after the German car brand named BBDO as its global network in January.
The indies weren’t just nipping at the heels of the big boys last year, they were occasionally biting off their legs. And, with many clients recognising that the big shops don’t have a monopoly on creativity or international quality work, a number of sizable accounts ended up in unexpected hands. Friday O’Flaherty, one of the all-powerful leaders of Running With Scissors, wields his mighty pen on 2010.
It’s been almost 18 months in the making, and yesterday, just down the road from the giant salmon and New Zealand’s longest bridge, Dominion Breweries ferried a group of 150 publicans, internal stakeholders and a few filthy journalists to a farm near Rakaia to launch the newest brew in the Monteith’s range, an ultra-premium, hyper-local, “serious beer” called Single Source that aims to tell the story of what’s inside the bottle and recognise those responsible for creating it.
Let this raging torrent of information wash over you and be cleansed by tales of NZ Herald iPad upgrades, new Tiger beer websites, Air New Zealand’s new charity promotion, DraftFCB’s tremendous victory, creative bangers getting mashed in Make Something, Down to the Wire looking for your e-memories, Telecom’s new roaming offer, #Markchat delving into a debate about agency collaboration, DSA awards deadlines and someone slapping design in the face.
It’s not unusual to see companies extolling the virtues of their own products and criticising the products of their rivals. But it’s much more unusual to see a battle raging between two products from the same company. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with Monteith’s new campaign for its crushed pear cider. And it kicked off in fine, confusing and rather unique style with a fake protest at the DB Breweries Waitemata site.
A host of students, creative marcomms boffins and not-for-profit community groups gathered at the floating pavilion at Auckland’s Viaduct last night as the yMedia Challenge gongs were handed out. And Massey University’s ‘Designasaurs’ took home the $5,000 prize after its work with Natural Health Practitioners New Zealand was awarded top honours.
The traditional car campaign in New Zealand tends to be focused on new models or retail prices. But Running with Scissors has taken a different approach with its new Mercedes-Benz brand campaign by showcasing the German carmaker’s impressive – and, in many cases, relatively unknown – legacy of invention.
Who’s it for: BNZ by Sugar, Exile Films and Franklin Road.
Why we like it: Portraying banks as good, honest business/community/family builders is a pretty tough sell at present given the financial sector’s greed and recklessness played a large part …