Heart of Commerce, Processing

MasterCard is taken for granted. People just expect this little piece of plastic that lives in your wallet to work anywhere in the world 365 days a year, and rightly so. But it’s so much more than just a credit card.

The task was to communicate to business leaders, financial institutions and merchants around the world the way in which MasterCard Worldwide operates, and how their unique three-tiered business model strategically drives real value for all of MasterCard’s partners, putting it at The Heart of Commerce.

Advertising Agency: McCann Erickson, New York, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Joyce King Thomas
SVP, Creative Director / Copywriter: Robert Frost
VP, Creative Director / Art Director / Illustrator: Michele Raso
Print Producer: Jacqueline Messina
EVP, Worldwide Account Director: Richard O'Leary

April 2007


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

Spanky's picture
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that's a nicely art directed creative brief. you should definitely generate some decent ideas from that.

varatphong's picture
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Like the idea but ... the picture looks funny, almost dreamlike. Something I might see if someone had bashed me over the head with a piece of Puerh Cha.

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buy by bye
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there are some things money can't buy, for everything else there's mastercard.

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Jet Propulsion Lab
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This has NOTHING to do with their ongoing consumer campaign.

With that, I bid you farewell...

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buy by bye
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i know!! jeeezzzz....some people eh...
whenever i see mastercard though, i say that! can't help it

jeez.. some people ....!

swiss_adguy's picture
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i like the connectedness of this particular visual, though i would have wished that the symbols would have been integrated better, as for exp: bringing the satellite to the liberty statue's flame etc…
but then, that might be some graphic designer's dreams and the normal audience wouldn't catch the idea, not being able to identify the different monuments?

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Shut Theory
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i love the visual and as a regular (not very much of graphic artist) i saw all the details and identified the monuments, they are pretty obvious, but i dont understand one thing, why is london shown down under?

A. J. SMITH's picture
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I like this visual and the way it makes you consider the card.

But what was the point again?

It's only an ad.

bknowlden's picture
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This is beautiful branding.

B128's picture
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Fantastic art direction.

TheVinchiFish's picture
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I prefer this idea will work well in TVC.

pavidyanath's picture
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Great Illustration,.. not sure wheather the typo is going along with or not...

salamandos's picture
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don't know what you all see in the art direction. to me it's nothing special, the typography is not nice too.

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