Ad Nut confesses to stealing the line on "romance and beers" from Damien Shatford of The Sweetshop, who directed this entertaining music video launching DB Export's "delicious new low carb beer".
To be fair, there's no way you could sell such a product without a little self-mockery, especially not with a release timed to coincide with Valentine's Day.
Conceived by Colenso BBDO, the almost four-minute-long video is really a single, not an ad, released on music platforms including iTunes and Spotify. It features two as yet unsigned New Zealand singers 'Keshia and Tom', and purports to be the "full-flavored answer to the divided state of the modern world", acknowledging "male and female drinkers equally".
There are stereotype-bashing scenes from Man Cooking Dinner to Woman Extending The Patio, all things, as the couple sings, it's possible to do one-handed, leaving the other blissfully free to cradle a beer.
Ad Nut likes the way the spot knocks good humouredly at gender barriers, rather than taking a hammer to them. It's a sweetly witty song by talented performers, with a refreshing lack of saccharinity (yes, that's a word) for this time of year—and it's already made it to second place in the New Zealand iTunes chart.
As part of the accompanying campaign, New Zealanders will be able to buy each other 'beer bouquets', go to live performances of the song and experience 'karaoke beer tastings' (surely just the same as normal karaoke?). It's almost enough to forget the beer is extra low carb.
Client: DB Breweries
Sean O’Donnell - Marketing Director
Tony Wheeler - Senior Marketing Manager
Agency: Colenso BBDO
Director: Damien Shatford
Production Company: The Sweetshop
Sound Design & Mix: Liquid Studios
Music Production: WorldPeace.fyi
Online: The Machine Room
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