Speight's and DDB NZ Launch Relatable Spot for Every Kiwi Bloke
As summer inches closer, many Kiwis are cutting the carbs to get their bodies beach-ready. With this in mind, DDB and Speight's have teamed up to create a humorous new spot that every Kiwi bloke can relate to.
The Sweet Shop-produced advert follows the efforts of a Kiwi bloke as he struggles to get into shape. We see him sweat and wobble through a run, get outperformed the gym, and choke down a questionable green liquid - all in pursuit of shedding some extra weight. At the end of the advert - he rewards himself with a pint of Speight's Summit Ultra Low Carb beer.
Says Ben Wheeler, category manager, beer, Lion: "Our new beer has 75% fewer carbs than the traditional brew but with all of the flavour.
"Having a beer, especially a Speight's, is a part of the Kiwi psyche, even in the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. We work hard, we play hard and Speight's is a great reward."
Filmed in gyms, forests and rugby fields across both the North and South Islands of New Zealand - the advert showcases authentic locations where Kiwis are leading healthy and active lifestyles. The goal was to portray Speight's Summit Ultra Low Carb beer as a reward Kiwi men can enjoy, with less of the guilt.
Says Shane Bradnick, executive creative director at DDB:"Speight's is such an iconic brand and known as a true storyteller when it comes to advertising. It's always enjoyable coming up with a new campaign for a brand that is so synonymous with Kiwi culture. It was interesting taking a slightly different approach for this new product. We shouldn't have to compromise on our rewards for the sake of progress, and now, we don't have to."
National Marketing Manager: Craig Baldie
Marketing Manager: Jane Dempsey
Digital: Young and Shand
Category Development Manager: Ben Wheeler
Brand Manager: Geoff Kidd
Assistant Brand Manager: Genevieve Brown
Senior Producer: Samantha Royal
Senior Planner: Lucinda Sherborne
Senior Business Director: Jennifer Travers
Planning Director: Rupert Price
Executive Producer: Judy Thompson
Executive Creative Director: Shane Bradnick
Creative Directors: James Conner, Christie Cooper
Creative Agency: DDB New Zealand
Chief Creative Officer: Damon Stapleton
Account Manager: Michael Doolan
Media Agency: Zenith Optimedia
Music and Sound
Sound Design: The Coopers
Editor: Luke Haigh
Post Production / VFX
Post Production House: Perceptual Engineering
Production Company: The Sweetshop
Producer: Andrew Mauger
Managing Director: Fiona King
Executive Producer: Fiona King
DOP: Lachlan Milne
Director: Mark Albiston
Category: Alcoholic drinks , Beers