Tag Archives: Australia

Adam Morton of UM: what the Facebook/Australia stand-off means for media

“Facebook hit the nuclear option with devastating impacts for everyday Australians..” That’s how news.com.au reported Facebook blocking news on its platform today. Clearly, they have a vested interest in the situation. However, there is no doubt Facebook’s move in response ...

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Walls come tumbling down for Australian Lamb

Call yourself The Monkeys and you have to live up to it, which the jewel in Australia’s Accenture Interactive agency crown seems determined to do. Recently we had its bat-eating camper for BCF online stores, now for Australian Lamb we ...

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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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