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Topic: Australia

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…

August 25, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT

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…

August 22, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT

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…

August 5, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

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

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

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

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