One of the current priorities of the Foundation is to improve individual and community mental health.
AdMental is an entertaining event harnessing the power of marketing and advertising to help achieve our state’s objective of becoming the State of Wellbeing.
Inspired by ‘The Pitch’ segment on the television show The Gruen Transfer, two local advertising agencies are tasked with creating an advertisement to promote mental health. The advertisements are shown to the audience and our expert judging panel, then discussed, and a winner chosen.
Our second AdMental event, held in early April and hosted by comedian Amanda Blair was once again a great success.
This year's AdMental had a focus on First Responders.
Local ad agencies, Floodlight Media and Super8, presented their mental health messages to an appreciative audience in Bonython Hall.
The Geoff Robertson Memorial Award was won by Super8, with the People’s Choice Award going to Floodlight Media.
Watch their pitches here.
During Public Health Week in 2017, the Don Dunstan Foundation hosted the inaugural Admental event, where local advertising agencies developed a short TV prevention message for mental health, equivalent to the Slip, Slop, Slap for Cancer Prevention ads.
Last year's event, hosted by comedian Greg Fleet, was held in partnership with the South Australian Health Department, and a range of other NGOs and companies from the South Australian Advertising Industry Community.
The 2017 winner was Black Sheep Advertising, taking home the Geoff Robertson Memorial Award. The audience then had their say, with Welbourn O’Brien picking up the People’s Choice Award.
Enjoy the creative responses presented on the night.
Listen to the recording.