The 10 Most Impossible Trailers

1 – If The Incredibles was a Christopher Nolan film

 

2 – If Mary Poppins was a Horror Movie (Scary Mary)

 

3 – If Christopher Nolan directed Wall-E

 

4 – If Shining was a brillant comedy

 

5 – If Mrs Doubtfire was an horror movie

 

6 – If Back to the Future was a silent movie

 

7 – If Batman Begin was a comedy

 

8 – If Star Wars was a Tarantino film

 

9 – If Micheal Bay directed UP!

 

10 – If Harry Potter was a stupid teen comedy


Handbuilt by Robots – Collett Dickenson Pearce for Fiat Strada (1979)

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“A visual feast. For the audience in 1979 this was as close to sci-fi as you could get. It was like watching two minutes of the Star Wars movie – no one had seen anything like it before. The ad also makes it seem like lots of care has gone into building the cars.”

One evening in 1979, television viewers who hadn’t gone to the loo in the middle of News at Ten saw something very unusual, a commercial break completely taken up by one ad. It was a two-minute triumph showing a car being put together in a factory, and not a dirty blue overall in sight. The original idea for an ad to promote the new italian car was to use smoke coming out of the Vatican as a sign that a new car had been born. But at the drawing board, writer Paul Weiland remembered an item he had seen on the tv show Tomorrow’s World about the Fiat factory in Italy where cars were put together by robots. He tracked the footage down and decided it could form the basis of the new Fiat campaign. “In Europe the car was called the Ritmo, so I thought… what kind of music can I put with this?” recalls Weiland. “My knowledge of classical music was zilch but I remembered something called Figaro and thought: Figaro sounds like Ritmo! I put this music to it and everyone thought it was great…” If that part was easy, the filming of the commercial turned out to be a nightmare.

Ironically, when the production team led by the director Hugh Hudson arrived at the Fiat factory in Turin to shoot the film they had to run a gauntlet of pickets and burning tyres lit by workers protesting about robots taking their jobs. “When we arrived there, there was a strike, and we got locked in to the factory” recalls director Hugh Hudson. “We were locked in nobody operating, just someone to press the button. All the workers were out but we were in making the film…” “The commercial was quite expensive at that time, around 300.000 pounds” add Paul Weiland, “but they probably lost about seven million in production, because every two seconds we were having to stop the machines!”

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The finished ad had no voice over and ended on a simple caption “Handbuilt by Robots”. Many ad makers believe its intelligent combination of music and camerawork make it one of the best TV commercials ever shown in UK.

Advertising Agency: Collett Dickenson Pearce
Copywriter: Paul Weiland
Art Director: Dave Horry
Director: Hugh Hudson
Production company: Hudson Films

 


Trident – The Chew Life Campaign

If a whole 60-second commercial consisting of clips of gum being chewed sounds boring, then watch this. For Trident, Johannes Leonardo teamed up with director / photographer Britton Caillouette of Farm League to capture over 60 pieces of content of humans and animals simply chewing, then put them together with an awesome soundtrack (an original track from boutique music collective Ski Team) to make this original spot. It’s all part of a campaign by the brand to make gum “cool” again, as part of a wider strategic project by parent company Mondelez

“When Mondelez noticed that gum sales were down, they wanted to boost the whole category. Because advertising and innovation had made gum clinical and utilitarian, they needed an idea that made chewing cool again. So instead of selling gum, we sold an attitude. Based on the insight that there’s too much talking going on and gum stops you from yapping, we decided to bring Silent back. We did so by documenting what we called The Chew Life, a generation of people who don’t feel the need to talk. Who chew instead. The Chew Life was launched during the SuperBowl 2014 (in Nashville).”

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Leo Burnett Italy for WWF: Pets4Pets Project – Advertising thought by kids to get adults thinking

What about asking youngsters, instead of experienced creative directors, to create the strongest communication campaigns?

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Pets4Pets Project  taught little kids the secrets of the advertising industry; inviting them to imagine new social campaigns to help protect the animals they love the most. WWF, together with a team of creatives, photographers, illustrators, film directors, animators, post-producers and speakers helped students at an elementary school experience the whole creative process: from the brief, to the Pre Production Meeting, to the shooting, to going on-air. The result? Well see for yourself in the case video.

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The adventure starts in the classroom, then moves inside the creative agency and finally arrives on a production set. For all the experienced creatives there’s just one strict rule: “never ‘contaminate’ the kids’ ideas”, just offer them the production advice they lack. First Challenge: a print campaign.

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Second Challenge: a TV commercial.

The results

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“From the first sketch on a piece of paper, to 2 TV commercials, 4 radio announcements and 8 print campaigns, ready to go on-air”. For every creative piece, you can see the “before” and “after”: from the kids’ original sketches to the final executions ready to go on-air. One thing is immediately evident: the kids’ work is already 100% creatively effective.
The team of professionals just helped them “translate” their ideas into a language that adults can understand.

