Inflatable Santa Floats Across Australia Spreading the Merry from Australia Post

Client

Australia Post

Agency

The Monkeys

FINCH

 

Australia Post is using its annual Spread the Merry campaign this year with a continued focus on reconnecting with family and friends.

Created by The Monkeys, the campaign tells the story of an inflatable Santa who has been blown from a suburban lawn on a freewheeling airborne adventure across Australia.

“We could all use an added dose of merry and our new Spread the Merry campaign perfectly brings together a feeling of fun, wonder and surprise and at Australia Post we’re proud to be responsible for delivering parcels and cards full of joy right across Australia this festive season,” said Australia Post Chief Marketing Officer, Amber Collins.


 

The Monkeys Chief Creative Officer Ant Keogh added: “This is the fourth Spread the Merry campaign we’ve made in collaboration with Australia Post, and we’re really proud of how it has come together.”

The new campaign, directed by The Bobbsey Twins from Homicide, will air on broadcast television from 6 November, supported by radio and out-of-home, including a hero 3D billboard in Melbourne’s CBD from 21 November. The campaign also includes an audio described version for the visually impaired, and an Auslan version for the hearing impaired.


 

Credits

Client: Australia Post
Chief Marketing Officer: Amber Collins
Head of Marketing Communications: Corrina Brazel
Senior Marketing Manager: Karen O’Connor
Marketing Manager: Emily Howat

Creative Agency: The Monkeys, part of Accenture Song
Chief Executive Officer: Paul McMillan
Chief Creative Officer: Ant Keogh
Chief Strategy Officer: Michael Derepas
Creative Directors: Hugh Gurney & Joe Sibley
Art Director: Ben Horewood
Copywriter: Michelle Canning
Head of Production: Romanca Mundrea
Head of Design: Raph Tamkalis
Group Content Director: Alex Ashby
Content Director: Adam Reeves
Content Manager: Ella Goldberg
Media Agency: Wavemaker

Production Company: FINCH
Director: The Bobbsey Twins from Homicide
Managing Director: Corey Esse
EP: Loren Bradley
Producer: Kat Latour
DOP: Sam Chiplin

Offline Editor: Jack Huchings / Atticus
Grade: Dave Gibson / Atticus
Online / VFX: Andy McKenna / Skirmish
Post Production EP: Amelia Bromley / Atticus

Music
Composed by Hugh Gurney
Arranged by Sonar Music

Sound Design: Squeak E Clean Studios
Sound Design: Paul Le Couteur
EP: Ceri Davis

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