Friday, September 07, 2007

HORSE FLU HITS THE HOUNDS, BUT INDUSTRY FIGHTS BACK


Horse flu has hit the racing industry hard, but not only horse racing. Greyhound Racing, which derives a large part of its revenue from a share of TAB receipts is a surprise victim of the horse flu epidemic.
But the industry is fighting back.
Created by Kindred, Greyhound Racing NSW is running Press ads in the Daily Telegraph to lift the profile of Greyhound Racing and participation throughout the epidemic.
“Most people think that the dogs would be beneficiaries of the horse flu epidemic, but the truth is, we’ve been hit just as hard”, said Tony Richens of Greyhound Racing NSW.
Jamie Clift, MD of Kindred said: “The advertising is designed to put the dogs smack bang in the consideration set of punters who are missing out on their horse racing entertainment. At the moment, racing fans are being starved of their favourite sport. We wanted to remind them that Greyhound Racing provides a fantastic alternative”.
“We’re putting on extra meetings to help fill the gap. The advertising will let people know where and how to find it”, said Richens.

Client: Greyhound Racing NSW
Agency: Kindred, Sydney
Copywriters: Jamie Clift and Daniel Gregory
Art Director: Daniel Gregory

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

TWO writers!!
So who wrote 'Giddy' and who wrote 'Up'?

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which ever writer didn't write "Giddy Up" should've been swapped for an art director.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obvious but bloody smart!

9:35 AM  
Anonymous toby and Bec said...

This is a really great ad in a world of dogs. Nitpicking over who wrote what and drew which is completely irreverant.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cannes Gold for sure!

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dish lickers!

2 writers wrote that one also.
Art dirtector did the '!'

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang on.... if you read the article Jamie Clift is also the MD!
Very talented bunch.

9:11 AM  

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