Asian weeks

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August 2008

Outdoor advertisment created by DDB, Finland for McDonald's, within the category: Food.

Asian Weeks till 24th August.

Advertising Agency: DDB Helsinki, Finland
Art Director: Jukka Mannio
Copywriter: Vesa Tujunen
Photographer: Mikko Harma / Kustom
Other additional credits: Mika Wist

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bknowlden's picture
Activity Score 3647

Creative use of media, but this is an insulting rash generalization.

Guest's picture

holy shit that is offensive.

miko1aj's picture
Activity Score 3086

would You please explain why?

marcel7's picture
Activity Score 996

Would you please explain how they crimp the corners if the poster is behind the glass? And who does that?
Sorry, I don't get it...

Favete's picture
Activity Score 365

Do you see the fat lady in the back? She did it!!!

Nah, it's just a reference of the use of the media, to explain that it will be crimped, it's not that every day it crimps itself.

miko1aj's picture
Activity Score 3086

let's better assume that You're ironic.

Wordnerd's picture
Activity Score 6692

i guess the pictures are just the 'making of' to explain the idea. and this is a one-poster-idea - you will never get the poster guys to fold every poster that way. and for a one-poster idea this is rather weak for me, sorry

Guest's picture

there was quite many of these posters all over Helsinki, executed like this. so not just one...

Guest's picture

i like it. not offensive, really, more winky.

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why offensive?

TrainRunner's picture
Activity Score 225

because its a stereotype.

Guest's picture

Love the idea, great simple idea ...well done guys.

Ad_Man's picture
Activity Score 826

is it really that offensive?
it's like saying mexicans use big hats. of course we don't, but it's not offensive if someone uses that stereotype to talk about mexicans.
new use of media, although there's not a big idea behind it.

Think it for a while.
Then, in anytime, it will come to your mind as an idea.

Davosk's picture
Activity Score 4815

I totally agree with you.
Political correctness nowdays is out of control. The mere mention of someone elses nationality or cultural practice and you're branded a racist. Stereotypes do exist but shhh, we musn't mention them even if we are one.

Women may shop more than men,
Scottsmen sometimes wear kilts,
some Asian people wear pointy hats
and dogs do chase cats.

This idea is ok but by no means offensive or derogatory.
I am from Australia and if I saw an ad with a bloke wearing a cork string hat, teasing a crocodile while drinking a xxxx, I would think it's a naive representation not a racist one.

I'll probably cop shit for this comment.

Guest's picture

ignorant and small-brained!

Guest's picture

WTF is that?
Vietnamese or Japanese?

Guest's picture

It's an OK idea, but please, tell me how is it possible for the lady in the background to stand motionless for all three frames?

Guest's picture

she's talking on the phone

cmotan's picture
Activity Score 189

its da same pic...

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Vietnam alone don't represent Asia, unless you are talking about Vietnam spring rolls burger..

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Dale's picture
Activity Score 370

I like the use of the media to make it a part of the ad. It's not a brilliant idea or groundbreaking, but it's effective and much better than most McDonalds work I've seen. I have a feeling they're a tough client to try to be innovative with.

I find the comments about it being offensive perplexing. Are you actually offended or is this an offense by proxy? I suspect they're being offended vicariously for someone, somewhere who might find it offensive.

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izmild's picture
Activity Score 770

Good idea to use media creative. The placement should be in 3 step of gradience...

luispiter's picture
Activity Score 2756
Guest's picture

hahaha. c'mon guys. lighten up. this is pretty witty.
i'm all ASIAN (chinese malaysian) and in no way i find this offensive.

Guest's picture

yeh right,like we still wear these hats, the first thing that come to your mind is asian ..? no way ..

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Guest's picture

dude who sits around just waiting 2 do somthin like that?its ttly bogis

Billoughsby's picture
Activity Score 5144

Genius or Corny. I say corny. It failed to get there.

That's it.

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Alabi Oluwaseun
Activity Score 12

My name is Alabi Oluwaseun from Caleb university its a good and awesome collection