Colmar Brunton has announced the brand ads that had the most impact in April and while there’s usually an overall winner of the Ad Impact Award, this time, Sanitarium, Youi and 2degrees share the recognition.
Every once in a while, brands jump onto their promotional soapboxes and take aim at what they see as their competitors’ flaws. And while this type of comparative advertising has existed for as long as competing brands have been being sharing shelf space, the Kiwi advertising space has served up a few interesting battles over the last few months.
After taking over Tower Medical Insurance in late 2012, Nib launched into the New Zealand market in October last year with short-lived rugby convert Benji Marshall fronting the campaign. But now, just like the Blues, it has put him on the bench and released a new brand campaign that celebrates the joy of being human—and shows the need for adequate protection. Plus: a look at the launch of another overseas insurance company, Youi.