Winning remake of Dinosaur vs Unicorn ad announced

Seven Sharp competition winner

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Auckland – 4 October 2021 – Kirsty Cameron was named as the winner of the TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp competition, ‘Kiwis Take a Break’, for their interpretation of AA Insurance’s Dinosaur vs Unicorn television commercial.

The competition, which ran late last month, asked Kiwis to recreate one of three iconic TV commercials; AA Insurance’s Dinosaur vs Unicorn, Toyota’s Unbreakable Bond, and PAK‘nSAVE’s Stickman. The winning entries were aired on Seven Sharp on Friday 1 October.

“It's satisfying when a TV commercial for insurance resonates with the public, so we were delighted an AA Insurance TVC was one of the options Kiwis had the opportunity to remake in this competition,” says Melodie Vickars, Head of Brand and Marketing for AA Insurance.

“While it’s important for us to show how important insurance is to everyday Kiwi lives, this competition highlights that something financially important can also be fun, and Kirsty’s entry, with help from her two boys, is exactly that.

“We were impressed with her 15 second winning entry – it was well thought out and executed, and showed a sense of humour. Congratulations Kirsty!”

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AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association Limited (NZAA) and Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (VINZL). Since 1994 we have demonstrated trusted expertise in home, contents and car insurance in New Zealand, and in 2018 introduced commercial small business insurance. We underwrite our own policies and sell direct to New Zealanders. Our 1000+ employees look after 500,000+ customers with more than 1,000,000 policies.

We proudly partner with Variety New Zealand – the Children’s Charity (as the lead partner of its Beds for Kids programme), Student Volunteer Army and support grassroot school sports via our Big Little Sponsorship sports grant in partnership with Eden Park. We are consistently recognised in industry awards and honours, including being voted the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted General Insurer for 13 years running, named Canstar’s 2023 Home and Contents Insurer of the Year and Outstanding Value Award winner, and currently ranked 7th amongst 100 of New Zealand’s most successful companies in the Kantar Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015).

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