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10 Minutes Without Your Phone Can Provide Water for a Child in Need

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The latest iteration of Droga5′s UNICEF Tap Project (started all the way back in 2007) asks people to put down their smart phones for ten minutes to provide clean water for a child who needs it.

Across the globe, 768 million people lack access to clean drinking water and 1, 400 children die every day from diseases directly related to unsanitary drinking water. Since 1990, UNICEF has been working to provide clean drinking water to those who would otherwise lack access to it. For the past seven years, Droga5 has been helping get the word out via UNICEF’s annual Tap Project campaign.

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This year, visitors to www.UNICEFTapProject.org will be met with a challenge: for every ten minutes they don’t use their mobile phones, UNICEF’s sponsor will provide one day of clean water for a child in need. Currently in its beta phase, the app from Droga5 is scheduled for official launch on March 1st. The way it works is pretty simple: once you visit the site, the app will calculate how long you spend there, with a final tally counted once you touch the mobile device again. For every 10 minutes, a donation will be made by UNICEF’s sponsors, including national sponsor Giorgio Armani Fragrances. Visitors to the site “can also learn more about UNICEF’s clean water initiatives, sign up to be a volunteer and make their own personal donation to help UNICEF provide children with clean water.”

So, if you’re reading this on your smart phone, head on over to www.UNICEFTapProject.org and then put your phone down for a while. It’s for a good cause, and you’re probably on your lunch break anyway. You can live without it for a few minutes. Credits after the jump. Read more

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Ad Pros, Fancy a Facebook Award for Your Mantle?

 

Back in April, Facebook unveiled the Evolution Bureau-built “Facebook Studio,” a digital space where creative marketing types could showcase and archive their work and comment on the work of others.

At the time of its launch, you probably thought Facebook Studio sounded like a neat idea and something you would submit your agencies’ campaign work to once you had a free minute to upload a case study. Then, as you were reading this, you thought, “Oh yeah, that Facebook ad thing I forgot to do,” and visited Facebook Studio’s site to see if other creatives were making use of the portal.

As it turns out, a lot of agencies have been using Facebook Studio, specifically for the purpose of drawing some attention to social media-specific campaigns and pretty custom tabs. And, perhaps to inspire you to post even more work to the FB space, EVB has now rolled out a series of print ads that urge advertising pros to enter the Facebook Studio Awards, which was announced a couple of months back and is yet another opportunity for self-congratulation among those in the industry who like trophies.

 

To refresh your memory, the deadline for submission is December 31, and entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Is the campaign social? Are people and social interactions at the core of the idea? Does it motivate people to share?
  • Does it make full use of Facebook marketing products? Does the campaign take advantage of Facebook’s full potential?
  • Does it integrate with other media? Is the Facebook idea part of a larger multimedia campaign?
  • Does it scale? Is it easy for people to interact with and share your content.

Interested competitors can submit their work here. Check out one more ad and credits from EVB after the jump.

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Mall Shoppers, Gear Up for the “LOLiday Season”

No digitally savvy shopaholic’s visit to his or her local mall over the next month is complete without a new holiday-themed mobile app for download. Fortunately for patrons of Westfield Malls, they now have access to the “LOLiday App,” courtesy of the minds at EVB, who are no strangers to holiday projects.

After downloading the app for iPhone, Android or iPad2,  shoppers can then visit the “LOLiday Card Set” at their local participating Westfield Mall. Here, using the magic of mobile technology and augmented reality, shoppers can insert images of themselves into wacky holiday scenes. Why would the nation’s consumers want to insert themselves into a photo that depicts them kissing a buff, shirtless Santa Claus? Well, ladies and gentlemen, they do it for the LOLZ (see also: “lulz”). And, for those avoiding the mall completely or still incapacitated after suffering injuries from a Black Friday Wal-Mart stampede, a completely new silly photo experience awaits on the LOLiday Cards website.

Remember, a new iPad starts at $499 retail, but LOLZ are free. So, this holiday season, give the gift of laughter, and you might even win $10,000 as part of Westfield Mall’s “Laughing All the Way Sweepstakes.” Participating malls and credits follow after the jump.

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APPA Suggests You Get Your Dog a Dawg

Your dog may love you, but that doesn’t mean your dog particularly likes you. Sure, “Demetrius” (or whatever particularly awful name you’ve chosen to call it) is extremely loyal, protective of you and your family and enjoys joining you for a good jog around the neighborhood. But, believe it or not, this undying loyalty means your dog is probably pretending to enjoy your terrible habits with you. That look Demetrius is giving you while you camp out on your couch for marathons of Storage Wars or “The Kardashians Saves Christmas” isn’t one of happiness or respect; it’s a look of sorrow and pity. Of course, you don’t realize this due to a difficult communication barrier. In conclusion, it might be time to get Demetrius a friend of the same species.

Above is a new spot from agencies EVB and Impetus for the American Pet Products Association that will run online as part of the “Pets Add Life” campaign. A series of spots directed by Daniel Strange, the man behind the lens of Zach Galifianakis‘ bizarre web interview series “Between Two Ferns,” attempts to remind viewers that despite the love you give to your pets, they spend their lives yearning for some enlightened conversation that their owners can’t supply. If FX’s Wilfred has taught us anything, it’s that nothing can beat a grown man relaxing in a dog suit, especially when he’s discussing butt-sniffin’ (it’s the B-E-S-T).  So, if you’ve decided to take the leap and add a pet to your household, consider adding two. Nice work, EVB. Credits after the jump and two more spots (with kitties and lizards) after the jump.

 

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