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Accomplice to a crime

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March 2009
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Ambient advertisment created by McCann, Portugal for Amnesty International, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

If you don't denounce domestic violence you become an accomplice to a crime.
Call 213 861 664 and wash your hands of it.

Advertising Agency: McCann Erickson Lisboa, Portugal
Art Director: Pedro Morgado
Copywriter: Pedro Dias

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AEQR's picture
AEQR
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LoL... true. true.

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Singularity
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Not so sure about this one. Frankly, I don't think I'd appreciate getting that kind of shock as part of an advertising campaign. It would probably impact my willingness to return to that bar.

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It is a great idea and Amnesty is among the few clients that can use this kind of tactics to get their message out. Nonetheless i agree with you that it is a bit too much for the audience with both the "blood" AND the accusations. The copy should have been more informative than accusing.

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Guest

"scary... but good
the impact that generates is worth for remember"

some like it, some don't.

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jsantanaxp
Activity Score 401

yep.. interesting.

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Guest

I think it has a great shock value. The soap is harmless. This is a great way to get out of the box while getting maximum attention. Just tell me you wouldn't walk out of the bathroom with that fresh on your mind and quite literally fresh on your hands. Also I do believe you would share the experience with every one in your party.

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niniasufle
Activity Score 407

scary... but good
the impact that generates is worth for remember

Chris's picture
Chris
Activity Score 1985

done before for a horror movie channel, i think by a singapore shop.

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Guest

chris, you need an haircut.

kergu's picture
kergu
Activity Score 6795

great!!

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Guest

It was already done 10 years ago from McCann-Er. in Switzerland.

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Guest

such desperate garbage so blatantly done for award shows. how many soap dispensers do you think they filled? one. just enough to get pics for the reprint. scam scam scam

ivan's picture
ivan

You're probably right. But why is that a problem? Nobody complains concept cars are not on the road. Or nobody wears catwalk fashion models. :)

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Guest

: )

AEQR's picture
AEQR
Activity Score 36

LoL... true. true.

Guest's picture
Guest

i'm sorry for your disbelieving. that's too negative: lighten up.

sirvan's picture
sirvan
Activity Score 29860

Too intrusive. And fake as well. Bad, agency, bad.

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"I love some things, and don't love some other things."

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Guest

Would work better for a crime channel or something.

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Guest

havent there been a student work for a crime game few weeks ago...? part of the students campaign was this 1:1 idea...

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rolling.stone
Activity Score 2741

Great

Thought provoking

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Guest

copy of CLUE

hari.'s picture
hari.
Activity Score 375

wash your hands off it

Guest's picture
Guest

Cool... but it has been done before...

http://www.xipax.com/ad/1260/do-you-like-dario/

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Guest

cool but it has benn done before..

.http://www.xipax.com/ad/1260/do-you-like-dario/

Guest's picture
Guest

cool but it has benn done before..

.http://www.xipax.com/ad/1260/do-you-like-dario/

Guest's picture
Guest

cool but it has benn done before..

.http://www.xipax.com/ad/1260/do-you-like-dario/

Guest's picture
Guest

What´s the point of being less chocking if then you dont remember??
I think that is very very straigth to the point.
I get the picture. Did you?

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Guest

I put my hands on it! Fantastic.

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Guest

Coolllllllllllllllllll!

LucasPS's picture
LucasPS
Activity Score 523

Just great, awesome ambient, perfect peace of work.

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Guest

The real question is, how would someone who has witnessed a domestic violence scene react after that, great ad, does the job.

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Shamail Khadija
Activity Score 64

already done for some crime night television serial.

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Shamail Khadija
Activity Score 64

already done for some crime night television serial.

Guest's picture
Guest

who cares if its been done or not. still, it adds something..
i think amnesty international is a very good client for this ambient.
i would say it has power

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Guest

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/clue_blood

funny. ironic too since clue was mine.

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Guest

.http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/clue_blood

yeah this is definately not a 100 percent exact ripoff of clue. that i submitted last year.

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Guest

Uh, this was done a year ago. And done for a more appropriate product/service at that. Student work, but still... it's been done.

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/clue_blood

mith85's picture
mith85
Activity Score 242

Uh, this was done a year ago. And done for a more appropriate product/service at that. Student work, but still... it's been done.

chunkdude's picture
chunkdude
Activity Score 31

this definately is a brand new idea that wasnt stolen from my student work i submitted last year. not stolen at all.

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/clue_blood

Guest's picture
Guest

fuckin amazing

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