Weet-Bix takes to snow and space in NZ and Australia

Sanitarium has launched two very different ads for Weet-Bix in New Zealand and Australia.

The New Zealand campaign, by Saatchi & Saatchi NZ –  features adventurous kids making a journey from snow to surf using all manner of snowboards, skateboards, bikes and surfboards, while the Australian campaign – by BWM – features Aussie footballer Tim Cahill saving the world by kicking a meteor out of the way.

“Weet-Bix is part of the fabric that has bound New Zealand families – and kids – together for generations, and so it seemed appropriate for us to try and capture the unique attitude which most Kiwi kids share,” said Saatchi & Saatchi group account director Natasja Barclay.

ECD Dylan Harrison said: “The story of four kids setting themselves the challenge of riding from snow to surf in one go speaks to Weet-Bix kids everywhere. They embody the ‘never give up’ attitude all Weet-Bix kids share, in whatever they do.”

Early next year Harrison will become ECD at DDB Sydney.

Sanitarium’s Nigel Chenery, senior product manager for Weet-Bix and family cereals, said: “The new campaign really epitomises the kiwi attitude and spirit, and expresses the “Kiwi kids are Weet-Bix kids” idea in a more contemporary vein.”

The NZ camopaign goes to air on Sunday while the Australian campaign is already airing.

NZ credits:

  • Executive Creative Director – Dylan Harrison
  • Copywriter – Matt Sellars
  • Art Director – Cory Bellringer
  • Head of Content – Jane Oak
  • Group Account Director – Natasja Barclay
  • Account Director – Julia Collins
  • Production Company – Film Construction :
  • Nic Finlayson – Director/DOP
  • Phil Liefting – Producer
  • Rowan Webb – ‘Making of’ Director
  • Post Production – Digital Sparks
  • Audio: Franklin Rd
  • Mahuia – Composer

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