Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.01.34 am.jpgA devastating accident at just two years old would have been challenging enough for most people to overcome. But it is this very event that has fuelled Sophie Pascoe's desire to challenge herself. From a win in the pool against her able-bodied peers to years of tenacious training, every ounce of her focus, energy and determination is on winning. This is how Sophie Pascoe has risen to the highest level of achievement across all swimming disciplines, making her NZ's most successful Paralympian ever.

The latest instalment of Rebel Sport's 'What's Your Why?' campaign via Ogilvy & Mather Auckland, focuses on the single, gripping reason that has driven Pascoe's success, demonstrating to Kiwis what is possible and motivating them to get up and chase their goals. This most recent film follows on from the story of All Black, Malakai Fekitoa, which had an unprecedented level of engagement for Rebel Sport and was ranked one of the top 25% of all global retail campaigns by Google.

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REBELO-NEW.jpgFollowing on from a series of country-level appointments around its network, Publicis Communications Global CEO, Arthur Sadoun has announced key leadership appointments in the Australia and NZ market.

Michael Rebelo (above) is appointed as CEO for Publicis Communications ANZ, in addition to his current responsibility as CEO for Saatchi & Saatchi Australia and New Zealand. He will report to Global Chief Operating Officer, Loris Nold, and will focus on driving transformation and ensuring that global and local clients are given full access to the Groupe's expertise, talents and resources across Publicis Communications.
Colenso all agency-WEB.jpgWith a body of work unmatched by any in the country - or for that  matter any in the world - it's no wonder one NZ  shop was ranked #2 most creative agency in the world by The Gunn Report. For a record 8th time Colenso BBDO is Campaign Brief's New Zealand Agency of the Year.

A mantra of 'creating with purpose' is what has earned Colenso BBDO more recognition in 2016 than ever before, being named New Zealand Axis Creative Awards Agency of the Year and NZ Effies Agency of the Year.

Regional recognition also came in the form of Creative Agency of the Year titles from Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity and Ad Stars Festival of Creativity. Colenso BBDO also took home Campaign Asia's New Zealand Creative Agency of the Year, APAC Effies Runner Up Agency of the Year and Campaign Asia's NZ Digital Agency of the Year. Named #6 Agency in the World by The Big Won Report, Agency of the Year from The John Caples Awards, Best And Bravest Agency in the world by Contagious Magazine and ranked #2 creative agency in the world by The Gunn Report, no other New Zealand agency performed as consistently well in terms of both creativity and effectiveness on a local, regional and global basis in 2016. 
Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 8.21.25 am.jpgIndie creative agency RUN is behind the first ever major brand campaign, 'Real Niue', for Niue Tourism.

The campaign aims to give viewers just a glimpse, rather than showing everything the country has to offer, by simply telling real people's stories.

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HOT-COLD-CHART-2017-web.jpgWHOS-HOT-WHOS-NOT.jpgThe annual CB Agency Creativity/Billings Index (or Hot+Cold Chart) will soon be published, a must for all agency CEOs and ECDs plus marketers on the look-out for a new agency - or to see where their agency is placed in the industry.

There is a chart for Melbourne/Sydney, plus Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, as well as New Zealand.

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That way, clients seeking a big, creative agency know where to look. Some may prefer a small, creative shop. Others may seek a big, conservative operation. Or a small shop that pumps out what they want, when they want it, at the right price.

Whatever their tastes, CB make it easier to see where a selection of agencies in Australia and New Zealand sit in our 21st Annual Big vs Small - Hot vs Cold cross-analysis.

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Mulanbar640 (1).jpgFlying Fish director Niki Caro has been confirmed to direct Disney's live action remake of 'Mulan'.

Caro will be the second only woman to direct a Disney project with a budget more than $100m and the 5th ever woman to direct a movie over that budget benchmark.

The original Mulan grossed USD$304m worldwide when it was released in 1998. It tells the story of a young Chinese girl who who learns that her weak father is to be called upon to join the army. Worrying that he would never survive the hardship of war, she disguises herself and joins in his place.
Screen Shot 2017-02-17 at 7.19.59 am.jpgNew Zealand's top commercial law firm, Russell McVeagh, has revealed a new identity developed by branding agency Principals.

