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No Situation Is Too Odd or Physically Impossible for These Strange Lending Ads Campaign won silver at Cannes

Insanity reigns in this campaign for Australian short-term lending service Nimble, which is apparently the perfect solution for man pregnancy and other unexpected life events. Created by agencies Proximity Brisbane and…

June 27, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

DDB Australia's Chris Brown Takes New York CEO Role Peter Hempel shifts to CEO of DDB Group

DDB has reached into its Australian group again to find a leader for its New York office. Chris Brown, who since 2012 has been Australian CEO of DDB Group, is now…

June 24, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

McCann Australia's John Mescall Becomes Global ECD A creative leader behind 'Dumb Ways to Die'

McCann Erickson has promoted John Mescall, executive creative director of McCann Australia, to global ecd. In his new role, the Melbourne-based Mescall will move to New York. He joins recently hired…

June 18, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

McCann Melbourne's 'Guilt Trips' Train Campaign Wins Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix Victory on other side of the tracks

CANNES, France—McCann Melbourne, which won a record five Grand Prix last year for "Dumb Ways to Die," won the 2014 Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix here on Monday for a different…

June 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

Waiting in Line Goes From Boring to Brutal in Free-Sample Stunt Testing the limits of a cheapskate's endurance

How far are people willing to go, physically and emotionally, to get a free sample? Australian agency Clemenger BBDO continues its quest to find out by making consumers work hard…

June 10, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

The Greatest Advertising Idea Ever Is Here, and It Will Make You Hate the Business A game changer, without a doubt

"Who needs a fucking idea these days when you've got an awesome piece of tech?" Those are the wise words of Steve Back from Ogilvy Australia in the case study below,…

June 4, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

Honda Creates Bottled Water Brand in Honor of Vehicle That Emits Only Drinkable H2O Take a swig from that exhaust pipe

The compressed hydrogen-powered Honda FCX runs so clean, its exhaust contains only water—and it's so clean, it's drinkable. To celebrate this, Honda Australia and Leo Burnett Melbourne came up with…

May 12, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

This Ad Has No Respect for Personal Space, but at Least Honda Does Better than some weirdo asleep on your shoulder

How do you sell a car to people who live in a city with plenty of transportation options? Simple. Offer them personal space. From there, it's cake. This new ad for…

May 8, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

St. John Ambulance Hits the Pool for Its Latest Shocking First-Aid PSA Helpless once again

St. John Ambulance, the first-aid teaching and awareness organization, has put together some incredible, horrifying PSAs through the years. We've covered many of BBH London's ads for the group. Last year,…

April 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

As Singer's Last Wish, 'I Touch Myself' Is Beautifully Reborn in a Breast Cancer PSA Stirring homage to the Divinyls' Chrissy Amphlett

Here's something I never thought I'd say: I just got weepy listening to "I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls.  In an incredibly touching tribute to the group's frontwoman, Chrissy Amphlett, some…

April 15, 2014, 10:23 AM EDT

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