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Toronto’s john st. Uses Simple Analogy to Promote Sustainable Fishing for WWF Canada

Toronto-based, WPP-owned john st. came up with a clever way to spread the message about sustainable fishing for WWF Canada.

In their new 1:16 animated spot they show a tractor with an enormous net engulfing everything in its path as a way of harvesting crops. They then pose the question: “We don’t farm like this. So why do we fish like this?” A bit hyperbolic perhaps, but effective at communicating their message.

The importance of sustainable fishing is a growing issue everywhere, with the disastrous effects of overfishing becoming readily apparent. Yet, it’s also something a lot of people are still uninformed about. Showing unsustainable fishing techniques applied to farming — in a very literal (some may say over-simplified) way — gives an easy to understand visual demonstration of the environmental harm caused by reckless fishing practices, one that anyone can understand. The spot ends by giving viewers an alternative to supporting reckless fishing practices: choosing MSC certified sustainable seafood. Credits after the jump.

Executive Creative Directors: Angus Tucker, Stephen Jurisic
Art Director: Denver Eastman
Writer: Jacob Greer2/2
Producer: Cas Binnington, Mike Hasinoff
Account Service: Melissa Tobenstein, Dorian Burns-Coyne, Amelia MacGregor
Production Company: 1st Avenue Machine
Exec Producer: Nick Litwinko
Producer: Abby Okin
Graphic Artist: Roxy Velez
Conforming Editor: Jonathan Pulley
Animation: Against All Odds
Creative Director: Derek Picken, Niklas Rissler
Exec Producer: Josh Thorne
Producer: Manuela Cripps
Art Director: Johan Idesjö
Animation: Milford Film & Animation
Executive Producer: Johan Gustafsson
Production Manager: Daniel Bystedt
Supervisor: John Roxenhed
Art Director: Jonas Moberg
Look Development: Robert Krupa

Audio: Silent Joe, Orange Lounge
Music Supervisor: Marco DiFelice
Music Licensing – Jane Heath
Audio Co-ordinator – Maggie Blouin Pearl
Track Director – Jody Colero
Sound FX – Vlad Nikolic
Mix: Erich Preston
Song: “Happy Go Luck Me” by Paul Evans, Courtesy Of Sony Music Publishi

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