The new look has been a year in the making for the law firm which has 350 staff working across its Auckland and Wellington offices. Auckland-based Principals worked with a steering group of partners and staff to address a lag in perception about the business which was formed in 1863 and is one of the oldest established law practices in New Zealand.
Glenn Cole.jpgAustralia's pre-eminent creative industries body, the Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD), is delighted to announce Glenn Cole, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of 72andSunny, has been appointed chairman of judges for the 38th AWARD Awards.

Cole's long list of accomplishments includes being named several times in the Advertising Age Creativity 50, being awarded Cannes Best in Show, winning Agency of the Year from Advertising Age, Adweek, The Drum and ThinkLA, as well as entering the Clios Hall of Fame, the One Club Board of Directors and the University of Oregon SOJC Hall of Achievement.
581d5c65-68e3-40e9-a897-b64796e4cf56 (1).jpgThe D&AD Professional Awards deadline has been extended to Wednesday, 1 March 2017.

This gives entrants two more weeks to enter because, when it comes to awards, nothing matters more.

If you have any questions about the entry process or need help deciding which categories are best for your work, call the Awards Team on +44 (0)207 840 1178 or email awards@dandad.org.

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Screen Shot 2017-02-17 at 6.22.36 am.jpgWith only one week remaining for photographers and filmmakers to enter this year's D&AD Next Awards, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi have released a new series of stop motion animations as the centre-piece of this year's "Every Pixel Counts" campaign. 

The campaign spotlights the work of previous Next Award winners and the attention to detail of their creative process. These animations will be shared across all social channels over the coming weeks before entries close on 22 February.

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SU_FINAL (1).jpgSaatchi & Saatchi New Zealand has announced the appointment of Su Johnstone to the newly created position of creative services director.
 
She will have oversight across the entire creative and production process, ensuring collaboration across all areas of the business and the best possible output for clients.
 
Johnstone has a wealth of experience within the creative industry, with much of her time spent working with leading London agencies during pivotal times of their development, in the branding, packaging and digital sector.

Flying Fish signs NZ filmmaker Christine Jeffs

Christine_Jeffs_PR_V01.jpgFlying Fish has signed acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker Christine Jeffs to its roster.

Says James Moore, EP and MD at Flying Fish: "We've had an ongoing relationship with Christine and it's great to be able to make her representation with us official. Christine's delicate charm and craft in her work is something to admire. She is an exceptionally talented and a very experienced performance and drama director."
tn-1 (1).jpgWarc, the global marketing intelligence service, has today released its IPA Effectiveness Awards Report, an in-depth study of effective marketing trends based on the winners of the IPA's biennial competition celebrating advertising that has demonstrated a clear return on investment.

Says Catherine Driscoll (left), content development manager at Warc: "We've made a comprehensive data analysis of the entries to the 2016 IPA Effectiveness Awards, which are renowned for their rigorous judging process.

"As media usage changes, metrics adapt and creative approaches differ, our Report provides detailed and valuable insights, trends and lessons to the industry of advertising that works."
June Laffey, McCann Health.jpgLions Health, Cannes Lions' dedicated stream focused on life-changing creativity, has today announced Australia's June Laffey (left), Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Australia and South East Asia, as the 2017 Pharma Lions Jury President.

Serviceplan Health & Life, Germany's Mike Rogers has been named the Health & Wellness Lions Jury President.

Says Louise Benson, Executive Festival Director of Lions Health: "The rigid boundaries in the healthcare communications industry act as a catalyst for creative solutions that genuinely make a difference and Lions Health is a platform for these ideas to be celebrated, discussed and built upon. June and Mike bring vast expertise and experience and we're delighted to have them as Jury Presidents, championing the very best of creativity in this highly regulated field and pushing for greater innovation and fresher ideas going forward."
5 (1).jpgLaunching today, a campaign culminating on International Women's Day 8 March, brings together the women of New Zealand to stand up and tell the government it's time to 'Treat Her Right'.
 
