Beijing Municipal Administration Commission: Hellhole

How many more lives will cost $1.25? Please call 010-62357575 to report manhole cover theft so we can put an end to this.

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Beijing, China
Creative Director: Jacky Lung
Art Directors: Xingsheng Qi, Shengxiong Chen
Copywriters: Zhong Yuan, Matthew Curry
Photographers: Johnny, Qiang Wang
Published: November 2006

12 comments

jmcho's picture
jmcho
278 pencils

people steal those? i didn't know. that'll sure grab my attention.

Rog's picture
Rog
6094 pencils

Intersting connection.
Looks like 'disabled parking' sign in Aus.

>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

bigbadfatmadafaka's picture
bigbadfatmadafaka
488 pencils

I am not familiar with this kind of robbery....maybe this is to localist for me to create an opinion...but its definitly a NOT a bigbadfatmadafaka.

ssguixi's picture
ssguixi
215 pencils

um...yes. People steal these in china

Shut Theory's picture
Shut Theory
515 pencils

really? why? what do the do with them? melt them and create more cars?
anyway, this ad is hellworking, and its amazing how much text u can stuff when u use chinese!

A. J. SMITH's picture
A. J. SMITH
2838 pencils

You can't really have a go for China creating more cars, everybody else has done it.

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It's only an ad.

fifthbullet's picture
fifthbullet
188 pencils

people steal these in asia, not just china
the price of metal shoot up like rocket hence these become easy money to certain people

sbr's picture
sbr
143 pencils

They steal those in Brazil too. They also steal train rails and I was told that "they" are now stealing electricity wires.

Yokel's picture
Yokel
604 pencils

They're busy stealing overhead train wires here in Germany ... and getting fried doing it.

bknowlden's picture
bknowlden
3647 pencils

Does anyone else hate taking an ambient idea and forcing into print?

Shut Theory's picture
Shut Theory
515 pencils

oh wait, this is not ambient? hmm, too bad, i agree, not so good on print

bigbadfatmadafaka's picture
bigbadfatmadafaka
488 pencils

Sure I hate that tooo.

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