Thursday, 31 March 2011

Skittles: Cage Cop, Cat, War Finger, Hitchhiker, Girl

Skittles madness goes interactive. Here is five online videos that invite you to touch a dot on the screen with your finger or your thumb. Come on don't be afraid, don't you want to see what happens?

Skittles Touch: Cage Cop


Skittles Touch: Cat

Skittles Touch: War

Skittles Touch: Hitchhiker

Skittles Touch: Girl

Advertising Agency: BBDO, Toronto, Canada
Copywriter: Chris Joakim
Art Director: Mike Donaghey
Creative Directors: Carlos Moreno, Peter Ignazi.
Account Management: Chitty Krishnappa, Bhreagh Rathbun
Producer: Ann Caverly
Marketing Management: Dan Alvo, Laura Amantea, Thomas Tse
Directors: Woods & Low
Production house: FamilyStyle
Editing: Poster Boy
Visual FX: AXYZ

CPNB (Collective Promotion Dutch Literature): Written Portraits

Each year CPNB (Collective Promotion Dutch Literature) organises the Dutch Book Week to promote Dutch literature. And every year a specific genre is being profiled. This year the(auto) biography is featured. This is translated in the theme ‘GeschrevenPortretten’, which translates in Written Portraits’. Van Wanten Etcet era created the campaign, which show the different faces behind the (auto) biographies. AnneFrank, Vincent van Gogh, Louis van Gaal and Kader Abdollah (writer of thebiographic Book Week give away). Souverein made the artwork and did an amazingjob creating realistic images. Even original book pages were used for the text inside the portraits to get right structure for each portrait.

Advertising Agency: Van Wanten Etcetera, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Directors: Markus Ravenhorst, Maarten Reynen
Art Directors: Maarten Reynen
Copywriters: Markus Ravenhorst
Illustrator: Souverein
Published: March 2011

Mercedes-Benz: The Sprinter applies for a job

Tough times to get a job. Even for a hard working van like Splinter. So, why wait and not sent a few job applications?

Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, carved words on the tires of the Mercedes van, send the Splinter on a mud bath and then made it wrote its own application letters.

A very impressive direct mail.

Advertising Agency: Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, Hamburg, Germany
Executive Creative Directors: Arno Lindemann, Bernhard Lukas
Creative Directors: Thomas Heyen, Markus Kremer, Jakob Kriwat
Art Directors: Markus Kremer, Damian Kuczmierczyk
Copywriter: Thomas Heyen
Designer: Victor Aloji
Account: Jascha Oevermann
SFX: Thomas Beecken
Producer: Martin Schoen
Director: Marc Bethke

Thursday, 24 March 2011

AIDES: Smutley

Smutley, an alley cat with nine lives to spare and promiscuous as hell, nails every species comes in its way.

This is the main character in the new campaign of AIDES, the French non-profit organization for AIDS prevention.

So, although Smutley comes with nine lives you come with just one. Use condoms.

Advertising agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Channel: Coco Mademoiselle - The Film

For all Keira Knightley's fans out there.
The new Channel film with Keraand Alberto Ammann, directed by Joe Wright.
Music : "It's a man's man's man's world" (James Brown, Betty Newsome), performed by Joss Stone.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

First Floor Bar and Restaurant: Drunken Direction Signs

Objective: ‘First Floor’-a pub located in Asia’s largest IT hub Nehru Place, Delhi. Around 2 million visit this marketplace everyday. Despite this large plausible customer base ‘FIRST FLOOR’ remained lost amongst zillions of shops. The challenge was to make consumers take notice of ‘First Floor’ and direct them to it.

Creative Solution: Nehru Place is infested with billboards and posters. The regulars have learnt to ignore them. These have turned into blind spots. Any traditional medium would just not have attracted any attention in this environment. So we got the Human Direction Signs drunk ! For one week, everyday 7 human direction signs, pretended to be happily passed out at variuos places across the market, with t-shirts stating the ‘distance’ and ‘direction’ to ‘First Floor’.

