Friday, February 01, 2008

Tourism promotes AmeriNZ

Okay, so Tourism NZ didn't really promote this blog. But in recent weeks by far the most common “accidental” path to my blog has been from searches for the latest NZ tourism TV commercial featuring the song “Forever Young”. So, in a blatant attempt to keep such searches landing here, I've embedded the YouTube version of the commercial above.

For those who missed it, awhile back Tourism NZ introduced a new commercial featuring graphics from Peter Jackson's Weta Digital and the song “Forever Young”. That song was originally recorded in the 1980s by the German group Alphaville, but it became a hit when recorded by the Australian band Youth Group. This version was featured on one of those “music from” CDs for the American TV show “The O.C”.

For the commercial, the song was re-recorded by NZ band Pluto. So, now you know.

I also mentioned this on my podcast, Episode 36, and I'm sure you'll want to check that out, too (since that's why searches have landed on this blog...).


d said...

Psssst...Weta Digital (and workshop) are also owned by Jamie Selkirk, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger, Jim Booth and George Port. =)

Arthur Schenck said...

Yep. But that takes a bit more 'splaining than I wanted to do in a post intended only to get accidental web traffic directed here...