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett Italy
Executive Creative Director: Francesco Bozza
Associate Creative Director: Andrea Marzagalli
Creative Team: Andrea Stanich, Sergio Spaccavento, Paolo Boccardi, Alice Crippa, Serena Micieli, Silvia Savoia
Executive Producer: Debora Magnavacca
Year: 2013


The Clowns – BETC Paris for Canal+

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On the 21st of September CANAL+ launches a new channel, fully dedicated to series, which will be automatically included in the subscription.

The campaign, created by BETC Paris, is a tribute to series and their addictiveness – once you start watching you’re dying to see what happens next… This idea was the starting point for the creative team, the same one as behind The Closet and The Bear. The film was shot in Vancouver during the summer. It was directed by Steve Rogers through Wanda and is followed by an outdoor campaign all over France.

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“The idea was to make an intriguing film that creates suspense – you can’t wait to find out how it ends. Just like when you watch a good series.
This was one of the reasons we chose dwarf clowns; in great series there’s often something a bit odd about the unusual characters that makes you become attached to them (a cop serial killer, a depressed Mafioso, a family of undertakers…). – Stéphane Xiberras, CCO and President BETC Paris.

Advertising Agency: BETC Paris
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Stephane Xiberras COPYWRITER : Jean-Christophe Royer
ART DIRECTOR: Eric Astorgue
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR: Damien Binello
STRATEGIC PLANNING: Clarisse Lacarrau, Vianney Vaute TRAFIC : Coralie Chasset
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Wanda
DIRECTOR: Steve Rogers


Thaivertising (15 best thai commercials ever)

Giffarine EQ-10 Skin Care –  Belly Button Face (2003)

Two sons try to get revenge on their mother’s plastic surgeon. He lited so much that her belly button is where her face should be. Family photos will never be the same again if only she had used Giffarine EQ-10 wrinkle cream.

Advertising Agency: BBDO Bangkok
Gold Lion

Soken –  Kill Bill Kill Bill/Tititititanic/X…X…X (2004)

This series show the problems when you play a DVD player. It then recommends a Soken DVD player instead. Kill Bill Kill Bill: the officer man talks to his colleague about the ‘Kill Bill’ DVD. When he is speaking, he is repeating himself again and again. Why? Because his DVD player doesn’t play smoothly. Tititititanic: the office girl talks to her friend at the elevator about the ‘Titanic’ DVD she saw yesterday. However, she isn’t speaking smoothly. Why? Because her DVD player can’t play smoothly either. X…X…X: the Junior Visualiser talks to his co-worker about a Japanese porn DVD. When he is speaking, he freezes up. Why? Because his DVD player is frozen.

Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG Flagship Bangkok
Gold Lion for the Campaign

Samart Ringtones –  Pole Dancing (2004)

In a train, there is a beautiful woman standing and holding a pole. When she bends down to fix her shoes, the “Cherry Pink” ring tone from another passengers mobile starts to ring. The office girl who is in the position of bending while holding the pole suddenly looks just like a stripper pole dancing. The power of ring tone.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand
Bronze Lion

Unif Green Tea –  Worms (2004)

A man and a worm clash over the best tea leaves at the top of a plant.

Advertising Agency: BBDO Bangkok
Gold Lion

Ford Ranger OpenCab –  King Kong (2005)

A giant kingkong hand snatches a banana-laden truck. Playfully the monkey mistreats the truck. The kingkong”s dad arrives, telling junior it’s lunchtime. Junior ignores dad and continues
playing. Dad picks up the car, tossing it away and smacks junior’s ear. Super : In a man’s world you have to be tough.

Advertising Agency: JWT Bangkok
Gold Lion

Krungthai Bank –  Headman Villager Lee (2005)

Having a huge piece of log. Pooyai Lee, a Headman Villager gave his idea to the villagers to produce something, starting with a boat, table set, and a cutting board, and all were failed. Until he was left with the idea to make a toothpick. The morale: “without a thoughful plan, any huge capital can be blown away.”

Advertising Agency: Y&R, Bangkok
Bronze Lion

Scotch –  Date (2005)

A couple are in a restaurant.The girl looks depressed. She tells her boyfriend not to work so hard. She asks if he has some time for her. He put his hand on hers. Suddenly he taps his finger on her hand and moves it around like a computer mouse. Super : Scotch. Antidote for workaholics.

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mother Bangkok
Bronze Lion

Bangkok Insurance –  Tyre/Twister/Robbery (2006)

Bangkok insurance wants to communicate the message “Maximum care” and we created a series of TVCs based on that. The idea is to show that the chance of being lucky in certain accidents or situations is less than 1%. The executions play with people being unbelievably lucky in perilous moments.

