TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote SocialTimes AllFacebook FishbowlNY FishbowlDC PRNewser 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

You call that a knife?….This is a knife!

crocodile-dundee-screenshot-you-call-that-a-knife11.jpg

Nothing like pulling out the classic Crocodile Dundee lines to announce that Tourism Australia has “cut” the agencies competing for the global account down to two finalists.

Saatchi and Saatchi to battle it out with DDB Worldwide in the final showdown. Incumbent M&C Saatchi was canned, along with Publicis Mojo, Singleton Ogilvy & Mather and Whybin TBWA.

Clemenger BBDO withdrew from the pitch-process earlier following a review of its own resources.

In the grand style that is ad pitches these days, he final round of pitches will include presentations in Australia and meetings in Tourism Australia’s key regional offices in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and China (lots of free trips for those conducting the review.)

survival pack medium.jpg

Incumbent Carat and Media Planning Group continue to battle it out for the body’s media planning and buying business. The current contracts with both the ad & media accounts come to an end on June 30th.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register before July 31 and get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!