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Berlitz: Rubiks cube

Languages made easy

Interactive banner. To start click a flag.

Advertising Agency: Memac OgilvyOne, Dubai, UAE
Executive Creative Director: Till Hohmann
Creative Director: Preethi Mariappan
Art Director: Rafael Guida
Copywriter: Melanie Clancy
Flash Developer: Sarabjeet Singh
Media: Anna Gibbons
Published: December, 2009

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Wlado's picture
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Del carajo! muy bueno...

Wlado's picture
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Del carajo! muy bueno...

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Marlus Lau
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This is cool!

commercialscum's picture
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That is awesome.

monti28's picture
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great ad!!!

CGilb09's picture
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Please enlighten me as to how this is good when there is absolutely no mention of Berlitz in the banner unless you take the time to complete the cube. Cool, yes. Practical and effective, no.

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Gualcor's picture
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Símón, esto está muy bacán

Stay low, move fast. Kill first, die last. 1 shot 1 kill, not luck, just skill.

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Jaap Grolleman
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It's an appealing idea but they made it an unappealing 'game'

paumarques's picture
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felicitats Preethi!!!

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valayamadvertising's picture
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simple yet very creative

Hibon's picture
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just ... great!

Simple ideas are the best !

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sandhya rao
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keeping comments about execution, concept etc aside...if someone noticed that chooses a country and play with cubical...then i had worked some what...hadn't it?

Jaap Grolleman's picture
Jaap Grolleman
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Go away. We're judging the whole thing here.

mith85's picture
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Great idea!

For the programmers, there's a problem when you click the Portuguese flag. First, when you solve it, it doesn't rotate to mimic how the Portuguese flag looks.

And also if you rotate the Portuguese flag by turning the top row with Help Off, you solve it, but when you reset the cube, it doesn't always set it back to the original cube orientation (so if you try to choose any other country it messes up the colours).

alejulimaty's picture
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smart and simple

nimshady's picture
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clever idea!

vlads's picture
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Que buena.

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RisingStar's picture
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Oh... using Rubiks cube to show that something is complicated. Damn, that's creative.
Well, it was creative... in the 70's.

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John van de Vor...
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Love it. And execution is always an issue, but that doesn't change anything to the fact that this idea is very strong.

And the Rubiks Cube was indeed used in the 70's, so were a lot of other things. If this hasn't been done this way before, it's creative imo.

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Wadih A3
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Very Good... i love it

tridipnandi's picture
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very nice..

Brain-Art's picture
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Very nice

Sephi's picture
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pretty good~

GMAN's picture
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very nice... id like to be able to see the banner tough, and id be careful because rubiks cubes are hard, and it contradicts the languages made easy message

GMAN's picture
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but i guess thats the point making hard things easy... yeah still great work

Tanina's picture
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me encanta!!!

WillyLatasa's picture
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Nanana, increible!

"Bright ideas bring better results"

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suheru's picture
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Great piece! But isn't it hard to control a little?

pdabhinav's picture
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really good

Binary's picture
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like it,great work.

Dynamic Thinking.

Gallas's picture
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Could have done a bit more out of this very good idea.

thecreature's picture
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Stupid, as the team did not make their homework. For example, there is no Nigerian language. Youruba, Housa and about 200 other tribal languages, but no Nigerian. Also, it is so user unfriendly unless you turn the help on and then it's just plain stupid. Furthermore, you see front side, but the requested flag actually creates itself on the other, invisible, one. And on top of this all, it LOOKS TERRIBLE.
The idea is ok, but the execution sucks.

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