Posts tagged Australia
Posts tagged Australia
To celebrate the birth of the new Prince of Cambridge, British Airways has a special promotion, “Babies Fly Free from Singapore to Sydney and London (Twitter @BritishAirways). Congratulations to The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge on the birth of their first-born son. Another clever marketing gimmick from our friends at British Airways.
Image Credit: British Airways
Happy #Australia Day to all our #Aussie mates! #AustraliaDay #downunder
Australian police force is using Instagram hashtags including (#aussiestoners #oznugs and #weedstagram) to pinpoint marijuana smokers down under. Ganja lovers all over the globe have been known for posting their smoke-filled images, including most notable celeb-smokers Snoop Dogg and Rihanna, but Aussies are beginning to heed the warning. A Victoria Police spokesman recently warned that “online dopes” would be found and prosecuted and face a heavy penalty if brought to justice. Go green, post your Instagram photos wisely and don’t forget to “puff, puff, pass.”
Australian swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk have been banned from using Social Media during the 2012 Olympic Games after posting pictures of themselves with guns. The pictures were taken during a trip to a shooting range in the U.S.
The most interesting aspect of this is the varying cultural responses to guns. In the US, the right to bear arms is written into the constitution. I can’t help but wonder if the Dutch were completely non-pulsed by photos of Michael Phelps smoking out of a bong after the last Olypmics. Is the U.S. the Amsterdam of guns? Take a look at the Reuters article.
Why waste time racking your brain trying to find the perfect Father’s Day gift, when Social Irony has amassed some of what we feel are the coolest gifts for dad? Let’s start with a fine bottle of Penfolds Grange.
Mention the ‘G’ word around anyone with even the smallest wine knowledge and they’ll immediately know you’re talking about Australia’s greatest wine, Penfolds Grange. Penfolds Grange is a legend with more than 50 vintages, a uncanny wine that has shown the world just how special Australian wine can be.
“If you really want to touch someone, send them a letter,” a handwritten letter that is. Australia Post delivers with a touching ad campaign encouraging citizens to send a letter. These clever print advertisements were developed at M&C Saatchi, Melbourne, by creative director Steve Crawford, head of art Murray Bransgrove, art director Rebecca Hannah and copywriter Doogie Chapman, with photographer Christopher Tovo and retoucher Ed Croll.