Wednesday, May 27, 2009

buy me!

I have a weakness for good advertising. There's so much shoddiness out there when it comes to ads that if a really good one comes along (and isn't played too often) - I get happy! And I want to buy things! May this encourage you, advertising magnates, to be more creative, feel-good and funny. Anyway, I thought I'd share a few of my favourite NZ ads with you.

This is one of my favourites ever, from a few years ago, and - I am absolutely certain - is voiced by Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords, before he got well-known. It advertises L&P, New Zealand's very own soft drink. Please don't be put off by the exceedingly well-chosen picture for the video:

Possibly one of my favourites at the moment, this is advertising a promotion for Cup-of-Soup:

This is one of a series of ads for Instant Kiwi. To tell the truth, I don't know exactly what this has to do with Instant Kiwi (lotto tickets), but it never fails to make me smile:

This is a slightly older ad, but I've always remembered it because I thought it was so sweet:

Deathbeds - so much potential for advertising, it would seem:

What are your favourite commercials?


Miss Chevious said...

this has nothing to do with your post, but i just saw that a white tiger attacked and killed a zoo keeper at a new zealand zoo--and it was witnessed by 8 tourists! eek!

Sarakastic said...

I think I live in the wrong country.

heidikins said...

I can't get video at work...but I sooo intend to watch these when I get home. I love brilliant advertising and can't stand shoddy ads.


heidikins said...

Um, that L&P commercial is HYSTERICAL!!! I love it!

Also, on the deathbed one I kept expecting the mom to get a text message and jump up and do a happy dance...obviously, the text would say "You just saved a bunch of money on car insurance!"

I'm terrible, lightening bolts are bound to strike at any moment. ;o)


JenKneeBee said...

I'm pretty fond of that L&P commercial; it's awesome! And I love Jermaine's voice. Classic. I need to move to NZ.

Beck said...

Those ads! They are so very, very different to ads in Canada!

LEstes65 said...

Brilliant! The airlines one got me misty. The chainsaw one is awesome. The L&P is my fave, though!

I'd have trouble picking my favorites because I'd have trouble remembering them all.