Tide: Grass

Wherever you lose whiteness, Tide gets it back.

Creative Director: Heinze.Iwinski

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Warsaw, Poland
Art Directors: Sylwia Rekawek, Malgorzata Nierodzinska
Copywriter: Justyna Nakielska
Photographer: Lukasz Murgrabia
Mock-up: Slawek Semczuk

November 2011


Shawali's picture
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No one cares about child labor, eye donation or saving the Earth: NO PSA!!! http://adsoftheworld.com/forum/135094

thedesignaddict's picture
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I have no idea what's going on in this ad.

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Jaap Grolleman
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I'm puzzled too. Was the bench just painted?

kleenex's picture
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seems like it.

vote4pedro's picture
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As far as I can tell, the "concept" is that Tide gets your clothes so white, they'll make everything else your clothes touch white. But whatever they were going for, it's not very clear.

Edit: Now that I look at it again, I think they meant the visuals to be more symbolic. As if the white spots are ghosts of the whiteness you're leaving behind. It's one of those ideas that the creative team thinks is perfectly clear. But the average consumer will never understand.

simonds08's picture
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I think the concept is a trading paint type thing... the person picked up some dirt from the bench and therefore lost whiteness in his ass. Also, it was poorly translated and "loose" was supposed to be "lose" - I think?

Either way, it is way too confusing and I now need an aspirin.

ivan's picture

Agency thanks you. It's now fixed.

NicoCiego's picture
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Make that two aspirin.

Spanky's picture
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It's a jigsaw puzzle not worth figuring out.

iambusy's picture
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three asp...


Hadrons's picture
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I like the reverse effects the agency presents - very creative maybe too sophisticated to some... :-))


whitewhite's picture
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I think the idea is a someone lost some 'white' on the bench ( i dont know how) and tide will get the lost white back. (I dont know how)

MicheleVirgilio's picture
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i don't understand...

miko1aj's picture
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Besides hermetical philosophy of this work i wonder how long creatives would have to suffer ads made just for gaining awards. Second thing is – really, if we do ghost-print, can't we be more pushy into some new terrain when it comes to layout and photography treatment? Small logo, delicate typography and just simple picture – it is some sort of cliche ingredients for this kind of stuff.

Wordfruit's picture
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People literally lose 'whiteness' -- on benches and things...

Like other people, I say the concept is too cryptic.

I totally see this, from vote4pedro: "It's one of those ideas that the creative team thinks is perfectly clear."

But it's only clear after you get it. I don't think people will get it quick enough.

hoozn's picture
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Why whiteness? And do black people lose whiteness too? I dont get it. Maybe cos english is not my native language...

who cares? ima play some tunes instead http://www.mixcloud.com/hoozn/

TheWasteBin's picture
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Ok guys, this one's more obvious than it might seem. "Wherever you lose whiteness" as in it fades overtime due to wear, "Tide gets it back." by having a product that's so good it restores the color or "whitness" in this case, to your clothes. At least that's the connection I made. Worked for me. Nothing great though.

jackblack's picture
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I can see the millions of housewives who buy laundry detergent for their homes getting this and rushing out to Target to buy some.

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Milan Solanki
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its for an average consumer, absolutely not bright

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