Ashes to ashes

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December 2009

Print advertisment created by King, Sweden for Non Smoking Generation, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

Advertising Agency: King Solutions KB, Stockholm, Sweden
Creative Director: Frank Hollingworth
Copywriters: Nicklas Karlsson, Hedvis Brudkner, Pontus Ekström
Art Directors: Josephine Wallin, Alexander Elers, Lotta Ågerup
Photographer: Peller Bergström
Account supervisor: Lina Söderqvist
Account Manager: Lena Ivarsson
Advertiser Supervisor: Fredrik Söderhielm

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bad astronaut's picture
bad astronaut
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pwucel's picture
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To be Frank, Idea is there but I don't see a non smoking generation. A Philip Morris ash & Philip ash something is missing there to communicate. May be under Philip Morris - RIP– December 1,1920 to December 1,1920 and for Philip, RIP December 1, 1920 to December 2010 so the message is, you got a longer life! Hence it absolutely link to your non smoking generation. sorry if I have wrong brief he he he. Overall 7 stars

munirgee's picture
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Well, sometimes we have to find out the suitable solution. what you say?

Tommy G.'s picture
Tommy G.
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The idea is great, you got something there...but it is not well exploited.
The execution is not original, Everything is floating, no perspective.

TheVuk's picture
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tirthomitro's picture
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they showed me a picture & i laughed
dignity has never been photographed

alexander_bickov's picture
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Hehe, nice!

Marlus Lau's picture
Marlus Lau
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Good idea, the execution could be better. I don't like this background, it seems the ashes are floating.

paumarques's picture
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senzill… efectiu.

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everartz's picture
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this is not a good idea, since burning the dead people isnt applied anywhere in the modern world.. unless they mean "ashes to ashes dust to dust..." which is a part of the funeral rituals but still doesnt hit that hard...

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bubblestheclownfish's picture
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Hey everatrz,

"Since 1973, the number of cremations in North America has more than tripled. Countries such as Japan (97%), Great Britain (70%) and Scandinavia (over 65%) continue to show a high percentage of cremations. It's predicted that by the year 2010, cremations in the US will be close to 40%."

... and that was a year 2000 stat.

I as well plan to be burned up - after they harvest all my organs of course ;-)


everartz's picture
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thanks for the tip..

| everartz |

BananAd's picture
Activity Score 103

Did You tried - "Philip more is", or "Philip is more" or "Philip NO more is" or some?

"Ashes to ashes..."(stolen copy:)

WillyLatasa's picture
Activity Score 616

Poor execution, but good idea!

"Bright ideas bring better results"

satrianee's picture
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second_creator's picture
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good thought


second_creator's picture
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good thought


ryan_anderson's picture
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good thought but direction could be better!

Muhammad Imran's picture
Muhammad Imran
Activity Score 616

Brilliant! idea is clear to me, I'd like to give 8* for sure!

stafro's picture
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good job, Net mind

maashookshee's picture
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its nice one and very smart ... respect it might not work every where ..

eisengrau's picture
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Hi, I thought I should post my interpretation of this ad:


anHiiieeta's picture
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nice interpretation ;)

maxcomuni's picture
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Good idea but BAD production!

eisengrau's picture
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If you are referring to the original, I agree. Look at the ashes for example, they are just hanging in space, being clearly cut out from a different background.
My work however took about 10 minutes to complete :DD

rolling.stone's picture
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good !

but when they are showing ashes, its all about post death, one might not be bothered about his post death realities


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