The TBWA\ Group launched its ‘Good Energy’ campaign featuring Tiki Taane for Mercury Energy a few months back. And its digital arm Tequila\ has kept things moving with a simple social experiment to gauge just how helpful Kiwis really are.
Mercury Energy is celebrating New Zealand’s “good energy” in its latest TVC. Tiki Taane has that in spades, and has happily lent his talent to the ad, which was made by TBWA\Tequila, with the Always On My Mind singer recording a new version of Over the Rainbow and donating all proceeds from the sale of it to Starship Hospital. What a good country!
Last year, TBWA’s executive creative director Andy Blood predicted the future of the industry and, in something of a mission statement for the agency following the loss of ASB, said it was all about bringing the creative ideas of the advertising world closer to the utility now offered by digital technology. Well, that’s what TBWA\Tequila has done with a cool new interactive video catalogue for adidas’ Super Rugby merchandise.
In yet another New Zealand case of returning prodigals, the creative duo of Connan James and Craig Farndale, who announced they were going free range in July after their contract with Saatchi & Saatchi came to an end, have taken up roles as creative directors at TBWA\TEQUILA.
Who’s it for: ASB by TBWA\Tequila and Paul Middleditch
Why we like it: Ira Goldstein has been a feature of New Zealand’s advertising landscape for about 10 years. And this is his final swansong for ASB. So let us bow our heads and give thanks …