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Topic: New Zealand

Man does 60 things in 60-second ad for DVR

This amusing DDB spot shows how the MySky DVR turns New Zealand husbands into the biggest wussies on the planet. (In contrast, DVRs make Aussies behave like dim blokes—dimmer than…

March 23, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

Snoop mixes with wrong crowd in airline ad

Air New Zealand's bug-eyed bush-baby spokescharacter, Rico, really has to go. As some observers have pointed out, bush babies aren't native to New Zealand—that would account for his lack of…

March 23, 2011, 9:31 AM EDT

DDB marking 'virgin thighs' with advertising

From DDB New Zealand: "With both men and women now wearing their shorts at breathtaking heights, fashion chain Superette was presented with a unique opportunity to draw attention to their…

March 1, 2011, 12:33 PM EST

New Zealand police's cougar ads are pulled

New Zealand police came up with a ghastly recruitment slogan, "We've got a lot in common with cougars. We like 'em young too," referring to the recruits, and then got…

February 15, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

New Zealand church blesses Xmas billboard

Couldn't make it to church on Christmas? That's OK. You still have a shot at absolution—if you live in New Zealand. St. Matthew in the City, a progressive Anglican church…

December 27, 2010, 10:08 AM EST

New Zealand to guy drivers: Stay in mantrol

Here's a pretty high-concept safe-driving campaign from New Zealand. It centers on a place called "mandom," a giant metaphorical house (visually reminiscent of HBO's Voyeur) where men control everything. But…

November 12, 2010, 10:12 AM EST

Suggestive squirrel pitches Air New Zealand

"You can lick the crack." That's one of many risqué, "misunderstood" lines delivered by an oddly accented faux-muppet squirrel in Air New Zealand's new campaign from Auckland ad agency .99.…

October 14, 2010, 1:31 PM EDT

Greenpeace's milk ads do not go down easy

Apes and monkeys are all over adland these days. And not just in the planning department. (Hi-yo!) Here, Greenpeace in New Zealand blasts dairy company Fonterra for practices that contribute…

October 11, 2010, 9:27 AM EDT

Dog gets dogged in New Zealand lottery ad

An epic two-and-a-half-minute lottery ad from New Zealand? Was there an outcry for such a thing? Still, DDB spins a fairly engrossing tale of a big-money winner's pooch who…

October 6, 2010, 9:08 AM EDT

All Blacks show off their unreal rugby skills

New Zealand's All Blacks rugby team are the latest pro athletes to get their own fake-fancy-tricks video in this clip for the Rugby Channel TV network. American audiences are…

September 27, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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