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Topic: Australia

Ad for Naked Condoms Is Just a Bit Too Naked for Australian Censors

Care to remove all sexual references?

This Australian ad for the Naked brand of condoms was destined for a ban from TV, and got it, but the specific reasoning is pretty stupid. Australia's FreeTV Commercials Advice…

Australia Bans Ad Solely Because One Woman Pushes Another

Cougar attack!

Australia's Ad Standards Board recently axed the TV spot below for Cougarlife.com because a scene where the voluptuous spokeswoman pushes a younger woman into a wacky pratfall was considered too…

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…

Tech Company Challenges Job Applicants by Hiding Its Phone Number Inside a Complex Puzzle

Can you crack the code?

Big Commerce, an Australian tech company, is looking for software engineers who can solve complex problems. So, it replaced the phone number in its ads with a complex code and…

Ad of the Day: Chatty, Indignant Child Delivers the Speech of His Life for Ikea

Are you getting all this?

When you watch an Ikea ad, you can generally expect one of two groups to be the target: One, style-conscious twenty-somethings looking to furnish their cramped apartment on a dime;…

Stiff Butter, Soy Milk Ruin Lives in Ads for Australian Dairy Brand

Don't let it happen to you

Unyielding butter is the worst. It ruins toast, and tween girls' relationships with mothers, and mothers' relationships with new husbands. So says this cheeky new :30 spot from DDB Melbourne…

Ad of the Day: Australian Red Cross Goes for Laughs With an Apocalyptic Paperclip

Learn first aid, save the world from a gory fate

Getting a paperclip stuck in your eye has got to be a bad thing, but it's not the end of the world. Or is it? Animation house Monkeystack, based in Adelaide,…

Kia's Man and Woman of Now: Two of the Most Irritating Ad Characters Ever

But you will remember them

Australian yuppie hipsters … crikey, who better to pitch cars in Kia commercials? The answer appears to be anyone, judging by the pervasive negative reactions to the automaker's "Man of…

Droga5 Gives Qantas Fliers Paperbacks That Last Just as Long as the Flight

10-book box set

Droga5 and publisher Hachette Australia recently bestowed upon Qantas frequent fliers an anachronistic little gift that will come in handy aboard Qantas flights when approved electronic devices must be completely…

Dumb Ways to Die Is Now a Video Game for the iPhone and iPad

McCann Australia extends beloved train-safety ad

There are now even more "Dumb Ways to Die"—and smart ways to live—as McCann Australia has made a video game out of its beloved, superviral train-safety ad from last year.…

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