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AUCKLAND, Today: DDB Aotearoa has created a new brand campaign, Dairy Dancing, for Coca Cola Amatil’s Pump. ECD Gary Steele said: “The 60” tvc brings to life the undeniably good feeling of becoming hydrated with Pump when you’re thirsty, through the combo of dance, a dairy, and an unlikely hero in full cycling kit.

“The spot sets the scene by inviting viewers into a Kiwi dairy in summer – fans on, customers browsing, cashier counting change, when suddenly a sweaty cyclist hobbles through the entrance, making a beeline for the fridge area, to reach for an icy cold Pump. 

“As fellow customers watch on in anticipation, the rider in shining cleats takes his first sip of Pump. Suddenly the tempo changes, set initially by the clomping of cycling shoes, as our revitalised protagonist breaks out in a jazzy tap dance of sorts, quickly escalating into the most expressive dance to ever take place in a dairy. Bystanders stand in awe and envy.

“The feeling of becoming hydrated when you’re thirsty is extraordinary.”

Coca Cola Amatil head of marketing & design Angela Broad said: “We are thrilled to launch our new brand platform that celebrates a feeling that is often quickly forgotten – quenching your thirst with a Pump, when you’re on the go and craving water. A split second that makes you feel like breaking out in a dance.”

Gary Steele: “We wanted to visually capture the internal feeling of rehydration through the metaphor of dance. When out and about, we often forget about the feeling of thirst … it tends to grow and grow until it’s impossible to ignore.

“The feeling of becoming hydrated when you’re thirsty is extraordinary – Dairy Dancing was created to make Kiwis feel good, because that’s what Pump does best.”

Pump’s Dairy Dancing campaign launches with a 60”, 30” and 15” tvc/OLV, 3 x 6” OLV, and is integrated with social media.


Client: Pump
GM Strategy & Brand: Wendy Rayner
Head of Marketing and Design: Angela Broad

Brand Manager
: Kristin Paddy
Agency: DDB Aotearoa
Chief Creative Officer: Damon Stapleton
Executive Creative Director: Gary Steele
Creative Director: Freddie Coltart
Creative Director: Matt Williams
Managing Partner: Nikki McKelvie
Business Partner: Crystal Clark
Senior Business Manager: Ella Bilham
Executive Planning Director: Lucinda Sherborne
Executive Producer: Judy Thompson
Lead Integrated Producer: Samantha Royal
Integrated Producer: Melissa Ching

Production Company
: Sweetshop
Director: Mark Albiston
Executive Producer: Kate Roydhouse
Executive Producer: Ben Dailey
DOP: Ginny Loane
Editor: Luke Haigh
Colourist: Pete Richie

Post Production
: Perceptual Engineering
Music: Cam Ballantyne, Beatworms
Photographer: Mat Baker

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