Result:This unusual sight was hard to miss. On a hot drab afternoon this quirky vision attracted several people towards it. Passerbys took a break, relating to the visual of the happy drunken tippler, some following these milestones right up to the pub. The bar became a topic of discussion amongst the crowds and began attracting consumers as an availble hangout destination. ‘First Floor’ reported a 62% increase in footfalls within a fortnight. The drunken direction signs were much talked about and the pub has got an excellent word of mouth publicity going on till date.

Advertising Agency: McCann Erickson, New Delhi, India
Regional Executive Creative Director: Prasoon Joshi
Chief Creative Directors: Ashish Chakravarty
Creative Directors: Tirtha Ghose, Nakul Sharma
Art Director: Partha Sengupta
Copywriters: Annie Napolean
Photographer / Cameraman: Biplob Sardar

Mediaset Premium Pay TV: Stadium

Great idea that will surely touch the football fans. 

Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG, Milan, Italy
Art Directors: Antonio Campolo
Copywriter: Luigi Fattore
Illustrator / Photographer: Alessandro Dalla Fontana
Published: January 2011

Nike Better World: Recycled Ad

Nike Better World, a subsidiary of Nike, is known for making eco-friendly products and trying to make the world better through sports. So they made a true eco-friendly viral spot. Nike recycled its own commercials and produced a brand new 2 minute viral spot. Check it out and visit the site:

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dawn Newspaper: Wet

A bright idea for a good cause by Saatchi & Saatchi in Pakistan.

Advertising Agency: IAL Saatchi & Saatchi, Pakistan
Chief Creative Officer: Ali Mumtaz
Creative Director: Alia Chughtai
Copywriter: Ali Mumtaz
Photographer: Amean J

FAGE Total Plain Extraordinary

FAGE Total is a Greek yogurt. A few days ago a friend of mine showed me this video. I was thrilled that finally a great TV spot was produced in this category for the Greek market. UNFORTUNATELY this great spot is from the USA. Why is it so difficult for Greek marketers to accept new ideas? Why is it so difficult to understand that doing this kind of advertising helps their brands to develop? Instead all the companies in this category, not only Fage, continuously makes boring ads. It's sad.

Plain was the same as it ever was the same.
Plainly plain...
Samely same...
But then...someone lit the flame.
Plain rode away on lion's mane.
Where plain met fruits with strangely names.
Such wonderful things they did contain.
A shot of life to a hungry vein.
The captive beast who broke the chain.
And there upon that fruited plane,
is where plain became what plain became.
So much more than more than plain.
Plain will never be the same.

Produced by PSYOP

adidas is all in: 120 Edition

Here is the new adidas' global campaign produced by Sid Lee.

For the first time adidas brings together the three aspects of the brand -adidas Sport Performance, adidas Originals and adidas Sport Style - in one spot. In 120 seconds we watch an all stars parade with football stars Lionel Messi and David Beckham, skateboarders Silas Baxter-Neal and Lem Villemin, the basketball star Derrick Rose from Chicago Bulls, Katy Perry the pop star and B.o.B from Hip Hop scene among others.

Passion is the key word. Passion not just in sports, but in music, art, fashion. Passion in you.

If you like the song you might want to know that it is called Civilization and the band is Justice.

Advertising Agency: Sid Lee, Montreal, Canada
Director: Romain Gavras
Music: “Civilization” from the new album from Justice.
Adidas Canada president: Steve Ralph
Adidas USA president: Patrik Nilsson

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada:

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Creative Director: Martin Gosselin
Art director: Bernardo Andrada
Copywriter: Luc Dupéré
Photographer: Alain Desjean
Published: March 2010

Lynx Excite Angel Ambush London Victoria

Lynx used an augmented reality billboard to interact with people at the London Victoria Station.
A very interesting approach which as you will see in the video below, was embraced by the people who interacted with the angels. Some of them are really enjoying this.

This installation is part of Lynx's Fallen Angels campaign. You can visit their Facebook page here and try to release Kelly Brooks, the last archangel. The one who didn't fall. Yet.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Mercedes-Benz: Transparent walls

Imagine yourself driving and be able to see through walls on interceptions. Then you would probably see danger way ahead.

This was Jung von Matt/Elbe's idea to showcase Mercedes-Benz's new system called Pre-Safe. This system detects road danger and can take control of the car to avoid it.

