Press Release

Gruen - The Pitch 2019

The Pitch

We’re pleased to announce the team made their small screen debut last night on the other side of the camera. We were stoked to be invited by the ABC to take part in ‘The Pitch’ on Gruen, where two agencies go head to head to ‘sell the unsellable’.

Banning online shopping, in favour of brick and mortar stores, was a difficult pitch and we’re proud of our ad “Open Up”, which explores the real cost of the convenience associated with online shopping.

Unfortunately, the votes were against us on the night. However, in an unprecedented move, Russell came to our defence saying the spot was brilliantly written, and on the night likened it to the famous 1988 British Rail advert written by poet W.H. Auden.

So even though we didn’t strictly walk away winners, Russell’s argument was so compelling we were awarded the first ever losing agency half trophy, well, a full trophy but half the kudos.

Congratulations to David Guillotti and the team at Balance, for taking home the win. Till next time.

Also, a big thank you to the team, who helped make it happen:

Managing Director – Jeremy Walsh
Creative Director – Kyran Docker
Copywriters – Kyran Docker & Skye Davidson
Story Boarding, Assistant – Patrick Hui
Director, Editor, Grade – Brett D’Souza
Runner, Assistant – Vesna Grdjan
Cinematographer – Simon Green
Gaffer – Andrew Lock
Sound Mix/Design – Marc Judson


Tradie: No Bounce

Tradie has launched a new campaign to promote its ‘No Bounce’ men’s underwear featuring brand ambassador Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins, developed by Melbourne creative agency The Incubator.

Tradie HQ has been working hard to tackle what ​must​ be one of life’s biggest problems. Those moments when men are running around like a rat in a blender and the old boys pop a bit left of centre. The new technologically advanced ‘No Bounce’ pouch keeps the tackle out of the left wing and the scrum half, cosy and safe in the centre.

The spot highlights Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins’ best assets. His charm and charisma.

It follows a busy couple of weeks on-air for Tradie, after their ladies’ Aussie Fit range launched a fortnight ago with brand ambassadors Danielle Scott and Charlotte Caslick backed by Cummins, (all represented by Lampoon Group) stepping out of the studio and into iconic Australian landscapes, showing off some of our breathtaking coastlines, and rugged, red country.

Says Ben Goodfellow, founder, Tradie: “I’m really excited for the release of our new No Bounce undies advert. Filming Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins in his natural habitat, Outback Australia, allowed us to create our funniest advert to date. I’m sure all Australians are going to love this advert and it will cement Tradie as Australia’s favourite Australian owned underwear brand.”

Lampoon Group Founder and CEO, and Nick Cummins’ Manager, Josh White, also said that “Nick really enjoyed getting into outback Australia this year to shoot the new No Bounce campaign with Tradie. This is Tradie’s biggest campaign yet and we are all thrilled with how it has turned out.”

Says Kyran Docker, creative director, The Incubator: “Taking Tradie out of the studio has been a natural evolution of the brand, and we’re thrilled with how it’s come together. To be able to demonstrate not only Nick’s great sense of humor, but to also show off what makes this country fantastic, has been a wonderful experience, and has resulted in great content that we can’t wait to share.”

The spot will bounce onto screens this Sunday August 25th.


Client -​ Tradie Underwear
Tradie Founder -​ Ben Goodfellow
Tradie Brand Manager -​ Simone Hyde
Creative Agency -​ The Incubator
Account Director – ​Jeremy Walsh
Creative Director – ​Kyran Docker
Writer – ​Skye Davidson
Production Company – ​Plot Media
Producer -​ Virginia Kay
Director -​ Nicholas Clifford
DP -​ Joel Betts
Editor -​ Luke Dickonson
Grade/Flame -​ Chris Reynolds
PR Agency – ​Lampoon Group
Lampoon Group CEO – ​Josh White