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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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.
Adbrands Social Media 31st Oct 2017: Clemenger BBDO pushes out the boat for a series of entertaining historical and cultural vignettes to suggest everything that the city of Melbourne has to offer. Clearly they had loads of fun coming up with each of the individual snapshots. We're not going to quibble over how appropriate they are. I mean, we're pretty sure that none of Mary Poppins, West Side Story or Blade Runner - all referenced here along with multiple other movies - were actually made in Melbourne. But we get the general idea and it's a delight to watch, regardless.
Adbrands Weekly Update 5th Oct 2017: Ads Of The Week: "Brewery Fresh". Ah! The return of the crazy Australian beer ad! It's been 12 years since Carlton's iconic "Big Ad", which ushered in a succession of less epic but equally oddball campaigns over the next few years. Then suddenly, with a decline in local beer sales, it all got a bit serious and a bit earnest after around 2012. That drought may now be over, helped perhaps by the fact that brewer CUB is now owned by the more worldly AB InBev. This spot from Clemenger BBDO marks a return to those good old days when beer ads weren't required to make sense or explain the heritage or organic properties of a particular brew. They just have to make you laugh.
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