When Contagion launched a few years back, it was loudly beating the digital and social drum. It still is, but it’s also doing more of what some would call traditional agency work. So is it selling out? Or is getting in on the groundfloor by offering specialist skills that clients seem to be looking for and then gradually taking a bigger chunk of the business a smart strategy?
Browsing: Verity Dookia
Fresh from judging at Young Guns, Contagion’s Verity Dookia says TV has most certainly got some competition in the form of maverick media, digital and ‘something else’. But it’s not quite as simple as trawling the internet for the latest gadget and then sticking a brand on it.
There’s a lot of talk about ad agencies creating new, useful products, rather than just creating ads. And Contagion has tried to bring a bit of novelty value to the weed spraying market and add a bit of fun to a mundane weekend chore by creating a very literal version of a spray gun for Kiwicare’s Weed Weapon.
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