Tourism Australia has appointed M&C
Saatchi as its creative agency and Digitas as its digital agency, after a
major pitch lasting more than six months.
incumbent creative agency is Clemenger BBDO, Sydney, who won the account
in 2013 from DDB Sydney, who was also on the pitch. Others known to be
on the pitch list included BMF and Droga5 New York.
win for M&C Saatchi sees it once again taking the lead creative
agency role for Tourism Australia, twelve years after the controversial 'Where the Bloody Hell are you?' campaign in 2006
when Australia's current Prime Minister Scott Morrison was Minister for Tourism.
This year Tourism Australia partnered with Droga5 New York and UM to launch its star-studded 'Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home'
campaign, which secured a coveted Titanium
Lion award at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of
Tourism Australia picked up a
total of 10 Lions. Tourism Australia's youth-focused 'Aussie News
Today' campaign, developed in conjunction with Clemenger BBDO Sydney,
also took home a Gold and Bronze Lion.
in conjunction with Droga5 New York and Tourism
Australia's global media services agency UM, the A$36 million campaign
was officially unveiled at the Super Bowl in February with the aim of
reinvigorating interest in Australia for a new generation of American
Initially appearing as a trailer for a
new Crocodile Dundee movie, the 60-second ad, shot by Australia's Steve Rogers from Revolver,
features Chris Hemsworth
and Danny McBride as well as Paul 'Crocodile Dundee' Hogan. The campaign
was also supported by a host of Aussie A-listers, including Hugh
Jackman, Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, Ruby Rose, Liam Hemsworth, Isla
Fisher, Luke Bracey and Jessica Mauboy.