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Topic: Australia

Ad of the Day: Grey Just Designed a Bicycle That Has the Symptoms of MS

Brilliant Australian campaign makes the disease feel real

This is a terrible bike to ride. Those are the first words you'll hear in "This Bike Has MS," a campaign by Grey Australia for nonprofit MS to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis…

Already Hot in Australia, This Agency Means Business After Opening in New York

Cummins & Partners is expanding its global reach

Specs Who (L. to r.) Chief innovation and strategy officer Arwa Mahdawi, global CEO Sean Cummins and CCO Todd Irwin What Full-service ad agency Where New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Toronto Cummins &…

Ad of the Day: Christmas Is (Mostly) Hell in the Season's Most Brutally Honest Commercial

Aldi tells it like it is

Here's a refreshingly honest Christmas ad from from Australia, in which supermarket chain Aldi acknowledges that we aren't all swimming in hugs and beautifully wrapped presents. The stress of the holidays…

Ad of the Day: Leo Burnett Brings a Colorful Fantasy to Life for Honda

CR-V spot mirrors a child's imagination

This ad by Leo Burnett Melbourne for the Honda CR-V Series II is certainly a horse of a different color. That color is pink, the hue of a young girl's favorite…

Ad of the Day: Artfully Chilling PSA Shows How Kids Learn Your Bad Driving Habits

Like puppets on strings

The notion that kids grow up to emulate their parents' driving habits fuels "Strings," an unusual spot created by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for Australia's Transport Accident Commission. "Parents can't deny that…

Ad of the Day: Lunatic Daredevil's Stunts Go Hilariously Wrong in This Fun Insurance Ad

Meet Captain Risky

Let's kick it and rip it. Woo!" Say hello to Captain Risky, the freakishly foolhardy daredevil who stars in 303Lowe's superbly silly campaign for Australian insurance company Budget Direct. And, oh my,…

Ad of the Day: Adorable Australian Ad With People Helping Ducks Goes Megaviral

88 million views in 10 days

We've become accustomed to animal rights videos that are so brutal and depressing, you feel like you've been hit by a bus. But this spot from Australia shows a little…

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…

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…

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…

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