Bye George


Placed in the Sydney Daily Telegraph, Jan 21. Thanks to David Beath for the heads up.

low cost marketing

Boob aerobics, the shag workout and 100 other classes not to write home about

January is awash with health and fitness products, often poorly differentiated, and all seemingly promising “new year, new you”. Yawn.

So praise be to gymbox for thinking harder and achieving genuine stand-out. It’s not the startling black/yellow visual identity or the distinctive product experience (live DJs in the gym), but the category-smashing copy that really gets noticed.

Finally. An ad about getting big and hard that didn’t originate from a Russian spam account

Whether you approve of the tone or sentiment employed, it seems pretty clear that this is low-cost, high impact and certainly against the grain. Hurrah.

gymbox leaflet


Presidential sweet

With the best product pun since Salt ‘n’ Lineker, Ben & Jerry’s have scored some great pre-inauguration PR by renaming their Butter Pecan line to Yes Pecan – highly talkable and bang in line with the brand’s witty, socially progressive positioning