The online video campaign directed by Loren Taylor (Eagle vs Shark) and shot by 2016 New Zealand Cinematographer of the year Ginny Loane (Mahana) features a range of Kiwi comedians, personalities and members of the public in a humorous yet powerful remake of the Donna Summer video and song 'She Works Hard for the Money'.

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Rufus Chuter (1).jpgAngela Spain (1).jpgFCB Media, 2016 CAANZ Media Agency of The Year, has today announced the appointment of Rufus Chuter (left) to the position of managing director and Angela Spain (right) to head of brand experience.
 
Chuter, previously head of media and strategy, and Spain, previously head of PR, activation and social, will take up the positions with immediate effect and will lead the award winning FCB Media team.
 
Says Bryan Crawford, chairman of FCB New Zealand: "It is great to see Rufus and Angela's experience and leadership ability recognised with these promotions and I look forward to the even bigger impact on the agency as a whole in future."
12_6.jpgThe ANDY Awards have just put out the third and final film in its call for entries campaign via Deutsch, New York.

This film features Tham Khai Meng, co-chairman and worldwide chief creative officer at Ogilvy & Mather.

The deadline for entries is this Friday, February 17, enter here.

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WOLF-SLATER.jpgHP Inc. has today introduced the first of a series of global initiatives to elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers. It kicks off with award-winning actor Christian Slater and the premiere of the newly launched HP Studios' web series, The Wolf, via creative agency Giant Spoon, highlighting how corporate networks can be hacked and what companies must do to protect themselves.

In the series, Slater systematically hacks a company - from the mailroom to the boardroom - through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and PCs. This first installment reinforces that security is no longer just the responsibility of the network or is something at the perimeter, but a concern for everyone.

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Angus McNab.jpgAugusto, the New Zealand-headquartered content, creative and production agency, has hired former Perform Group EVP North America, Angus McNab, as its new chief strategy and international officer.
 
McNab led Perform's content division in North America through a period of significant growth, building revenue and relationships with major sports broadcasters such as NBC Universal, Major League Soccer, U.S. Soccer, North American Soccer League, and other digital media companies.
 
"I'm delighted to join Augusto's talented, diverse and passionate team," said McNab. "The company's work over the last couple of years has been nothing short of fantastic and I will be really proud to continue that as we grow the business in new markets.
Dick the Dog.jpgThe MTV Staying Alive Foundation has released its 2017 safe sex campaign on Valentines Day with an animated film from Mrzyk & Moriceau with music from Woody Guthrie.

The new work from Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong features Dick the Dog and his owner, who struggles to contain his pet's love of holes.

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Cannes-Grand-Hotel.jpgEarly indications suggest there are hundreds of Aussies and Kiwis (including expats) going to Cannes this year - and delegate numbers worldwide are expected to be up from last year with more seminars and events at Cannes 2017 than ever before.

Campaign Brief, with the generous support of Sydney-Auckland-Los Angeles based production company Photoplay (who are once again going to Cannes this year), will be hosting our annual Welcome Cocktail Party for the Aussie and Kiwi delegates on Monday 19 June from 5.30pm. Venue TBA.

PP_Master_Identity.jpgSpecial guests include many of the Australian jurors and several prominent creative directors from around the world. If you are an Aussie or Kiwi (or an expat) going to Cannes, let Lynchy know now to secure your ticket: michael@campaignbrief.com

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LBB-BEACH-2.jpgLBB & Friends are back on the beach for Cannes 2017 - and LBB member agencies + production companies from Australia and NZ* are invited

Every year Little Black Book hosts one of the most fun, relaxed, and productive events at the Cannes Lions - the LBB & Friends Beach, opposite the Miramar on La Croisette. And you're invited to hang out there from Tuesday thru to Saturday if you work for a LBB member agency or production company in Australia or New Zealand*.
9c7fac24-83d9-4095-a637-66c0f74ac647.jpgLittle Black Book's Australasian member agencies and production companies: why the LBB & Friends Beach should be your home-from-home in Cannes in June

The LBB & Friends Beach has become the place to network, make deals, socialise, grab lunch, hold meetings and even just take a dip in Cannes every year. With the support of our sponsors, we have been able to bring this free event to the Lions festival each year and we will be back for 2017.

