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February 2008


February 4th is March Against the Terrorist Organization FARC. We took the bus stop posters and chained three (3) iconic characters of the Colombian conflict posing as hostages. A woman who reminisced Ingrid Betancourt (hostage for nine years now), a policeman and a farmer, all tied to the posters that held a message as follows: "Since you can do it, go out and march against FARC."

Ambient advertisement created by BBDO, Colombia for OMD, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

Advertising Agency: Sancho BBDO Colombia
Creative Directors: Giovanni Martinez
Art Director: Giovanni Martinez
Copywriter: Hugo Corredor
Other additional credits: Gonzalo Villamizar, Sistole, OMD
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BFB's picture

Could have had a better impact if they were actually inside the bus stop sign and it would've said something like "Hostages are screaming for help, don't look the other way". Or something similar.

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Jd_Uchima's picture

You have a valid point BFB but in context of how hostages are taken and treated by the F.A.R.C this makes a bigger impact.

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Tincho's picture

I agree with JD, this has a bigger impact. If you had it IN the sign it would be ok, but this way you cant skip the add, you HAVE to look at it.

Its a nice concept the one they worked here and in the newspaper about facing the problem. (in the newspaper its more evident)

I think Ambient Ads with social concerns should try to do this... try to make people FACE THE PROBLEM calling their attention in an original way. (its advertising)

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plnnr's picture

Bonito el truchazo, bien llenito de pornomiseria, oportunista, que ansias de ganarse un premio.

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360 grados's picture

mmmmmmmmm, impacta, pero no pasa nada más. burried

360 grados
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spidey's picture

i think this would have been better if she looked more uncomfortable. she's still pretty clean. she doesn't look that abused

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