Afrika needs to go faster

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November 2010


Film advertisement created by BBDO, Belgium for 11.11.11, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

Advertising Agency: VVL BBDO, Brussels, Belgium
Creative Director: Jan Baert
Art Director: Seb De Roover
Copywriter: Els Verhofstede
3D: Nozon
Director: Kene Illegems
Production: Caviar Brussels
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CuriousPencil's picture

A strong idea with the loaded dice and the worthy cause, and the idea that it's not a game, all that. But I really can't take my mind off the contact details.

It's all about 11.11.11.
The phone number's ....11.11
The website's

Was there no way to make a consistent use of the numbers? Getting 'triple eleven' into people's minds then diluting it with different incarnations of the number, not an advisable way to get sticky with the audience I think. But that minor gripe aside, still a good looking piece.

Oh, why 11/11/11 in the first place by the way?

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Guest's picture

11/11/11 is the name of a belgian organisation. This commercial was made for 11/11/11.

jackmancer2017's picture

Nice production, sound and visuals go well together but I'm not all that tempted to donate money (which is what it's all about I suppose).

Dot's picture

the idea is not emotional enough. it doesn't really move me.

but it's ok. without being great.

Activity Score 90

Jack Mancer - when he said he was going to collect pencils, they thought he meant One show awards. He didn't.

royschellekens's picture

I really like the dice which shows that (most) Africans don't have access to the opportunities other people do have. But because the idea gets stuck in a game it never touches the real world with its real problems. That's why it doesn't create a emotional connection, i think. I would have preferred a different choice in execution. Apart from that a really nice production and very good job on art direction.

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Dot's picture

I agree that one can speak for the metaphor. It's quite nice. But I would like it more if they would take it further and dò something for the whole issue instead of just 'bringing a message, call for action' and hop, we've got ourselves an ad. imho.

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Jack Mancer - when he said he was going to collect pencils, they thought he meant One show awards. He didn't.

Sushi lover's picture

nice production, but I don't feel myself involved. I get the emotion, but it can't move me to take an action.
I like how it use a dice for the concept. but with the 6 sides of 1s, I am feeling no hope rather than need to be changed.

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Temple's picture

Looks like a rejected idea for Monopoly.

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