I had a lot of fun putting this list together. I thought it would be good to look at some of the fresh, funny and inspiring TV ads & campaigns that came out of the festival. I have total respect for the creative teams that managed to push this work through and get clients to buy the idea.
The New York Festivals is the only awards show that I know of that has one jury judge across all categories. I met some amazing people and it was a great opportunity to get a snapshot of the industry as a whole just as the awards season kicks off. To start, let’s take a look at the Best in Show and some of the Grand Prix. Read more…
The New York Festivals has taken trophy design to the next level with the help of Sagmeister & Walsh. The design reflects the iconic manhattan skyline. However, these trophies are like no others as they have a built in projector that plays the winning case study when you pick it up.
Hermès is an interesting brand. Every year it crafts its collection and communication around one creative theme. The theme for 2014 is ‘Métamorphose’.
The digital campaign to promote the 2014 summer collection enlisted Director Julien Vallée, who created a quirky film showing Read more…
To end the week on something light, let’s look at 2 campaigns that take FMCG brands into the online world of porn and late night chat lines. Oasis has launched a spoof of YouPorn.com called YouPomm (quick translation: pomme = apple in French so there is a cute fit for the fruity soft drink brand). The agency was Marcel in Paris.
GoldieBlox (the toy company out on a mission to inspire the next generation of female engineers) have just released a timely spoof of the 1987 “This is your brain on drugs” PSA as we ramp up for Easter. The GoldieBlox spot dramatises the difference between a brain “on princess” and a brain “on engineering”. #GirlPower
Grey London has unveiled the latest execution of its Sound of Taste campaign for herb and spice brand Schwartz. A Bluetooth-enabled ‘sonic’ poster invites the viewer to Feel the Flavour. Sixteen different herbs and spices have been translated into musical chords and the conductive inks on the poster enable you explore those sounds with your fingers, playing back the chords on your iPhone.
We wrote about the Honey Maid wholesome campaign here. The campaign generated discussion on social media with those strongly ‘for’ or ‘against’. In a nice twist, Droga5 and Honey Maid turned the heated debate into an art project.
Jung Von Matt are back again with another clever stunt, this time to promote the digital issue of the Neuer Zürcher Zeitung. I love the surprise factor that comes from pimping a lo-fi support with technology. It’s a good example contextual marketing – showing people the value of real-time news services whilst they are ready the printed edition.
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