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May 2011

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Print advertisement created by Ponto de Criacao, Brazil for Smart, within the category: Automotive.

Caption

New smart. With a MHD engine with start-stop function that automatically shuts down the car when idle, saving fuel and protecting the environment.

Advertising Agency: Ponto de Criação, São Paulo, Brazil
Executive Creative Director: Ana Paula Marques
Creative Director: Caroline Freire
Art Director: Cristiano Canguçu
Copywriter: Caroline Freire
Art Directors: Cristiano Canguçu, Nando Zenari, Cassio Tisseo
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Tripioso's picture

do they call it smart? That means it'll trun off in a traffic light, or in a traffic jam? What about waiting for someone to drop in, and the car shuts down while waiting, suffocating you for not having the A/C working.

Sounds more like cumbersome than smart.

Tripioso
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luispiter's picture

me gusta la idea... bien

luispiter
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mediaturge's picture

Maybe, it can be programmable!!?

mediaturge
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Producer/Director at Media Art LLC
Billoughsby's picture

A toaster? Really? And with wings? In hot pursuit of a slice of bread?

Very Freudian. Way beyond me.

Billoughsby
Activity Score 5144
Art Director |

That's it.

kleenex's picture

You must be forgetting the classic Windows screensaver of the same type????

kleenex
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Web Designer/Developer
kurtberengeiger's picture

Please, someone help me. Explain...

kurtberengeiger
Activity Score 7323
Copywriter
adadict's picture

I think they are trying to say that the car is smart by shooting down itself like a compter when is idle, but the comparison is way removed from the car context. Very confusing if you ask me.

adadict
Activity Score 49
Art Director
spinsarah's picture

Surely I'm missing something here...

spinsarah
Activity Score 110
createwitty's picture

how ironic...dumbest campaign for a product calld smart...

createwitty
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ace85le's picture

Did I or did I just walk into a secondary art class.

ace85le
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Kriativity's picture

car and toasters?mind has gone with the wind..

Kriativity
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vurtomatic's picture

Too tenuous an analogy. And to the kids on this site—the visual references an old Mac screensaver.

vurtomatic
Activity Score 364
nerio's picture

that is exactly the first thing I thought of... not sure what the connection is between the car and the toaster though...

here is a video of the screensaver.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwn59R8Mdps&feature=related

nerio
Activity Score 166
Web Designer/Developer
niniasufle's picture

They got the wrong insight... I think they were trying to say that the car might look like a toaster, but better open your mind for all the beneficts that the car has...
Anyway is just my guess... too obtuse+ bad art direction+ wrong insight = this ad.

niniasufle
Activity Score 407
Producer/Director at La Red TV
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