Australian Lamb Closes a Chasm of a Generation Gap in New Campaign

“Your phone torch is on!”

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Australian Lamb is back with a new campaign this time highlighting the generation gap that divides the country.

The amusing two-minute film, created by The Monkeys, part of Accenture Song, shows each generation on either side of a literal gap – in this case a chasm that has formed in the earth separating the two on either side.

The film, co-directed by Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien and Trent O’Donnell, features each generation in the worst version of themselves – until a lamb BBQ appears to remind Australians of all ages that they have more in common than that which divides them.


 

“Pop culture would have us believe that the generations are practically different species. Apparently, Boomers are unable to master the basics of technology whilst Zoomers spend every waking moment making TikTok dances and Millennials spend too much on avo toast and craft beer,” said Graeme Yardy, Domestic Market Manager at Meat and Livestock Australia.

“But in reality, there’s far more that unites than separates us, and that’s what this year’s Summer Lamb campaign is all about. Whether it’s a love of our sporting heroes or our beautiful landscapes, the best of Australia always brings us together, and what better way to break down the generational divide than over an epic Aussie lamb BBQ – the ultimate unifier!”

Adds Scott Dettrick, Creative Director at The Monkeys: “With growing differences in wealth, opinions, and ways of communication, the generation gap in Australia has never been wider. The various frustrations this year have each generation throwing tropes around, looking for someone to blame. When you scratch beneath the surface though, it’s attitudes, not age, that divide us.


 

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“Maybe if we just got around a lamb BBQ and had a chat, we might find out that grandad is actually pretty cool, or all that stuff millennials know can be really useful. Our entire creative process this year was a fun generational debate, and with multi-generational directors and editors on the films, it was all very method.”

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Credits

Creative Agency – The Monkeys, part of Accenture Song
Chief Creative Officer: Tara Ford
Creative Director: Scott Dettrick
Creative Team: Jake Ausburn & Alex Polglase
Head of Production: Penny Brown
Senior Producer: Elliot Liebermann
Production Coordinator: Emily Coleman
The Monkeys Group CEO and Co-Founder & Accenture Song ANZ President: Mark Green
Managing Director: Matt Michael
Business Strategy Director: Kit Lansdell
Head of Business Management: Topher Jones
Senior Business Manager: Celine Dinant
Business Executive: Matt Stafford

Production Company: Rabbit
Directors: Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien & Trent O’Donnell
MD/Partner/Executive Producer: Alex Hay
Partner/Executive Producer: Lucas Jenner
Producer: Morgan Hind
DoP: Emma Paine
Production Design: Virginia Mesiti
Casting: Citizen Jane Casting
Post-Production: The Editors
Edit House: The Editors
Editors: Grace O’Connell & Stu Morley
Executive Producer: Rita Gagliardi
Lead Flame Artist: Stu Cadzow
VFX Supervisor: Andreas Wanda
Colourist: Greg ‘Elvis’ Constanaras
Music & Sound: MassiveMusic
Composer: Haydn Walker
Sound Designer: Simon Kane
Producer: Katrina Aquilia

Media Agency – UM
Client Partner: Lauren Thornborough
Senior Creative Connections Planner: Cayley McArthur
Senior Planning Manager: Bernadette Banasik
Senior Partnerships Trader: Joshua Coles
Trader: Jess Curran

PR and Social Agency – One Green Bean
Head of Creative Innovation: Hannah Stalder
Head of Content: Laura Byrne
Account Director, PR: Molly Dodwell
Account Director, Social: Amy McCann
Senior Content Creative: Jack Williams
Content Creative: Gabi Kearney
Senior Account Executive: Bridget Patterson

Client – Meat & Livestock Australia
General Manager – Marketing and Insights: Nathan Low
Domestic Market Manager: Graeme Yardy
Brand Manager: Derek Lau

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