A spin-off called Gruen Planet was announced to replace series 4 of The Gruen Transfer, with a broader landspace.
Gruen returns to ask: How do you sell the NBN, why big companies are bashing hipsters and the weird advertising trend of rapid aging. A Pitch to convince North Korea to aim somewhere else and Ads You Couldn't Make in 2017.
The 100th episode of the show that unpicks the dark arts of advertising, branding & spin.
How to sell online dating when the product is you. A new Apple Watch campaign which is a matter of life & death. The Pitch smashes brand avocado & a look at who we were & how far we've come in Ads You Couldn't Make in 2017.
How brands are hijacking the same-sex postal vote. Ads that attempt to fix racism using comedy. Plus a Pitch for a one house policy, the science of marketing and more ads you couldn't make in 2017.
How banks are slashing ATM fees while still cashing in; Aussie toy Shopkins and the business of selling shopping to kids; what's going on in betting ads and a pitch to push for politicians to be born overseas.
This week: something we consume 15.9 million of a day & barely advertise: eggs; why BHP is banging on about superannuation & a Pitch to convince men to go to the doctor. Plus a mind-boggling ad that couldn't get made in 2017.
Amazon is coming, so what are Aussie retailers doing to defend themselves? A Pitch to rehabilitate the image of the creepy clown. Plus we look at McHappy Day - when charity and brands collide.
How advertising is tackling equal pay. One of Australia's biggest brands: the Hillsong church. A Pitch to make us turn off the news and why limited edition products are swamping supermarket shelves.
Uncorking the marketing successes and failures of the six billion dollar Australian wine industry. A Pitch to convince parents not to have kids. A new push against piracy. Plus more ads from the vault labelled 'never again'.
The AI assistant arms race - how Amazon, Google & Apple are trying to move in to your home; Streets ice cream & consumer boycotts; a Pitch to make uni free plus another commercial from the museum of advertising shame
On the series final of Gruen we look at Taylor Swift's launch of her PR-tinged new album Reputation & how she's changing the music industry in 2017; we rebrand the humble headache; plus a Pitch for a jingle to unite us all.