an ad in Iran promoting the advantages of wearing a burka
Japan makes working for McDonalds seem fun
Dove Hires Criminal Sketch Artist to Draw Women as They See Themselves and as Others See Them
Gil Zamora is an FBI-trained forensics artist with over 3,000 criminal sketches under his belt. Dove and Ogilvy Brazil hired him to interview and draw seven different women—two sketches of each. The first sketch was based on each woman’s personal description of herself. The second was based on a description provided by a stranger the woman had just met. Of course, the differences are vast. Watching these women come face to face with the version of themselves in their mind and the version everyone else sees is extraordinary. It’s one of the most original and touching experiments to come from the Campaign for Real Beauty in ages, because instead of making faux protests or annoying graphic designers with bullshit filters,they’re actually empowering individual women to appreciate their inherent beauty, and in turn, allowing us all to wonder if we’ve been judging ourselves too harshly. Like all of the best work, the commercial elements are barely there. Beyond the logo, Dove doesn’t even attempt to sell soap. Watch the documentary below, and mini-videos of selected women on the web site. Then enjoy the rousing comments section, where people are already attacking Dove for choosing too many skinny, white chicks.
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gay friendly commercials make me smile on the inside
Another feel-good Coca Cola ad that ran this past Superbowl.
People in Spain thought it was a joke — or a fraud — when a video popped up on YouTube showing what looks like a normal ATM, offering 100 euros ($131) for free — without a bank card. It seemed too good to be true.
The footage appears to be of ordinary people, but it’s unclear when and where it was recorded — or whether the people are actors. NPR has called Coca-Cola to find out where and when the video was shot. But for now, it’s going viral, so we thought we’d share it with you.
[It’s] a stunt by Coca-Cola, part of the company’s “Open Happiness” campaign, which also debuted a hidden camera-themed ad in the U.S. during the Super Bowl.