IBM: People For Smarter Cities

IBM is committed to creating solutions that help cities all over the world get smarter, in order to make life in those cities better. That’s why IBM and Ogilvy are working together to spark positive change with the “People for Smarter Cities” project, and unite city leaders and forward-thinking citizens. To spread the word, Ogilvy created outdoor advertising with a purpose: a bench, a shelter and a ramp that are not only designed to be beautiful, but to be useful to city dwellers as well.

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, France
Chief Creative Officer: Chris Garbutt
Executive Creative Director: Susan Westre
Art Director: Daniel Diego Lincoln
Copywriters: Lauren Elkins, Andrew Mellen
Creatives: Daniel Diego Lincoln, Stephane Santana
Photographer: Bruno Bicalho Carvalhaes
Agency Supervisors: Muriel Benitah, Mary McFarland

June 2013


morse's picture
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That's really nice. Creating city furniture is always a good idea. Kit Kat has done benches in the past.

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Kit Kat did a bench. A sun cream brand built a sloping billboard to offer people some shadow (Cannes lion). A bank made a solar billboard so that a school could get some energy (Cannes Grand Prix). And so on. Useful posters are not a new thing. Not so smart. But... well... useful anyway.

talkingisfree's picture
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Great campaign

Arnav's picture
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really good....its(those r) one of the best ads i've seen...which defines their tag line in the best way (possible)

kleenex's picture
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Solid concept.

jackblack's picture
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Damn. Wish I'd done this. Well done. Bastards.

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designerbharat's picture
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Awesome idea... good job guys!

rauliten's picture
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Great concept!

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Roger Keynes
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Yeaaaah. :)

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Pretty good.

sagarER's picture
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wonderful idea .... smart work .. smartly done..!

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