K9 vending machine makes a bow-wow

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Mt Wellington-based product sampling/brand activation agency The in Group has been taking its Purina Beneful dog-vending machine on the road, visiting public parks in Wellington and Christchurch – and coming to Auckland in February.

Brandspank gets in THE ZONE

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Brandspank Auckland has created a new brand that aims to represent the aspirations of SKY TV’s newest channel, THE ZONE. The Auckland agency won the contract to create the brand imagery after a competitive pitch.

Spice girls a winner for Kiwi director

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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.

Talking turkey

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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.