Monthly Archives: October 2011

Harvey Nichols ‘Sale’ by Y&R Dubai

Brief: To announce the sale at Harvey Nichols.

The annual Harvey Nichols Sale is a highly anticipated event that results in a shopping frenzy as buyers scramble to pick up their favourite items. The latest campaign from Y&R Dubai showcases damaged items from the collection that are now owned by multiple people to convey the aftermath of a sale, and the idea of ‘you break it, you bought it’.

Creative agency : Y&R Dubai
Client : Harvey Nichols
Creative directors : Shahir Zag, Kalpesh Patankar
Copywriter : Shahir Zag
Art Director : Kalpesh Patankar
Planner (creative agency) : Nadine Ghossoub
Photographer : James Day
Agency producer : Amin Soltani
Exposure : Print / Outdoor
Country of Origin : U.A.E.


ING Vysya Bank ambient by JWT Bangalore

The Challenge: ING Vysya Bank has introduced a Savings Account that caters to kids, ING ZING. Our task was to communicate this message to all ING Bank customers as well as other bank account holders who frequent ING ATMs.

The Solution: Instead of creating a regular poster, we placed little kiddie ladders at the foot of all ING Bank ATM machines, suggesting the ATMs could be accessed easily by kids as well. We branded the ladder with Zing and also placed ING Zing leaflets in case they needed more information.

Result: The ATM ambient generated huge interest. Customers with kids called and walked into the bank to make more enquiries. This, along with the rest of the ZING campaign has resulted in more than 25,000 Zing customers since the product was launched in November 2010.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Bangalore, India
Creative Director: Senthil Kumar
Art Director: Akshay Shetty
Copywriter: Rohan Kodialbail

Axe Playboy by 22Feet

The Axe Effect Playboy Mansion

Brief: And and Vh1 Ticket to Ride is having a competition where they will be sending two lucky boys on an all-expense paid trip to attend the Halloween Party in the PlayBoy Mansion

Insight: The first thing you do when you get your hands on a Playboy is to head straight to the centre spread.

Idea: Get to the centre spread in the fastest time and you and a friend could be on your way to the Playboy Mansion

Advertising Agency: 22feet, India
Creative Director: Vinod Moolacherry
Art Directors: Deepu Sasikumar, Seema Parab
Copywriter: Brijesh Jacob
Additional credits: Karthik CK, Girish Mehta, Pulkit Rangwani, Srikanth Mattihalli, Raghunath J, Tom Jose, Shirley D’Costa

Kerala Tourism by Stark Communications, Trivandrum

Creative Director: B R Swarup
Art Director: Haridas B
Photographer: Prabuddha Dasgupta
Concept Note:Extensive research across the last decade amongst travelers to Kerala (more international than domestic) has consistently revealed that “something” happens to them while they are here – something that alters their mindspace.

The triggers for this “something” often include the relaxed “pace” of the destination, the,
‘openness’ and warmth of Kerala and its people, or even the distinctive ‘rawness’ of the land.

The crux of the matter is that everyone seems to remember this trigger. Many are acutely aware of this epiphany, this sudden intuitive leap of understanding, caused by a seemingly ordinary, but striking occurrence.

The campaign is all about this trigger – this moment. In a manner of speaking, the campaign tries to capture the mindspace, with every frame so rooted in reality, that it more than verges on the unreal.