How the transparent walls worked: They used a camera to film one side of the road and live feed the other side on a wall thus make it transparent. A great installation. And a great surprise for the drivers.

Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt/Elbe, Germany
Chief Creative Officer: Sascha Hanke
Creative Directors: Tobias Grimm, Jens Pfau, Jo Marie Farwick
Art Directors: Damjan Pita, Benjamin Busse
Client Counseling: Sven Dörrenbacher
Agency Producer: Jannik Endemann
Film Production: Erste Liebe Filmproduktion
Graphic Design: Samuel Huber
Creatives: Florian Hoffmann, Benjamin Busse, Frederico Gasparian, Alphons Conzen
Interactive Producer: Sascha Kurfiss
Regie: Mortimer Hochberg
Production: Justin Mundhenke
Copywriters: Florian Hoffmann, Henning Robert, Jan-Hendrik Scholz

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

It Works Fingerprint Security System: Office, Lab, Home

A great print ad. The idea and the execution is terrific.

Advertising Agency: SpicyH, Bangkok, Thailand
Production company: MasterScene
Executive Creative Director: Woon Hoh Siew
Creative Director: Gaek Bee Lee
Art Directors: Apiwat Pattalarungkhan, Adam Pamungkas
Copywriter: Irvine Prisilia
Photographer: Clarissa Peddy Photography
Retoucher: OIC

IKEA: Organize your desktop

IKEA organizes your desktop. Download the app and place all the items on your desktop in an EXPEDIT storage unit.

Advertising Agency: Laboratory Ideas, Laboratory Digital, Budapest, Hungary
Creative Director: Sándor Haszon, Alex Szénássy
Copywriter: Judit Kun
Art Director: Diána Pusztai, Sándor Haszon
Illustrator: Péter Muka
Developer: Gergely Muka
You can download the app here.

Monday, 7 March 2011

2HA Winery: Cabernet, Riesling, Tabunello

Interesting approach from a Hungarian winery.

Advertising Agency: White Rabbit, Budapest, Hungary
Creative Directors: Levente Kovács, István Bracsok
Art Directors: István Bracsok, Viktor Uhrin
Copywriter: Levente Kovács
Illustrator: Viktor Uhrin
Photographer: Gábor Fiala

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Nissan Micra: Park Assistant

Smart and funny. I guess that you won't mind find this on your car and probably you would read it.

Advertising Agency: TBWA\ Barcelona, Spain
Creative Directors: Fer Garcia, Juank Espejo
Art Director: Ferran Mestre
Copywriter: Edu Escudero
Photographer: Felipe Mena
Published: February 2011

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Volkswagen - Fox no Planeta Terra - Twitter Zoom

Volkswagen sponsored the Planeta Terra Festival (big music festival in São Paulo) in order to bring Fox closer to the youngsters of Sao Paolo.

BBDO Brasil came up with an idea involving twitter, Google maps and prizes. They hid festival tickets across the city and launched a microsite where you could find them by using Google Maps. But, in order to zoom in you had to tweet the #foxatplanetaterra hash tag. The more tweets the more you could zoom in until you could reveal the location of the ticket. Then you just had to run and get it. This went on for four days and four nights.

The results? It only took 2 hours for the tweet #foxatplanetaterra to reach  No 1 in São Paulo's TrendTopic and stayed there for the whole campaign.

Advertising Agency: BBDO Brazil

AIP Foundation: Coffin

This spot really delivers the message. It's very sad but also very true that people -not only in Vietnam- let their kids ride in the back of a motorcycle or in the rear seats of the cars, without helmet or seatbelts. In Greece I see it all the time.

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy, Vietnam
Executive Creative Director: Todd McCracken
Art Director: BJ Todd
Copywriters: Craig Todd, Du Love
Agency Producer: Lan Huong Nguyen
Group Accounts Director: Thorsten Orth
Production Company: Fatman Films / The Colony
Producers: Gordon Westman, Jimmy Singh, Malcolm Soh
Director: The Colony
DOP: James Brown
Production Manager: Phuong Bui
Post Production: The Colony
Post Producer: Jenya James
Editor: John Truei
Colorist: Jordan Lister
Sound Design: Nylon Studios
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