Clemenger Group (Australia)

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Clemenger Group is one of Australia's foremost marketing communications groups, and celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016. Its biggest subsidiary business is Clemenger BBDO, the local outpost of BBDO Worldwide, and one of the country's top agencies. Other units include CHE and New Zealand's Colenso BBDO - one of the world's most awarded agencies in 2012 - as well as local outposts of Omnicom's OMD, PHD, Porter Novelli and Proximity networks. For many years, the BBDO Worldwide network held only a minority stake in the group, with the remaining shares jointly owned by managers and staff in Australia and New Zealand. In 2011, however, Omnicom increased its stake to majority control of the business.

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Clemenger BBDO OMD Australia
CHE Proximity PHD Australia
GRACosway MarketForce
Colenso BBDO NZ .99


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Recent stories from Adbrands Weekly Update:

Adbrands Social Media 9th Oct 2018: "The Simple Bit". Here's a cute new spot for Australian life insurer Ahm from Clemenger BBDO, working with US-based New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck. They've directed her attention towards a series of everyday frustrations as a way of illustrating how Ahm takes the complications out of health insurance. Well, yes, it's a stretch. Buying health insurance is not quite the same as a faulty towel dispenser or a bad haircut, but we get the general idea.

Adbrands Weekly Update 6th Sep 2018: Ads Of The Week: "Generation Voice". Oddly, this week sees the release of several ads in which kids teach their parents a thing or two. (See the others on our Facebook page). The latest campaign from New Zealand's Colenso BBDO for that country's main telecoms provider Spark is a timely reminder for parents that the internet allows kids to fact-check all those little white lies you tell to make your own life a bit easier. "Does the water *really* turn red when you pee in the swimming pool?" "Does the internet *really* turn off at 7pm every night?" Dear oh dear! What a terrible example we set!

Adbrands Social Media 19th Jun 2018: Great quickie gag in Clemenger BBDO's new campaign for Mars Bar in Australia. "Enough chocolate to deal with anything" is the slogan. That allows for any number of similarly awkward (but amusing) set-ups. We can probably expect plenty more of these to come. 

Adbrands Weekly Update 1st Feb 2018: BBDO topped global rankings for creativity in 2017 once again, according to the latest Big Won report. Ogilvy, McCann and DDB held the next three places, and Publicis made a rare appearance among the top five. In terms of individual agencies, Clemenger BBDO in Australia, AlmapBBDO in Brazil and the BBDO New York flagship held the top three places, ahead of McCann NY and BETC Paris. Clems' Meet Graham for the Melbourne TAC was the world's most awarded campaign, while the same agency's Mars Hungerithm was among the Top Five. McCann's Fearless Girl for State Street was the #2 campaign.

Adbrands Weekly Update 16th Nov 2017: Ads Of The Week: "Elf's Journey". Are we Brits undergoing some sort of Brexit-induced crisis of confidence? We arguably invented the modern version of Christmas 150 years ago, yet this year some of the best Christmas ads have originated in a country where they celebrate the holidays on the beach with a barbecue rather than in front of a roaring log fire with snow on the ground outside. Last week we had TBWA's delightful gingerbread quest for David Jones. Now how about this unexpectedly great spot from Clemenger BBDO for Australian department store Myer. Unlike so many of its UK counterparts, this ad somehow seems to have a better grasp on selling the joyful spirit of Christmas, retaining its sense of humour about the delightful absurdity of the whole thing, and suppressing the urge to get maudlin or sentimental. Oddly enough, in terms of pure entertainment, it may be one of the best Christmas ads we've seen this year. 

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