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Dancing Dad Stars in ColensoBBDO's New Spot for Spark

Colenso BBDO, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thick as Thieves produces latest ad for the NZ communications service provider

Dancing Dad Stars in ColensoBBDO's New Spot for Spark

Some people say magic isn’t real. That it’s just an illusion. But Spark and Clemenger Group are making a case for the opposite in their new brand work released this week. For Spark, their latest work aims to place a spotlight on the role of technology has in connecting New Zealanders and enabling moments of magic in their lives everyday. It isn’t about trapdoors and making people disappear. It’s quite the opposite. It’s bringing people together. It’s that moment between a father and daughter, a husband and wife or a business and its customer. It can appear in generous acts or in a glance between two strangers. It’s in an idea, a feeling. It can turn the smallest of moments into something huge. Some people don’t believe in magic. But Spark believes that if you look closely enough, you’ll see it happens every day.

“Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote, ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’. We reckon it’s not the technology that should be credited as magic, but the human moments that it can create. And that’s only going to get more true as technology continues to advance,” Says Mick Stalker, Creative Group Head at ColensoBBDO. “That’s what we wanted to bring to life.”

The story begins online and on TV with a sixty and two-minute brand film which shares a moment of magic between a father and daughter as they reconnect through music. This will be followed by a series of fifteen second films which hero more human moments of magic between people, and talk to specific digital service benefits Spark can provide. A comprehensive online and out of home strategy, and a series of retail thirties will further establish Spark’s digital service credentials.

Spark’s Clive Ormerod said, “We’re in a privileged position to make a real difference to the lives of New Zealanders everyday through the power of technology. And our role will only get more useful, more meaningful, and more involved as we grow our digital offering. Our latest work is a genuine expression of the magic moments in customers’ and business owners’ lives where technology helps connect people, and makes our days just that little bit better.




Creative Agency

Creative Agency: ColensoBBDO / Proximity NZ

Media Agency

Media Agency: Dynamo

Production Company

Production Company: Thick as Thieves

Category: It, phones, Av and computers , Network

Genre: Storytelling