The humorous spots feature New Zealand TV writer and stand-up comic celebrity Tim Batt telling corny dad jokes to a deadpan cow
New Zealanders have a notoriously offbeat see see of humour, as you would have seen on Flight of the Conchords. A new campaign for New Zealand Jerky from creative agency North brings some twisted Kiwi humour to the tagline “Serious Meat”— they tell beef jerky jokes to a cow.
New Zealand Jerky views itself as a healthier jerky option, as the first Non-GMO verified beef jerky sold in the US.
In the social spots, New Zealand TV writer and stand-up comic celebrity Tim Batt tells dad-corny jokes to a deadpan cow to demonstrate just how serious New Zealand beef really is. “Why do cows have hooves instead of feet?...because they lactose.”
Batt plays to his bovine audience knowing that the puns are so bad, they’re good. “A friend of mine’s a farmer. He’s got 196 cows...but when he rounded them up he had 200.”
“We wanted to capture that quick-witted humor that Kiwis are known for with this campaign,” said Mark Ray, Chief Creative Officer at North. “We got so much great material from Batt that we had an ‘udderly’ hard time picking our favorites.”
The social spots are viewable now through the end of September on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.