The good news is that LBB member agencies and production companies in Australia and New Zealand will once again enjoy Access All Areas. Silver members receive five wristbands for the week, Bronze members receive three.

McWhopper Packaging Proposal BirdsEyeView 2-SMALL-thumb-400x263-207423.jpgThe Call for Entries to The Work 2017 is out and it's FREE to enter.
The deadline is Tuesday 28th February, 2017
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Now in its 15th year, The Work features the very best advertising of the year from Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Published by Campaign Brief, The Work is recognised as a true record of creativity for the entire region. 

There are three things that differentiate The Work 2017 from traditional award shows:

Firstly, entries are FREE.

Secondly, we are selective - to qualify for entry the ad or campaign must have already passed the test and been a finalist or winner at an awards show.

Thirdly, there are no wasted entry fees - only your accepted work incurs an acceptance fee.

All entries are uploaded online: Accepted work will be featured on The Work 2017 website.
 
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MichelleGuestJudge.jpgEach week Bestads picks the very best advertising in the world, in every medium - which is reviewed by a top creative director or team to select their own personal favourites.

This week's guest judge is Michelle Spivak, creative director, TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York.

BEST TV
This batch of TV/Web Film is tricky. I was excited to see what Snickers would do for Super Bowl this year, but when it came to the LIVE part - I wasn't sure why it had to be live in the end - other than the mention of the 3rd quarter - there didn't seem to be anything to make it seem like it couldn't have been filmed in advance. That said, I bought the hook, and from this bunch it's my pick - for trying to do something different during the game. READ MORE...

LIA announces addition of Health & Pharma

JeremyPerrott.jpgLondon International Awards (LIA) has announced the addition of Health & Pharma as a new competition in the 2017 awards and Jeremy Perrott, global chief creative officer at McCann Health has been named 2017 jury president.

The introduction of the new medium is a reaction from LIA to a large number of requests from creatives for the inclusion of a Health & Pharmaceuticals award, and cements LIA's position as one of the most progressive awards festivals in the world.

Says Barbara Levy, President of London International Awards: "The inclusion of Health & Pharmaceuticals is a decision that stems from listening to those from across the creative industry who are so passionate about the work they create in this space. They're the ones who made us realize that we needed to take action. We continually work with, and listen to the opinions of, those in our industry to enhance LIA, with a desire to celebrate the very best creative work at the heart of every decision we make."
HT_website_hero_2 (2).jpgNew research finds LGBTIQ community twice as likely to feel uncomfortable holding hands in public. As the LGBTIQ community on both sides of the Tasman get ready to celebrate love at
the Auckland Pride Festival and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG), the majority still struggle with the smallest acts of public affection.

This insight is the inspiration behind ANZ's latest campaign in support of the LGBTIQ community, a joint effort between agencies TBWA Melbourne and TBWA Auckland. #HoldTight aims to highlight this disparity and encourages all people across New Zealand and Australia and beyond to show their support.

The campaign launches with a hero piece of film accompanied by heartfelt stories told by ANZ staff.

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ASB-CK-1D-thumb-400x225-196249.jpgASB Bank's 'Clever Kash' campaign via Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand has been named a finalist at this year's coveted SXSW Innovation Awards.

Across 13 categories, in fields ranging from biotech and digital security to smart cities and beyond, the advisory board of the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards selected only the top 5 entries. This handful of projects represents the connected world's best and most forward-thinking ideas.

ASB Bank was named a finalist in the New Economy category - awarded to those redefining the exchange of goods and services, from the sharing economy, to virtual currency, to micro-finance, to mobile-device-payment systems and beyond

Winners are announced at the SXSW Innovation Awards Ceremony on March 14 in Austin, TX.
 
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170201-Ending-HIV-Launch-K-Rd_RT (1).jpgIn partnership with HIV prevention and health organization ACON, New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) has licensed the highly effective 'Ending HIV' campaign conceived, designed and executed by Frost*collective.

