We missed this one, but it’s so right on so many levels.
It taps into a big, big truth.
It cuts through because it’s sooooo simple…
It takes a position, and is inspiring as a result.
It cost almost nothing (apart from the exhorbitant fee Nike payed their agency – which was worth it.)
And (P.S.) the execution is perfect: audio, edit….brilliant.
We read that Sweden has the lowest rate of smoking in the world. Only 11% of adults smoke.
(Having said that, roughly 20% of people use snus, which is like chewing tobacco.)
So, a very low smoking rate – maybe because of initiatives like this one.
This is inventive, newsworthy stuff. It will “keep the pressure on” – keep the issue current.
Will it drive further dramatic change? Probably not.
But we think it’s persuasive in a subtler way.
Smokers will enjoy being reminded that they should give up.
…and that makes a nice change.
“Let’s look at a picture of the planet for no reason.”
If you’ve seen one too many Ted talks, this is for you. Happy Friday.
This is a terrific spot.
It’s a great example of how a constraint in the brief can lead to a great idea. Which is so often the case: it’s a fallacy that the best briefs are wide open, with no limits. Far better to be able to focus your creative energies within a defined area. The constraints often form the bass of the idea itself.
As this spot very ably demonstrates.