Agency Network: 
May 2007

Creative Director: "Les Six"

Print advertisment created by Y&R, France for Surfrider Foundation, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

The sea is at risk of becoming uninhabitable. Join us before it's too late.

Advertising Agency: Young & Rubicam Paris, Boulogne Billancourt, France
Art Director / Copywriter: Louis Carpentier
Photographer: Corbis

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jorj's picture
Activity Score 638

good campaign

R. Rinaldi's picture
R. Rinaldi
Activity Score 686

So good.

monicamexico's picture
Activity Score 830

It's a stretch - no one believes the ocean is going to completely dry up. If you want people to believe you and take action, you have to be believeable.

Rachel.Mann's picture
Activity Score 450

Clearly I'm missing something here. Why has the ocean dried up? I'm pretty sure global warming suggests the opposite would take effect long before this scenario would, though I understand that this is not what the ad is about. It seems to me like they should have explained WHY the sea is becoming increasingly uninhabitable, which they do in neither the copy nor the art.

getconnected2001's picture
Activity Score 987

This one no fun nor serious.
Good point Rachel Mann.

StuartLittle's picture
Activity Score 466

Is this ad about global warming?

reactor's picture
Activity Score 294

They are not suggesting that the sea is going to dry up. Uninhabitable is the key, because of reasons like oil spill, dumping of industrial and chemical waste etc. etc. And once the sea becomes miserable to live in these guys will be forced to invade land--is the suggestion. I have to agree-this visual is misleading.Looks like driedup sea. The concept is a bit far fetched.


khalsain's picture
Activity Score 264

Agree with Racheal Mann & Reactor

Nat86's picture

The ad is not saying that the ocean as such is going to dry up it is just becoming uninhabitable as it will be too polluted for the sea creatures to live in. They will then have to find somewhere else to live but as they can't live anywhere else but the ocean, no matter which environment they inhabit to they will still die. This is an extremely great ad and it shows the ill effects of pollution to our presious environment.