Kleenex, McDonald's and Red Bull step onto the podium this week.
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We've had Vegemite and Cadbury, and L&P and Whittaker's. And now we've got Red Bull and the Vodafone Warriors, with the pair coming together to produce a specially-designed can to celebrate the club's 20th anniversary.
Gold star for Hallensteins, the Warriors and Neon this week.
Wendy's has tapped into technology developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the promotion of the return of the Big Kahuna burger. In a new spot developed by Image Centre-owned ad agency &Some, several Warriors players are shown playing music by tapping the ingredients, which usually go into the product. This bizarre occurence is only possible because of the MaKey MaKey technology, which allows users to turn everyday objects into touchpads for playing music.
Special Group has been appointed the new creative agency for the Vodafone Warriors, following a creative pitch that involved four agencies.
Information released by Statistics New Zealand recently revealed that the extent of the nation's multiculturalism. And given that we could very well be in the proximity of one of the 4,593 people who identify as French in the nation, it pays to ensure we're pronouncing words borrowed from their language correctly. So, with the launch of its latest French-inspired burger, Wendy's has assembled a troop (or is it troupe?) of Vodafone Warriors players to discuss exactly how the word 'brioche' is pronounced.
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Vodafone is bringing its own version of a global app to Warriors matches, letting fans zoom in on a 36-billion-pixel image to spot themselves in the crowd. It captured 1400 of the 22,000-strong crowd at an Auckland stadium last week and plans to offer the engagement tool at more upcoming matches.
Moves and shakes at the Retailers Association, Facebook NZ, George FM, Porter Novelli and STW.
Rather than falling into the regular sports advertising trope of the burly sports star making a great play, the team at &Some* has instead opted for a fan-centric approach that doesn’t hold the promise of victory. The idea behind the ‘game of hearts’ campaign comes to life most evidently in the print versions, which feature the faces and quotes of six different Voadfone Warriors fans—both male and female—of different ages.