3 outdoor campaigns of note from the WPPed Cream 2016 awards

WPPed Cream – the internal creative awards for WPP group agencies have been awarded since 2007. The categories have evolved over the years to reflect changing times. Thankfully, ‘advertising’ is still a category with awards for print, outdoor and film. Just a decade ago, outdoor was limited to vinyl billboards. But today, the category includes fancy interactive …

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Snickers #hungrymistakes: idea taken to the next level

I love everything about the Snickers ‘you are not you when you are hungry’ campaign. It is based on a great insight, articulated well and the central idea is so ‘campaignable’. We’ve seen some great theme and tactical ads as part of the campaign. A new outdoor campaign takes it to the next level – actually showing people what the downside of being hungry.

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Misereor: The Social Swipe – charity advertising done right

I remember an early lesson from my ex-boss about charity advertising: ask for a specific amount. Instead of saying ‘donate generously’ asking for a specific amount has a better chance of getting a donation. Second, make the response mechanism easy. In advertising, I grew up in the print era where the coupon was a powerful …

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