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bknowlden's picture
bknowlden
Activity Score 3647

Pretty sophisticated. Maybe it's the art direction, but I'd put them almost with some of The Economist work.

FlyingDogs's picture
FlyingDogs
Activity Score 968

Too clever for me. Didn't get it until I saw 'debate' in the title.

elnietodeNicho's picture
elnietodeNicho
Activity Score 361

agree. i don´t think they work without the "debate" thing.

panasit's picture
panasit
Activity Score 687

These are so bad. But, this is the best of the 3 and the only one where the concept fits. May be they come up with this one first.

The chicken or the egg and the half full half empty are so awful.

-Tung
--good idea is enemy of great idea

vwray81's picture
vwray81
Activity Score 256

Nobody, NOBODY, would get these ads if they didn't see "debate" in the title and just saw these in a subway or something. Horrible. F

gulo's picture
gulo
Activity Score 461

disagreed. my kiddies got it

hawkline's picture
hawkline
Activity Score 89

I don't know what people don't get. These are universal questions through out the world.

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

It may be "universal" in some parts of the world.
"Chicken or the egg" and "half full/half empty" conundrums have found their way into the everyday conversation here, but not the zebra.
This one is the hardest one to get. If you only show this ad to regular people without ANY explanation, I wonder how many would actually understand it immediately...

M´AD MAX's picture
M´AD MAX
Activity Score 195

even with "debate" i don´t get it

Stigset's picture
Stigset
Activity Score 1454

good concept, but I needed to see 2 of those to get it. (wich is not a good thing, I guess, or maybe it is?)

asenyo's picture
asenyo
Activity Score 64

Harvey Nichols

i saw this in trendy campaing

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/trendy_hey

look at this

it won silver award in Ojo de Iberoamerica Festival

amsterdam73's picture
amsterdam73
Activity Score 374

It's true that these ads are much harder to get without the title we can see... And this one is the hardest in my opinion... So it probably (no certainly) is better to have 'debate' in a heading.

nice gaijin's picture
nice gaijin
Activity Score 815

Doesn't communicate without prompting, I'd pass by this without bothering to figure out what it's trying to say.

vurtomatic's picture
vurtomatic
Activity Score 364

Chicken/egg > half empty/full > zebra.

The other two works somewhat, but this doesn't if someone saw it out of context.

Psycho Pirate's picture
Psycho Pirate
Activity Score 68

I liked this AFTER the prompting.

But I'd argue that if you start off with Chicken and Egg, which everyone knows. (I got it from just the thumbnails. Didn't even see the Unlimited talktime yet.)

Then, follow through with the glass half empty/full ad. This one I think needs less of a nudge than zebra and seeing it after the Chicken/Egg ad helps it along.

Some more along those lines would also help before progressing to more complicated or less familiar subjects.

Then with the campaign established, you could come up with more complicated ads and part of the fun becomes figureing out what the ad is trying to get you to discuss.

So if the media is handled properly, this works for me.

whitespace's picture
whitespace
Activity Score 1953

So is the zebra black with white stripes, or is it white with black stripes?

nice gaijin's picture
nice gaijin
Activity Score 815

Depends on what the background is ;)

Totto's picture
Totto
Activity Score 685

You should ask the zebra.

Intelligent ads are the need of the hour.

Tincho's picture
Tincho
Activity Score 1093

I got them as soon as I saw them... nice work.

Tapper's picture
Tapper
Activity Score 490

aol, orange, guardian, its all been done, encouraging people to discuss things morte, old stategy, and shite exectution thats old to go with it

Strip. Strip. Strip.

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