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Postby Addadude » Mon, 12 May 2014 2:32 pm

Hi Beeroclock. I very much doubt that this 'ad' originated as a brief from the client.

It is far more likely to have been an 'agency initiative' whereby they approached their client with this idea - and probably even offered to pay for the entire exercise.

While, on the surface there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing this and the concept itself dovetails perfectly with Coke's happiness message, you do have to question the agency's motivation.

Does this one-off exercise genuinely help foreign workers? Doubtful to say the least.

Will it help towards the agency's awards tally? Probably. We'll see in the coming months as it is entered into the Cannes advertising festival.

And yes, the larger international agencies do have significant budgets set aside to invest in these 'initiatives' and enter them into awards.

Now imagine if the agency in question cut it's awards budget by half and invested that money in real, sustained (and sustainable) campaign that seriously attempted to address and resolve this issue.

Far from being a cynic, I believe that great creative ideas can have a profound impact and make a huge difference to causes like this. If they are serious and committed to the cause and not to gaining awards. The awards WILL come if the work is genuinely good but the focus should be on the issue itself.
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Postby Brah » Mon, 12 May 2014 3:35 pm

^this

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Postby Brah » Tue, 13 May 2014 11:07 am

Back-patting article in the bird cage liner on this today

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Postby movingtospore » Tue, 13 May 2014 8:19 pm

Addadude wrote:Hi Beeroclock. I very much doubt that this 'ad' originated as a brief from the client.

It is far more likely to have been an 'agency initiative' whereby they approached their client with this idea - and probably even offered to pay for the entire exercise.

While, on the surface there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing this and the concept itself dovetails perfectly with Coke's happiness message, you do have to question the agency's motivation.

Does this one-off exercise genuinely help foreign workers? Doubtful to say the least.

Will it help towards the agency's awards tally? Probably. We'll see in the coming months as it is entered into the Cannes advertising festival.

And yes, the larger international agencies do have significant budgets set aside to invest in these 'initiatives' and enter them into awards.

Now imagine if the agency in question cut it's awards budget by half and invested that money in real, sustained (and sustainable) campaign that seriously attempted to address and resolve this issue.

Far from being a cynic, I believe that great creative ideas can have a profound impact and make a huge difference to causes like this. If they are serious and committed to the cause and not to gaining awards. The awards WILL come if the work is genuinely good but the focus should be on the issue itself.


I totally agree. Google the Trial by Timeline campaign that a NZ agency did for Amnesty International. Fantastic work, and genuine. Puts this nonsense to shame.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 24 May 2014 1:54 pm

Here is another one coke did, this time for migrant workers in Dubai
same bullshit
a coke cap for a three minute phone call..

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=63 ... =2&theater
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