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Topic: New Zealand

Tween Clothing Brand Ripped Over Girl's Topless Ads

Supre, a popular tween-focused fashion retailer in Australia and New Zealand, is pulling ads amid complaints that its new campaign is too sexy. In print and transit ads and on…

Hell Pizza reoffends with damned Satanic ad

I always assumed New Zealanders were going straight to hell for getting the world addicted to Kiwi fruit. Now, we can add a sacrilegious promotion from Hell Pizza to their…

Richard Simmons: fit to fly Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand, whose wacky mile-high antics we've written about many times before, has scored another viral hit with this in-flight safety video featuring Richard Simmons. You may remember Air…

'Dumb whore' song not great for clothing ad

This spot by Publicis Mojo for New Zealand clothing retailer Hallensteins pretty much fails on all fronts. Chiefly, it incurred the wrath of the country's ad watchdog because it uses…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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