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The Warehouse Unleashes the Dad Jokes for Prime Time TV Series ‘Last Dad Standing’ with Warner Bros. NZ

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TV six-part series concepted by TBWA\MAKE celebrates Father's Day
The Warehouse Unleashes the Dad Jokes for Prime Time TV Series ‘Last Dad Standing’ with Warner Bros. NZ

TBWA\MAKE develops prime time TV series ‘Last Dad Standing’ with Warner Bros. NZ to celebrate Father’s Day for The Warehouse  

To promote and celebrate Father’s Day for The Warehouse, TBWA\MAKE concepted a TV series called Last Dad Standing and partnered with Warner Bros. International Television Production NZ to develop it for TVNZ.

The new six part series sees Kiwi Dads battle one another in a showdown of the most cringe-worthy, pun filled Dad jokes to win prizes and money for charity. Hosted by How to Dad’s Jordan Watson and comedian Mel Bracewell, the show premiered on TVNZ 2 last night.

Each round of ‘Last Dad Standing’ sees two Dads face-off in a boxing ring to see who can crack the corniest Dad jokes without cracking themselves up, with the winner advancing to the next round. Each episode two celebrity Dads also go head-to-head to raise money for charity; Mike King, Matt Heath, Pax Assadi, Al Brown and Will Hall are among those stepping into the ring. Each Dad represents a charity focusing on families or men’s mental health and the grand prize winner will receive $10,000 for their charity of choice, donated by The Warehouse.

Says Anna Lawrence, general manager marketing The Warehouse Limited: “We wanted to take a completely different approach to a traditional promotion period and when we saw ‘Last Dad Standing’ we knew it would fit with our vision for Father’s Day.


TBWA is disrupting the model for how brands work with production partners to deliver great Kiwi entertainment and end to end client campaigns. Despite the challenging times, ‘Last Dad Standing’ and the surrounding campaign allows The Warehouse to connect with families around Father’s Day in an engaging and entertaining way.

Says Shane Bradnick, chief creative officer TBWA Group\NZ: “We came up with the idea for the show during our first lockdown. We felt New Zealand families needed some light relief and it got us thinking about the stuff dads do that makes us laugh – the dad dances, the dad jokes, the stupid fun stuff. We wanted to create a way to bring Kiwis families together to celebrate the awesomeness of dads for Father’s Day.

“‘Last Dad Standing’ reflects our genuine love of dads in all their humorous glory – it’s a really heart-warming campaign and the dads and the dad jokes are hilarious.

“Partnering with Warner Bros. to develop and format the show and then having them produce the show for TVNZ has been an awesome experience. The talent and speed at which they worked with us and then delivered the show was outstanding.”

‘Last Dad Standing’ went to air on TVNZ 2 at 8pm on Thursday 13th August and will be promoted by The Warehouse channels through TV, radio, social, in-store, digital and OOH. You can watch the first episode on TVNZ On Demand here.

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Client: The Warehouse

Agency: TBWA\Group NZ

Show Concept: TBWA\MAKE & Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand

Production Partner: Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand

Broadcast Partner: TVNZ

Media Agency: OMG

Genres: Comedy, People

Categories: Retail and Restaurants , Retail Stores

TBWA\New Zealand, Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:25:41 GMT