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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

New Zealand ad warns of bad burger drivers

Clemenger BBDO in New Zealand put together some new road-safety PSAs that are awfully goofy, yet find a novel way of communicating the potentially deadly consequences of driving while eating,…

August 16, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT