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Topic: Australia

Ad of the Day: Australia Just Made the Most Diverse Ad Ever … to Sell Lamb

Starring indigenous people, a transgender comic, two gay dads and more

Diversity has been an explicit theme of more progressive advertising for some time. But this ad takes it to a new level—featuring a parade of Australians from different religions and…

This Playboy Model Had the Best Response After Her 'Vulgar' Lingerie Ad Was Banned

'Go watch some real porn,' she admonishes critics

An ad for Playboy lingerie from Australian retailer Bras N Things has been deemed by the country's ad watchdog to be too risqué to be shown on digital billboards. But…

Dads Feel Sad About Their Post-Baby Bodies in Latest Comedy From Bonds Underwear

Won't you pity them?

Is it worthwhile to make an ad about dad bods way after that meme peaked? Probably not, but that didn't stop Australian underwear brand Bonds from making a commercial where dads…

This Agency's Weird, Fascinating Model Imagines If Humans Evolved to Survive Car Crashes

PSA reminds us how fragile we are

Platypi have always been our favorite example of the weirdness of evolution. And while we laugh, it's easy to forget that nature makes us the way we are for reasons…

Singapore's Tiger Beer Opened a Mysterious Store, Filled With Wonders, on Canal Street

A fresh look at what 'Made in Asia' really means

Rice. Cheap goods. Pointy hats. Christmas decorations. Fortune cookies! Those are just a few of the stereotypes that pop into a Western mind when asked to think about Asia—and Asian products.…

Snickers 'Hungerithm' Sets the Candy's In-Store Price Based on the Internet's Mood

The angrier we are, the cheaper it gets

Snickers has dreamed up one of the cooler online/offline advertising-meets-point-of-sale hybrid campaigns of the year, introducing a "Hungerithm" that gauges the mood of the Internet and adjusts the price of…

Champion Swimmer Ian Thorpe Pitches Thorpedo Pool Cleaning Service to Australians

But don't get soaked

Ad agencies will eventually tire of fake documentary videos, we promise—but not before Optus has a chance to reveal that, yes, Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe's Thorpedo Pool Cleaning ad was…

Pedigree Used Heart Monitors to Show Exactly How in Sync Dogs and Their Owners Are

Less anxiety for all

Puppies. They're like nature's Xanax. In "Hearts Aligned," a sweet new Australian campaign from pet food Pedigree, agency Clemenger BBDO ran an experiment that measured the heart rates of dogs and…

Chilling Australian PSA Shows How Boys Learn Domestic Abuse ... and Girls Learn to Forgive

It starts with disrespect

Knocking a girl over isn't just flirting, a new PSA from Australia reminds us—it's an early sign of contempt for women that could lead to more serious acts later in…

KFC's Pixelated 'NSFW' Tweet Proves a Bit Too 'Hot & Spicy' for the Internet

Chain apologizes for smutty shot

Brand Twitter fails are few and far between these days, which is either good or bad, depending on your schadenfreude levels. But here's a bizarre and baffling one from Australia,…

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