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Topic: Australia

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…

'Dumb Ways to Die' Returns With a Trick-or-Treat Halloween Special

No one is safe when the ghouls come out

"Dumb Ways to Die," the famed Australian train-safety campaign from 2012, has done a couple of encores for special occasions. First it did a Valentine's Day ad. And now it's…

Oops! One of the First People in the World With an iPhone 6 Drops It on Live TV

Hate when that happens

Unless you're living under a rock, you know the iPhone 6 hits stores today. And if you're one of the souls brave enough to endure insane lines to get your…

Travel Ad Features Singing Fart Bubbles, and That Might Be Its Least Crazy Part

The wonderful world of Wotifia

OK, you world-wise travel people. Ever been to Wotifia? Never heard of it? It's right next to Freedonia, that fake country invented by the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup. Wotifia is…

Sydney Art Director Is Called 'Australia's Biggest Wanker,' but Is That Really Fair?

Reddit vs. marketing magazine

Jarryd Zankovic, a senior art director at Play Communications in Sydney, Australia, earned the karmic wrath of Reddit, which seized upon a douchey (though apparently tongue-in-cheek) interview with him in…

Outdoor Ad Makes People Think They're About to Be Destroyed by a Tornado

Mayhem comes to Sydney

You're trudging down a busy sidewalk, minding your own business, when suddenly the sky is torn apart by lightning, cars and lampposts are hurled across the street by the wind,…

Airbnb Posts Its Strangest Listing Yet, Inviting You to Spend the Night at Ikea

Fun co-branding from Australia

I love the smell of Hemnes in the morning. Some lucky Australians will soon wake up in an Ikea store in New South Wales after spending a night there as part…

Fanny Glitterwinkle and Harmony Freebush Give World's Worst Vagina Advice in Tampon Ads

Stefan Van Der Blöed, too

Feminine hygiene brand Carefree has released some videos from DDB Sydney promoting its new website, and they're absolutely 100 percent not your typical feminine hygiene ads. No mysterious blue liquid being…

Well-Crafted PSA Shows How Subtle Racism Makes People 'Feel Like Crap'

Made for Australia, but with a universal message

Racism doesn't just manifest in overt statements and gestures. It can also take shape in more subtle ways—and still have devastating effects. A powerful new spot from Australian public mental health…

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…

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