Youtube VideoAs the biggest lender to the rural sector, the National Bank knows more about how our agrarian warriors tick than most. And while this ad is an oldie that was made by DraftFCB and Robber's Dog around the same time as the National Bank 'For the Places you'll Go' campaign (we obviously we don't watch enough Country Calendar and hadn't seen it before), we reckon it's a goodie.
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.