McDonald's seems to be a little obsessed with sauce at the moment. Following on from the spot featuring a man dancing underneath a downpour of McRib sauce, McDonald's is now trumpeting the potential of Big Mac sauce to make everything better.
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In addition to the TVC released in mid April, Monteith's has launched an online game called The New Gold Rush. The player has to find the key to Monteith’s brewery on a virtual map of the West Coast. And if the instructions are anything to go by, then the secret as to the exact location is hidden within the TVC.
Clemenger BBDO has done it again for NZTA, this time with a new TVC that shows how everyone has a part to play in stopping a drunk driver. Released this morning on NZTA's Facebook page, the 'Local Legends' ad plays close to home for anyone who might feel anxious trying to convince someone they don't have much influence over not to drink and drive.
What would you do with the print outs of all of the letters from your bank? Perhaps make a bonfire? Kiwibank is so proud of its communications with its customers it's printed them out and hung them off its headquarters in Wellington.
Fiji Airways picks three deserving competition winners and gives them a holiday to remember in this new, people-centric brand campaign.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer foundation has launched a new campaign via Colenso BBDO that features actress Geraldine Brophy displaying pictures of a series of women’s breasts to illustrate what changes are likely to take place in the event of breast cancer. The ad, which is based on a successful Scottish campaign featuring Elaine C Smith, was initially meant to run last year, but the Commercial Approvals Bureau blocked this move on account of the rule that female nipples are not allowed in television advertising. However, the Bureau has now backtracked on this decision.
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Following on from the series of unfortunate events that provided the narrative for the first part of 'Time really is money' campaign, ANZ has now released a sequel that gives a markedly more positive re-imagining of the day in the protagonist's life. The second spot, released over the weekend, gives a scene-by-scene reversed reworking that eventually presents ANZ's mobile banking as the catalyst that allowed the evening's proceedings to run more smoothly.
Y&R NZ has picked up where FCB left off by launching its first campaign for What'sMyNumber.org.nz since winning the Electricity Authority account after a competitive tender earlier this year. The new campaign, unveiled over the weekend, features a series of of people in torturous work-based scenarios and aims to remind Kiwis of what they endure in order to earn their salaries.
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Cavalier Bremworth's Wool-I-am originally appeared in a series that was launched almost two years ago and espoused the benefits of wool carpets over synthetic. This time the New Zealand carpet maker’s campaign, once again via Federation, focuses on the company’s unique ability to manage the quality of its wool carpet right through from the farm to the tufting plant in Auckland, to the customer’s floor, with its sheep mascot posing in Napier, having a cappuccino in Auckland and even driving a truck.
Coca-Cola-owned Powerade has introduced a new app and updated its website in an effort to encourage Kiwis to lead healthier lifestyles. Rather than focusing on the Powerade product range, the new website instead provides users with a performance hub where they can set fitness goals, receive training programmes, track their performance and map runs. These digital upgrades coincide with the release of the sports drink's 'Performance is everything' campaign, which was recently activated via an Ogilvy-created TVC that features All Blacks Liam Messam, Beauden Barrett and Julian Savea battling on a rugby field through a heavy downpour.
Since first launching 4G connectivity last year, Vodafone's network has stretched to over 47 regions throughout the nation. And now, in an effort to take this a step further, the red telco is adding a little international flavour to its offering by extending this service to several international destinations. Speaking at a conference held this morning at the Air New Zealand Customer Innovation and Collaboration Centre, Vodafone's chief executive Russell Stanners and consumer director Matt Williams announced that the telecommunications company was launching two new initiatives: daily roaming packages in 17 countries throughout the world; and 4G connectivity in five countries. PLUS: see the new TVC.
Rather than commissioning a group of actors to over-emphasise the refreshing sensation of sipping on a Coke, Wieden + Kennedy instead compiled a montage of regular people giving their best "ahhhhs" after a gulp of the sugary drink.
Rebel Sport is continuing to tell its brand story via a new poetic spot that's narrated by the stirring voice of ex-All Black star Brad Thorn. Written by Ogilvy's executive creative director Angus Hennah and directed by a Sweet Shop team headed by Joel Harmsworth, the one-minute spot couples gruff spoken word poetry with a gritty montage of sportspeople enduring the heaviness of playing a sport outdoors in winter.
Given Tui’s recent history of covert plumbing activities, dishing out wads of cash at cricket and offending just about everyone in New Zealand with their infamous billboards, there was a sense of expectation that DB Breweries was planning something big for the 125th anniversary of the East India Pale Ale. And after a relatively quiet period, presumably planning the campaign, Tui has kicked off the celebrations with a new TVC via Saatchi & Saatchi NZ.