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Topic: Australia

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…

Australia Relieved as Theft of 33-Foot Mango Turns Out to Be a Marketing Stunt

Nando's admits to 'borrowing' giant fruit

There's something about roadside advertising, from Hasslehoff cutouts to giant headphones, that turns drunk morons into thieves. But every now and again, someone pulls off a heist that's so fantastic,…

Bourbon Ad Shows You the Peculiar Way People Get Around in Woodstock, Ky.

That's just how they roll

Woodstock Bourbon's ad showing its hometown's enthusiasm for the brand is pretty funny (well, besides that "Barrellel Parking" sign—groan). But it's right on the brink of being one of those…

Man Trolls Girlfriend With Mean but Funny Newspaper Ad for Valentine's Day

Alex's almost-proposal to Jodie

Isn't this the most romantic newspaper ad you've ever … oh, wait. This two-part classified ad appeared on Valentine's Day in Australia's Launceston Examiner newspaper. Hopefully Jodie has a sense of…

'Dumb Ways to Die' Returns With Adorably Gruesome Ad for Valentine's Day

Be still my beating heart

Fifteen months and 71 million YouTube views after its storied premiere, McCann Melbourne's "Dumb Ways to Die" train-safety campaign is back with this cute, grotesque little spot for Valentine's Day.…

Stay in School or Unbelievably Bad Things Will Happen to You, Says Horrifying PSA

Shocking ad from Australia

Well, this is something—a (probably fake) PSA from Australia that tries to scare its audience into staying in school by warning them of some pretty intense consequences should they play…

Mom Begs Son to Come Home for Chinese New Year in Front-Page Newspaper Ad

That's one way to reach him

A mother bought a full-page ad on the front cover of the Chinese Melbourne Daily—a newspaper for the Australian city's Chinese community—begging her son to come home for Chinese New…

Can Ad Agencies Teach Women to Love Their Bodies?

Marie Claire commissions print ads from six shops

Female empowerment was a major advertising theme in 2013, particularly in the area of self-esteem—led by Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches." But freed of client constraints, can ad agencies alone get…

Sharks Now Tweet When Approaching the Beach

Turning transmitter data into Twitter alerts

It used to be that when you wanted to warn ocean-goers about shark-infested waters, the only solution was to send a panicked Roy Scheider running down the beaches. But this…

This Delightfully Sarcastic College Recruitment Ad Will Make You Want to Enroll Today

Monash College is a blissfully brainwashed utopia

Looking for a good way to spend the next few minutes? May I recommend … (looks at camera and grins cultishly) … this amazing recruitment video for Monash College? In a…

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