The United Church of Canada: Russian

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
Published: November 2009

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13 comments

Hibon's picture
Hibon
3731 pencils

So what ?

Simple ideas are the best !

silvi's picture
silvi
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They don´t like sportists? i don´t get it.

matks's picture
matks
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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.

bad astronaut's picture
bad astronaut
544 pencils

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

germanhudders's picture
germanhudders
336 pencils

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
djinnn
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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
544 pencils

Captain Obvious has been smoking too much crack.

Saaina's picture
Saaina
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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
kco
56 pencils

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

CurryJ's picture
CurryJ
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@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.

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EdU SiLvA's picture
EdU SiLvA
15 pencils

este funciona pero los otros dos no

mgriff21's picture
mgriff21
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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
julian84
102 pencils

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

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