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New Zealand snubbed in RWC ad, All Blacks Tours tries to fill the void

By , 2014-09-03 13:15:11

Yesterday, New Zealand's mainstream media was up in arms on account of the All Blacks having been snubbed in a World Cup 2015 ad that features Charles Dance—the actor who played Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones—giving a speech to group of fans in a locker room. Notably absent from this group is a fan or player representing the the current holders of the World Cup trophy. Fortunately, All Blacks Tours has filled this void with a new TVC (produced by Augusto) that depicts 2011 World Cup-winning couch Sir Graham Henry giving a team talk in a plane. But rather than having the aircraft filled with representatives from various rugby playing nations, the ad only features former player Stephen Donald sitting in one of the seats.

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Ogilvy & Mather takes out July's ORCA award for Tim Finn interruption, BIG's Landrover gets merit

By , 2014-09-03 12:03:14

Ogilvy & Mather has claimed July's Orca Award for placing an advertising message inside a music track. At 55 seconds into ‘I See Red’, Tim Finn interrupts the song urging people to go online and sign ‘The Last 55 petition’ to help save the Maui’s Dolphins. Joe Holden from BIG scored a merit award with the stories of Landrover's origins told in a "true oldschool storyteller's" voice.

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Old mistakes, new platforms: Neville Doyle on why advertisers need to focus less on being first

By , 2014-09-03 11:04:58

There are a huge range of new—and very popular—social platforms, and where consumers go advertisers will follow, says Neville Doyle. But brands need to focus less on being first and more on creating high quality, relevant content.

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Patents are a virtue: squeaky-clean door handles

By , 2014-09-03 09:30:05

AJ Park patent specialists Anton Blijlevens and Jillian Lim touch on an interesting patent to look out for on the shelves: self-sanitising door handles.

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Movings/Shakings: 2 September

By , 2014-09-02 16:27:20

Industry happenings at Special Group, Colenso BBDO, Ipsos and Toybox.

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TVCs of the week: 2 September

By , 2014-09-02 15:31:21

A tip of the trucker cap to Pak 'n Save, V Energy and Action on Smoking and Health.

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Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand woo Kiwis with Yahoo and Tangible Media

By , 2014-09-02 15:29:33

Wanting to prove there’s more to Australia than theme parks, Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand have launched a content marketing campaign with Yahoo and Tangible Media to lure Kiwis for a holiday over the ditch. The campaign goes for a fresh, inspiring view of Australia beyond trips to the East Coast gateways – beginning with Western Australia.

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Want to know how to turn a bunny rabbit into a fireball?

By , 2014-09-02 14:59:31

Bulbous hairdos, inspirational pep talks and plenty of fireballs: The new Clash of Clans ads are out.

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Stoptober NZ kicks off with nationwide tour and Satellite Media TVC

By , 2014-09-02 14:31:56

Stoptober's lead up nationwide tour kicked off yesterday with a heartfelt recruitment event in Kaitaia. It's part of a campaign targeting New Zealand's 463,000 smokers to quit the habit with a smokefree October, by signing up to the Stoptober website. Satellite Media's Piri Weepu TVC is also leading the charge.

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TVNZ and Sky release financial results, plus Igloo subscriber numbers revealed

By , 2014-09-02 14:22:06

Late last week, TVNZ sent out a release on its financials for the year ended 30 June 2014, showing an overall profit after tax of $18.1 million, up 25 percent on the figures posted the previous year. These results also came with the announcement that the company has sold its remaining stake in Igloo to Sky, which also took its financial report as an opportunity to reveal Igloo's subscriber numbers for the first time.

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Event: Meet the man behind the machine, head music analyst at Pandora Internet Radio, Steve Hogan

By , 2014-09-02 13:25:50

Join Pandora Internet Radio’s head music analyst Steve Hogan in Auckland next Monday for a free, intimate, one off session as he describes the inner workings of Pandora's groundbreaking Music Genome Project and why humans will always understand music better than machines.

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The more things change: Ben Goodale on the renewed relevance of direct marketing

By , 2014-09-02 11:46:39

Most marketers involved in comms work are becoming direct marketers by stealth, reckons Ben Goodale. So how can an old discipline be harnessed for these new channels?

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Ideas are ugly, scary, messy and fragile

By , 2014-09-02 11:09:27

Using the premise that innovative ideas can at first be ugly, intimidating or even scary, US-based technology company GE has released a new spot, via BBDO New York, that aims to show how that ugliness can be converted into something beautiful when placed in the right hands.

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Kiwi agencies vie for dodgeball glory

By , 2014-09-02 10:44:05

Forget the rowing world cup, forget the basketball world cup; the real action last week was at Yahoo’s Dodgeball Keg Cup. Eight agencies competed in the tournament for the honour of winning the moderately prestigious Keg Cup and the highly coveted 50-litre keg of beer.

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The rise of fast-casual: Pita Pit launches its first TVC via Contagion

By , 2014-09-01 18:18:26

Pita Pit has launched its first nationwide campaign via a new TVC conceptulised by Contagion, the agency which won the account for the food chain's cross-Tasman business earlier this year. The 30-second spot, which was shot by Flying Fish and directed by Helena Brooks, features a middle-aged man, dressed in the garb of a stereotypical accountant, dancing awkwardly after having completed a meal from Pita Pit.

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