4 years ago this December my late mother had a stroke that affected her ability to read. She tried to describe what was going on, but couldn’t put into words how her brain was failing to process the words on the page. She used the phrase “jumbled” on more than one occasion but always said it was more than that. I could never fully wrap my head around what she was going through no matter how hard I tried. All of this leads me to the ad campaign shown below.
This is such a simple concept and executed so well. Produced by BBDO in Düsseldorf, Germany this campaign for Alzheimer’s research visualizes the confusion and fading memories Alzheimer’s patients experience in a way that the average person can instantly understand. Using the metaphor of a jigsaw puzzle reinforces how the memory slowly fades away piece by piece and how finding a cure for Alzheimer’s is truly solving a giant puzzle.
Great imagery, combined with simple and direct copy nail it. The only thing missing is a statement on how the viewer can help the Alzheimer’s Research Initiative.
Agency: BBDO, Düsseldorf, Germany Chief Creative Officer: Wolfgang Schneide Creative Managing Director: Kristoffer Heilemann Executive Creative Directors: Daniel Haschtmann, Tobias Feige Creative Directors: Sebastian Steller, Jacobo Concejo Art Directors: Martino Monti, Dejan Handjiski Jigsaw Idea: Alma Haser Copywriter: Sebastian Steller Post-Production Company: Stefan Kranefeld Imaging Photographer: Stefan Kranefeld
Sometimes the simplest looking things, can be the most complex to produce. The video below is one of them. This features a blend of live action, animation, and stop motion, but the real magic is the seamless editing that took place to pull this off. This TV commercial is for Antartik, a new line of notebooks for Liderpapel. Directed and animated by Lucas Zanotto for BBDO and Passion Pictures London it really demonstrates the attention to detail and craft need to pull this off. There is no mention of an editor in the Vimeo credits so I’m going to assume it is Zanotto. After you watch it, do yourself a favor and scrub the through the video to see the change points.
The liquor packaging business is tough. You need to design something that stands out form the crowd, is memorable, reflective of the core brand, and fits well within the shelving of stores. BBDO was charged with designing limited edition packaging for Czech Republic StaropramenLager. (my beer of choice when I was in Prague) SunInBev asked BBDO to create a design that kept Prague at the heart of the overall packaging. The result is a series of cans that when stacked side by side build Prague’s famous Carls bridge that spans the Danube river. The limited edition Staropramen cans were introduced to Ukraine & Russia in the spring of 2014 with another limited edition launch for the UK and 4 other European countries coming later this year. I love the look of the overall design. The green and cream color reflecting the Staropramen brand, combined with the black line art with the tight engraved look gives this a feeling of fun and sophistication.
It’s been awhile since I posted anything about IKEA. Not because I am anti IKEA, just because I hadn’t found anything new and interesting about IKEA lately. Today, I found IKEA In the Kitchen, an interactive microsite created by Instinct/BBDO for IKEA Russia.
The video is pretty self explanatory, but basically this is a multi-view site that lets users experience the kitchen from different view points and paths. You get to experience the Kitchen from the view point of every character in the story. This site grabbed more than 540,000 page views with click-throughs to the kitchen solutions of the IKEA Russia site.
Nicely done folks. Clever, original, fun, this is why IKEA is so successful with their web promotions.
Client: IKEA Russia
Director: Thorsten Herken
Digital production company: B-Reel