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The Emotional Trailer
The Emotional Trailer

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is a foreign language art house film festival. In a world of Netflix, iPads and superhero Hollywood blockbusters, our task was to raise awareness and attract audiences to films they’ve never heard of, starring actors they don’t know, in languages they don’t understand. We all feel the same basic […]

Infrequent Flyers Club
Infrequent Flyers Club

Don’t fly much? Join the club, The Tigerair Infrequent Flyer Club. Any airline can have a frequent flyer program, but it takes a special kind of airline to think about the people who may not be able to fly regularly. Sure, you don’t earn points. And there’s no swanky lounge or any form of preferential treatment at […]

Cannes Gold Lion 2016
Cannes Gold Lion 2016

It was a golden night at the 2016 Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity for McCann Melbourne. We won Lions for two campaigns, the Melbourne International Film Festival ‘The Emotional Trailer’ won a Gold Cannes Lion for Creative Data – Data Storytelling, a Silver Cannes Lions for Creative Data – Data Visualization and a Bronze Cannes Lion for […]

Adfest 2016 Grande Prix & 2 Gold
Adfest 2016 Grande Prix & 2 Gold

The MIFF Emotional Trailer had a positive start to the awards season with a strong showing at AdFest. The project picked up a Grand Prix and two Gold in Interactive, topping off a total of 9 Awards across many categories. Says Adrian Bosich, managing partner, AIRBAG: “I’m delighted to add this swag to the collection we’ve […]

Creative Of The Year 2015
Creative Of The Year 2015

McCann Melbourne’s, Executive Creative Director Pat Baron is the first ever winner of the ‘Creative of the Year’ award for 2015. McCann Melbourne’s Infrequent Flyers Club for Tigerair won four awards: Customer Experience, Copywriting, Customer Retention\Loyalty Campaign and Integrated Campaign at last nights Australian Creative & Effectiveness Awards. Unlike 2013 when the Dumb Ways to […]

Cannes Grande Prix Creative Effectiveness
Cannes Grande Prix Creative Effectiveness

We won the prestigious Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix in Cannes overnight, for the successful ‘Guilt Trips’ campaign for Victorian regional train operator V/Line. Guilt Trips, which used guilt to encourage city dwellers to catch the train back to their hometowns to visit friends and family, grew total off-peak monthly sales for V/Line by 15% and boosted call […]

Cannes Lion Grande Prix Media
Cannes Lion Grande Prix Media

Last night ‘Dumb Ways To Die’ won the 2013 Cannes Grand Prix for Media and 5 Gold Cannes Lion’s for Cyber. There’s no doubt that ‘Dumb Ways To Die’ has caught Cannes imagination in an unprecedented fashion.  There’s been an energy and enthusiasm for the campaign that seems to have gathered momentum. Admittedly, its record-breaking haul […]

One Show Best In Show
One Show Best In Show

McCann Melbourne won “Best In Show” at The 40th Annual One Show for “Dumb Ways To Die,” the multiplatform campaign about train safety for the Australian Metro train service. The campaign was also recognized with three Gold and one Bronze Pencil, as well as 4 Merit awards. McCann India was also recognized with two Gold and one […]

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  • Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school | Olympia Della Flora
    To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write -- we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to help struggling, sometimes disruptive students -- things […]
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  • Indoor farms full of dandelions could be our future source of rubber
    Rubber plantations are a major source of deforestation, but there’s another place to get the material: inside a dandelion’s roots. Now scientists are engineering the weed to grow in indoor farms–and with as much latex as possible. Inside a lab at an Ohio State University research center, scientists are genetically engineering a dandelion that could […]