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: Mitre 10 by FCB and Thick as Thieves
Why we like it: Aside from promoting early morning lawn-mowing, owning the weekend is a good space for Mitre 10 and the first ad shows Kiwis doing their thing (and, ideally, will guilt a few more into making time to doing their chores).
Who's it for: Mountain Dew by Colenso BBDO
Why we like it: Over the last few years, Mountain Dew has done a good job of connecting with the youth market through sports. And even though it was released a few months ago, this film shows why.
Who's it for: Ford by JWT
Why we like it: Fairly earnest, but something a lot of parents will no doubt be able to relate to. And a good way for Ford to win a few more Kiwi hearts and minds by showing how broad its sporting support is.