Greetings from the remains of The Media Dept. Appreciate you advising that Stacey and I are safe and well and trucking on. Our building at Ground Zero was actually a damn good place to be. Whilst it may be very old, the complete refurbishment two years ago has meant it is as strong a place as any and stood up well enough for me to (stupidly?) race back in and get mobiles and the laptop! But the devastation in our area at High/Lichfield/Manchester is massive and unfortunately a lot of people will have perished around us.
We have had a number of wonderfully kind offers of assistance from up north and sincerely appreciate these. We’re holding up well but much of the worst news is clearly yet to come.
I can be contacted on mobile – 021 981-645 – and my email is now back up and running.
Who's it for: Glassons by Joy and The Sweet Shop
Why we like it: Perhaps taking a leaf out the surreal, some might say completely nonsensical high-fashion book, Glassons puts a babe on a bull and gets philosophical. After the skinny mannequin issues, embracing bull-riding could be seen as a risk, but it looks good.
Who's it for: Positively Wellington Tourism by Assignment and Capital City Films
Why we like it: Squeezing four days into in 60 seconds is always going to be tough, but this spot shows the city in a good, energetic light and it's shot in a way that seems to match the vibe of the capital.
Who's it for: Spark
Why we like it: Spark is trying to better connect with the youth, especially in Auckland, and create experiences rather than ads. And while it's staying mum on what this tease is all about, basketball is a good fit for those goals and Steven Adams, quite possibly heir to Richie McCaw's throne as the country's most popular athlete, seems to be the right man for the job.