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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…

October 15, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

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.…

August 30, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT

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…

August 10, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT

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…

July 20, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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…

July 11, 2012, 11:20 AM EDT

The Spot: Lost in the Supermarket Colenso BBDO transcends traditional grocery-store advertising for New World

IDEA: New World, a New Zealand supermarket chain, recently established a national marketing team, replacing a regional model, and wanted new ads that would live up to the feeling of…

June 12, 2012, 12:07 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Monteith's Crushed Cider Let's alarm our customers, waste their time, and call it a PR masterpiece

It's generally not great when you discover non-food items in your food—a finger in your frozen custard, say, or a mouse stuck to your hot-dog bun. But of course, one…

March 26, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

A Great Beer Commercial for Guys Who Can't Stand Wine New Zealand brewer just says no

"It was 1987, and New Zealand was going off." That great line launches this amusing spot for DB Export Dry beer (via Colenso BBDO in Auckland), which takes aim at…

March 13, 2012, 11:54 AM EDT

Drag-Queen Tampon Ad Pulled for Offending Transgendered New Zealand spot featured bathroom showdown

Tampon maker Libra has pulled one of its ads from New Zealand television in response to complaints that it ridiculed the country's transgender community. The ad features a blonde woman…

January 4, 2012, 11:39 AM EST

Mary Gets a Positive Pregnancy Test in Church's Christmas Billboard St. Matthews in the City strikes again

Get a load of this billboard from St. Matthews in the City, a progressive Anglican church in Auckland, New Zealand. I mean, Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Well, only Mary is…

December 16, 2011, 10:18 AM EST