Coopertax SP: Don’t Mix, 1

Alcohol and Driving

Advertising Agency: Giovanni+Draft FCB, São Paulo, Brazil
Creative Directors: Adilson Xavier, Ricardo John
Head of Art: Benjamin Yung Jr
Art Director: Bruno Brasil
Copywriters: David Romanetto, Luiz Kanadani
Illustrator: Mockup 10
Photographer: Leandro Texeira
Published: February 2011

9 comments

AdBuzzer's picture
AdBuzzer
1168 pencils

I don't quite get what's the connection between the copy and the artwork. Can anybody explain?

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

"It's difficult to get the little bits of corn from your dental braces. That's why you shouldn't eat corn when you drive with dental braces. Especially important to remember that mouthwash has an alcohol content that *could* take you over the limit. As has aftershave. But if you're watching this ad, you're probably too young to read. So go ahead, take a couple slugs of Pop's Old Spice while you drive, Doesn't matter. You're as real as these ads. And just as effective. Please crash responsibly while laughing at attempts to steer a client into a target market."

JablesVanBuren's picture
JablesVanBuren
79 pencils

personally, I liked this piece. the art is eye catching and while it did take me a second to "get", once I did I thought it was funny.
Alcohol and Driving don't mix like corn on the cob and braces.

CuriousPencil, I'm curious why you feel this ad is ineffective?

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

Because it's lighthearted and shouldn't be.
Because it addresses 'things that don't go together' rather than 'things that can kill'.
Because its fundamental thinking - "you wouldn't kiss after eating onions, so don't drink and drive" is so unconnected as to be laughable.
Because just because something looks pretty and has words doesn't make it a good ad.
Because it would be better as an ad for a toothbrush.

phillsucks's picture
phillsucks
133 pencils

Because hater gonna hate.

dollypoppin's picture
dollypoppin
1423 pencils

I too feel that this will not work. Message is simple but execution's quite forced. As for the artwork, sure it's catchy, but it'll take more than that for this to work. Just an opinion. :)

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Themadartist1972's picture
Themadartist1972
325 pencils

why to waste time on ads with nice art direction and weak concept ?

mr.x's picture
mr.x
952 pencils

Waaaay too forced.

stewart76's picture
stewart76
232 pencils

Can anybody explain?

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