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Topic: New Zealand

New Zealand Brewer Shows You How Not to Reference Gay Marriage on a Billboard

A harmless joke? Yeah right

The latest Tui beer billboard from New Zealand's DB Breweries is a homophobic eyesore, according to feedback on the brand's Facebook page. Or else it's funny and people should get…

This New Zealand Billboard Always Predicts the Local Weather With 100 Percent Accuracy

Can the website say that?

MetService.com, a weather site in New Zealand, recently put up this empty (but nonetheless branded!) billboard frame in Auckland, through which it offered "real-time weather reports." Ha. As a gimmick,…

Cat Cleans His Butt With Impunity in Insulation Ads

Prince Nikolai Stroganov III does what he pleases

There seems to be no limit to the types of products and services you can advertise with cat marketing. Here, Mammoth Modern Insulation in New Zealand makes its pitch with…

Father Time Takes a Lickin' and Stops Tickin' for Sky TV

Time-shifting DVRs are your new gods

Father Time gets wound up and ticked off as his awesome powers run out in this cinematic spot by DDB New Zealand for Sky TV. "The sun, the moon, the…

Air New Zealand Travels to Middle-earth With In-Flight Safety Video

Peter Jackson makes cameo in 'Hobbit' tie-in

Yes, yes, my precious! Air New Zealand and WETA Workshop soar with this Hobbit tie-in—a real in-flight safety video. Characters from J.R.R. Tolkien demonstrate what to do in the case…

Ad of the Day: Toyota

A cat risks every one of his nine lives for one more ride in that Corolla

Cats hate being packed up in crates and dragged to the vet. But maybe they'll relent—hell, maybe they'll start to enjoy it—if you drive them there in a Toyota Corolla. That's…

Ad of the Day: Tourism New Zealand

A grand new spot fully embraces 'Lord of the Rings' under the theme '100% Middle-earth'

New Zealand, also known as "the Canada of Australia," is famous for a few specific things: sheep, Sauvignon Blanc and as of the last decade, The Lord of the Rings.…

Ginger Child for Ginger Beer Offer Has New Zealand Seeing Red

M&C Saatchi ad is panned

Rebekah Hay, the founder of New Zealand's Hakanoa Ginger Beer, seems none too pleased with the global negative publicity generated by an ad campaign concocted by M&C Saatchi that jokingly…

Print Ads Capture Anger and Panic in Wake of Marmite Shortage

Saatchi tries to calm New Zealand down

"Don't freak. It'll be back." With that tagline, Saatchi & Saatchi is attempting to quell nationwide panic in New Zealand over increasing shortages of the inexplicably popular yeasty/salty sandwich spread…

Ad of the Day: McDonald's

DDB commiserates with those who'll have to stay up late to watch the London Olympics

The time difference with London will be exhausting and exasperating for people in some parts of the world as they try to watch the Olympic Games this summer. But instead…

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