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Pantene Chrysalis: You can shine

This 4 minute commercial tells the story of a deaf and mute girl who learns to play the violin against all odds.

Advertising Agency: Grey, Thailand
Executive Creative Directors: Sajan Raj Kurup
Creative Director: Sajan Raj Kurup
Copywriters: Thanonchai Sornsriwichai
Agency Producer: Bee
Director: Thanonchai Sornsriwichai
Production Company: Phenomena, Bangkok
Chief Operating Officer: Shilpa Swaroop
Account Management: Joy

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goosebumps guaranteed.. amazing execution...

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awesome. congrats.

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Prof
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now that is serious sentimental garbage.

Quite really.

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sirvan
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Well done. But does it have to do w/ pantene? Also, why was everyone trying to beat this girl up? Who was the homeless guy? Why did they have her perform in front of a giant fan? ...so many questions.

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"I love some things, and don't love some other things."

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great concept. but really the ad could have been edited further.

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these is way old!!I

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mpared
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this is way old .. i ve seen it ages ago

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Guest

this is from some other business, maybe motion picture, but not an ad.

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j´adore

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no seamos pendejos... que tiene q ver una coa con la otra? chvr la parte feeling pero pantene q tiene q ver ahi?

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I like it. Good entertainment for such a brand.

Me gusta, es entretenimiento y hoy hace falta más de esto en la publicidad. Qué tiene que ver con la marca? La bajada hace link con el tema del brillo del pelo.

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Touching story, cater audience's value from Asian culture background quite well. For me, as a asian audience here, I think, the story touch my heart, so that I can remember this brand.

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Not sure about this one. To me is a cheesy story.

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Literalmente jalado por los pelos! creo que la ejecución es demasiado predecible!

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shampoo and a hearing impaired violinist... awful scenario..

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hagemony
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good film. very touchy. thumbs!

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everartz
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its a long story for me 4 minutes is more than long for the audience to wait for the very ending, although the story is well built but its not gonna work as TVC.
besides this kind of ending is really insulting for such motivated and ambitious girl when the people judge her from the looks of her hair... i dont like the ending but i like the story only.

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They judged her for her playing, not her looks. Pantene just happened to make the commercial and is tagging along on the coattails at the end, it's a bit like an athlete sponcering a sports drink.

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I would love to see any of you making a good TVC like this one. It has some flaws, but is awesome. All of you LOVE to talk rubbish, but I don't see any constructive comment. All of you love to destroy because your little egos need to be fed. If all of you have something better than this, then show it!!! I'm waiting for the day when comments here become HELPFUL to each other. If you don't have anything good or helpful to say, then keep your mouth shut!

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Está precioso, me emocionó. Una historia sencilla audiovisualmente con mucha belleza. Pero es cierto, aparte de que la tipa tiene un pelo precioso, no tiene nada que ver con pantene. más que felicitar a los creativos, felicito a los cuentas por saber venderla.

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We've all watched this knowing it's a Pantene ad, and I think that knowledge diminishes the impact. The tagline at the end—You Can Shine—is powerful here in its simplicity and its double meaning, despite the girl waving her head around in the last few seconds, which is a little distracting. This ad goes beyond the idea of beautiful hair to address an issue we all face at one point or another: fulfilling our potential despite obstacles. They tie it back to the product with the tagline. That is the essence, I believe, of effective advertising.

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cp
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amazing, my eyes were a little wet

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"But does it have to do w/ pantene?"

What does a deaf violinist have to do with shampoo? What do 90% of television commercials have to do with the product they push, other than to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling about the brand?

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Great Direction by Thanonchai Sornsriwichai....Genius

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gravity
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heart touching story with a great direction. however, the effort to connect the story with pantene, especially in last scenes is ruining the whole thing.

it could be a splendid commercial if it was done for a social project, or a brand pushing self confidence and not giving up (like adidas - impossible is nothing.)

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As someone who was picked on in school for being different (I am dyslexic) I can sympathies with her. I especially like at the end where she not only proves the cruel girl wrong, but upstages her by just being herself and doing what she's always wanted to do. I'll remember the brand Pantene just because I was so shocked it was a shampoo commercial and I was happy to see such a posotive and inspiring story line used. Pantene is killing two birds with one stone, morally saying it's okay to be different and economically shocking viewers into remembering it's brand. Really quite brilliant and wonderful.

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