By Danielle Long, Acting APAC Editor

May 8, 2023 | 4 min read

The dangers of dodgy bath bombs has been brought to life in the latest spot for Australian insurance company Budget Direct.

The ad, which dramatises the potential peril facing Aussie women as Mother's Day approaches, features the brand's recurring characters of Sarge, Jacs and Chief, the detectives who solve the mysteries behind why people use Budget Direct.

The latest spot, ‘Bath Bubble Trouble’, showcases the damaging aftermath of a dodgy bath bomb purchased from a Mother’s Day stall, which obliterates a property in pink bubbles.

Jonathan Kerr, chief growth officer at Budget Direct, says, “Budget Direct Insurance Solved is all about being taken care of, when the unpredictable happens. In turn we have found great success in bringing our proposition to life in an unpredictable and engaging way. ‘Bath Bubble Trouble’ celebrates that approach in dramatic style while highlighting the outstanding value and protection offered via our Sum Insured Safeguard option, available in Budget Direct’s multi-award winning Home Insurance.”

The campaign, which was created by 303 MullenLowe, runs across TV, cinema, online, radio and OOH. It is the latest in the long-standing series created by 303MullenLowe, which has worked with Budget Direct since 2014.

303 MullenLowe managing director Joanna Gray said: “The distinct and humorous storytelling style of Budget Direct campaigns continues to engage Australian audiences in the right way and has become a mainstay of the brand."


303 MullenLowe

Chief Creative Officer - Bart Pawlak

Creative Director / Head of Art - Adam Whitehead

Senior Copywriter – Craig Merrett

Senior Art Director – Zac Goldberg

Managing Director - Joanna Gray

Group Business Director - Ben Glasson

Head of Broadcast – Honae MacNiell

Production Partners

Production Company - Good Oil Films / Rattling Stick

Director - Daniel Kleinman

Director (2nd unit) - Dave Wood

DOP – Danny Ruhlmann

DOP (2nd unit) – Jason White

Executive Producers - Sam Long / Johnnie Frankel

Producer – Catherine Warner

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Post Production – Blockhead VFX

VFX Supervisor – Nigel Mortimer

VFX Producer – Charlotte Plowman

Music and Sound Company - Sonar Music

Original Composition - Matteo Zingales

Producer – Haylee Poppi

Sound Designer - Timothy Bridge

Stills Photographer – Jamie Macfadyen, LOUIS & CO

Retouching – Limehouse

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