Thursday Thinky: Bullying, Trends & Politics
Hello, we are interrupting your Christmas, Hanukkah, White Elephant shopping spree, with a much-needed dose of inspiration.
“Why?” you may ask. Well, finding cool gifts can be hard. You can always go for the classics (books, clothes, toys, etc.). You can go the easy route with gift cards. Or, you can just ask your family members and friends for what they want… But, it kind ruins the fun and the surprise, doesn’t it? So, how can you think outside the box?
I don’t know… but the campaigns that are featured in this week’s Thinky definitely tried to be innovative. For some, like the Monica Lewinsky’s anti-bullying ad, the Virgin Velocity use of political trends, and a Wieden + Kennedy art show on lost animal species, it worked big time. For others, like the Diesel/Coca Cola collab or the NBC Universal campaign on LGBT inequalities, the jury is still out.
Anyway, I hope that while going through these examples, you found a few details (an image, a word, a sound), that spark up your creativity to get the best gifts of them all.
Tackling Big Issues
Bullying – “The Epidemic”, a new anti-bullying PSA from Monica Lewinsky & BBDO NY is POWERFUL (Muse by Clio)
LGBT Inequalities – New LGBT acceptance effort highlights shocking inequalities (Campaign Live)
Brands That Caught Our Eye
Virgin – Virgin Airlines’ Velocity brand pokes fun at politics in the US…and the UK (Mumbrella)
Diesel + Coca-Cola – Diesel Links With Coca-Cola on a Recycled Apparel Collection (High Snobiety)
The Many Facets of Design
W+K Amsterdam – Art show pays tribute to lost animal species (Creative Review)
That’s it for today’s Thinky. See you next week!
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