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Say Something Wonderful Today

Back after a long weekend, I want to share some creative that I came across on AdWeek.

Normally I try to avoid sharing anything from AdWeek or AgencySpy or any of those big blogs, because I’m pretty sure you read those too and get just as annoyed as I do when everyone posts the same story.

But I saw this campaign last week and it stayed with me over the long weekend. I just kept thinking of it. Maybe dela-why-wait-until-its-too-late-martine-600-57709because I sat at my computer trying not to cry my face off when I watched it. Or maybe because it’s a really great message, shared in a creative way by Ogilvy Amsterdam for funeral insurance company Dela.

Whatever the reason, watch these and try not to drown in a puddle of your tears.

And here’s a video case study of the campaign if you’re not all cried-out.

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Another Sweet Cadbury’s Ad

This one from Ogilvy, Johannesburg explains the process of how they make Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly.

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Sensational

I love this ad for Stimorol Sensations gum. Everything about it is amazing – the voice over, the actor, the parrot playing a saxophone while sitting on the saxophone being played by the main actor… how can you not love this?

Well done Ogilvy, South Africa.

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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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W.W.O.D?

It’s the Tuesday after a long weekend. I’m sweeping my remaining brain cells into a small pile, hoping that some of them might rub together and inspire me to produce a semi-cohesive blog post. I’ve been editing the same four sentences for the past thirty minutes.

Sometimes when I get stuck, I like to look to the pros for some advice. Like advertising moguls William Bernbach, David Ogilvy and Leo Burnett.

www.LookingForAdvice.net is a new website where you just click on the faces of these real-life Mad Men and out come some inspirational quotes.

Level of productivity during August…

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Don’t Forget to Stretch!

In business – especially advertising – some days can feel like you’re running a marathon.

That is why I relate to these new ads for the British Chamber of Commerce 12th Annual Business Awards. Sure, the idea has been done a thousand times before. But these ads are funny, not to mention perfectly on target and will no doubt catch the attention of the business community.

More great creative from the folks at Ogilvy, Singapore.

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2012 Kick-Off: Fun Facts

Happy 2012! Here’s hoping you all had fantastic holidays.

Let’s kick off the new year with a fun ad from Ogilvy Vietnam. (Did you know Ogilvy has offices in 174 cities across the world?) This spot is for a stationery supply store called Thien Long.

What I like about this ad is that it looks to be a CG, stop-motion hybrid which utilizes the stationery supply sold at Thien Long. It also employs what sounds like an Australian child to create the most adorable (although at times hard to decipher) voice-over. The audio and the visual are fascinating and tie-in very nicely with the promotional message at the end of the spot.

Enjoy.

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Riding Dirty

Both my parents have motorcycle licenses. When I was a kid, we used to take long road trips with their bikes. In fact, I’m surprised I’m still alive considering all the times I fell asleep on the back of the Gold Wing. Motorcycle culture isn’t something that is lost on me, but I prefer to experience it through the eyes of HBO and the Sons of Anarchy. 

Nonetheless, the following Volkswagen commercial made me laugh out loud, and that’s why I’m sharing it. This is the Volkswagen Easy Riders campaign, created at Ogilvy, Cape Town.

This is a Daddy Bike. And basically the motorhome of motorcycles.

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