URA.RU: Make the politicians work

Quality of roads is the eternal problem of Yekaterinburg – the fourth largest city of Russia. The local site URA.RU, which writes about life in the city, decided to remind politicians that it is their duty to repair the roads. The problem is – our politicians don’t care about potholes. Their only worry is their own public image. We associated road holes with the images of certain politicians. In the night, on three potholes in city center, we drew faces of the governor, the mayor and the vice-mayor. The news about caricatures became a sensation. With this intense PR the politicians were no longer able to sit idle. The holes were fixed. The news about the action was released in more than 300 media venues, the website traffic on doubled. The officials at last started to do their jobs.

Advertising Agency: Voskhod, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Creative Director: Andrey Gubaydullin
Art Director: Vladislav Derevyannykh
Copywriters: Evgeny Primachenko, Egor Gavrilin
Illustrator: Alex T
Designer: Dmitry Maslakov


saya's picture
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good effort, solid output

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Mantufayo's picture
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Creativity to serve the community. Love it!

matitarrie's picture
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this is awesome! they did work to politicians

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Creativity always works! Good work folks

Love creating ads..

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wow. Great work & winning idea. congratulations.

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This is awesome creativity at work. it does say though that politicians are the same everywhere.

Barbara O.

mareanx's picture
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Great idea!!

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Richa Agrawal
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a good idea that really worked. kudos to the creatives. a brave thought.

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Must be hard to shake things up in Russia. Great job.

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Love it! Efficient, well done. Great job guys!

basasemo's picture
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well done i hope we can do this in Egypt.

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Freaking brilliant!

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Wonderful, and I'd give it an eleventh star for The Beatles.

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Awesome. Very very applicable to my country as well.

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Someone should start TORONTO site!!!

For the westerners, don't buy too much in to this. In Russia the roads are horrid and it is part of the (well part of Russia). Chances are it was all staged staged.

I give 9 to my comrades for trying.

because therefore it is

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Great ad

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Wow! I love it! It's a powerful idea for a social cause. I would love to see this extended by different countries of the world. Lebanon and Egypt needs this idea.

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totally hit d nail on d head.'s picture
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wow. It's a great way to get things done.

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You Win!

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Awesome! People power through arts.

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