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Protest

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Published/Aired: 
October 2008
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Film advertisment created by TBWA, Canada for Vancity Credit Union, within the category: Finance.

Advertising Agency: TBWA\Vancouver, Canada
Agency Producer: Mike Hasinoff
Creative Director: Paul Little
Copywriters / Art Directors: Addie Gillespie, Jon Murray
Account Supervisor: Christine Piers
Production Company: OPC, Toronto
Executive Producer: Jeff Low
Director: Brian Lee Hughes
Director of Photography: Peter Hartmann
Editorial Company: Tonic Post
Editor: Bill Hardman
Audio: GGRP

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sneakyhands's picture
sneakyhands
Activity Score 1857

the lazy activists are funny, but what revenue is donated? are they giving away my accrued interest? if they are then it's not really a high interest savings account. anyway, i'm interested enough to find out more so this gets a thumbs up.

mattlittlegym's picture
mattlittlegym
Activity Score 342

Did they blow up something? I see smoke. Maybe it's tear gas..? I love terrorists.
I want my bank associated with that.

Crisp One's picture
Crisp One
Activity Score 2005

When you open a new account you get a free flag and a lighter

Copy_Can's picture
Copy_Can

Even though I've never seen activists fighting for poverty, the idea of an easier/better way to help those in poverty rather than protesting is interesting.

My only beef is that as SOON as the spot started, I knew both people were under arrest (on the floor), so that REALLY took away from the overall twist/reveal in the end.

I don't know what I would have done different. Perhaps show them talking as if they're standing against a grey wall, only to reveal they're actually on the floor being arrested by the police.

I really don't know. All I know is that it's a decent idea that needed a bit more brain power (specifically with direction) in order for it to really impress.

Better than the Pharmasave bag ads, though.

capywriter's picture
capywriter
Activity Score 5509

I agree... there was totally no surprise in the end. A wall that in the end turns 90° and turns out to be the floor is not such a bad suggestion...

R3P's picture
R3P
Activity Score 33

True - it was easy to see past the reveal. And classic reveal style, the full FX track doesn't start until the reveal - the horse, the walkie, the guy saying "stay behind the barricade"....yeah. It was reveal-less.

geek's picture
geek
Activity Score 41

Laaaaaaame. Dialogue was tedious, ending was cliche. I don't know what to say, TBWA. Disappointed comes to mind.

kurtberengeiger's picture
kurtberengeiger
Activity Score 7318

Gee. I kinda liked this one. Straightforward and not much twist, but a relatively new approach...

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