Pacific Blue Cross: Sign

Expensive Medical, 0.5 km.

American hospitals are crazy expensive. Especially if you’re from Canada and you don’t have travel insurance. So to reach Canadians on their way to the US, we placed three simple billboards (at varying distances) along the highway leading to the border. The ads replicate familiar highway signs, right down to their reflective surface. They remind travellers that US medical care is mega pricey and offer one last chance to get coverage before it’s too late.

Advertising Agency: Wasserman + Partners, Vancouver, Canada
Creative Director: Liam Greenlaw
Associate Creative Director: Allen Forbes
Art Director: Winston Hartle
Copywriter: Ryan McGrew
Vice President: Pauline Hadley-Beauregard
Account Supervisor: Neil Malik
Producer: Steve Coulter
Media Planner: Ashley Lewis
Published: May 2013


adri10288's picture
339 pencils

Smart Insight. Great placement. Simple message. Good stuff.

kleenex's picture
38912 pencils

Love it.

certaintly's picture
4052 pencils

really really basic

adri10288's picture
339 pencils

Not sure if 'basic' is the right word certaintly. Simple yes... but basic implies that it's not well thought out. This ad is far from that. I think it's going to be effective.

Grrambo's picture
3 pencils

Simple, effective and attention grabbing. This is a great example of the perfect ad placed in the perfect location. Good job!

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