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Posts Tagged ‘Richard Brim’

adam&eveDDB Shoots Slow-Mo Kitty Pics for Temptations

The latest spot from adam&eveDDB reminds us that our feline friends aren’t just grumpy…and they’re definitely not lazy.

They’re extreme athletes.

The purpose of the ad is to promote client Temptations’ new “Tumblrs” product, or the most effective method we’ve seen for turning cats into dogs.

From the press release, these treats disguised as toys, which are “designed for owners to toss and roll”, can provide you with “a new way to bond” with your kitty. Marketing speak translation: “We created TEMPTATIONS TUMBLERS to help owners easily engage with their cats.”

We get it — and the superimposition of athletes over kittens is a nice aesthetic touch, though we’re dog people through and through.

Now someone please create a product that will stop our puppy from emitting the kind of low-level howl that screams “pay attention to me!” at 5:45 every morning.

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Leo Burnett Turns Little Girl Into Poverty-Fighting Superhero

From Leo Burnett London comes a new spot for development charity Plan International, one that production company Partizan undoubtedly had quite a fun time making.

According to the announce, “Mass Construction” features a young African school girl hurtling through impoverished African housing developments, landing with a shockwave that destroys the old shacks and replaces them with pretty nice looking suburban homes. It’s a pretty awesome superpower, and one made a little clearer when you realize the spot is about educating girls to help fight poverty in developing countries. In fact, for each year a girls stays in school, her household income rises on average 20 percent.

The spot will debut in UK movie theaters on “GCSE Results Day,” which apparently when British lads and lasses aged 14-16 receive their scores on some sort of test that will determine how their educational careers shape up. Says Leo Burnett ECD Justin Tindall, “Poverty often feels like an insurmountable problem and because we don’t know where to start, we simply don’t. The fact that Plan know that girls are the best place to start is so simple and arresting that it demanded a narrative to make people really stop and think about the possibility.”

So, next time your daughter complains about going to school, show her this spot. Sure, she might not quite grasp the entire point, but she’ll a least be a bit more motivated to go. Credits after the jump.

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