Smart: Slim

Fits everywhere.

Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt, Zurich, Switzerland
Art Director: Hisham Kharma
Copywriter: Sergio Penzo
Published: 2007

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44 comments

iT-iS-i's picture
iT-iS-i
1721 pencils

And the saga continues... Nice.

Add insult to injury then burn the candle at both ends.

:: Put your ears against the ground so i can walk over what you heard::

Ghandour's picture
Ghandour
24 pencils

Wow..its really just an awesome ad..

roman-schwienbacher.com's picture
roman-schwienba...
1021 pencils

fantastic

Crisp One's picture
Crisp One
2007 pencils

*****

pork_eater's picture
pork_eater
662 pencils

Congrats !

fen1x's picture
fen1x
471 pencils

huh great ! Really nice idea.

Vicomte's picture
Vicomte
287 pencils

Great idea! Glückwunsch!

ronstr's picture
ronstr
140 pencils

clever! nice.

ronstr's picture
ronstr
140 pencils

clever. nice.

Audrius Kubrik's picture
Audrius Kubrik
823 pencils

the jag, mercedes and that little acne one are the products of the same big company, right? or...

postman's picture
postman
951 pencils

No, they're not. Smart and Mercedes-Benz are brands of the Daimler company, but Jaguar isn't.

Source: http://www.daimler.com/dccom/0-5-1067290-49-1050229-1-0-0-0-0-0-8-7163...

leaking bucket.'s picture
leaking bucket.
136 pencils

Nice, but what a tough media buy. I doubt this is real and if so, Mercedes and Jag need to have a bit of a chat to their media buying department.

Nolan's picture
Nolan
189 pencils

Great! Excellent work.

Frits Harkema's picture
Frits Harkema
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Cool, but in the Netherlands you would have been taken to court by Mercedes and Jaguar. So, I assume it was done once and at one place only. For festval purposes only. That makes it a bit less good.

copywriter.txt's picture
copywriter.txt
828 pencils

Why? The billboard don't say anything about Mercedez or Jaguar.

Kateter's picture
Kateter
2020 pencils

yes, why?

Heads's picture
Heads
194 pencils

Congrats. Supi! 8/10.

Senhora Kolossa's picture
Senhora Kolossa
489 pencils

supi?
wtf? seems to be a pupils comment!

Tripioso's picture
Tripioso
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I don't really like it.

The concepts looks good, but taken to real, it is not vicible enough and its hard to perceive, since you must to stop in front of the mini ad to see what's is there. It could have been a small space, but more eyecatching, in order to attarct you to see between the two other ads

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Senhora Kolossa's picture
Senhora Kolossa
489 pencils

very smart.
i mean, the product.

funky_frogii's picture
funky_frogii
2538 pencils

when there is a benz at the left,who the ll see any other car?

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Zeus's picture
Zeus
912 pencils

Brilliant!!!

David Hasselblad's picture
David Hasselblad
120 pencils

I like it so much I don't care if only advertising people will ever notice it..

purplerodent's picture
purplerodent
123 pencils

Mindhunter: is this for reall in terms of the cars having adjacent billboards, this looks alittle fake, if it is.......... really what are the media guys doing.

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whitespace's picture
whitespace
1953 pencils

Pretty good media idea... though I think I would have walked past it without realising.

sparky's picture
sparky
454 pencils

shizzles!!!!!!

tkondomi's picture
tkondomi
3 pencils

genius!

Kateter's picture
Kateter
2020 pencils

brilliant!!!!

NatalieM's picture
NatalieM
1687 pencils

Very clever idea.

dico's picture
dico
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des's picture
des
147 pencils

nice!

Crusty555's picture
Crusty555
51 pencils

For this one place, it is nice.
You will not find many other adequate places for this idea.
For awardshows ok, real life no.

Alistair C.'s picture
Alistair C.
692 pencils

clap, clap, but too small to notice, in my opinion.

Luiza Lucky's picture
Luiza Lucky
59 pencils

It looks fake to me.
The idea is brilliant, however... one would only notice this mini-billboard by luck.
(and it gets a little harder with a Mercedes next to it haha)

Ahussein78's picture
Ahussein78
27 pencils

7elwa ya kharma ;)

BuzzWoof's picture
BuzzWoof
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This is a typical example of people awarding a prize to something for being creative which is probably about as effective in tangible terms as a wet flannel. If I was the PM on this brand I'd reject this ad outright as IT WON'T GET NOTICED. Is there any evidence (advertising effectiveness research?) that the ad actually a) achieves good awareness b) fulfils messaging objectives.

If so, then give it a prize!

stafroo's picture
stafroo
32 pencils

nice , but why mercedes

whatsamatta's picture
whatsamatta
18 pencils

adweek.com to you

artbum's picture
artbum
69 pencils

Ok, now would the Smart people also buy the two competitor's billboards which are MUCH bigger, giving them free ads??

A 'smarter' execution would be to place some fake ads for fake cars sandwiching the SMART. What do you think?

VanWilde's picture
VanWilde
15 pencils

This "idea" is a winner!

I would just like to see how this campaign is executed across magazines, other billboards, etc. If it can keep the spirit of the campaign and is executed differently/correctly in each enviroment...

SMART, you have a campaign that could have AMAZING staying power.

imagine watching a mercedes commercial and a SMART ad slowly creeps in?

BuzzWoof's picture
BuzzWoof
8 pencils

"imagine watching a mercedes commercial and a SMART ad slowly creeps in?"

As it's the same company, and they deliberately didn't launch the SMART under the Mercedes umbrella brand, they're not likely to do that! Cannibalisation...

Basically the idea is nice, but it's a publicity stunt and just a concept on paper.

guni's picture
guni
9 pencils

great.. visual speak for its self..

bluesprint's picture
bluesprint
44 pencils

You're all missing the point. This was done just for the awards..now come on!

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Guest

ahahahahahahahahah!

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