Dare Iced Coffee Alternative

Dairy Farmers in Australia is capitalizing on the summer conditions with an advertising campaign encouraging young men to steer away from the awkward moments in conversation associated with “going for a coffee”. “There is a strong growth opportunity in iced coffee and Dare is currently the fastest growing iced coffee brand in the country. This is fun new creative that pits the benefits of drinking iced coffee against hot coffee. The aim is to further accelerate sales growth through the busy summer months,” said Catherine Cannings-Bushell, Dairy Farmers’ group marketing manager for milk.

Dare Thinker

The two commercials in the campaign show young men, clearly hot and bothered, whose imaginations run wild with the possible twists in conversation that could happen over a coffee. When pressed, they suggest going out for a Dare iced coffee.

The Girlfriend

What kind of moment could evolve over a coffee with the girlfriend? Is it all over? Or is she pregnant? Could it be worse? Best play it safe and go out for an iced coffee instead.

Click on the image below to play the Girlfriend video.

The Boss

Just what could the boss talk about over a coffee? Maybe he’s going to break the news about the end of his job, or even worse, declare his love, arrange a fake death or a transfer to North Korea…

Click on the image below to play the Boss video.


The Dare Alternative campaign was developed at BMF, Sydney, by executive creative director Warren Brown, creative director Simon Langley, art director Nils Eberhardt, copywriter Richard Morgan, agency producer Mandy Payne.

Filming was shot by directgor Justin Kurzel via Cherub Pictures, with director of photography Adam Arkapaw, editor Adam Wills, and producer Serena Paull.

Post production was done at The Lab and Fin Design.