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: Kiwibank by Assignment Group and National Park
Why we like it: Taking a whimsical, musical approach to promote a fairly serious subject certainly worked for Dumb Ways to Die. And while the song's not quite as catchy as the one penned for Metro Trains, it's similarly well-crafted and would have to take the prize for the best bread-based advertising we've ever seen.
Who's it for: Tui by Saatchi & Saatchi and 8com
Why we like it: Tui has been on a bit of a roll recently, with a big viral hit for its Beer Plumber stunt and the hugely successful Catch a Million campaign. And it's keeping the Beer Plumber alive with a simple spot that shows how such a system would inspire positive neighbourly relations.