FirstBank: Merger

Bank Merger Madness 2010
Independently owned since 1963.

FirstBank is not seeking to buy, or be bought by, other banks. Runs vertically in Sports section, across from and mirroring initial publishing of first round March Madness brackets.

Advertising Agency: TDA Advertising & Design, Boulder, USA
Creative Directors: Jonathan Schoenberg, Thomas Dooley
Art Director: Neal Desai
Copywriter: Jeremy Seibold

March 2010


TommyO's picture
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Guest's picture

The art director needs to take a class in design. Hideous design work, buddy.

Guest's picture

yeah, what? uh?

Disco Munky's picture
Disco Munky
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Smart idea, but the visual is way to subtle. Not for everyone.

Doin' it for the points

fabgeekling's picture
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Besides that it looks unpleasing to my eyeballs.

Major flaw in the idea...their name is 1st bank and they show a bracket where the final (or the #1 team) is the winner

The bracket represents a winning team as...

Either first because they beat out other banks in mergers (as in they had the highest acquisitions), which is the opposite of what they want to say.

Or first because they did not participate in the merger game and how can you be first if you don't play....

Ok I'm just gonna go with I don't get it.

dollypoppin's picture
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My head spins in this kind of ad.

"Nihil sub sole novum"

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Anonymous Author
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Merger Bank Madness is right. With a capital MAD.

Write a wise saying and your name will live forever – Anonymous.

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Sushi lover
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I don't get it.

Dream needs to be big!

Dzsoi's picture
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Come on... many banks merge in these days (which makes them less reliable), but they (firstbank) preserve their independence.

Guest's picture

This ran right next to the March Madness brackets in the newspaper.

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