As part of its efforts to push the barrow of ideas-led PR and discuss its impact on business in the modern world, the CAANZ Marcomms Leadership Group is putting on the Re-imagining PR event in Auckland on 21 March and bringing the brains behind the Cannes 2011 PR Grand Prix winning NAB Break Up campaign and the PR Gold Lion winning Bundaberg Watermark campaign, as well as Lynne Anne Davis from Asia Pacific PR agency of the year, Fleishman Hillard Asia Pacific, to New Zealand. We know it's easy to come up with examples of PR gone wrong, but if you post an example of good PR that has helped a business or person, you could get yourself a ticket to the event worth $290.
Who's it for: Skinny by DNA, The Collective and Yukfoo
Why we like it: Skinny is basically a cheaper version of Telecom, so it's a pretty good proposition, but it's been fairly schizophrenic in its approach since launch and has struggled to get its core benefits across. This simple, direct animated spot manages to do that—and give Vodafone a nudge at the same time.
Who's it for: TVNZ by Blacksand
Why we like it: Despite an Aussie delay causing some programming issues in this market, this spot voiced by the very funny Millen Baird continues on from where the launch ad left off with a bit of self-referential cheese and gratuitous smell the fart acting.
Who's it for: James Hardie by Federation and Waxeye
Why we like it: Transformers are so hot right now. So what better way to promote the durability of James Hardie's Linea weatherboards than with a shape-shifting dwelling.
Who's it for: Red Bull
Why we like it: We need a Kiwi connection before a video features in this section and while there were no Kiwi agencies involved, we've found a loophole, because three Kiwi athletes were.