The local outpost of TBWA, known until 2016 as Whybin\TBWA, is one of Australia's leading creative agencies, with offices in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as in New Zealand. Founder and local chairman Scott Whybin announced plans to leave the business in 2016 to launch a new creative business, and his name was dropped from the corporate banner later the same year. Paul Bradbury is regional CEO. Adnews picked Whybin\TBWA as Network of the Year for 2013 and again in 2015. The main agency now also also incorporates the network's digital agency DAN, PR agency Eleven and shopper marketing specialist Integer. TBWA established a presence in Australia for the first time in 1995, acquiring a stake in Melbourne-based indie Whybin Dery Barnes, launched two years earlier by former Campaign Palace creative Scott Whybin. (Co-founder Tom Dery later became chairman of M&C Saatchi Australia). Whybin recruited Y&R exec Neil Lawrence to launch a second office in Sydney, but the two men quickly fell out, leading to a five year battle. Lawrence's dismissal in 2004 led to the resignation of several other managers as well as a few clients. See also the Adbrands profile of the main TBWA Worldwide network. Adbrands does not currently offer a business profile for TBWA Australia but subscribers may access account assignments and contact information for the agency. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to Adbrands.net premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.
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Adbrands Weekly Update 9th Nov 2017: Ads of the Week "Now It Feels Like Christmas". It's also coming up to Christmas in Australia of course, though it feels very different down there. Well, perhaps not quite as different as you might have thought.... TBWA Sydney's seasonal special for department store David Jones has a distinct touch of John Lewis to it. (Try imagining a snowman rather than a biscuit as its star to see what we mean). Don't even try to think about how this little gingerbread man made his way around the globe to accumulate presents for his gingerbread family. Did he buy his travel tickets with gingerbread dollars? Just sit back and enjoy the delicious (though absurd) charm of it all.
Adbrands Weekly Update 3rd Aug 2017: Ads of the Week "David Jones Food". Better have something handy to wipe that dribble off your chin while you salivate over this fabulous spot from TBWA Australia (and design agency Maud) for the new food hall at Aussie department store David Jones, better known for its fashion. The finished spot out-classes, in our opinion, even the best of those celebrated "food porn" films from British store M&S. Seems a bit more upscale somehow, and every shot a culinary masterpiece. Delicious! Right, time for lunch...
Adbrands Weekly Update 22nd Dec 2016: Ads of the Week: "How Do You Christmas?". What's with these guys leaving it till the last minute to unveil their Christmas ads? Only days to go and here's TBWA Sydney's spot for Australian department store David Jones (think John Lewis or Macy's down under). And this is quite a production too, offering a series of increasingly lavish vignettes illustrating the various ways their customers "do" Christmas. Cherry on the top is Cate Blanchett, a lady who very rarely makes herself available for TV ads, lending both her voice and her face to the complete package.
Adbrands Weekly Update 31st Mar 2016: Ads of the Week: "Game Of Thrones Date Night". Clearly, anyone who's not been keeping up with Game Of Thrones is at risk of missing out on more than just idle chat. This charming extended promo from Whybin TBWA for Australian pay-TV service Foxtel serves as a warning to all you single gentlemen, a paean to the joys of binge-watching, and also a quick refresh of some of GoT's more sensational plot points. Enjoy!
Adbrands Weekly Update 19th June 2014: Midway through the Cannes Lions Festival and Australia's Whybin\TBWA took home the Grand Prix in the Outdoor category for their rebranding of ANZ Bank ATMs as "GayTMs" to tie in with Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
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