November 2009

Print advertisment created by Smith Roberts, Canada for The United Church of Canada, within the category: Professional Services.

We're just glad you could make it. Norval United Church. Our Doors Are Open.

Advertising Agency: Smith Roberts Creative Communications, Toronto, Canada
Creative Directors: Malcolm Roberts, Brian Smith
Art Director: Jenny Luong
Copywriter: Omid Amidi
Photographer: Tom Feiler

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julian84's picture
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i think it would more interesting if there's a gay cuople in the shot!

Hibon's picture
Activity Score 3736

So what ?

Simple ideas are the best !

silvi's picture
Activity Score 4172

They don´t like sportists? i don´t get it.

matks's picture
Activity Score 476

Cm'on, there's nothing to get here! We are glad you could make it says the headline. Which is "we're glad you've come". they accept anyone at the masses. And also I see another message here: you don't have to dress up, come as you are;-) Frankly the ad is not a very exceptional piece of advertising, but it is certainly clear and easy to get.

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bad astronaut
Activity Score 544

actually "come as you are" would have been a better line....

germanhudders's picture
Activity Score 336

Im with marks, but i think your right bad astronaut, still its a pretty good ad, to me it says at least you found the time to come, even tough you just got out of (whatever it is you do) in this case a hockey game

djinnn's picture
Activity Score 39

Captain obvious says: Russian hockeist in Canadian church.

It's like Yassir Arafat in synagoge. I get it. Still, doesn't work for me.

bad astronaut's picture
bad astronaut
Activity Score 544

Captain Obvious has been smoking too much crack.

Saaina's picture
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i feel it's an easy to understand, clearly stating the message Ad... and the line is just perfect. They are saying dat no matter who u r or how u r dressed, at least u cud make it... We're happy about it... Simple!

kco's picture
Activity Score 56

creo que el mensaje es claro, simple y funciona, me gusta!!!

CurryJ's picture
Activity Score 955

@bad astronaut - 'Come as you are' while being a headline that would work just as well, I doubt it would convey the same warmth and feeling of acceptance that the current headline does - an approach that is very relevant to a church ad.

I think; therefore I am

EdU SiLvA's picture
Activity Score 15

este funciona pero los otros dos no

mgriff21's picture
Activity Score 592

I can understand why maybe a prisoner might be there .. but why a pair of nudists or hockey player? I don't get these. sorry

I'm here doing this, but feel I should be there doing that. But to do that, I have to be doing this. Does this make sense or do I have to explain that?

julian84's picture
Activity Score 102

i think it would more interesting if there's a gay cuople in the shot!