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Van Lanschot banking

Van Lanschot Banking is specialised in investments. A fancy, private bank that offers you guarantee investing. This makes it, that there are almost no risk to invest. Here are two ads for magazines.

Concept / Art Director / Copy: Charlotte Vermeer, Kris

Van Lanschot banking
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Bye's picture
Bye
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That kris btw, is me.

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pixelbomb1
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Sincerely,
Arnold Santillan
714-206-2459

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vermeer
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Haha, does it help with the comment?

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rikitiki
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#2 is awesome (jenga).

#1....definitely a good way to show "easy" but it works a little slower than the first...and is not quite as good. Here's why:

#2, The blocks (jenga) are actually a visual representation of "growth" or "building" (somewhat relevant to the client)....#1 is simply a baby toy. Sure, you could interpret it as "getting from point A to point B" but no one's going to think about it that much (except us ad people). And there's no Risk involved with #1 (as you mention in your concept above).

Nevertheless, really good thinking AND GREAT art direction...nice photography.

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pixelbomb1
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hey, what happen to seven?

Sincerely,
Arnold Santillan
714-206-2459

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Micky
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I really like the first one. I got the concept very easily. The second is good, how ever the game of jenga is played by sliding pieces out of the tower of blocks. If the block have a logo like structure they will not be able to be remove and the game will not be able to be played. No winner or loser, I guess, but a client of the bank will want to win.

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weighter
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Big thumbs up on the Jenga one... On strategy, clever ad, nice art direction... front page material. congrats.

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Bye
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This time we build the ad from the ground up, so we had all of the art direction in our own hands. I guess that's the big difference with my O.B ad. But glad you like it.

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vermeer
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Thanks for the comments. New for me, i noticed that i can learn from you guy's! keep it up!

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chintan ruparel
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lovely ads...cheers!

~ old habits die hard, older ones never do ~

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ellehcimeo
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a joy to look at. very nice. though i'm not familiar with #1. what was changed on it to make it easier?

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Bye
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The clue is at the top blocks. They can't fall over because of the lego-like support. Is something going to happen to these spamposts? I guess Ivan hasn't seen them yet. Thanks for the comments btw.

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ellehcimeo
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sorry, my mistake, i meant the one with the wire and the loop. i got the one with Jenga, thought that was brilliant.
i sent Ivan a spam alert earlier. maybe he's started his weekend early. lucky son of a...

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Bye
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Well normally that ring is very small thus makes it very hard to get to the other side, you have to know that game though. I hope Ivan gets back soon, or maybe it's a hint and we've been wrong all this time and spent so much time being creative when spam was the best way to advertise. Doubt it though.

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ellehcimeo
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ahhh, a small ring! okay then!
spam is only good when camping. or fried with some onions. never good on the internet.

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ivan

What spam are you guys talking about?

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ellehcimeo
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anything by this poster in the forum under dungeon: nike800123
there are tons of threads by nike800123 asking people to check out his site and buy stuff like clothes and shoes and whatnot. the spelling is terrible and that's what i find MOST offensive. that and you can't see the legitamate threads very well because of them.

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ellehcimeo
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that's "legitimate"

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ivan

Thanks! I'm sorry, the spam bot didn't work properly.

That user is so banned!

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ellehcimeo
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that's totally okay! you do a really good job of keeping the spam at bay. sometimes they are slippery spammers.

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ivan

Unfortunately there are false positives sometimes. Some of you may have experienced it when using legitimate comments with words such as viagra or gambling.

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ellehcimeo
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par for the course!

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Bye
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Edit, it's gone great!

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flyingstag
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Really nice; banks are among the trickiest things to advertise so I really admire this fresh approach.

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