A cute kitten and a hero firefighter add up to a winning formula for an ad. The original video of firefighter Cory Kalanick reviving the kitten was apparently shot on the HD Hero3 Camera by Go Pro, so the company's seized on the footage for a tear jerking ad.
New Zealand is one of highest users per capita of Facebook, but many Kiwi brands have been slow to make the most of it. Catalyst90 CEO Tom Reidy has a few ideas about how you can get your Facebook page working harder for your brand.
In the spirit of past heretics, ranters and agitators, our resident angry outsider Claxton tells you what’s getting his goat about this industry.
A good night was had by all—or at least most—at the rejuvenated Magazine Awards. Ben Hurley kept the crowd entertained, MPA chair John Baker was typically bullish about the future of the magazine industry, Dr Sarah Sandley was acknowledged for a stellar 20 year career, Bauer's titles were a welcome addition to proceedings and no-one fell off the Q Theatre stage. Speech of the night went to Rochelle Gillespie from OH!Baby, who implored everyone to keep drinking, make a few more babies and buy their magazine. Plus: TVNZ Blacksand's crafty, Origami-inspired intro vid.
Our weekly wrap of good things, strange things, funny things and other things from inside the intertubes.
There are plenty of blogs devoted to strange and cringeworthy stock imagery. But what about stock video? It's also ripe for the prodding. And as the very funny Getty Critics blog proves, adding sound makes these generic scenes way better.
Ex-Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide chief operating officer, STW director, Assignment Group don and butter aficionado Peter Cullinane offers up some hard-earned pearls of advertising wisdom about pitching, career dilemmas and the myth of the good old days.
An APN Outdoor digital billboard scored highly for recall on a test by walkers in central Auckland bombarded by ad messages.
Dancing chickens beat dancing babies any day, as this kooky ad to promote Mercedes' stability control shows.
Whether it be Ches and Dale, the great Crunchie train robbery or John Rowles singing about roofs, many of the country's most memorable ads feature jingles. Despite their propensity to burn themselves into human brains, they've largely gone out of fashion now, but Cadbury and DDB are trying to give the nation another dose of 'song rash' by giving a classic Roses ad a modern twist.
Shine and client Hyundai's hunch that Kiwis don't have enough time to spend with their families proved true when it teamed with production company Exposure to video interview hundreds of us. Now it's brought those dreams of how we'd spend more time with our loved ones to the 'Family Time' campaign.
A room full of publishing talent and their supporters gathered at the Q Theatre in Auckland for the refreshed Magazine Awards tonight and it was Woman's Day, Idealog, North & South, NZ Life & Leisure, Oh! Baby and NZ Rugby World that took the major wins.
The recently merged creative agency Verdict/MEA Mobile is a finalist in this year's Australian Mobile Awards for its campaign promoting Rip Curl's 51st annual Pro Surf competition.
He's an "integrated, digital and direct creative heavyweight" who's renowned as one of the nicest guys in advertising and, after three years in New York, Wayne Pick is returning to New Zealand in the role of creative director at Colenso BBDO/Proximity Auckland.
After ACP was purchased by Bauer last year, many have been waiting to see what ze Germans would do—and what its digital strategy would be. And, following on from the launch of Metro Eats and Metro Arts, the next cab off the digital rank is cleo.co.nz.