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Ravages's picture
Ravages
842 pencils

Wooohoo! Brilliant. Really. (What? I am an AMV/BBDO fanboy)

BOOBJOB LOOBCANNON's picture
BOOBJOB LOOBCANNON
1838 pencils

Yea this one's OK. The Superman one's the best, then this one, and finally the maze.

We're going to need more lube.

doobaguest's picture
doobaguest

i dont read the economist. I didnt understand these ads. kindly explain.

BOOBJOB LOOBCANNON's picture
BOOBJOB LOOBCANNON
1838 pencils

Jeez, you just need to read ANY design annual/book about famous advertising campaigns over the last 20 yrs.

We're going to need more lube.

ivan's picture
ivan

Simply put the promise of The Economist is to make you smarter and more successful.

Ivan Raszl, admin of AotW

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Ed Mintone
585 pencils

Perhaps you're toying with us dooba, but you reminded me of the best Economist ad ever.

"I don't read the economist" age 42, mail clerk.

(Ok, who now wants to correct me on the line?)

BOOBJOB LOOBCANNON's picture
BOOBJOB LOOBCANNON
1838 pencils

Ha ha, I think it was 'trainee manager, aged 42'?????????

We're going to need more lube.

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PaulyG_fill in ...
1148 pencils

yea, you pretty much got it. It was "Management Trainee, Aged 42."

fractalrene's picture
fractalrene
1504 pencils

I would say that the best Economist ad is that one of a red puzzle with just one piece left blank, where the logo usually appears.

CC3's picture
CC3

These are missing that level of thinking the older stuff had. The older stuff was much smarter more aligned with the brand. These are expected.

ivanlim's picture
ivanlim
262 pencils

just out of curiousity, how many Creatives, after having seen brilliant Economist ads, have actually gone out to pick up an issue?

I did once.
Couldn't for the life of me understand it.

I know, we're not the main target audience of the economist.

But still curious if any of you guys did go and read the economist.

Jet Propulsion Lab's picture
Jet Propulsion Lab
10681 pencils

I did once, too.
But the thing is, it was sealed in a dark plastic and I wasn't allowed open it until I bought it.

Oh, wait, I'm thinking about something else...

Ravages's picture
Ravages
842 pencils

I read the Economists - online, though. I understand bits of it, and more.

Stewart's picture
Stewart

just a pun?

Elliott's picture
Elliott

The Econowhat? Haha, kidding. But yeah, these ones don't quite live up to the magic. That being said, the puzzle piece was a pretty tough act to follow.

Elliott's picture
Elliott

The Econowhat? Haha, kidding. But yeah, these ones don't quite live up to the magic. That being said, the puzzle piece was a pretty tough act to follow.

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