303 MullenLowe Perth And Mediahub Put Queens In A Van To Esperance

303 MullenLowe Perth And Mediahub Put Queens In A Van To Esperance
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303 MullenLowe Perth and Mediahub have teamed up for a new WA tourism campaign, putting four Queens in a van for a 12-day roadtrip.

Aimed at attracting east coast holiday seekers, the campaign follows four fun-loving women as they travel from Perth to Esperance, showcasing the characters they meet en route against a backdrop of stunning landscapes.

303 MullenLowe’s planning director, Smiljka Dimitrijevic said: “On paper, The South West Edge may not seem dissimilar to other roadtrips in Australia, with an abundance of ocean, nature, wineries and attractions along the way. However, on our own reconnaissance trip along The Edge we saw exactly why this slice of Australia is unlike anywhere else in the world; the region is filled with amazingly quirky characters creating off-the-wall experiences for those who cross their paths.”

303 MullenLowe’s executive creative director, Richard Berney added: “Everyone knows about the intoxicating landscapes of WA’s South West – but it’s the locals, and in particular the wild and wonderful matriarchs that are truly world class. So we tagged along with four fabulous friends on an epic South West roadtrip.”

Leveraging episodic storytelling, a 12-day targeted social campaign follows the Queens on their 12-day roadtrip. The Queens’ adventures are also being tracked through a partnership with Melbourne’s Nova 100 and SmoothFM, with WA’s own Joel Creasey regularly checking in throughout their trip, and then offering Victorians the chance to travel the Edge themselves via a bespoke ‘Never Have I Ever’ competition, which includes social and digital integration and amplification.

The women involved in Queens On The Edge – Bernie, Roz, Sandy, and Lisa – were cast to be part of the campaign after chance meetings while the 303 MullenLowe’s creative team were experiencing the roadtrip for themselves.

“Our creative was inspired by research, which showed that an increasing number of women in their 60s and 70s are setting off in their Winnebagos – no kids nor husbands in tow. Life has become too short for that. They want freedom on their terms. And The South West Edge has bucketloads on offer, making it the perfect freedom destination,” added Dimitrijevic.

This project received funding through the Australian Government’s Recovery for Regional Tourism Program administered by Austrade.

It is the first campaign 303 MullenLowe and Mediahub have undertaken for The South West Edge since winning the account in a pitch process last year.  The client is a new committee comprising Destination Perth (including Rottnest Island), Australia’s South West, and The Golden Outback – specifically formed to promote extended visitation across The South West Edge to interstate travellers.

Credits: 

Clients 

Australia’s South West – Catrin Allsop, Malcolm Farrell-Mitchell, Annabel Owen and Janice Platt 

Destination Perth – Jade Brown, Tracey Cinavas-Prosser

Australia’s Golden Outback- Marcus Falconer, Kelly Leonard

303 Mullenlowe and Mediahub 

Joint Managing Director- René Migliore

Executive Creative Director- Richard Berney

Planning Director- Smiljka Dimitrijevic

Art Director- Stephen Hansen

Copywriters- Zosia Kilpatrick, Maya Halilovic and Chris Swift

Designers- Andrew Allingham & Madeleine De Pierres

Producer- Jonathan Julius

Business Director- Imogen Prevost

Media Director– Kylie Macey

Media Account Manager- Meg Handley

Media Coordinator- Ben Miller

Production

Director and Editor – Dominic Pearce

Co-Director & Stills Photographer – Sam Harris

EP – Grady Habib

Producer – Emilia Jolakoska

DOP – Dave Le May

1st AC – Ben Berkhout

Sound Recordist – Ben O’Hayon

Stylist – Sandy Mitchell

Production Coord – Priscilla Anne Jacob

Vehicle & Driver – Mark Niutta of Kool Kombis

Colourist – Jaemie Manners

Sound Producer – Holly Miller

Sound Design – Lachlan Cooper and Brad Habib

Music Composition – Panda Candy

Music Company : Panda Candy

Composers : Sarangapany / Berney

Lead Cast

Bernardine Aslett

Roz Benson

Sandy Mitchell

Lisa White

With thanks / Featuring 

Margaret River Tourism Association – Amanda Peterkin

Wadandi Custodians – The Webb Family (Isaac Webb for the Welcome to Country)

Swings & Roundabouts, Yallingup

Smiths Beach Resort, Yallingup

Margaret River Discovery – Sean Blocksidge

Margaret River Bakery – David Astbury

The Department of Parks and Wildlife

RAC Karri Valley Resort

Liberté, Albany – Hester van der Straaten

Australian Truffle Traders – Melinda and Gavin Booth

Limeburners – Lauren Hercus (talent)

The Museum of the Great Southern – The Brig Amity Ship

The National Hotel in Fremantle

Madeline Mitchell

The City of Albany

The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

The City of Busselton

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