Bike Path

June 2010

Print advertisment created by DDB, Canada for Pacific Blue Cross, within the category: Finance.

If a car door opens, you'll have 1.5 seconds to apply for health insurance.
Once you're hurt, it's too late.

Advertising Agency: DDB Canada
Creative Directors: Dean Lee, Cosmo Campbell
Copywriter: Kevin Rathgeber
Art Director: Chris Moore
Account Manager: Scott Barr
Photographer: Philip Jarmain
Print Producer: Amanda Dring

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Zulu-1's picture
Activity Score 130

I love the insight! great guys.

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Miss Copywriter 22
Activity Score 175

if i were a cyclist i would have got distracted trying to read the copy...hope this ad doesn't cause accidents...

elnietodeNicho's picture
Activity Score 361

Unless you read magazines while riding your bike, don't worry. This is a print.

thedesignaddict's picture
Activity Score 5403

If this is actually a print ad (as it is listed above) - the execution is terrible. It would make way better ambient.

I like the idea though.

Hiperion's picture
Activity Score 3138

It´s not functional.
The idea is not original (see Sanitas by Sra Rushmore-Madrid)

pez's picture
Activity Score 1804

Don't like it... I'm reading it in the other way...

Guest's picture

the angle of the letters is wrong

CrackerJackFlash's picture
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Man in a Box's picture
Man in a Box
Activity Score 39

Same of the stairs: better as ambient. Text should be read from below to above, in a first person perspective. It's a very simple detail, but if you did it on a first execution, why not on the other?

Guest's picture

This is a transit shelter ad - it's not actually physically painted onto a bike path.

Pombooie's picture
Activity Score 407

Jeez. If these ads aren't accidents waiting to happen I don't know what is. I've got this vision of a cyclist trying to read the copy on the tarmac and thus failing to see the door of a parked BMW swing open. The resulting accident leaves one cyclist hospitalised and one car owner in a state of rage.

Zulu-1's picture
Activity Score 130

I love the insight! great guys.

Guest's picture

Wherever this is, they have super wide bike lanes. Really cuts down on the odds of catching a 'door prize' when there's so much room to swerve.

Guest's picture

Totally cool in print or ambient.

vinnyrihal's picture
Activity Score 60

Is it only me that is looking at this as a print ad and not a piece of ambient marketing