Among the various winners at the Cannes Lions, there are a few that stand out – they appeal to you in an instant and strike you as a great, relevant, idea that makes sense for the brand and is well executed. I thought I will write a series of posts on such winners. Here’s the third one:
We all have seen the TNT videos that went viral on YouTube: the first one, ‘A dramatic surprise on a quiet square‘ has 45 million views as of date and the second one, ‘A dramatic surprise on a cold day‘ has clocked 11 million views till now. Both these stunts did a great job of bringing alive the proposition that ‘TNT knows drama’. The videos were riveting and share worthy. But how do you bring alive the proposition in a static medium? These print ads do a fantastic job:
Agency: Duval Guillaume Modem, Antwerp, Belgium
What works? The ads leave just a little bit for the viewer to imagine and ‘fill in the blanks’ in his head – the classic advertising principle. So much is said in a telegraphic manner with just three words and a visual. Nice.