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Martyr

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November 2008
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Outdoor advertisment created by Ogilvy, India for Corporate Chhattisgarh, within the category: Media.

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Bangalore, India
Creative Directors: Malvika Mehra, Amit Akali, Deepak Joshi
Art Director: Ravikumar/Sreejith
Copywriter: Manoj Jacob
Photographer: Asha Thadani
Typographers: PJ Shan Jose, Vipin Das, Ratheesh Erumeli

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it should be "those who you killed". pretty glaring mistake. what does it mean anyway?

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It is "whom". Since it is referring to the object in the sentence - those killed.

she_kai's picture
she_kai
Activity Score 221

where is the creative team when christians killing depredating while raping?
see the both side ,boy

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miko1aj
Activity Score 3086

pretty good question for indian people killing christians nowadays.

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pretty good question for american jews/chrsitians killing everyone else nowadays......

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Umm, infidels? I get the message, but then I'm not a terrorist. Good art direction, but not going to change a single mind.

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dsklan
Activity Score 1926

those people you killed are faithless bastards or martyrs, too
thats how the bombers argue, i think

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No those ppl r jst rotten ass@@@@@. Thy need to be fed KAKA

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tirthomitro
Activity Score 2758

the comments above how deep the communication has traveled into the hearts of the people.
all of them are heartfelt.
congratulations to the entire team behind the campaign.
and knowing that this kind of work is triggered by a gem of a creative brief, may i ask the team members to consider showing it (the brief) to me. i'll, goes without saying, keep my mouth shut about it. i promise never to mention anything to anyone.
i'll be extremely grateful to you guys if you do share the brief with me.
since there's never enuf money in this world to return the favor, i give you my word that in case you would like a freelance copywriter and choose me, i'll do it for free. in fact even that would be rewarding for me.
so ---
teemitro@sify.com

they showed me a picture & i laughed
dignity has never been photographed

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It makes them rotten assholes. They need to eat kaka.

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alexander_bickov
Activity Score 3279

A lot of text in this ad

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Just stop posting replies. Really. You never have anything intelligent to say. It's very annoying.

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agree. especially now, when we are discussing deep stuff like faith and different religious beliefs, you talk about a lot of text???

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Dude, you rock man. Carry on with your comments.

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everartz
Activity Score 7609

i just love these controversially written stuff..

| everartz |

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Jakarta Jack

This morning two bombings took place in the Megakuningan area in Jakarta. One at the JW Marriot and one at the Ritz Carlton.

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Jakarta Jack

the best anti-terrorism campaign i've seen in a while. maybe ogilvy indonesia should run this as well.

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I think this campaign wanted to raise at least a doubt in the minds of youngsters who might be nurturing the idea of joining a terror organization, about the futility of religious violence.

The TG can include a whole range of people who might be tempted to support, encourage or assist terrorist groups. And that many of them were both well-qualified and well-settled with jobs in leading corporates and found their militancy through ideology rather than social or material deprivation.

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shahidali
Activity Score 4069

brilliant copy and awesome art direction.
donno why, but the artwork gives me a sense of hopelessness. i realize people being fanatic and mislead has a rootcause of ignorance and injustice. add the political motive and you get the recipe of terrorism.
well done team.

shahid

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SoCH_TO
Activity Score 967

It's a very good Art Direcation with strong Copy

Cool Idea

Superb work

Live with Passion

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wow philosophical copy that makes one think

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********* for artdirection
**** for copy

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Ravikumar/Sreejith/Manoj Jacob :)

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LOVE THE ART IN THIS.
RAVIKUMAR / SREEJITH, WELL DONE.

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exceeeeeeeeelllleentttt

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Art director, how did you create this ad? Did you photoshop it or did you actually paint it on the van?

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second_creator
Activity Score 754

TO CREATIVE TEAM OGILVY BNGLR

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WAS THE BRIEF GIVEN ?

copywriter

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capton john
Activity Score 640

Seriously killer ad. It goes directly to mind. I liked the message, a direct message.

Think, Act, Invent.
www.narendrakeshkar.com

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GraphicJ
Activity Score 51

Straight to the point. That's how the client wants it.
It's not meant to be artistic, only informative.

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she_kai...whats with the christian bashing dude? the copy made a point and none of them blatantly refer to any religion. Think again boy.

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Ignorant comments come out of ignorant minds. Can't do much with she_kai.

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creativeshrestha
Activity Score 15

it's good

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Srivatss N Iyer
Activity Score 121

Great

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vinoth
Activity Score 48

do you think this will touch the terrorists (i guess they are the target for this msg)?

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csricharan
Activity Score 17

actually, you don't need whom (or who) here. the line reads better without it. anyway the line clearly qualifies with the word 'those.'

anyway this is what grammarbook.com has to say on the subject of who and whom:

Rule. Use the he/him method to decide which word is correct.
he = who
him = whom

Examples: Who/Whom wrote the letter?
He wrote the letter. Therefore, who is correct.
For who/whom should I vote?
Should I vote for him? Therefore, whom is correct.

would you do the same if it was your brand and your money?

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