ANZ comes out as GAYNZ in new sponsorship campaign via Whybin\TBWA Melbourne


GAYNZ_Finals_09.jpgANZ has become GAYNZ as part of a new campaign via Whybin\TBWA Melbourne in support of the 10th anniversary of the bank’s sponsorship of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

In a public display of pride, the bank’s Oxford Street branch – at the heart of the Mardi Gras parade route in Darlinghurst – has been rebranded as a GAYNZ branch.

GAYTM teller.jpgCompletely reimagined inside and out, the GAYNZ branch is a baroque-inspired celebration of LGBTI culture. It features two new GAYTMs, ornate walls, a marbled floor and 16 unique, hand-painted murals inspired by the LGBTI community.

Says Mark Hand, chair of ANZ’s Australia Division Diversity Council: “Diversity, inclusion and respect is GAYNZ Oxford St Darlinghurst.jpgan important part of what we do at ANZ so we are particularly proud of our partnership with Mardi Gras which started because our staff passionately believed in supporting the cause 10 years ago.

“Over the past few years we have had an incredible response to our GAYTMs, so it was only natural to take things to a new level to celebrate the milestone. GAYNZ is often used to describe us at Mardi Gras and we thought transforming the Oxford Street branch and naming it GAYNZ was a fitting way to demonstrate our continued support for the LGBTI community.”

image001.jpgIn a first for an Australian brand and a bank worldwide, ANZ is collaborating with Twitter to develop a rainbow coloured flag emoji, which will appear whenever #GAYNZ is used on the social media platform.

GAYNZ_Finals_01.jpgThis year ANZ will have more people than ever participating in the Mardi Gras Parade with 230 staff, family and friends set to march.

Four GAYTMs have also been returned to the George Street and Pitt Street branches. ATM operator fees for non-ANZ cardholders from GAYTMs will once again be donated to Twenty10, a not-for-profit organisation working with and GAYNZ_Finals_08.jpgsupporting people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities.

Client: ANZ

Creative Agency: Whybin\TBWA Melbourne

Executive Creative Director: Paul Reardon

Creative Directors: Tara Ford. Daniel Pizzato

Creatives: Tim Woolford. Scott Canning

Senior Producer: Janine Wertheim

Production Company – Will O’Rourke:

Artistic, Design and Project Directors: The Glue Society’s James Dive & Pete Baker

Managing Director/EP: Michael Ritchie

EP/Head of Projects: Josh Mullens

Producer: Jasmin Helliar

Production Manager: Phoebe Marks

Production Designer: Sam Hobbs

Art Director: Sam Wilde

Construction Manager: Cameron Stanton

Scenic Painters: Andrea Davies, Bill Undery, Mark Dixon, Rosalind McKelvey Bunting, Colin Richards, Jo Breneger, Jo Allsop

Graphic Designer: Robyn Schremmer

Regional Group Head: Ricci Meldrum

Group Business Director: Claire Tenzer

Account Manager: Emily Gray

Account Executive: Jack Clemenger

Digital Planner: Paul Arena