Sugar is on the receiving end of some extra attention at the moment for its supposed effects on health and, as this very interesting piece in The Guardian shows, the finger is being pointed at the food we eat and drink we swallow for leading to an average 19kg increase in weight since the mid-’60s. But hey, at least the ad campaigns for these sugary elixirs are cool. Right? Anyway, the next instalment of V’s Motion Project has gone live, with “technology experts, motion graphic artists, dancers, Burundi drummers, guitarists, marching bands and the vocal talent of Brandon Black from The Wyld” banding together to create the track, ‘Can’t Help Myself’. Pull your hoody up, let your pants hang low and download it here.
Who's it for: Glassons by Joy and The Sweet Shop
Why we like it: Perhaps taking a leaf out the surreal, some might say completely nonsensical high-fashion book, Glassons puts a babe on a bull and gets philosophical. After the skinny mannequin issues, embracing bull-riding could be seen as a risk, but it looks good.
Who's it for: Positively Wellington Tourism by Assignment and Capital City Films
Why we like it: Squeezing four days into in 60 seconds is always going to be tough, but this spot shows the city in a good, energetic light and it's shot in a way that seems to match the vibe of the capital.
Who's it for: Spark
Why we like it: Spark is trying to better connect with the youth, especially in Auckland, and create experiences rather than ads. And while it's staying mum on what this tease is all about, basketball is a good fit for those goals and Steven Adams, quite possibly heir to Richie McCaw's throne as the country's most popular athlete, seems to be the right man for the job.