Cycle 4 MS Racing Team: Grip

With MS every move is a struggle. Donate to the MS Society of Halton.

Advertising Agency: BBDO Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Creative Director: Ian MacKellar
Art Director: Todd Cornelius
Copywriter: Jamie Marcovitch
Photographer: Shanghoon
Published: September 2008

16 comments

ziad hamdan's picture
ziad hamdan
45 pencils

Scary

Crisp One's picture
Crisp One
2007 pencils

nice visual metaphor... scary looking though

whitespace's picture
whitespace
1953 pencils

ouuuuuuuuch...

surzal's picture
surzal
30 pencils

Also a little confusing though, as the hand exerciser is usually used to strengthen hands and fingers. So one would have to read the line to make things clear. I thought at first, it could seem as though the contraption could actually help MS sufferers.

karankal's picture
karankal
52 pencils

This has been done by an ad that says everything is handmade and also another one that talks about the strength of an adhesive.
It doesn't make me want to donate I guess is what I;m driving at, even when I havent seen the other ads that look like it. This doesn't actually convey a struggle to my mind.

sneakyhands's picture
sneakyhands
1857 pencils

the fingers do look pretty gross, but i like the idea. though, i think i would sympathize more if instead of a hand press (or whatever it's called) the item was more everyday like a telephone or a kitchen appliance.

Andy-B's picture
Andy-B
280 pencils

This made me think of a butcher store

slip's picture
slip
919 pencils

potent, but weird.

SJB

Wordnerd's picture
Wordnerd
6660 pencils

hm i like the impression this ad gives you. but MS sooner or later leads to full paralysis and in the and death. this ad makes MS seem more harmless, than it actually is. but this is a good way to raise awareness, i guess

peekaboo's picture
peekaboo
10 pencils

yikes

brenoamaro's picture
brenoamaro
37 pencils

Saw 2 - Jigsaw is back!!

sneakyhands's picture
sneakyhands
1857 pencils

back with shadow puppets!

Ed Mintone's picture
Ed Mintone
585 pencils

hi five!

fractalrene's picture
fractalrene
1504 pencils

I think there are several ways to say it better. Really.

Misstree's picture
Misstree
425 pencils

I like it...my first reaction was of pain. SO i think it's effective coz it makes u cringe. point made, job done.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands's picture
Amsterdam, The ...

Anyone that has ever broken his arm/hand/whatever, will know how hard it is to squeeze one of these during revalidation. And that is what this ad is trying to explain, it's hard for someone with MS to even put their fingers together. (as hard as it is to squeeze for you)

But i agree, it's a bit sinister...

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