Tag Archives: Australia

Vodafone drops the ball in hapless Steve Smith cricket ad

What is it about Vodafone? It’s one of the biggest companies in the UK and a world player but, in its advertising anyway, it seems tone deaf. Here’s another howler: disgraced Australian cricket captain Steve Smith speaking up for mental ...

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DDB Australia makes budget extravaganza for Amarok

This year’s trend is advertisers (and their agencies) sending up ads and here’s another by DDB Australia for VW Amarok trucks, featuring, inevitably perhaps given its origin, a ditzy English commercials director. There’s a health and safety man too. Quite ...

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New Aussie Nike campaign recharges ‘Just Do It’

Nike seems to be returning to basics – ‘Just Do It’ – and not before time. Some of its more recent US efforts seemed more akin to a tech company. Here’s its new campaign in Australia, from Wieden+Kennedy HQ. It ...

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Vinomofo uncorks a grubbier Bear Grylls

Here’s a pleasingly bonkers ad for Australian online win retailer Vinomofo, from Saatchi & Saatchi Australia. Apparently earlier this year Vinomofo secured A$25m in venture capital investment and decided to spend $A4.5m of it on this. Our hero decides to ...

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Aussie lamb’s Operation Boomerang boomerangs

Apparently it’s traditional in Australia to celebrate Australia Day by eating barbied lamb on the beach. That’s if you can evade the forest fires and sharks. So farming outfit Meat and Livestock Australia and Sydney agency The Monkeys devised ‘Operation ...

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Will Saatchi’s ‘Stoner Sloth’ drive teenies to drugs?

Saatchi & Saatchi in Australia is on the receiving end of a good kicking for this campaign, ‘Stoner Sloth,’ trying to wean the nation’s teenies off cannabis. It’s so uncool it drives you to drugs seems to be the theme. ...

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Aussie clients wake up to murky media deals

A little more light has been shining on the murky world of media buying, this time from Australia. Dentsu Aegis Network there has admitted that it negotiates ‘value banks’ (annual volume bonuses) with media companies, something that has attracted the ...

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Matt Gibbins of Hunter: the best from Down Under

Crikey. We’re in February already so trying to write some words about the best antipodean campaigns of 2014 is surprisingly much harder than I thought, especially when it’s blurred with the hustle and bustle of 2015. In fact, trying to ...

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