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First World Problems Anthem

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October 2012
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Film advertisment created by DDB, United States for WATERisLIFE, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

Advertising Agency: DDB, New York, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Matt Eastwood
Executive Creative Director: Menno Kluin
Head of Production: Ed Zazzera
Producer: Lindsey Hutter
Copywriter: Frank Cartagena
Art Director: Sam Shepherd
Director / Editor: Alec Helm
Designer: Juan Carlos Pagan
Motion Graphics: Gina Lin
Music: In The Groove Music

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sebarestless's picture
sebarestless
Activity Score 116

Lame indeed.

talkingisfree's picture
talkingisfree
Activity Score 2712

Nice

dsklan's picture
dsklan
Activity Score 1926

this is so dumb, don't you think people in the first world have serious problems too?
for example this fake-tvc will win no award: you get fired, stressed, depressive, alcoholic, heart attack, finally you will die.... big problems, i think!

Roger Keynes's picture
Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498

I think this ad is meant to polarise people... from those who are human enough to help others less fortunate...
and those who can fuck off and go straight to the die part. That's two problems solved. ;)

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

Joseph_Thomas's picture
Joseph_Thomas
Activity Score 31

Noone's buying that the whole #firstworldproblems trend was serious. It was a joke, ironical, and more effective than this ad!

feysal's picture
feysal
Activity Score 2567

love it sooo much ...i can relate coming from Kenya it definitely hits the problem in the head. Big up to ddb

groovy baby!

miko1aj's picture
miko1aj
Activity Score 3086

great idea. But I think it doesn't need any explanation at the end.

Temple's picture
Temple
Activity Score 11337

Cannes. Stop hating something so good. Yes, first world citizens also have problems but that's not the point.

CrackerJackFlash's picture
CrackerJackFlash
Activity Score 19502

lovely

Nike Diesel's picture
Nike Diesel
Activity Score 13630

Really, really good. Well done.

Gualcor's picture
Gualcor
Activity Score 978

I hate it when they turn memes into ads.

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Victorious's picture
Victorious
Activity Score 95

I agree with you. This whole concept of "firstworldproblems" was most likely created by a 10 year old using his iFunny app. Taking that to this is not creative, embarrassing and totally inappropriate. That phrase continues to be a joke on many of these meme sites and to create a commercial with such a serious topic from something so silly is actually offensive.

sebarestless's picture
sebarestless
Activity Score 116

Lame indeed.

kleenex's picture
kleenex
Activity Score 47571

not bad.

Roger Keynes's picture
Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498

Great.

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

youngilvy's picture
youngilvy
Activity Score 142

Great

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