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Dairy Does an Agency Budget Good

Check out this ad for dairy company Devondale’s Smoothies by DDB Melbourne. The chunky child at 0:24 cracks me up.

Yum-0! Room temperature milk with berry flavoring in a cardboard box for everyone!

Here’s another ad from Devondale that’s well, pretty gross. And funny. But mostly gross.

 

 

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No One Sees it Like You

A really nice ad for Canon by Leo Burnett, Sydney.

Although I did feel compelled to blink a little more than usual while watching this…

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The Worms Crawl In…

So this is an ad by JWT Sydney. I think this is medication for children. I think I’m disgusted, but I’m not sure.

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Stay Classy, Australia

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Brilliant campaign for DrinkWise Australia – basically shaming the sloppy lightweights. Thank God. Saves me the trouble.

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Bite the Bulleit

This is a great piece of advertising for Bulleit Whiskey. The writing and way it’s shot create an idea of craftsmanship, a memory of a time when things were made to last.

Although I always feel a little funny when a TV commercial, made by a big agency to sell a mass-market product declares itself to be ‘anti-establishment’ – I think counterculture would have been a little more appropriate in this case. But otherwise fantastic work by Leo Burnett, Sydney.

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Stick It To ‘Em

First Aid is easy to learn and the Red Cross is trying to encourage Australians to book classes through this illustrated spot featuring band-aid happy women named Betty. Betty loves her Band-Aids but they’re not always the right solution to a problem. (Clearly Betty has problems that can’t be fixed by a Band-Aid.)

I love the simplicity of this spot. It just goes to show that you don’t need a million dollar 3-D animation to sell your ideas.

Creative direction, script and animation by Monkeystack.

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What Aren’t They Having?

WhatRuHavingOn the cusp of Vancouver Pride, and in light of all the ignorant bullshit happening in Russia, I felt this would be an appropriate ad for today’s post.

This spot is called “What Are U Having“. It was commissioned by Shelley Argent, the Australian National Spokesperson for PFLAG.

Expecting parents prepare their world so that their child is able to have the same, if not more opportunities that they had. But what if the next child born into your family were gay? What would they miss out on? Marrying and living with the person they love?

Australia has not yet achieved full marriage equality. This ad suggests that maybe it’s worth helping prepare the world for the lesbian or gay child that you might have in the future by asking your representative to help change the laws to allow full marriage equality.

Keep up the good fight.

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‘Round and ‘Round We Go!

fantastic_delightsI could hardly stop laughing at today’s video. In fact, by the time I finished watching all two minutes and forty seconds, my face hurt from smiling.

Clemenger BBDO created a giant lab mouse cage, complete with an exercise wheel, and pants-peeingly hilarious mouse costume. Next it was time to figure out how far members of the public would go to get some free Fantastic Delights.

I kind of wish I could try this… just because it looks like a lot of fun.

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Just When You Thought Uggs Couldn’t Get Any Uglier…

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?

What would happen if UGGs and Sketchers Shape-Ups had a baby?

Meet the Ultra Collection. And by Ultra, I mean Ultra UGGly. Unless you’re dressing up as a sporty Frankenstein for Halloween, there’s no excuse to have these on your feet.

In other news, the actor is a super hunk and the creative, by M&C Saatchi, Australia is actually kind of fun. It does a great job of communicating and illustrating the benefits of these boots… but still.

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Is This What the Future Looks Like?

Check out this frightening new commercial by DDB Group New Zealand for Westpac, Australia’s First Bank.

This very well could be a glimpse into the future – that is, if you don’t start planning and saving more money towards a down payment on a house. Brilliant, funny, and memorable.

Next let’s tell stories and braid each others hair!!

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