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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

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

Construction Workers Yell Messages of Empowerment to Women in Snickers Stunt So when you're hungry, you're not a creep?

Australian construction workers simply aren't themselves in this amusing stunt from Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne. In fact, they're actors who shout empowering statements to women on the street in a…

March 26, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

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