Samsung Australia teams up with celebrated director Baz Lurman (Australia, The Great Gatsby) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) to spur filmmaking creativity among young talented minds. The brand is calling people aged 17-24 to join The Shoot for a chance to make a short film that will premiere at the Sydney Opera House during its 40th anniversary celebrations in late October. To develop the film, the creative team of the winners will be working cheek by jowl with professionals including Mr. Lurman and will be using a toolkit that will include the new GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear.

ABSOLUT Australia is about to introduce a new limited-edition vodka through a series of The Blue Room events fueled by creativity of the nation and four Australian influencers in the arts and music fields. The brand has launched a dedicated hub on its Facebook page, where “creative thinkers” can meet the four recognized talents—Australian sculptor Dion Hortsmans, digital artist Jimmy McGilchrist, audiovisual DJ Sampology, and fashion designer Emma Mulholland—and learn how to collaborate with them.

Nespresso has made real people and emotional moments the core element of its first-ever Australian advertising campaign, “Nespresso Coffee Moments.” The marketing effort, realized by via McCann Australia (creative) and Weber Shandwick (integrated), is infused with a big dose of sentimentalism as it explores the intimate connections between the consumer and coffee, revealed through visuals and video.

Unlike many car manufacturers that hope to engage with the multimillion Facebook or Twitter audiences, Honda Australia has chosen a less popular, professional social-media networking site LinkedIn to promote its new Accord. The brand has collaborated with Leo Burnett Melbourne and ZenithOptimedia to launch a promotional website Honda Accord A-Team, where users (residents of Australia) can sign in with their LinkedIn accounts to enter a contest and win business-technology products worth AUD$3,000.