Wyse Advertising: Hot Potato

Think you can do better? Enter our first annual St. Paddy's Day Mr. Potato Head Contest. March 16 at 3PM.

Advertising Agency: Wyse Advertising, USA
Creative Director: Lane Strauss
Art Director: Steve Lageson
Copywriter: John Trivelli
Photographer: Allen Seremak
Published: March 2012

13 comments

KimKong's picture
KimKong
198 pencils

Clever - it made me laugh. I think it's a creative ad for a branding company.

vote4pedro's picture
vote4pedro
4601 pencils

Done. And I don't even think this one is the original...

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/magimix_xl_newpan_potato

morse's picture
morse
16053 pencils

If done, even better. The whole point is "can you do better?"

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vote4pedro's picture
vote4pedro
4601 pencils

copying the same idea is never better. coming up with a different idea that's better is better.

andylefty's picture
andylefty
4539 pencils

Made me laugh.

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

May I ?

The cropping, at left, at best, is dreadful.
The idea, as theft, is awful, somewhere along the lines of out-of-touch Man Upstairs' outburst like this:

"You people don't have a fucking clue. I want you to see some fucking mirrors. Make me an idea,
something that makes idiots reinforce my ego with Capital Letters."

"You creatives are E I G H T I E S , hear? potato thinkers; there! *There*'s your idea. Now:

make my business a success or you're .... what do you MEAN you RESIGN?

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

Have to apologise for that outburst above. I think I was trying to channel a CD or twelve. Pardon me if I leave this here to look back on in the months to come, decorated with the counterpoints for this series. >leaves<

Hadrons's picture
Hadrons
5743 pencils

It's a contest for people who suffer from potato-head syndrome.

YES - we all can do better.

I don't find any fresh idea, or spark of brilliancy, nor any unique concept, or creativity at all.

I went to their site http://wyseadvertising.com/ and there was nothing impressive there either.

Maybe it is their own internal contest for inspiration that Ivan got a hold of. (maybe they need to drink more coffee to perk up)

THERE'S NO HEAVIER BURDEN THAN A GREAT POTENTIAL

MicheleVirgilio's picture
MicheleVirgilio
2617 pencils

curius

methalla's picture
methalla
36 pencils

Great idea, but I would add nipples was more attractive

ace85le's picture
ace85le
3939 pencils

I think the concept is boring but the execution saves the day.

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kleenex's picture
kleenex
30074 pencils

i love it.

imagineit's picture
imagineit
552 pencils

this is fabulous - wish my potatoes were that hot!

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