Mosquitos waltz to their death in ad for Gecko

A cloud of mosquitos flies in harmony into an insect-killing device to the tune of Johann Strauss’s The Blue Danube in a new campaign for Mayo Hardware’s Gecko brand.

The agency behind the campaign was Rouse Hill-based Xavier Advertising.

Mayo marketing manger John Thomas said: “We were looking for an agency that could turn around cut through creative in a hurry, off a solid strategic base. Xavier filled the bill perfectly.”

“In Australia we all love our summertime outdoor parties and barbies, but unfortunately the mozzies love them too. In essence, consumers can ‘Kill the bugs before they kill the party’ by getting themselves a Gecko,” said Thomas.

The campaign is to run in print as well as on TV.


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.