Terminix: Roach Chip

Get to them before they get to you

Cockroaches carry over 33 infectious diseases and can enter your home through a space as small as 1/16th of an inch.  This insert, placed in good housekeeping magazine, forces homeowners to interact with the truth.  It's easy for roaches to spread disease anywhere in your home. Turning the page reveals that terminix is the best way to remove pests and the diseases they carry. Homeowners are motivated to take action before they have a problem with the line, "get to them before they get to you."

Advertising Agency: Publicis Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
Executive Creative Director: Shon Rathbone
General Creative Director: Julia Melle
Art Director: Dustin Taylor
Copywriter: Andrew Beckman
Photographer: David Chasey
Print Producer: Katy Theiss
Published: September 2010


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Kinda first thought.
Expensive first thought.

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atb2005's picture
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Nice approach. In reality, you won't find a cockroach in a bowl of "yellow gold potatoes".

Dzsoi's picture
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Oh my, these are even better speaking of art direction.

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Jaap Grolleman
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Not really anything special and looks like it's been a rip anyway.

andyStock's picture
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I like it.

Abeer Ak's picture
Abeer Ak
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Nice.... Disgustingly Appealing

satrianee's picture
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It's nice to see a different approach to a bug poison ad. Always enjoyed layered applications.

bobby666's picture
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nice idea but has been used for other categories by many brands and for public service communication, too. still i like it.

elyoshiro's picture
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done many times

aRianna_.'s picture
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I think the copy makes this ad. "Crisp & dip"
Imaging having a bite of that cockroach! euuughhh!!! hahaha Get ME one of those TERMINIX please!

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