The campaign aims to stop HIV transmissions in New Zealand by 2025 in line with its Australian mission to do the same by 2020. Launching last week for an initial three month period, the core campaign has been modified for the local New Zealand market.

Valentine's Day - Love, lust and brand awareness

Profile Picture[1] (1).jpgBy Benny Lee (left), digital creative, Atomic 212, Sydney
 
I took my girlfriend to Burger King one fateful 14th of February. The following day, after dining at a Michelin starred restaurant, and being substantially poorer, I was out of the proverbial doghouse.
 
I learnt a very important lesson that day: February 14th is Valentine's Day and to ensure you don't sleep on the floor that night, just buy the damn roses.
 
Is it fair? No. Is Valentine's Day a scam of a holiday designed to sell flowers and jewellery? Maybe. I think it's clear by this point that I don't enjoy paying for overpriced flowers that coincidentally are marked up by a couple hundred percent. Could this be the reason that I'm going to be celebrating Single's Awareness Day rather than Valentine's next Tuesday? Yeah... Probably.
 
So this year, instead of frantically making dining reservations, I decided to put together a list of creative campaigns that tugged at heartstrings or were just dope AF.
20131103-131120.jpgAn older piece taken from the archives of damonsbrain - a blog written by Damon Stapleton, chief creative officer of DDB New Zealand

Growing up I was always fascinated by stand up comedy.

I would watch early Saturday Night Live tapes of Belushi at his best and his worst. Bill Hicks destroying audiences and them laughing and thanking him for it. Richard Pryor being a free basing genius. I think it was the mixture of sheer terror of actually getting up there and the power you could have when the room was in the palm of your hand that amazed me.

I used to go to a lot of open mike nights. One of the places I used to go was Cool Runnings in Johannesburg. It was a dank little basement in Melville. It was underneath a Jamaican eatery that sold everything on the menu and quite a few things off it.
OneClub Portfolio Night 14_1.jpgThe One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has today announced May 24, 2017 as the date for its global Portfolio Night 14.

Long recognized as the world's largest advertising portfolio review program, Portfolio Night is a fast-paced evening of Portfolio-Night-14-logo.jpgadvice, networking and recruitment that takes place in dozens of cities all across the globe on the same date to help the next generation of creative talent entering the industry. The program enables the best of the present -- hundreds of renowned international creative directors -- to meet and mentor the leaders of the future -- thousands of aspiring young advertising creatives -- in industry hubs around the world.
Livia Esterhazy photo (1).jpgBrett Hoskin.jpgClemenger BBDO and Proximity Wellington has announced that managing director Livia Esterhazy will leave the agency in the coming months. Esterhazy has been with the agency for the past two years presiding over a period of tremendous creative and business success. 

Clemenger Group veteran, Brett Hoskin, has been appointed to replace Esterhazy as managing director of Clemenger BBDO and Proximity.
 
Says Jim Moser, CEO Clemenger Group New Zealand: "Livia has been a significant force in our Wellington office since her arrival.  We will miss her enthusiasm, passion and drive but respect her decision to move on.
Sucaryl campaign live 1.jpg2016 AUT Adschool students, working with Wilson Foods , The Business and QMS Media, have created a new OOH campaign to relaunch low calorie sweetener, Sucaryl.

The campaign was created as part of the AUT course where students are divided into seven teams to work on a live advertising brief from a client. The process runs much like a new business pitch, starting with a detailed briefing from Wilson Foods marketing and business development manager, Susan Harvey.
Flux_Photo (1).jpgFlux Animation has been in a mode of restructure since the shock passing of its founder Brent Chambers late last year.

Since then Flux has made several shifts in its business model to be more focused on high end short form content both locally and internationally, bringing on new artists to compliment the creative team and drive quality work. Flux has also shifted its long form children's programming to be predominately managed out of the Flux Australia offices' based in Brisbane.

