RSVPs for the APN Outdoor Summer Party have closed and almost 400 industry folk have registered to attend the Friends in High Places soiree next Thursday. However, in shameless advertising fashion, sales director Kent Harrison has taken advantage of the remaining demand and opened his own unofficial RSVP list. So if you want to get on it, check out the video they made—and be prepared to provide bribes.
Who's it for: Ford by JWT and Flying Fish
Why we like it: As JWT's creative director Cleve Cameron says, it's 'the ad as content thing' and creating a music video means people might actually want to watch it. 'Tis a good way to connect the brand to X Factor NZ—and, with the obligatory car porn in a host of appealing Kiwi landscapes, to New Zealanders.
Who's it for: h2go by Colenso BBDO and Flying Fish
Why we like it: While bottled water is one of the most ridiculous products ever invented and shouldn't really exist in New Zealand, credit to the brand, which has just launched its designer bottles, for laying a few easter eggs around the Auckland streets (and, given the prevalence of flying fish in the ad, for using the appropriate production company).
Who's it for: McDonald's by DDB NZ and Flying Fish.
Why we like it: A trifecta for Flying Fish and a quinella for the X Factor sponsors with this all-singing, all-dancing and all-eating number for McDonald's.