Mother’s Day!

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On top for the first time this month is Lotto Mum’s Wish – out of the DDB/The Sweet Shop Imagine series, launched in July. “This,” says Colmar Brunton group account director Annikki Delacey (who supplies our monthly list), “is not surprising as it is a highly emotional ad with great creative qualities.”

At No 2 is FCB’s latest Pak’n Save’s Stickman – a regular on these pages since M+AD started back in 2104. Rounding out the top three is another series almost as legendary – Specsavers Should’ve

Newcomers this month include New World’s Xmas ad (Colenso/Thick As Thieves), and Special Group’s Powershop Trump (Kiwi kids with big hair!).

Top 10 Ads in November 2016

1. Lotto: Mum’s Wish, DDB, The Sweet Shop


2 Pak’nSave: Stickman, FCB, Waxeye


3. Specsavers: Should’ve (handled in NZ by MediaCom)


4. Vodafone: Piggy Sue, FCB, Revolver


5. Toyota: The Real Road Experts, Saatchi, Flux


6. New World: It Must be Christmas, Colenso BBDO, Thick As Thieves


7. KiwiRail: Scenic Journeys, Clemenger BBDO, The Sweet Shop


8. Powershop: Trump, Special Group


9. Holden Colorado: Tow Truck, Special Group


10. Nova: Greg Grover from Nova, Clemenger BBDO, Curious



1. Lotto Mum’s Wish

  • Commercial that gives a message of love and hope while also appealing to consumers to purchase a product.
  • Gives me the feels 🙂
  • It’s my favourite as I love the idea of this happening.
  • Good sentiment and joyful even with the loss in the advert.
  • Human side to story that you could relate to and no-one yells at you to do anything, tests your intelligence on how stupid they think you are, nor does it appear foreign made, foreign presented or foreign fronted.
  • Because everyone would be just as happy to dig up gold bars.
  • It tells a story.
  • It’s quirky.

2. Pak’NSave: Stickman

  • I think they are funny and creative.
  • The ads are catchy, simple and easy symbolism. The messages are simple to follow and let the consumer know the type of specials that are available.
  • I love them because they are actually interesting and funny.
  • Amusing and to the point.
  • They make me laugh, and they’re simple.
  • It is always changing to suit what is happening at the moment.
  • The guy is very funny.

3. Specsavers: Should’ve

  • Their ads are always injected with humour and tie to their products. Quite funny.
  • Funny and memorable.
  • I like it because it has a touch of humour.

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Colmar Brunton completed 1000 interviews online from Wednesday 9 November to Wednesday 16 November for this report. Respondents were incentivised with Fly Buys points. The interviewees were all aged 18+ and the margin of error is +/- 2.6%.

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