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Posts Tagged ‘Ammiel Fazzari’

Beldent, Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi Stage Experiment ‘Disproving’ Gum-Chewing Stigma

I’m not sure where the “myth” that gum-chewing gives a bad impression comes from, but Beldent and Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi set out to disprove it in a social experiment called “Almost Identical,” which was conducted October 1st at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires.

The experiment, conducted under the assumption that such a myth exists, employed five pairs of identical twins. Each pair of twins were dressed and presented identically, with the only difference being that one of the twins was chewing gum. Onlookers were then asked a series of questions about their impressions of the twins, ranging from “Which one seems like he has more friends?” to “Which of these bosses would give you a raise?” to “Which one has a better sex life?” The gum-chewing twin received the more positive answer 73% of the time. Beldent would like that to mean that they’ve proven that “chewing gum doesn’t give a bad impression” but, rather, does the opposite. Obviously, that’s extrapolating a bit much from the limited survey, but this is marketing, not social science. I just feel bad for the twins that had to chew gum all day. That must have been hell on their jaws. Credits after the jump. Read more

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Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a F****d-Up Air Conditioner Spot from Argentina

As the chilly pangs of winter draw nigh, it’s a great time to remember that, hey, if you were living in South America right now, it would now be summer. It’s because hemispheres and weather patterns and poles and the Earth’s rotation and other things I don’t quite understand, but the southern hemisphere experiences opposite weather patterns that we have up north. This is why there is an air conditioner ad in your AgencySpy this morning.

This spot for BGH comes from Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi Argentina. The concept evolves around a creepy voyeuristic shut-in being the personification of an air conditioner. As things end up taking a pretty bad turn around the 45-second mark, it’s hard not to reflect on two things: 1. This spot would never run in the U.S. and 2. Your own demented broadcast concepts will never be made unless you leave the country.

So, as you give thanks this holiday weekend, remember that your life would be so much better in you were in Argentina. Then laugh, because we all know that’s not true. I mean, football, AMIRITE? Credits after the jump.

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