ASB and WiTH Collective New Zealand launch new brand platform, encouraging New Zealanders to 'Live Life One Step Ahead'

ASB has launched its latest brand campaign, encouraging New Zealanders to "Live Life One Step Ahead" via WiTH Collective New Zealand, Linked by Isobar.

The new brand work has been designed to reflect customers changing expectations of life and of their bank and marks a shift for ASB back to a long term brand building approach, one that was carefully informed by both global best-practice and a bespoke and highly rigorous research and strategic process. 

The multi-platform campaign introduces the country to Ben and Amy, a lovable and thoroughly modern Kiwi couple who will take us on a journey of the ups and downs, twists and turns of life and prove out the insight that 'no two lives are the same' and 'whichever path you choose, ASB can help you live it one step ahead'. 

Practice Lead Brand & Marketing at ASB, Shane Evans said:

"We're really excited to introduce Ben and Amy to New Zealand. They’ve been great talent to work with and this new campaign kicks us into an exciting period as we look to create a long-term brand platform that is highly relevant to the next generation of customers and their expectations of us. This platform will also help us continue to develop our customer experience, which we’re looking forward to."

General Manager of WiTH Collective, John Marshall said: 

"The aim was to capture both the progressiveness and the warmth of the ASB brand and to create a platform that resonated with this new, younger audience to set the brand up for the future."

Creative Director of WiTH Collective Jack Delmonte said:

"I got my first bank account with ASB when I was 12 years old. Hadleigh got his to sort the finances at his uni flat. Since then the way we approach life and what we want out of it has changed monumentally.  This work is a reflection of this modern mentality. We're super excited for Kiwis to get to know Ben and Amy. They're good sorts. Plenty more to come."

Following on from their successful ASB Sustainaball campaign for the ASB Classic last month, the 'Live Life' campaign is the first major brand piece of work for WiTH Collective since their appointment as lead creative agency in 2019. 

The first phase of the campaign went live Sunday 23 February and will be across all above the line channels and have an extensive digital and social presence over the coming months.


Shane Evans – Practice Lead Brand & Marketing
Sumi King – Chapter Lead Brand
Bianca Osborne – Brand Lead
Jess Standidge – Brand Campaigns Manager
Madeline Biddulph-Wall – Associate Campaigns Manager
Jasmine Taggart – Social Media Lead
Lidia Chubarova – Performance Marketing Manager
Caitlin Madden – Communications Manager

WiTH Collective
John Marshall – General Manger
Claire Beatson – Head of Strategy
Jack Delmonte – Creative Director
Hadleigh Sinclair – Creative Director
Jacqui Barry – Senior Copywriter
Vikki Cheng – Senior Art Director
Kate Syms – Senior Account Manager
Lydia Sleeman Bailey – Account Manager
Steve Nute – Design Lead
Carl Dixon – Senior Designer
Shevonee Muthiah – Junior Designer
Iain Todd – Head of Production

Jono Sorensen – Agency Director
Tasmin Bradley – Business Manager
Jenny Fulton – Executive
Shanice Singh – Implementation Executive
Andrew Bittle – Implementation Manager
Hugo Winter – Senior Business Director

Search Republic
Karl Rooney - Head of Paid Media
Larysa Sydorczak Performance Marketer

Acquire Custom Programmatic
Zane Furtado – Programmatic Director
Kurt Lowry – Digital Business Manager
Max Huang – Programmatic Buyer

Production: Finch
Alex Roberts – Director
Corey Esse – Manager Director
Loren Bradley – Executive Producer
Sarah Cook – Producer
David Whittaker – Editor

For more information please contact:

Holly Ryan
ASB Corporate Communications
021 234 7865

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