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March 2010
Original Print Ad -  Haiti


Sorry, Cannes Lions! This year we submitted only this idea, since we decided to dedicate the budget for the competition to the victims of devastating Haiti earthquake.
Advertising Agency: Original, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Print advertisement created by Original, Slovenia for Original, within the category: Agency Self-Promo.

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ek kanya's picture

hahahahaha... this one is gunning for a Cannes and may even win it!

ek kanya
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Kateter's picture

there's only one problem. they didn't donate. and that's a fact.

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jamesrothenburg's picture

And you know this how?

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Art Director
Kateter's picture

I'd know, believe me.

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dsklan's picture

they said they donate the budget, and i guess there is no budget;)

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Art Director at homeshop
tubito's picture

It is good...but speculate with Haiti to win Cannes it's not so great.
even if they did donate, i don't believe they deserve a price. But a mention would be nice. They deserve that for sure

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La Merto, Cordoba, Argentina
sirvan's picture

Agree. If they enter this into any award show, then it's a lie.

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"I love some things, and don't love some other things."

siek two's picture

yes, sorry about that!

siek two
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ganem buenas ideas
Aznev's picture

I agree with siek two.

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veneg's picture

riding on other people's misfortunes for an award really doesn't do it !

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Dev Kumar's picture

Yeah...poor sense and sensibility.

Dev Kumar
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Copywriter at Mumbai
AXAY555's picture

common read the line again it says they dedicated the money which was to be used for submitting more entries to Haiti earthquake affected people. If there are more entries it means more chance to win instead they submitting just 1 entry. they hav actually helped poor people instead of increasing their chance to win this does deserve to get nominated.

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Graphic Designer at rachana sansad college of applied art, mumbai.
jsjv's picture

Well I think they should enter this because they're saying that they haven't invested in a better idea, which they would have, but instead used that money for better use. But by mentioning their good deed they're beating the purpose, but then again if they don't mention this fact, then their ad becomes weak. It's a double-edged sword, I tell you.

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Copywriter at Leo Burnett
dsklan's picture

had they ever submitted an ad to cannes before?!

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Art Director at homeshop
desiideas's picture

Lame! I wanna use some serious cuss words for this one.

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AXAY555's picture

ya go ahead use some seriuos cuss words to those who are helping Haiti earthquake affected people instead of sending more entries to Cannes.

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Graphic Designer at rachana sansad college of applied art, mumbai.
mosho's picture

i didn't get it
does anyone make it clear to me :??

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Graphic Designer at Graphic designer |

Mohamed El Mahdy

reject_subject's picture

"This year we submitted only this idea" - so they'are saying that they did submit, and it ONLY this idea, so, any conversation about will they enter any festival is unnecessary

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Copywriter at Idea Plus Skopje
Marlus Lau's picture

Well, why don't they send something good enough to cannes instead of this crap?

Agree with Tubito: "...but speculate with Haiti to win Cannes it's not so great."

Marlus Lau
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Art Director at Editora O Estado do Paraná / Pós-graduação na Unicuritiba
whatthefudge's picture

Wow, that sucks in all aspects.

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gon_enelcamino's picture

"Sorry cannes lions!"?? come on guys, you are not almap bbdo...

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xcreativity's picture

good one! they might win.. who knows

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Corbeen's picture

so if i am jury i would say I am donating ur award or your short list to some less hypocritical ad.

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chinaski's picture

There's been a hell of an earthquake and these guys are seeking awards, using it... Very humane.

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Don Rapper's picture

Its very bad taste to say that you donated to something, and even more if you are trying to get some award for it.

Just donate and keep to yourself, the world dont need your words, it needs your help.

Very bad ad...

Don Rapper
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Hibon's picture

Cannes is serious .... nice idea but that's all.

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Simple ideas are the best !

Ensamblador's picture

Wrong. Is not right to do things like this this.

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Creative Director at OMM ensamblaideas
Dzsoi's picture

Submitting to Cannes costs money. Having a good idea costs nothing. You are a liar and you are not creative. Anything else you want to say about yourself? Oh, yeah, you want: "Sorry Cannes Lions!" - so you are a pathetic egoist as well. Good self-promo I would say.

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Copywriter at junior copywriter
sintra's picture

surfing on others problems not so cool

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CABAZORRO's picture

otro copy hubiese funcionado...

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Viranica's picture

I don't like it.

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Copywriter at Y&R, Jakarta
Sven Gali's picture

I hope they do win just to see the spin

Sven Gali
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DanielDDB's picture

as long as its generating these controversy like this. it has a big chance

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Art Director at Bates Cosse Lagos, Nigeria
naveedbaloch's picture

and the winner is.....

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Graphic Designer
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