As one brave man does the half-time mercy dash to the liquor store to replenish stocks for the group during a footy match, it seems there’s little that can distract him from his sport, not even a slew of hot women who just happen to be lining the liquor store route. And, whether you agree with the stereotype or not, Tui’s ‘Halftime Distractions’ campaign by Saatchi & Saatchi and The Sweet Shop’s Stuart McDonald certainly seems to have hit its mark, taking out Colmar Brunton’s Ad Impact Award for May.
Creative seeds are planted as a new PR agency launches, MediaWorks TV says goodbye to its long-serving director of programming while MediaWorks Radio puts some wind in its sales, Ocean Design’s increased workload leads to a host of new recruits and a new office, Bullseye’s new Auckland office gets its hands dirty with Tui Products, Tamati Coffey takes a place on the Breakfast couch, Pluk gets set for expansion with a new country manager, and local animation ringmasters Cirkus get the call up for Cannes alongside Bill Clinton, Ridley Scott and Debbie Harry.
The RadioLive interview and 3 News clip featuring John Banks make for rather comical, cringe-worthy viewing. And, as the anonymous donation saga continues to unfold, the contextual humourists at Saatchi & Saatchi and Tui have jumped on board the Banksy train with a new billboard.
The relative lack of sun—and therefore barbecues—over the summer months hasn’t been ideal for the booze industry (craft beer continues to grow, while the overall beer market is thought to be down around five percent). But as the inside months approach and the rugby season gets into full swing, Tui’s new ‘Halftime Distractions’ spot by Saatchi & Saatchi and The Sweet Shop’s Stuart McDonald (he of Summer Heights High fame) is hoping to ensure the boys will focus on the brown stuff should they be required to provide for the group.
Tui-drinkers are widely renowned as hopeless romantics. But some of them obviously need a bit of help to grease the wheels of love. So Tui and Saatchi & Saatchi have come to their aid by finding another use for the newspaper and creating a gift to help impress the missus (or the mister). Much like the alternative strip for Tuatara by Y&R Wellington last year, a bunch of foldable DIY roses is included in every edition of today’s New Zealand Herald, which means these sensitive new age guys “can keep [their] dosh for a dozen of another kind.”
The booze laws are in for a bit of a tune-up this year, with a yet-to-be-announced, Government appointed panel set to bang heads over things like the role of alcohol sponsorship, price controls and industry self-regulation of advertising. Of all the beer brands, Tui is probably the one most often singled out for pushing the envelope, both for its controversial, long-running, PC-busting billboards and for supposedly using sex to sell beer with the Tui brewery girls. But the numerous complainers haven’t stopped it from continuing to use cheekiness and humour in its ads and, carrying on the popular tradition of using brewery raids, elaborate disguises and gnomes—Saatchi & Saatchi and The Sweet Shop have launched another entertaining brand ad for Tui Blond lager.
Not getting enough taste from your regular beer? Want more ‘aggravation’ before the sweet, sweet nectar touches your lips? Think drinking out of a glass is for losers? Well then, DB has come to the rescue with its new vortex bottle for Tui blond and the new innovation is being promoted in quintessentially cheeky (teehee) Tui fashion with the return of a scantily-clad yet awfully intelligent brewery girl.
The Wellywood debacle has led to a vast array of humorous jibes being directed at the Windy City (add your suggestion here and we might send you some beer) and Tui has joined the cacophonous debate, in typically cheeky fashion, claiming the proposed sign will detract from the awe inspiring TUIWOOD sign that was erected six years ago in Mangatainoka.
The ASA’s annual report for 2010 is out and the always interesting top ten most complained about ads of the year has been released, with the Erotica Expo billboard, ASB’s IVF ad and a Durex condoms outdoor campaign taking the medals.
It’s all action for Tui at the moment: it’s just released a new Facebook app, it’s put its gnomes on TV for the first time as part of a big promotion, it’s treading a fairly fine line with some of the comments from the lovely ladies competing in the Miss Tui competition and now it’s just released the follow up to the impressive ‘Brewing Legends’ brand ad that was set free before Christmas.
The Tui gnomes have been an integral part of the beer’s brand activity for the past eight years but they’ve never ventured out of the garden and onto New Zealand’s TV screens. Until now, that is, because DB and Saatchi & Saatchi have put the gnomes on the telly as part of a big on-pack and on-premise competition that’s offering a few lucky Kiwis a chance to win a ‘Tui Super Send Off’. But it’s another Tui promotion that caught our attention, for very different reasons.
Tui and Saatchi & Saatchi took viewers on a legendary golfing journey during the mad beer advertising rush in the lead up to Christmas. And it’s followed that TVC up with its next ‘Brewing Legends’ effort, a branded Facebook app that allows users to select a combination of friends and 2500 random activities to create their own legendary session.
It’s regularly said that golf and beer go together almost as well as raspberry and coke. And, in keeping with the long-established annual beer marketing tradition, Tui and Saatchi & Saatchi have created a new summer campaign that aims to celebrate legends, kicking things off with a wee gem showing a few lads indulging in a bit of extreme white ball chasing.
… including Tui HQ’s gloating, a few more accusations of creative plagiarism, Dettol, Halloween chocolate, Kodak’s 20th anniversary, 42 Below taking the Glad Wrap approach, the Langham’s new twins, New World’s new data toy, sexy posters, amazing photographers, more Alt Group domination and practically everything else you can possibly imagine.
The man your man could smell like is back for the latest Old Spice spot with what could be a small case of ‘that difficult second album’ syndrome.
If you’ve always wanted to dress up as a prawn, egg, carrot or fish, then you’ll …