Youtube VideoAfter seeing this classic ad for Hudson Toffee Pops as a young chap at some stage in the early '90s, I, like many of the nation's children, instantly developed a crippling fear of red couches and watching it now brings back extremely painful memories. That's not true, but reliable informants have reliably informed us that the rather artistic male lead is an ad man of some repute. So the first person to tell us who it is will get a copy of Martin Lindstrom's Brandwashed.
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.