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April 2008

Print advertisment created by JWT, United Kingdom for Nestle, within the category: Confectionery, Snacks.

Have a break. Have a KitKat.

Advertising Agency: JWT, London, UK
Creative Directors: Nick Bell, Russell Ramsey, Howard Wilmott
Art Director: Mark Norcutt
Copywriter: Laurence Quinn
Photographer: Mike Russell
Account: John Mitchell, Nick Jackson

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Guest's picture

Bit basic ain't it?

Jet Propulsion Lab's picture
Jet Propulsion Lab
Activity Score 10679

Finally, an ad that shows the product. And nothing else. Not even a headline. Yet, says what it's been saying for decades...
Clever, boys. Very clever.

I wonder if it would still work without the tag and logo. They've got the logo on each bar, don't they?

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Crisp One
Activity Score 2005


Abra Cadabra's picture
Abra Cadabra
Activity Score 102

I think the "have a break" headline is needed to reinforce the pause button idea.

It's pretty clever, gotta admit.

sold's picture
Activity Score 3305

oh yeah, Jet!

Zlyuk's picture
Activity Score 132

I think it's top of minde for Kit Kate :)
But very good!

Shanty Mathew's picture
Shanty Mathew
Activity Score 130

T.H.E most I-Wish-I'd-Done-It ad of the season.

"Advertising sucks... ever so gently."

"A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself." - David Ogilvy

Guest's picture

check out the JWT Spanish version and you wont feel so bad!

bknowlden's picture
Activity Score 3647

It seems familiar...

klaussnow's picture
Activity Score 1645

can't remember who did it but it was inrelation to the 9/11 twin towers and putting a "pause" on terrorism and stuff.

... its already been done...

kaceres's picture
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mmackinven's picture
Activity Score 1608

Completely different idea...

Jet Propulsion Lab's picture
Jet Propulsion Lab
Activity Score 10679

I don't even know why he put that link up.
People really need to THINK before they start comparing ads...

Tincho's picture
Activity Score 1093

The idea behind is totally different, but the visual is very close. It looks like they "got inpired" from the Nivea Ad.

BozzaNova's picture
Activity Score 49

this ad was long time ago, wasn't it?

well, nick bell were no longer working at jwt since jan last year (2007)
he even got hired at ddb recently.

EGGO's picture
Activity Score 354

I swear I saw it that long ago too.

You have to hate advertising in order to truly love it.

creativekiller's picture
Activity Score 5

very nice and simple.

Fridgerator's picture
Activity Score 458

I posted the exact same execution back along time ago in the exhibition page. Reviews were bad. Hahah

The concept is only as good as the execution.

Blue Koala's picture
Blue Koala
Activity Score 199

it's simple or too simple. i'm not sure.
Just an opinion.

Just an opinion.

gmint7's picture
Activity Score 2675

its nice, but since when kit kat become an economist "smart" image..?

i love it as an ad regardless : )


wildbore's picture
Activity Score 749

good. wil b better wtout that line!

crazydave's picture
Activity Score 114

nice ad, cept it's been done for kitkat years ago. exact copy. not sure if it was singapore, but won awards.

Kateter's picture
Activity Score 2029

yeah, clear idea.

but utterly boring as well...

Shock's picture
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makes me smile!

mrtalented's picture
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zmekyus's picture
Activity Score 120

sorry guys, as much as i like this idea, i have to say this execution has been done x times on all sorts of products...but yes its the right way to go when making an ad id say...good job

funky_frogii's picture
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Infected by a virus called CREATIVE | "And ya I Love Everything" |

Chris's picture
Activity Score 1935

brilliantly simple, amazing it's original too.

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Gilbert Berkam
Activity Score 71

Very nice idea!

chinaski's picture
Activity Score 951

pause is so done. same goes for these kind of analogies. i like seeing fresh things and ways of seeing.
for me, this is just another execution.

Disco Munky's picture
Disco Munky
Activity Score 3890

It's nice, but like has been stated above, this idea may have been done before.

It's still a good use of the visual and ties in perfectly with the product and makes the audience feel smarter for getting the visual "gag".

As much as I hate to say it, the general public are a bunch of fools, but hey, I'm one of them when I'm not at work eh?


"Make a name, or be defamed"

Doin' it for the points

whicked's picture
Activity Score 6

Now who did this ad first? Nivea or kit kat? TBWA did a similar one with Nivea

republique's picture
Activity Score 83

done for kit kat nearly 8 years ago. its in the NYF annual. This execution is nicer though

doworkson's picture
Activity Score 242

this is cool, but twix has been doing the pause sign thing in their tv spots and im pretty sure print for the past year or so already.

sodomy's picture
Activity Score 262

I think I saw it too.

adamrich's picture
Activity Score 48

the best "wish i thought of that" ad so far this year, well done guys. as for all the "seen it before" comments, joe public doesnt study awards annuals, not many people do, it's a winner!

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Jet Propulsion Lab
Activity Score 10679

Okay, I'm starting to nitpick here (because I like the ad), but here's a little art direction thought. (After all, I used to be one.) I think it would've been nice to leave just a tiny little bit of specks of the KitKat bar in the visual. Juuuuust a small bits and pieces, you know?
These bars have just been broken off into two and it just so happened that they "formed" the pause sign, almost like an accident. As opposed to neatly slicing the bars apart with an X-Acto knife and placing them side-by-side just as an anal tabletop photographer would...

That might add a little something to the ad. Nothing contrived, but a little human touch. Because as it stands right now, it feels too.... what's the word here..... sterile?

sodomy's picture
Activity Score 262

This idea has been using for long time.
It's a good idea, but last time I saw was the Nevia pause.
So, if you never saw this idea before, don't worry, because you might be a rookie.
So again, you can search in this website. I'm sure you will see one.
For me, if the copy [paste] ad is a good idea, you can try to do like this and pround.
Thank ^^


booble's picture
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Dudley's picture
Activity Score 77

come on people this has been done at least 3 times for kit kat already plus, oil of olay. Please lay off the old pause, play, and rewind button.

Dudley's picture
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Kateter's picture
Activity Score 2029

hehehe... now we have to ask ourselves: if it's been done before by the same network - is it rip-off or update?


Dudley's picture
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gmint7's picture
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urgh. this sucks then

give 1/9 globe for it


Rahat's picture
Activity Score 10

Classic...I love it.

taygun79's picture
Activity Score 10

We did the same thing in Lowe İstanbul, 3 years before, as an 'İstanbul Metro' poster.

Simple and smart idea!

Guest's picture

This has already been done by JWT Spain!

This is a better version as it has been simplified.The Spanish version had a pause symbol situated between a fast forward and rewind symbol.Still nice though.

Guest's picture

Bit basic ain't it?

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Osama Nofal
Activity Score 211

wow... nice & easy... great job


learning / entertaining

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Siddarth Basavaraj
Activity Score 1673

awesome.. can't help myself from liking it

Love creating ads..