Work worth noticing

Here’s some work that’s caught my eye across some of the industry’s biggest product categories.

Food/Beverages: Raise a Glass – Victoria Bitter

It’s probably not quite right to just call this a beer ad and I think that’s precisely why it’s awesome. Another great instalment for a great cause.

Automotive: A Message to Space – Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai have done the launch of their new luxury nameplate exceedingly well, especially in the online content space (see: The Empty Car Convoy). This execution is another cracker.

Sports: Ripple – Nike Golf

I’m a bit of a golf tragic, but Nike’s new spot for U.S. Masters has got to be up there as one of the best pieces of sports advertising this year. Nike always seems to strike a balance between big emotive brand spots like this and fun ads that keeps the punters coming.

Consumer Products: Shot on iPhone 6 – Apple

Shot on iPhone6 Billboard

“See what’s possible with the world’s most popular camera” – genius. Tackles the perception of iPhones having inferior camera technology head-on. Makes for some pretty impressive large format outdoor, too.



Mumbrella360 – Day 2 Wrap

I was grateful for the later start this morning – I felt like I’d been hit by a bus when I collapsed into bed last night.

In a caffeine-induced buzz I got into the morning’s keynote session and strapped myself in for what proved to be another bloody brilliant day at Mumbrella360. Just like yesterday, Day 2 was jam-packed full of awesome speakers, great ideas and razor sharp insights. Here are five of the more memorable moments from Day 2 of Mumbrella360:

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Mumbrella360 – Day 1 Wrap

“I’ve never seen so many pull up banners in my life.”

That was my first thought as I rolled into the breakfast session at Mumbrella360 this morning. But, as expected, the amount of exhibitors’ signs wasn’t the only thing that blew me away from Day 1 of the conference.


It truly was a who’s who of the Australian advertising, media and marketing industries, with each and every speaker offering insights I’d never thought of before. I went to sessions that included speakers from Droga5, DDB, Lowe, Y&R, Havas, The Works, Omnicom, M&C Saatchi and R/GA – pretty much a roll call of the best creative shops in town (except for JWT of course!). And just as interesting were the senior staffers from content organisations and media agencies. Here’s a summary of three key themes I took away of Day 1 and a few links to where you can find out more to get some inspiration for yourself.

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Snack brands that have advertised their way to success

Here are four examples of snacking brands that have been able to turn around declining market shares by cleverly re-positioning themselves in their categories. Each of these campaigns have won awards recently and are examples of gutsy ad messaging built off the back of great consumer insight.

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Superbowl Ad Wrap

As a marketer and huge sports fan, it doesn’t get much better than Superbowl Sunday. It’s cool to see the world’s attention turn to great advertising and this year was no different. And for the record I tipped the Ravens by a field goal.

Here’s my wrap of just some of the ads of Superbowl XLVII (47):

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