Dandruff is not appetizing

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January 2010

Ambient advertisment created by Grey, Germany for Pantene, within the category: Health.

STOPS IT: Anti-dandruff shampoo by Pantene Pro-V

Advertising Agency: Grey G2/Group, Düsseldorf, Germany
Chief Creative Officer: Per Pedersen
Creative Director: Jörn Sonnenberg
Art Director: Dennis Wolf
Copywriters: Susanne Dupon, Sascha Dreschinski
Photographer: Björn Giesbrecht
Production: Mathias Renner, Peter Engel

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alexander_bickov's picture
Activity Score 3279

Funny idea

jackmancer2017's picture
Activity Score 6992

It's a nice idea I think, but if it's not appatizing why put salt on your food? That's the only 'false' link here.

And the back saying STOP IT! is a bit screamy for a brand like Pantene.

thedesignaddict's picture
Activity Score 5403

I wouldn't allow this in my restaurant. Why would I want to allow my hungry customers to think, 'Wow, that's disgusting'.

It's a creative wank. Advertising for advertising people.

Jiki ADV's picture
Jiki ADV
Activity Score 23


LeeHarvey's picture
Activity Score 3045

I absolutely agree with thedesignaddict. Sprinkling dandruff on your food is sooo grosssss, eeeeewwwwww!

L. Wiesen's picture
L. Wiesen
Activity Score 1340

Good idea...

Galo's picture
Activity Score 446

The idea is really good, but I still think it needed more time to develop it...

Hibon's picture
Activity Score 3734

agree...I wouldn't allow this in my restaurant.

Simple ideas are the best !

Sven Gali's picture
Sven Gali
Activity Score 845

ewe yuck...So when does dandruff and food ever go together. I think I just lost my appetite.

kingzeus's picture
Activity Score 260


"you are valued for your value so be valuable..."

Guest's picture

muy bueno

feddy_boo179's picture
Activity Score 71

brilliant idea but not so good execution and connection. who's gonna have a delicious meal after seeing this and imaging that they are having real dandruff on their heads ???

Guest's picture

very nice concept but i wish they had chosen a different medium to portray it......

raven's picture
Activity Score 204

I wouldn't put salt on my dish with a salt shaker like that. nice try though...

i have a question's picture
i have a question
Activity Score 73

Good concept. Conveys the message. But Consumers will say - its disgusting.

Guest's picture

Not at all feasible. Nobody would sprinkle dandruff on food, even though it's salt. Idea looks good, but may work on a different medium, maybe print.

Dzsoi's picture
Activity Score 8532

Guest | Tue, 2010-07-06 10:46

Done and done :

Aphex's picture
Activity Score 264

La idea me gusta, pero eso de "echarle" caspa a tu comida... faltó pulir.

"Si eres buen copy, presiona alt + F4"

Cheerriiee's picture
Activity Score 952

Great idea, Good execution, Bad application.

Guest's picture

the idea is good but. how come is salts not pepper and i agree what had said . try to develop it again.

Guest's picture

Nice idea good job

alexander_bickov's picture
Activity Score 3279

Funny idea

Guest's picture

i like it ,, it is really cool

Guest's picture

I think if the holes were sealed, it would make more sense that the dandruff is stopped. No one wants to eat whatever comes out of this shaker anyways.

AssassinX's picture
Activity Score 1329

OMG it's disgusting.

But I like it, LOL

Guest's picture

I want one I collect salt and pepper shakers.

Johi's picture
Activity Score 6

- Good one -

Guest's picture

Wrong idea gone badly astray. What client approved such a bad idea? There are a lot of analogies that "work" in the world which doesn't make them appropriate as an advertising concept. No one bothered to think this through, or ask a real consumer.

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KbxAds's picture
Activity Score 943

salt is salt, people will look at this on their table at the restaurant and chuckle, very few will refrain from using the salt because the print on the outside makes it look like it is dandruff, come on! It's a brilliant idea.