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Sugar & Partners has announced a new communications partnership with New Zealand Natural.
Sugar & Partners managing partner Jeremy Johnston has confirmed that executive creative director Damon O’Leary and creative director Dave Nash have departed the agency.
New Zealand’s Super Rugby players are putting their moves off the field to the test in an epic ‘#SuperBoomBoom’ campaign, via Sugar & Partners, that sees international choreographer Parris Goebel and her crew shake it with vlogger Shaaanxo.
Margins in adland are being squeezed, leaving very little wiggle room. But where some see hopelessness, others see opportunity. And as Fleur Herscott does the indie rounds, she discovers there are a few players flexible enough to slip into the nooks and crannies in this new world.
When people look back on the great heatpump wars of the noughties and 2010s/teenies/tenties/tenners, they will presumably think of rugby players on walls, cricket players cracking dad jokes on couches or slightly sinister bald men. Daikin farewelled Dan Carter as an ambassador earlier this year but attempted to maintain the humour in its follow up effort. But now it has switched its approach and, in a new Australasian brand campaign via Sugar & Partners and Robber’s Dog, is focusing on emotions rather than technology.
For the latest season of MKR NZ, TVNZ played the regional card pretty hard in an effort to drum up some parochial support for the contenders. And it seems to be a successful strategy, because Sugar & Partners, Carat and NZ Rugby are claiming victory after its outdoor and social media campaign got the punters talking about the ITM Cup.
The best outdoor and print ads are simple, visually arresting and try to create a smile in the mind. And natural health company Red Seal has managed to do just that with a campaign that illustrates its product-development philosophy of combining scientific research and naturopathic knowledge.
The average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 has decreased from 67 years in the 1920s to 15 years today, and technology is the main reason for that change. Not surprisingly, the big consulting firms have been helping companies deal with this for a while now, but PwC has officially launched its new digital consulting arm, PwC Digital, in New Zealand and it went with a couple of indies—Sugar & Partners and MBM—to help do it.
As the industry continues to fragment, agencies are forced into adapting their approaches to ensure that clients’ demands are still met. And while they don’t always have the massive holding-company budgets at their disposal, indy agencies have the nimbleness to react quickly to change and redefine their role. And Sugar & Partners creative and digital director Dave Nash sees this as a major advantage at a time when more and more clients are asking for integrated advertising executions.
Sugar & Partners has been named as the Blues lead strategic and creative agency after a competitive pitch, with the long-time incumbent Big deciding not to participate in the review.
Right in time for the gambling rush that annually coincides with the Melbourne Cup, TAB has launched a new campaign via Sugar & Partners that features a group of friends seated on a flying rollercoaster. And while this might sound like an aptly terrifying metaphor to accompany the ups and downs of gambling, the characters depicted in the 45-second ad seem to enjoy the trackless journey through the sky.
Honda has a reputation for making great ads, with the likes of Cog and, more recently, Hands, ranked among the best automotive spots ever made. Honda New Zealand’s new ad to promote the Jazz probably wouldn’t be placed in that category, but at least it’s injected a bit of local colour into the brand with its ‘It’s Jazz As’ campaign. PLUS: A newish agency, staff changes and a big sponsorship.
This week the ad world trains its eyes on Cannes. But last week the slightly less serious, fun-poking, offence-causing members of the ad world trained their eyes on The Chip Shop Awards, “adland’s most notorious awards ceremony”, in London. And Sugar&Partners took out the top gong for a press ad for Refuge London that played on the Nigella Lawson/Charles Saatchi domestic abuse scandal.
Since the 40 Hour Famine kicked off in 1975, World Vision says over one million Kiwis have taken part in it and raised $72 million to help people in over 40 countries. And to promote the 40th year of the initiative, which this year is focused on helping Malawi, Sugar & Partners enlisted the talents of renowned poet Sam Hunt, Exposure’s Brooke Benton and a number of other charitable young Kiwis to show how New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising event has become something of a rite of passage.
In its first piece of work for World Vision since winning the not-for-profit’s account at the end of last year, Sugar & Partners has released a new campaign that enables Kiwis to contribute capital to the entrepreneurial endeavours of people living in disadvantaged circumstances throughout the world. Launched via a series of billboards that pose the question ‘What if the next Richard Branson, [Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison or Trelise Cooper] couldn’t afford to start up his [or her] business?’, the campaign serves to remind viewers that even the most successful people needed that initial investment to get their ideas off the ground.
TAB’s new spot, starring a rugged John Leigh, straddles a risky moral line by claiming that the Triple Trio betting initiative requires a combination of both skill and chance. PLUS: find out which Australian ad agency turned its back on the gambling industry.
In 2013, the students enrolled at Media Design School and AUT Adschool caught the attention of several leading agencies with work that was not only creative but also commercially viable. So impressed were the bigwigs in attendance at the end-of-year shows that they swooped in and hired several of the young bloods shortly after the event.
Humanitarian aid organisation World Vision has enlisted the services of Sugar & Partners after the agency won a creative pitch.
DB’s new marketing director, changes at Lion, DraftFCB recognised as one of the country’s best workplaces, Cooney heads for Swaytech, Media Design School grads go fulltime at Sugar & Partners, Marc Ellis swaps More for less and Auckland Airport brings a digital boffin into the fold.
New dad Dan Carter is looking to get his home nice and toasty before Winter, naturally the heat pump spokesman gets his friends from Daikin to help him out. Dan the rugby player meets Dan the installer, it’s a buddy comedy for all ages.