Topic: New Zealand

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…

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…

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…

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…