Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne teams with Flight of the Conchords director Taika Waititi to produce series of new #HelloBeer spots for Carlton Dry

FS1[1].jpgClemenger BBDO, Melbourne has teamed up with one of the directors of Flight of the Conchords, Taika Waititi to produce a series of new ads for Carlton Dry that launch today to show audiences what it means to say #HelloBeer.
Brought to life by four inventive house mates, the Carlton Dry #HelloBeer spots aim to be a celebration of everything the brand represents - kicking back with mates and having a good time.

Says CUB general manager Carlton Dry, Andrew Meldrum: "The Carlton Dry brand is about fun, and the 'Hello Beer' construct is about welcoming the possibilities that exist when mates get together and get a bit inventive. This summer we're taking the campaign from stills into moving pictures which will help to broaden our presence in digital, cinema and TV.

BG1[2].jpg"We think the spots have a fresh, fun feel and we hope our drinkers will relate to some of the scenarios. Perhaps upside down dancing will become mainstream? If so, our apologies."
Waititi - who wrote, directed, and acted in New Zealand's highest grossing local film of all time, 'Boy', worked with the team at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne to produce the series of eight ads that are seen in 15 and 30-second formats.
Says Ant Keogh, ECD of Clemenger BBDO Melbourne: "With these ads, the idea was to entertain first, but in a way that ensured you remembered the brand."
The ads will be released this summer through television, digital, YouTube pre-roll, STV and will be shown in cinemas at screenings for the movie Anchorman 2.
The ads are a precursor to what is set to be a big summer for Carlton Dry who will be back at major music festivals across Australia including Big Day Out, The Falls Festival and Southbound.
Creative Chairman: James McGrath
Executive Creative Director: Ant Keogh
Senior Creative: Nic Buckingham
Senior Creative: Russell Fox
Executive Producer: Sonia von Bibra
Managing Partner: Paul McMillan
Account Director: Nick Darrigan
Account Executive: Chris Baker
Planning Director: Michael Derepas
Planner: Matt Pearce
Production Company: Curious Films
Director: Taika Waititi
Executive Producer: Matt Noonan
DOP: DJ Stipsen
Post Production: The Refinery
Editor: Tom Eagles @ Curious
Audio: Flagstaff Studios
Media agency: Mediacom Melbourne

General Manager of Marketing: Andrew Meldrum
Marketing Manager: Michael McKeown
Brand Manager: Robin Elder


Gold said:


Silver said:

I like the way this guy Gold thinks.

dunk said:

nicely done

oh said:

yeah, those are class

Bogan training camp? said:

Not much else to say really.

Advertising said:

A lesson to clients everywhere: keep it simple.

hehe said:

These are cracking little spots. well done boys.

Beer Drinker said:

awesome, just awesome

Joe said:

Obviously i'm in the minority, but I don't think they are that good.

Half the gags are not new. Clems are a great shop but had this come from anyone else i doubt the responses above would have been so sickofantic.

The Code said:

Clearly there's some mass drunkedness at work here.

In the conception, writing and approval of these spots.

Jon Burden said:

really fresh.

Love 'em.

Sour grapes, Joe? said:


Being able to spell "sycophantic" would make your comments more credible

Damn you said:

I have wanted to shoot in that house for 5 years. And if the location scout was the one who I said "hey, check out that house" to years ago: damn you too!

But in a good way. I like them.

Groucho said:

@Sour grapes and being able to spot a deliberate mistake for effect would make your comment more credible too.

Wish I Did Them said:

99% of the time in this country when you finally see a decent ad, it's for beer. This is one of those times. Well done.

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