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Topic: Australia

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…

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…

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…

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…

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