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Try the Octopus

Happy Monday! I’m still in the UK. We’re not flying home until Thursday evening and I arrive back in Vancouver on Thursday afternoon. (I’m a time traveller!) So posts are still going to be erratic/sporadic/nomadic…all this week.

Moving on, here’s a print ad from Ogilvy & Mather, Costa Rica for a breath spray called Menta. This is as impressive and funny as it is disgusting.

(And just a note, an octopus’ mouth isn’t located there… but the ad might raise an eyebrow if it was physiologically accurate.)

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I’d Beach Me

Philips Norelco has just released a new ad by Ogilvy & Mather, NYC called “I’d Beach Me”. It’s funny and a friend of mine actually owns a sun hat like the one in this video.

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Slow-mo Bro

I cracked a little smile when I watched this spot for Dove Men by Ogilvy & Mather, Brazil.

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Fame! This Video is Gonna Live Forever!

Check out this amazing Ogilvy self-promo video from 1981 based on the hit show Fame! According to the YouTube comments, these are the actual workers from Ogilvy & Mather NYC. Some of them had good voices… others, not so much.

It starts off a little slow, and the good part comes in around the 2:22 mark.

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Forgive Us

Most truthful and fantastic beer commercial yet, from Ogilvy & Mather, Argentina. 

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Purple is the Colour of Money

If you haven’t heard the news, Cadbury has officially won the right to trademark Pantone 2685C. They own their own purple… that is when it comes to chocolate bars and drinks. They were in dispute with Nestlé over the colour – and the argument has been ongoing until yesterday when an appeal brought forth by Nestlé was overturned in the High Court.

There are many companies with trademarked colours. I found a little quiz over at Business Insider on identifying brands on their trademark colours alone.

Here’s one of Cadbury’s most recent commercials, created by Ogilvy & Mather, Toronto showcasing that lovely purple. The spot is entitled”Pinata” and is introducing two new flavours of Cadbury’s chocolate bars.

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Homemade Anti-Gravity Device

Today’s commercial is for an energy drink called Flying Horse. In the commercial – created by Ogilvy & Mather, Brazil – two guys investigate the laws of physics (kind of) and how to harness the power of cats and toast using the “Buttered Cat Paradox“.

Is the spot good? Meh.

Does it have a cat in it? Yes.

Does the cat make it awesome? Yes!

 

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F&%k Censorship

The following ads are for “Reporters without Borders“, a non-profit organization that defends imprisoned journalists and media assistants, fights against censorship, and works to improve safety of journalists, especially in war zones.

The attention-grabbing images tie-in perfectly with the copy. The message? Censorship Tells the Wrong Story. The ads clearly illustrate that when journalists can’t share all of the details, the end result is inaccurate and can be misleading.

Kudos to Memac Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai. 

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Games Got Game

I don’t know what it is about board game advertising, but I really enjoy it. I posted quite a few board game print and television ads in the past. One of my favorite being “How do you spell awkward“. Now check out these cool Pictionary print ads from Ogilvy & Mather. It’s such a simple concept, but the graphic forces you to stop, digest the imagery and make a connection to the product. I really like these.

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I Swear They’re Pears

One time I went to an art sale and bought a painting of some fruit. Two pears, one slightly in front of the other. Flash forward a few years and me taking a profile photo in my living room. I didn’t realize that the painting had made it into the shot, only part of it, mind you. And it totally looked like a big painting of a bum.

* See pears that look like a bum?

With the right lighting and cropping, fruit can look like human body parts. And that’s what Ogilvy & Mather based the following print ads on. More Than Just A Fruit.

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