Navy Veteran Vince 'Cyclone' McGlone voices the New Zealand National Anthem in stirring new campaign for Royal New Zealand Navy

New Zealand - The new Navy campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand uncovers the extraordinary life of adventure, belonging and purpose that comes with being a sailor. The television ad gives us a raw, truthful, documentary-style view of Navy life, underpinned by a stirring narration of the National Anthem by NZ's oldest living Navy veteran - 96 year-old Vince ‘Cyclone' McGlone.

Vince served in the NZ Division and the RNZN from 1932 to 1946 and was a gunner on HMS ACHILLES at the famous Battle of the River Plate, the first naval battle victory in the Second World War. Vince still remembers and talks fondly about the amazing career he had with the Navy; full of travel to overseas ports, opportunities, rare experiences and belonging to a tight community.

This integrated campaign uses digital and social media to delve even deeper into Navy operations and the career opportunities that exist within the service. The close connection of this campaign to the Navy Facebook page allows a new generation to explore more about the unique experiences that comes with being a sailor or officer with the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
Client: New Zealand Defence Force
Service: Royal New Zealand Navy
Client Contact: Commandar Nigel Philpott, Lieutenant
Commandar Wayne Burtton, Jessica Nikora
Media Used: TV, Digital - banners and web experience, Facebook, magazine
Executive Creative Director: Antonia Navas
Creative Director /Copywriter: Slade Gill
Creative Group Head/Art Director: Brad Collett
Designer: Sam Stradwick
Producer: Loren Bradley
Production Company: Exit Films
Director/Film Co: Greg Wood
Producer/Film Co: Vivienne Jaspers
Music Compostion: Peter van der Fluit/Liquid Studios
Sound Design: Jon Cooper/The Coopers of Franklin Road
Executive Digital Producer: Haydn Thomsen
Digital Producer: Linda Krug
Interactive Designer: Peter Bardsley
Account Service: Wendy Schrijvers, Zoie Bache, Katy Greening
Planners: Sarah Hodgetts, Peeyoosh Chandra


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