Browsing: Whittaker’s

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Who shared the love on Mother’s Day?
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While many Kiwi mums appreciate breakfast in bed, being taken out for a meal, or watching the kids take over the meaning duties, we check out some of the brands that stepped up the game with some creative campaigns for Mother’s Day.

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‘The world’s first Instagram made of chocolate’
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Whittaker’s is one of the most loved Kiwi brands on Facebook, with almost 500,000 fans—and a knack for launching new products directly to them. It’s hoping to replicate that success on Instagram. And to launch its account, it appears to have invited the chocolate whisperer back into its midst.

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Selling out: does packaging with a point of difference equal more sales?
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At the moment, it is near impossible to escape the rugby madness that has hypnotised the nation. Many of our beloved products from the supermarket have turned black, one of which being Anchor’s milk bottles, which turned the shade in support of the All Blacks. Dow Design provided us some insights on what makes good product design, and what sells.

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A perfectly good reason to visit New Zealand
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Whittaker’s will no doubt be pleased with Kiwi blogger Rebecca Blanford’s reasons for visiting New Zealand. Rather than choosing one of the more generic reasons for returning to her country of birth, Blanford, who blogs under the nom de plume RunawayKiwi, wrote that she was visiting to get a taste of Whittaker’s Jelly Tip Block chocolate that recently hit the supermarket shelves.

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The brand that can do no wrong
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Remember when Cadbury sneakily added palm-oil to its chocolate and decreased the size of its packs? The company got an absolute slamming and its trust levels went through the floor. So it was interesting to see the exact opposite of that response when Whittaker’s put a post on Facebook saying that it would soon have to raise its prices.

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The Kiwi equivalent of the Cronut? Lewis Road Creamery and Whittaker’s get New Zealanders slobbering with new chocolate milk
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Lewis Road Creamery, which was founded by Assignment Group’s Peter Cullinane, kicked off with a range of premium and ‘mass premium’ butters before launching its milk range. Both have found plenty of success, with the brand now stocked in a number of Countdown and New World stores around the country. Its ambition is to continue down the dairy aisle, and as part of that process, it’s hooked up with Whittaker’s to launch “New Zealand’s only chocolate milk made with real milk chocolate”. And it seems to have sent New Zealanders into a dairy-related frenzy.

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Sugar fusion: Whittaker’s and Griffin’s create a hybrid, call on Kiwis to cover their property in hundreds and thousands
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Whittaker’s and Griffin’s have colluded in sugary goodness to produce a limited edition product mashup called the ‘100s and 1000s Bar’ that combines Cookie Bears, chocolate and a significant sprinkling of hundreds and thousands. And to promote their product fusion, which was released on 21 July and will be available for only three months, the co-conspirators have launched a competition via a Facebook-hosted microsite that encourages Kiwis to cover random items in hundreds and thousands and then send in images of the results.

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Nigella’s taste test aims to convert chocolate lovers
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There was plenty of media frothing when Nigella Lawson ventured to Wellington recently and shut off part of the train station to film a new ad for Whittaker’s. And now the result of that filming—a taste test that aims to get punters to switch to its five-roll refined variety—has been released across Australasia.

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Nigella heads for ‘Whittaker’s de Porirua’, set to enlist Kiwis in a chocolate challenge
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Whittaker’s signed up Nigella Lawson as its mascot back in 2012 when she was still the high priestess of euphemistic domesticity. That reputation changed markedly after the domestic abuse saga and the ensuing divorce proceedings that revealed she had used substances slightly more illicit than five roll refined chocolate. But Whittaker’s and its agency Assignment Group have stuck by their woman and just released an ad to promote the Creamy Milk Challenge.

Opinion
Let me entertain you: why advertisers need to heed Vanilla Ice’s advice
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Is branded entertainment just a fad, a trend, a nice-to-have? Or is it a crucial change necessary for advertising’s relevancy in the future? Nic Winslade argues that advertisers need to get permission from consumers in order to engage with them. Plus: come up with a idea to integrate your brand into StopPress and we’ll choose the best and/or most entertaining effort and make it happen.

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