Advertising Agency: Creative Juice/G1 TBWA, Bangkok
Gold Lion for the Campaign

Baby Face Foam –  Love Story Campaign (2006)

Decades ago before DVDs, the classic Thai selling method was free outdoor cinema that sold a product during a show. We brought that back… We created “The Love Story” series of 4 episodes that not only sells but also pokes fun a conventional ‘Beauty’ commercials.  Airing schedule: prime time on the two most popular channels in Thailand every Friday, Saturday & Sunday starting from June 24th.

Advertising Agency: Jeh United Bangkok
Gold Lion for the Campaign

The Thai Olympic Fibre Cement –  Shakespearean Gecko (2007)

Sharing the fate of Romeo and Juliet, one lizard sacrifices his life to be with his lover because of the cracked ceiling problem.

Advertising Agency: Publicis Thailand
Silver Lion

Bangkok Life Assurance –  Salesman (2007)

Bangkok life assurance creates brand awareness by focusing on their unique selling point:their salesmen’s sincerity. Consumers normally are disgusted by salesmen but with Bangkok insurance this perception will totally change.

Advertising Agency: Creative Juice/G1 TBWA
Silver Lion for the Campaign

Sylvania Light Bulb –  Pic-Nic (2008)

“Nothing to be scared of if there is light. The light is your true friend”.
This is a story about being scared of the dark. During a picnic in the daytime, a father introduces various kinds of Thai ghosts to his son. He has fun getting to know them. Once the light was off, everything became scary.  After the launch, this television commercial became the “Talk of the town” and has been requested for download by consumers from many websites.

Advertising Agency: Jeh United Bangkok
Gold Lion

D7 Coffee –  Wake up Thailand! (2008)

D7 coffee TVC series were created by tying the functional benefit of coffee with controversial issues in Thailand. D7 coffee stimulates not only the body but also the morality of the person.

Advertising Agency: Creative Juice/G1 TBWA
Silver Lion

Muang Thai Life Insurance –  Bridge (2010)

Shows a family walking along when the father received a phone call from his doctor. He finds out that he has liver cancer. With the family distraught and worrying about how they will support themselves, Muang Thai offers them the assurance they need.

Advertising Agency: JWT Bangkok
Silver Lion

Thai Life Insurance –  Silence of Love (2012)

This commercial asks the audience to stop and think about the immense value of the care that fathers provide to their children and the sacrifices they make in the name of unconditional love. The story is told through the eyes of a teenage girl who feels alienated because of her inferiority complex due to her father’s deafness. She refuses to accept her father’s love and turns to other sources. When met with disappointment she decides to commit suicide. However, her father discovers her in time and does whatever it takes to keep his daughter alive. As she recovers at the hospital she finally comes to the realization that, even though her father is not perfect, his love for her is perfect and that it was herself who overlooked all his parental acts of love. It’s past time to care for those who have cared for you. Thai Life insurance. Caring for Thai lives.

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mother Bangkok
Bronze Lion

 


The throne awaits you, the adverts don’t… (Royal Baby in advertising)

Within hours of the announcement the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had welcomed their baby boy into the world on Monday, a raft of companies took to Twitter advertising their brand along with cute messages of congratulation…

Carling Beer

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Advertising agency: Creature, London
Year: 2013

Pampers

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The diaper maker tweeted out a video stuffed with heart-tugging shots of babies under this headline: Every Little Baby is a Prince or Princess.

The Sun

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Advertising agency: Grey London
Executive Creative Director: Nils Leonard
Creative Director: Dave Monk
Creative Team: Dominic Butler & Jasper Cho

Year: 2013

The Times

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Advertising agency: Grey London
Executive Creative Director: Nils Leonard
Creative Director: Dave Monk
Creative Team: Dominic Butler & Jasper Cho

Year: 2013

Coca-Cola

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The cola giant tweeted out a photo of two toasting Coke bottles, one labeled Wills and the other labeled Kate. The tweet read, “Time for a royal celebration.”

Warburtons

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Advertising agency: WCRS, London
Copywriter: Steve Hawthorne
Art Director: Katy Hopkins
Creative Director: Billy Faithfull
Year: 2013

Johnson & Johnson

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The baby products maker tweeted out a photo of a baby in a bathtub wearing an apparent crown made from baby shampoo bubbles. It also plans to run a print ad in People magazine featuring a baby’s hand holding onto a mother’s finger under the headline: “A parent’s love is the same the world over.”

Oreo

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The cookie brand tweeted out a simple photo: An Oreo and milk-filled baby bottle sitting atop a very royal-looking, plush, velvet cushion. The tweet offers this: “Prepare the royal bottle service!”

Play-Doh

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Magnum

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Starbucks

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Delta Airlines

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Air New Zealand

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Diet Coke

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OXO

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Sony Pictures

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Nintendo

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Lego

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MINI

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Vegas

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Nescafé

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