Red Cross: Hope, 3

Did you feel a sudden surge of hope?
redcross.org

Advertising Agency: Y&R Dubai, UAE

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morse's picture
morse
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It's very nice, but I though in Dubai they have red crescent not red cross...

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Taylormade's picture
Taylormade
412 pencils

I guess they thought it would be easier to win awards with a cross.

sirvan's picture
sirvan
29870 pencils

Gee. We have a SCAM indicator, don't we ;)

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Taylormade's picture
Taylormade
412 pencils

Realistically, pretty much every ad on this site was created with award aspirations. Otherwise, why put it up here? But that doesn't make the ad a scam.

That said, this is probably a scam ad, seeing as there's no Red Cross UAE. Plus, because it is DM, they just have to print it out, glue it together and take a picture. Also, most charity ads are pseudo scam ads already. In most countries people come up with charity ads pro bono and run them with donated media space. It's just the way it is; I'm not passing any moral judgements. I've won at the charity ad game too. A good idea is still a good idea. (And Creative Directors can spot good ideas that actually ran for a tough client so it all evens out in the end.)

MindDrift's picture
MindDrift
1073 pencils

It's an ad for the Lebanese Red Cross.

Taylormade's picture
Taylormade
412 pencils

The URL on the piece says redcross.org – but the Lebanese Red Cross' URL is redcross.org.lb. Strange.

Jexep's picture
Jexep
182 pencils

Such a Great way to create action for consumers' curiosity and impact.

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andylefty's picture
andylefty
4533 pencils

Nice mechanism.

lpgatti's picture
lpgatti
330 pencils

Lp Gatti

Ron Burgundy's picture
Ron Burgundy
1636 pencils

before i clicked the thumbnail I thought the pull thingy was going to pull the family out or something, feels underdone IMO

MK-tessa's picture
MK-tessa
216 pencils

I think it's too small of a change. Not a big enough impact to make me care (or notice for that matter) When you pull something you want something drastic to change or at least get excited.

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