NRMA Insurance Carbonators fight Global Warming

NRMA Insurance in Queensland has launched The Carbonators, a green-friendly carbon-trading campaign featuring members of the Brisbane Broncos NRL football team. The campaign aims to enlist new comprehensive car insurance customers with the promise of offsetting 1 tonne of carbon emissions for free.

The NRMA Carbonators

Queensland motorists have been prepared for the campaign with posters, billboards and a stunt in Brisbane Square (outside rival brand SUNCORP’s headquarters) where nearly a thousand Aloe Vera plants were given out to the public. The campaign is now live at

The four Carbonators are Karmichael “Tree Hugger” Hunt, Corey “The Student” Parker, Darren “The Visionary” Lockyer and Tonie “The Mind” Carroll.

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The NRMA Insurance Carbonators campaign was developed at Junior, Brisbane, by creative director Steve Minon, creatives Nick Munt and Alan Crowne, agency account director Marni Goodwin, and agency producers Breanna Reynolds and Kurt Brutton. The NRMA marketing team are Brendon Dyer, Barbara Smith, Chris Partridge.

“NRMA Insurance Qld customers, like a lot of Australians, are looking for ways to do something positive for the environment,” according to Steve Minon, Creative Director of Junior, “and finally a brand is prepared to foot the bill to help them do it.”

Filming was directed by Darren Ashton via Best Picture Show, Brisbane with director of photography Tony Luu.

Post production was done at Cutting Edge Post, Brisbane.

  • W. Philps

    The NRMA carbonators ad on TV has to be one of the most boring ever. We have never watched one through to the end. The ad comes on and the brain switches off.

  • Robyn Rowe

    I find these ads absolutely feeble and annoying to say the least.
    Toni Carroll speaking to a fish really sums it up I guess, how bright do you have to be??

    You guys can do better than this!

  • G. Larsen

    I love the ad were Tonie Carroll talks to the echidna……..does he really hurt his finger on the spines or was it just exceptional acting on his behalf? Hilarious.