As Sir Peter Blake often said, if it's not hard, it's not worth doing. And there's no doubt trying to get a bunch of young kids to stick to a script is fairly difficult. But one of the major pay-offs of working with children is that you might get to release an out-takes video, like this very entertaining behind-the-scenes number for Z's latest campaign by Assignment Group and Exposure's Kevin Denholm.
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.