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Booom

Published/Aired: 
February 2007
Description: 

Tik is the South African word for methamphetamine. It’s commonly smoked by placing meth crystals in a light bulb from which the metal threading has been removed. A lighter is used to heat the bulb and as the heat spreads through the thin glass, the crystals make a ticking, popping sound. Users named the drug ‘tik’ after this ticking sound. It’s spelled phonetically.

With help you can stop in time.

Advertising Agency: BBDO Cape Town, South Africa
Creative Director: Ivan Johnson
Art Director: Quentin Arendse
Copywriter: Warren van Rensburg
Photographer: Jan Verboom

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Guest's picture
Guest

I think they've done this manually. you place each and every letters in place.

Disco Munky's picture
Disco Munky
Activity Score 3890

That's quite nice.

6/10

Doin' it for the points

shatru's picture
shatru
Activity Score 101

hey ppl do anyone know here how to get the blast effect for text as to how he has done here???......coz im working on a similiar idea for a different product category....ppl here pls help.....coz i have been putting my head into dis for the past few weeks....has he applied any filter??....photoshop or illustrator??

cheers,
Shatru

Guest's picture
Guest

I think they've done this manually. you place each and every letters in place.

otto54's picture
otto54
Activity Score 381

I love it. clever and direct.

sloppy4's picture
sloppy4
Activity Score 1494

your description of how to smoke it makes me want to give it a go.

A. J. SMITH's picture
A. J. SMITH
Activity Score 2824

Ha,

bad taste, but I felt a similar urge.

BUGGERS

sloppy4's picture
sloppy4
Activity Score 1494

i think we should start the first crack house on adsofworld.com. find a sparsely populated, run down part of ivan's site and set up shop.

Disco Munky's picture
Disco Munky
Activity Score 3890

Will there be crack whores?

.....for a friend.

Doin' it for the points

sloppy4's picture
sloppy4
Activity Score 1494

it wouldn't be a crack haus without some .

but how many does a crack house require? 2? 10?

A. J. SMITH's picture
A. J. SMITH
Activity Score 2824

1 for every ten crackheads should do it.

JTW926's picture
JTW926
Activity Score 184

very nice visual

Stigset's picture
Stigset
Activity Score 1454

excellent concept and art direction

Jet Propulsion Lab's picture
Jet Propulsion Lab
Activity Score 10679

There's a message spelled out, but I see no "concept".
Montana Meth Project campaign had an overarching idea. This doesn't.
Nice graphic art direction, but as an ad, it lacks substance.

allfixed's picture
allfixed
Activity Score 4

nice

white widow's picture
white widow
Activity Score 137

i don´t get it, can you explain to me please?
no lo entiendo, expliquen por favor

thanks
gracias

Rog's picture
Rog
Activity Score 6082

Check Ivan's copy under the ad, my friend.
'Tik' is the street name for the drug Methamphetamine.
So, it's a matter of time until it kills you...

Tik! Tik! Tik! Booom!

Hope that helps. ;)

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

AriesDW's picture
AriesDW
Activity Score 172

Clever, very clever . . . Although the specific point is not clear, everything out side of that works well.

Rog's picture
Rog
Activity Score 6082

Cul.

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

Yokel's picture
Yokel
Activity Score 604

Very clever.

Beatboxer's picture
Beatboxer
Activity Score 1517

Yes, clever indeed. I believe it might work for those who smoke it.
tik....tik....tik....tik....lighter please?...tik....tik....tik....

Laurent's picture
Laurent
Activity Score 289

it's a clever idea. how much does it actually speak to those to whom it's aimed at and how much can it really help. Unforutnately i no longer believe in this kind of creative approach when addressing such important issues. A definite award winner otherwise.

edragal's picture
edragal
Activity Score 44

Trato de comprender la desde hace unos minutas y aunque es evidente que representa el tiempo que deje a vivir no es evidente con esta DA.
No soy de accuerdo con la mayoritad de las repuestas...

The name is White's picture
The name is White
Activity Score 82

I come from Cape Town, where the ad was produced. It's not pronounced TICK but T-UH-K. And it is a serious problem over here. Its destroying many teens lives. In this context it works beacause if you say the word fast enough, it sounds like a clock ticking.
That is exactly how they got the ad, as it stems from a radio ad with the same idea...tik tik tik Boom!
Goodhope FM is the top teen-choice radio station so its good to see them doing something.
Great piece of work guys.

To write is to be the PUPPET MASTER of the brainless sheep.

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