Muffs of 2011

Agency Network: 
November 2010

To raise awareness among home handymen of the importance of wearing hearing protection DDB New Zealand have created their own 'provocative' calendar to appeal to this male dominated audience.Itâs a parody on the thousands of male orientated calendars that already out there, yet at its heart it is a constant year long reminder for blokes to wear their ear-muffs.

Direct advertisment created by DDB, New Zealand for National Foundation for the Deaf, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

Advertising Agency: DDB, New Zealand
Executive Creative Director: Toby Talbot
Creative: Joe Hawkins
Head of Art: Dave Brady
Photographer: Spid
Retoucher: Gordon Moir
Designer: Casey King
Account Director: Jenny Travers

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CuriousPencil's picture
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And the effectiveness of the campaign rests on them finding it hilarious that muff also means vagina? Hmm. Might be a decent single-instance punvert, but I sincerely doubt it'll be suffered for 12 months.

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It also relies on the target market being savvy enough to enjoy the joke.
I'm not sure of how many blue collar workers this is going to leave a lasting impression on.
It really requires someone that is self reflective in their approach to society and I'm not sure if this demographic is it. If it were such things designed at say advertisers I'd see it as a lot more effective.
For instance I could see that on my wall as fun piece that makes you think.

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Roger Keynes
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Now, if some kiwi chucks were wearing thum...! ;)

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Anonymous Author
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Appealing. 12 muffs in a 'ear makes sense, though I do wonder if a single poster is e-muff...

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