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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

Ad of the Day: Canon Reflects the World in People's Eyes in Beautiful New Spot OK, maybe slightly creepy

Ansel Adams famously said there are two people in every photograph—the photographer and the viewer. Canon offers its own, somewhat simpler take on that perspective in this beautiful new spot…

April 4, 2014, 8:22 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: This Weight Watchers Spot Is Unlike Any You've Seen Before Pursuing the incredible you

Weight loss can be one of the most deeply emotional subjects for people. Yet the category seems almost afraid of emotional advertising, preferring to go with bright, bubbly, breezy celebrity…

March 25, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: How an Ad Agency Made Up a Word to Sell Thousands of Them Are you phubbing me?

Phubbing. It's not a dirty word—or at least, no more so than any other word created by advertising. To illustrate the importance of having a current dictionary, McCann Melbourne (the agency…

October 8, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Chatty, Indignant Child Delivers the Speech of His Life for Ikea Are you getting all this?

When you watch an Ikea ad, you can generally expect one of two groups to be the target: One, style-conscious twenty-somethings looking to furnish their cramped apartment on a dime;…

September 20, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Australian Red Cross Goes for Laughs With an Apocalyptic Paperclip Learn first aid, save the world from a gory fate

Getting a paperclip stuck in your eye has got to be a bad thing, but it's not the end of the world. Or is it? Animation house Monkeystack, based in Adelaide,…

August 6, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

The Spot: Angels of Death The story behind McCann Australia's adorably grim viral megahit about train safety

IDEA: Safety PSAs are gloomy and tedious and largely ignored by young people hardwired to resist them—except when they're irresistibly fun and impossible not to share with friends. McCann Australia…

December 4, 2012, 7:09 AM EST

Ad of the Day: McDonald's DDB commiserates with those who'll have to stay up late to watch the London Olympics

The time difference with London will be exhausting and exasperating for people in some parts of the world as they try to watch the Olympic Games this summer. But instead…

July 11, 2012, 11:20 AM EDT

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