The Economist: Balance

Advertising Agency: AMV BBDO, London, UK
Executive Creative Director: Paul Brazier
Art Director: Paul Cohen
Copywriters: Mark Fairbanks, Tim Riley

May 2008


Disco Munky's picture
Disco Munky
3890 pencils

They say ballance, I see roots.

What I don't see is a connection between the two. In this context anyway.

"Make a name, or be defamed"

Doin' it for the points

iT-iS-i's picture
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Biggest load of ish I've seen in a while.

Add insult to injury then burn the candle at both ends.

:: Put your ears against the ground so i can walk over what you heard::

dcgroppo's picture
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Mr. R's picture
Mr. R
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What da F.... is that?? Its this a New Yorker comic??? Somebody explain, pleeasse???

phoamcor's picture
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FINALLY. The Economist does a weak ad.

Whitefang's picture
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Like the illustration but this line doesn't really work with the visual. Want to like the campaign but can't sorry. Will probably win a black pencil at D&AD though, the pommy mafia will find a deeper meaning in it.

Pombooie's picture
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It'll be just like the Anzac mafia at AWARD then won't it.

whitespace's picture
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Seriously... I'm quite disturbed.

Did Economist really actually publish these?

arstewar's picture
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ug what happened?

mishkaa's picture
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how is balance connected with roots??? the root thing cud have been used to signify the paper goes till the root/source of the news or their news is substantiated with well searched facts.....

spacecadetglow's picture
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the roots that spread out in the ground are balancing out with the tree above ground.
the larger a tree, the more roots it has to support it. a large tree cannot be supported by small roots.
balance. get it?
that said, i like this image, but i don't like the ad.

Kateter's picture
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is it just me or they changed the focus from total self-confidence to serious credibility issues?

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