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Top 5 Superbowl Ads of All Time

Superbowl Sunday and Big Brands Share Centre Stage Super Bowl 52 is on today in America and with a captive television audience of over 111.9 million viewers it’s understandable that it has become advertising Mecca to big global brands. At a cost of more than…

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ANZ bank’s masterstroke of differentiated brand strategy

Standing out from the crowd in a summer of sport. So what’s notable about a bank choosing an Olympic gold medalist basketballer and an Australian Open tennis Champion to represent their brand across an integrated campaign this summer. Well for starters, it’s the one athlete…

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Brilliant Brand Positioning from The New York Times

Taking a stand to stand out. The New York Times’ recent campaign has created something of a storm on social media where this clip has had more than 37 million views alone. A newspaper taking the high moral ground for truth in such a complex…

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Merry Christmas from Truly Deeply (and UK retailer John Lewis)

We’ve continued the tradition of sharing our favorite Christmas TV commercials. The festive season is not only an important time for brands to reach-out to their customers to garner their pre-Christmas purchasing, but it’s also a time that audiences are more open to emotionally connecting…

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Christmas ads 2017; part two

More of the best Christmas brand story telling. Here’s some more of the best ads of the season from the usual suspects and a few others. Check out the different brand approaches to make us laugh, cry and potentially buy from them. Boots – Show…

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Old branding lesson in a new world from Tiffany & Co.

Don’t throw the marketing baby out with the bathwater. This recent ad for Tiffany & Co. reminded me of the power of media placement. As the brand world continues to evolve and become more complex, it’s useful to keep in mind that some of the…

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Tis the season – 2017 Christmas Ads

Snow, eggnog, warm log fires, presents and all that deliciously delightful food. Or like us, if you live in the Southern hemisphere; beaches, pine trees, sunscreen, BBQ’s and backyard cricket. Christmas reaches out and touches all the senses this time of year and so do…

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How Bud defied consumer research to create a viral campaign

Creating a viral campaign with moments of nonsense and fun. If you’ve come across the “Dilly Dilly” movement on social media recently, you can thank Bud Light for turning the phrase into a catch-cry for the end of 2017. In a recent interview with Business…

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R U OK? Day founder used his marketing intellect for the greater good.

R U OK? Day is Australia’s first national suicide prevention day of action and was founded in 2009 by a highly successful advertising executive, Gavin Larkin who was inspired to start the campaign as a personal project to honour his father, who took his own…

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Email still best for brand offers but it must be relevant and informative

Key insights from Adobe’s third annual consumer email survey, essential reading for brand marketers. The survey shows that email significantly trumps direct mail, mobile apps and social media as the best way to deliver offers to consumers. However, there is still a great degree of…

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Vogel’s bread creates an emotive brand connection

This is an add to brighten your Monday morning, sure to make you smile and feel warm inside. Vogel’s celebrates diversity and uniqueness with an emotive and engaging TV commercial focussing on the real life stories of every day Kiwis. Goodman Fielder, with its creative partner…

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Brand slogans can become a fascinating reflection of our culture

Brand slogans/taglines are an essential element of advertising; typically short their job is to encapsulate what a brand is all about. Occasionally an advertising slogan/tagline comes along with that extra something special, it jumps out of the ad and takes on a life of its…

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