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: Auckland Transport by Work Communications
Why we like it: although screening of this ad has been limited to cinemas and YouTube, it still caught our attention for giving a horrifying visual representation of what two seconds could potentially cost a driver. This spot was created as a continuation of the two-second distraction campaign released last year, and it has been coupled with a few video clips of a magician using sleight of hand to illustrate how prone the human mind is to distraction.
Who's it for: NZ Rugby by Augusto
Why we like it: marketers are continuing to veer away from the advertising trope of a burly sportsman delivering a meaningless one-liner, and this is giving us a range of ads that now place fans at the centre of the promotional push. In this latest spot, three Blues players give supporting advice to a fan that appears to take team spirit very seriously.
Who's it for: Burger King by Colenso BBDO
Why we like it: Colenso BBDO is continuing its quirky approach in a new Burger King spot that attempts to encapsulate the sensation of instantaneous regret that people feel immediately after uttering something really stupid (and in this case offensive).