The Sweet Shop’s Steve Ayson – a Kiwi who was an agency creative before reinventing himself as a film director – has been honoured in the UK for a global Old Spice commercial. His tvc Momsong was named Television Commercial of the Year at the Shots Awards, held at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, London.
Launching for summer, New Zealand Post and Māori Television have produced three water safety commercials with an important message – kia maanu, kia ora (stay afloat, stay alive).
Retail specialist .99’s new Christmas TVC for New World, currently on air, is a charming, well-put together spot – the understated performance from the young woman is priceless. The bearded gent, Noel (geddit?), is pretty good, too.
Creative retail agency specialist .99; and Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand are giving New Zealanders an innovative way to raise money for blood cancer research – one that doesn’t cost a single cent.
NZ has two finalists through to the 2014 shortlist stage at the Midas Awards, the Manhattan-based global competition for the world’s best financial advertising.
The Sweet Shop director Campbell Hooper – a Kiwi who created award-winning music videos for Kimbra, Gin Wigmore, Brooke Fraser and The Naked & Famous – has partnered with Clemenger BBDO Melbourne to create a new 60sec TVC for Australian underwear & clothing retailer Bonds.