Canadians have been encouraging their neighbours with an advertising campaign, “Tell America It’s Great”, a response to Donal Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”. Toronto advertising agency The Garden has launched a website, tellamericaitsgreat.com, Facebook page, Twitter channel @staygr8america, Instagram account, supported by a 90 second film clip. The video features Canadians, including The Lovelocks, praising the United States. Canadians are encouraged to upload their own videos and Twitter posts with encouraging messages for Americans across the border. The campaign has had over 1.5 million social interactions and the campaign video has over 1.3 million views since its release on October 12, and spawned the response hashtag #TellCanadaThankYou.
Georgia Lottery Keno’s latest commercial, “The Fire King”, channels Game of Thrones in a medieval fantasy parody. The spot features Kevin the Goat reprising his fire-breathing heroics from earlier campaigns. “The Fire King” saga follows Kevin’s quest for the throne in the land of 12 realms. Battles and courtship ensue before he and his human sidekick, James, oust the sitting King Aragor with a fate-sealing blow: “Your dragon is no goat,” James quips. The voiceover concludes: “Be the king of your castle. Win $100,000 300 times a day playing Keno!”. Kevin the goat has been seen in five previous commercials, flying a fighter jet in Top Goat, dueling with evil villains in a spy drama, and cruising the streets with his cop buddy.
Earlier this year, OutOfHomeMedia ran a bus advertising campaign in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a huge tag line, “Ad Block This”. The Ad Block This bus rolled around Copenhagen and gained a lot of attention. TBWA & BBDO figured that their work on a local campaign for Old Spice Odor Blocker would be a great response. In their creative solution, TBWA & BBDO literally blocked the Ad Block This statement — all the while highlighting a product, which in fact has a blocking effect. It’s a witty display of how a product’s qualities can interact with its surroundings. The Old Spice execution strengthens the message behind the Ad Block This solution, through exemplifying how effective traditional media still is. Bus route 5A in Copenhagen has a yearly passenger count of around 20 million people, making it close to equal with the number of travellers passing through Copenhagen Airport.
Marketing and advertising agency DDB Group Hong Kong has launched CRAFTED BY MY HEART, an iOS jewellery design app that lays down the rhythm of your heart as a one-of-a-kind gold, silver or black silver (gunmetal IP) ring. The app offers a choice of two unisex design templates, SURGE and SIERRA, that are customised by your heart beat. Each ring is assigned a different algorithm to ensure that no two pieces are alike. All you need is a smart phone, with the free app downloaded from the iOS App Store, to create a gift that is, quite literally, from the heart. The Crafted By My Heart project is online at craftedbymyheart.com, with the app available on the iOS App Store. Depending on the finish, rings cost between HK$1,198 and HK$1,588 (US$155 and US$205), and take around 15 to 20 working days to complete.
The World Bread Day, October 16, is an event created by the International Federation of Bakers (UIB). The day is designed to celebrate the history and future of bread, share the work of bakers across the world, and help exchange views on the raw material from which many varieties of bread are made. CLV, an advertising agency in Madrid, has produced a film for they, shot in Panic, one of the best bakeries in Madrid, where bread is an object of worship elevated to the status of precious art.