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Ogilvy & Mather Chicago Crafts ‘Hemingway in 15 Seconds’

Ogilvy & Mather Chicago created an Instagram campaign for The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park adapting three classic Hemingway novels into 15-second videos.

The idea behind the campaign is that, while Hemingway’s novels are rightly considered modern classics, younger generations aren’t reading his work. So The Ernest Hemingway Foundation tasked Ogilvy & Mather Chicago with finding a way to stoke interest in the author, and the agency decided to use the popular Instagram platform. The videos are all fairly tongue-in-cheek, telling the entire plot of each novel — A Farewell To Arms, For Whom The Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea – in a way designed to pique interest in the works.

Director Eduardo Cintron made every second count, as the videos had just 15 seconds to tell the entire plot of a novel. Sometimes the self-effacing humor risks going to far and parodying the work to the point where it undermines it, but for the most part they strike a balance between reverence and irreverence (after all, these are supposed to be fun), with each video ending by directing viewers to the The Ernest Hemingway Foundation’s site. Whether they can get kids to actually read For Whom The Bell Tolls is another story. Read more

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Tuesday Morning Stir

-Former Adweek editor Michael Wolff tells us what he thinks the ad biz is sorely lacking. link

-A little bit of Halls adds plenty of swagger in a new effort from Ogilvy Cape Town (above).

-L.A.-based post-production company Therapy signed multi-disciplinary editor Lenny Mesina to its roster.

-Sir Martin Sorrell says “horizontiality” will be WPP’s focus come 2013. link

-Those damn bots are costing online advertisers $1.5 billion a year in wasted ad spend. link

-Ogilvy Chicago CD/copywriter Andrew Gall and freelance designer/Cramer-Krasselt alum Matt Webb are behind a new chooose-your-own-adventure book dubbed Make Your Own Bucket List. link