Laban Dickinson has taken over the executive creative director role having been at Flux for the past 11 years. He is supported by creative directors Bas Barriball and Mike Howie both of which have been at Flux for well over a decade.
gina grillo.jpgIn response to the Cannes Lions directive to caution jurors not to recognise work that reflects gender bias, Gina Grillo, (left0 President and CEO of The ADVERTISING Club of New York and The International ANDY Awards and Pete Favat, Chairman of the 2017 jury, today issued the following statement in support:

"The Board of Directors of The ADVERTISING Club of New York, as well as the 2017 jury of the ANDY Awards applaud the efforts of Madonna Badger of Badger & Winters and the International Festival of Creativity at Cannes' recently announced ban on advertising work that reflects gender bias.

"As an organization committed to driving diversity within the industry, which includes what consumers are subjected to, we enthusiastically support the ban and request that the One Show, the Art Director's Club, The Clios, the London International Awards and the D&AD awards stand with us to eliminate this problem that negatively impacts our industry. Let's continue to fight for #WomenNotObjects. Together we can all make a difference. #Impart."
JEREMY-PERROTT-new.jpgAussie expat Jeremy Perrott, global chief creative officer of McCann Health has been named the 2017 Jury President of the inaugural Health and Pharma category of this year's International LIA Awards.

Perrott is responsible for ensuring the highest level of creative excellence across the McCann Health global network of 60 offices across 20 countries over 6 continents. In June 2016, under his leadership, McCann Health won the coveted Network of the Year Award from Lions Health, and has been named Network of the Year by the Global Awards for five consecutive years.

Lions Entertainment reveals 2017 jury presidents

b276702f43562b5804180cc9ba417955220ae8c5c6835d92bf87be0ce5e99b6fd2f754bbc0527cb818c08f35ba0ac68f1ff0ab7b4c4e38cae59745903e87f24c.jpgfa547c6e74ef364afb221a76b22fd99cd5023c2b55f132dfdf0a789144f236eaae48b39190d9b37f1aee991cbf8182924d774a69d12498fff2588d73ae2af4bd.jpgLions Entertainment has today announced the presidents honoured with leading the 2017 juries. Olivier Robert-Murphy (left), global head of new business for Universal Music Group has been selected as jury president for Music and PJ Pereira (right), co-founder and chief creative officer of Pereira & O'Dell is heading the Entertainment jury.
L-R DT_Brian_Vella_Ajaz_Ahmed_AKQA med res (1).jpgLeading WPP AUNZ creative technology agency, DT is joining the globally awarded AKQA network with over 2,000 employees and 21 offices worldwide.

Says Mike Connaghan, CEO, WPP AUNZ: "Combining the global muscle of an iconic brand such as AKQA with the local knowledge and power of DT really does represent an amazing opportunity to further solidify our leadership position in the region. DT is one of the fastest growing of our 80 companies and 2016 was a record year for them. This is an exciting next step."

Both agency brands will continue with DT transitioning to the AKQA brand in the future.
2017ANTIPODES_IMG01_V02 NEW DATES (1).jpgThe FireFlies Antipodes has moved the dates for its 2017 tour to 18th to 26th March 2017 and is making a last and final call for all 'Budding Flies' and 'Virgin Flies'. The ride covers 1000km+ over seven grueling days around Tasmania.

Riders are dedicated to raising awareness and fundraising in the media world in aid of Beating Blood Cancers and Leukaemia.

Riding with the spirit and motto 'For Those Who Suffer, We Ride' the tour aims to raise AUD$50,000 for The Snowdome Foundation and their own fight against Blood Cancers.
HR_Bai.jpgIn Hamish Rothwell's return to the Superbowl, he directs A-list celebrities Christopher Walken and Justin Timberlake for antioxidant drink Bai.  

In the spot, Walken dramatically recites the lyrics to *NSync's hit song "Bye Bye Bye". Timberlake teased the Superbowl appearance days before as "Chief Flavor Officer" of Bai but viewers were surprised to find Christopher Walken leading the spot before revealing his game-watching partner. Walken's signature deadpan performance, the song tie-in (cleverly clearing up questions about the brand's pronunciation) and Justin's appearance, referencing his boy band days, combined to make a memorable spot that gave a nod to 90s nostalgia.

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