BKI Builds Sydney Running Festival’s Iconic Stand

When it comes to places to work, you don’t get much better than this.

Will, Jen and the BKI team were treated to a lovely, grassy office over the weekend provided by The Gemba Group and Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, when they commissioned us to build them this amazing centrepiece stand that was on display as the runners headed triumphantly towards the finishing line.

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Jumping Onboard W Hotel’s Glam Pineapple Caravan

At Big Kahuna, we’re all for having a great time, and were we in for a tropical treat with this one!

AZBCreative approached us looking for something glamorous to take around Australia to herald the arrival of several W Hotels. They wanted to make a bold statement and have a party while doing it, so we joined them on the ride!

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All aboard Big Kahuna’s Cruising Carnival Ship

Everyone loves a holiday, and what better option than a cruise?

However, there was a need to drive greater awareness for Australians to see it as a fun and desirable holiday experience for both new and repeat cruiser segments.

So, creative agency Red Engine, together with Carnival Cruise Line Australia, approached us with an ambitious project that would certainly put this in the limelight! Continue reading “All aboard Big Kahuna’s Cruising Carnival Ship”

Giant Jim Beam Esky at Bondi

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Giant Jim Beam EskyIt was a mammoth week for Big Kahuna Imagineering converting Bondi Icebergs’ 50-metre Olympic pool into one giant Jim Beam esky for the final part of the bourbon brand’s international TVC — and it’s not over yet!

Loading in more than 30 tonnes of materials including over 2,500 custom-fabricated and gang-moulded ice cubes as well as 31 cans of Jim Beam standing 2m-wide and 2.8m-tall down a winding path, over two balconies and down a flight of stairs… only to carry it all back up by hand less than 24 hours later… this was certainly a project of Titanic proportions!

B&T’s got the scoop on the $10 million campaign and gave BKI a much-appreciated mention for the part we played (still playing!), read all about it here…

Keep an eye here, we’ll be adding more photos and footage of the behind-the-scenes action (once we’ve recovered!)

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Above: Will Colhoun, Managing Director of Big Kahuna Imagineering, directs final
dressing while John Sattler makes adjustments in the pool.
Above: Big Kahuna’s latest project; Jim Beam’s “biggest esky in the world” activation is part of a global ‘make history’ campaign.