The Australian Marie Claire, the women’s lifestyle magazine, has collaborated with six local advertising agencies for the campaign aiming to help younger female audience build self-esteem. The initiative inspires women to love their bodies from early age, even during tough life periods such as puberty, when they might feel clumsy and not attractive.

McDonald’s is going to treat U.S. kids with books along with its traditional food in Happy Meal packs from November 1-14. For the literacy-boosting promotion, the fast food giant has self-published four children books featuring cute brand’s characters—no Hamburglar or Ronald McDonald are included. The books will replace traditional toys that usually go together with the Happy Meal boxes.

McDonald’s is making its restaurants a yet happier place for kids. The fast food chain has collaborated with DDB Singapore to create an ultimately playable table for its youngest customers at the brand’s venue in Yishun, Singapore. The team behind the project turned a traditional grey table in the restaurant into a playground using Near Field Communication—thanks to a pinch of technology a boring piece of the interior turned into a platform for an interactive game.

Lipton has launched a new positioning in the U.S. under the “Drink Positive” tagline, which revolves around the great qualities of hot black tea, with no references to the tea-coffee competition. In fact, the “Drink Positive” theme has been reflected in the rand’s positioning outside the USA starting 2011—now, the U.S. market is joining other countries.

McDonald’s has changed its name in Australia—now, consumers can spot the McDonald’s Aussie nickname, Macca’s, on the iconic arches signage at selected restaurants across the country. The change for the Aussie nickname has been made as part of the DDB Australia’s campaign launched to celebrate the national Australia Day (celebrated on January 26) at McDonald’s.

Volkswagen Australia collaborated with DDB Sydney to develop a campaign supporting the launch of the Volkswagen up! model on the local market. The promotion revolves around the theme of feeling big while being small. The new car is said to be equipped with all the technologies ensuring quality, safety and drivability drivers could find in larger cars. The strapline “feels nothing like a small car” highlights the idea that small products can deliver performance similar to bigger cars—“Good things come in small packages.”

The airline company KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is promoting its services on the international market with a recently launched initiative under a friendly ‘Be My Guest’ tagline. The new campaign, developed by Tribal DDB and DDB Amsterdam, uses an undying trend, which has been used in recent marketing efforts by Burger King and adidas to name but a few—it features famous people from various industries. Since KLM is a Dutch company, the new promotional activity features six celebrities originating from the Netherlands—DJ Armin van Buuren, fashion supermodel Yfke Sturm, football legend Ruud Gullit, Hollywood actor Jeroen Krabbé, astronaut Wubbo Ockels, and designer Hella Jongerius, who can ‘be reached’ by the airline guests in the virtual chat.