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Elaborate folly: BMW's April Fools tradition

By , 2014-04-02 11:16:46

Since the 1980s, BMW has been using the April Fools tradition as a canvas to showcase a series of imaginative, and somewhat insane, faux products in the hope of catching out gullible or unsuspecting consumers. And this year, DDB NZ decided to continue the frivolity by launching the BMW ZZZ Series cot, an egg-capsule contraption that simulates the noises and G-force of a road journey to encourage the little one lying inside to fall asleep.

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Nike's 2014 football push shows that pressure makes diamonds

By , 2014-04-02 11:07:52

Nike isn't an official Football World Cup sponsor. But when has that ever mattered? Back in 2010, it certainly didn't stop it from riding on the coattails of the tournament and creating one of the best sporting ads ever made with Write the Future. Now it's aiming to do the same for the upcoming tournament in Brazil with its Risk Everything campaign.

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A frightening new virtual world

By , 2014-04-01 20:28:43

Oculus Rift fans have been wondering about the future of their beloved virtual reality gaming experience since it fell into the hands of new owners Facebook. This new mashup is a disturbing vision of where the platform could end up as the social giant dictates the roadmap.

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Logo in lights

By , 2014-04-01 20:21:16

Adobe came up with a creative way to deconstruct its logo and you wouldn't expect anything less from a company that makes products all about creativity. Adobe Lights was a project which brought the pixels made by 100 artists globally to life in coloured blocks.

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A real shocker

By , 2014-04-01 20:14:06

If you're going to follow Playstation's advice, don't tell your mum or dad. The company recently asked European fans to stick their fingers in an electrical socket to endure a sustained shock, but it was all in the name of scoring a copy of the new game InFamous: Second Son.

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Yealands toasts Kiwis on sustainability missions

By , 2014-04-01 20:03:13

Yealands is on a mission to toast six Kiwis on sustainable journeys with its online campaign Raise a Glass. The campaign website, developed by Satellite Media, showcases each finalist's story, including musician Iva Lamkum, Frank Stationery owner Jason Holdaway and Sea2Summit7 adventurer Dave Williams, who raises awareness and funds for male mental health.

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Woohoos by app: NZ Tax Refunds adds to digital suite

By , 2014-04-01 19:39:16

NZ Tax Refunds has complemented its desktop and mobile offerings with iOS and Android apps that let users apply for a refund and get updates on the status of their cash boost. And the 60 seconds it takes via browser to find out whether a windfall is in the offing will be a similar speed on the app.

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FCB, OMD, SparkPHD and Mediacom strong performers in this year's Beacons

By , 2014-04-01 16:12:58

FCB Media, OMD, SparkPHD and Mediacom have taken a large number of finalist placings in the CAANZ Beacon awards, for which winners will be awarded on 1 May. Mediaworks, TVNZ and iSite Media are in the running for the Media Brand of the Year.

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Cheeky campaign encourages couples to do it for Denmark

By , 2014-04-01 15:45:37

For several years now, studies have shown population growth rates in the world's developing nations have slowed down to the extent that populations are getting older, resulting in a growing strain on healthcare systems. And while the governments of the nations affected by this trend have not yet found a viable way to coax citizens into procreation, Denmark-based travel agency Spies is offering a solution via a cheeky new campaign that encourages couples to go on holiday to heighten the levels of passion in their relationships.

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TVCs of the Week: 1 April

By , 2014-04-01 15:06:20

Sports, flags and eggs get the nod this week.

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From blog to brand: Russell Brown (Public Address)

By , 2014-04-01 14:38:39

In this series, we talk to Kiwi keyboard tappers that have managed to shift from the personal realm of blogging to create online media brands that are widely read (and in some cases profitable). In the latest segment, we chat to Russell Brown, the owner of Public Address.

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Crawford's local leadership acknowledged with global FCB role

By , 2014-04-01 14:25:51

Break out the sultana pasties*, because Bryan Crawford, chairman and group chief executive of FCB New Zealand and Australia, has been named as the vice chair of FCB's global network.

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Movings/Shakings: 1 April

By , 2014-04-01 13:21:45

Moves and shakes at Mediaworks Radio, ANZ, Silvermoon, Touchast and Big Picture Media.

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Twenty ups its insurance quota with Asteron Life win

By , 2014-04-01 12:31:58

Direct and digital agency Twenty already has a sizeable insurance client, and it's added another after winning the Asteron Life account after a competitive pitch.

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Rangi Ruru takes to southern screens, aims to bring past and present together for 125th anniversary

By , 2014-04-01 11:32:19

A couple of Auckland's major private schools have dabbled in billboard advertising, but private Christchurch girls school Rangi Ruru has taken things up a notch with its first ever TV ad, which has been launched to promote the school and its 125th anniversary.

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