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Well-Crafted PSA Shows How Subtle Racism Makes People 'Feel Like Crap' Made for Australia, but with a universal message

Racism doesn't just manifest in overt statements and gestures. It can also take shape in more subtle ways—and still have devastating effects. A powerful new spot from Australian public mental health…

August 5, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

Adman Is Selling More Than His Crappy Old Car in This Ridiculous Faux-Epic Ad A bit of agency self-promotion, too

Entertainingly overblown homemade ads for used cars are now part of a burgeoning tradition. But an Australian adman, backed by his agency, is throwing his hat into the ring to…

July 21, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

Carlton Draught Is Re-Airing This Awesomely Cheesy '80s Ad to Go With Its '70s Can The earnestness goes down smooth

Oh, the 1980s. Such quaint times. The tank tops. The big hair. The now-unsettling sense of enthusiasm. Even though the '80s revival was so 2000s, Carlton Draught is still dusting…

July 21, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

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

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