If you’ve been losing sleep lately, it probably has something to do with the thought of missing out on attending the event second in glamour and prestige only to the Academy Awards, the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet and fancy your hand at winning one, it’s time to stick your nose out. We want to know, if this year’s trophies were embossed with a scratch and sniff that revealed the smell of marketing, what would that smell be? The best answer wins a ticket to the awards, valued at $245.
Who's it for: New World by Colenso BBDO and Assembly
Why we like it: Harnessing old Papua New Guinean head-shrinking technology, Little Shop's Shrinkinator shows how the various tiny goods the nation will undoubtedly go mad for became small. Word is Nick Garrett got too close to the machine and has become even smaller.
Who's it for: MasterCard by McCann Sydney and Robber's Dog
Why we like it: Love him or hate him, MasterCard's over-zealous space invader Tim certainly catches peoples' attention and, as a result, he has become an enduring advertising character. And the violation continues in this spot for its mystery trip promotion.
Who's it for: Air New Zealand by Host Sydney and Diaries Downunder
Why we like it: 'The Meanwhile in ...' campaign is a nice online content idea to lure Aussies across to Kiwi slopes, and its latest effort combines skiing with rugby to tie-in with the start of the All Blacks/Wallabies battle over the weekend.