Beautiful, 1

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July 2008
Scrabble:  Beautiful, 1
Scrabble Print Ad -  Beautiful, 1

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Print advertisement created by Ogilvy, France for Scrabble, within the category: Gaming.

Advertising Agency: OGILVY & MATHER, Paris, France
Executive Creative Director: Chris Garbutt
Creative Director: Chris Garbutt
Copywriters: Arnaud Vanhelle, Benjamin Bregeault, Mihnea Gheorghiu
Art Directors: Antoaneta Metchanova, Alex Daff, Najin Ha
Illustrator: Am I Collective
Art Buyer: Nejma Tazit
Account Supervisors: Benoît de Fleurian, Marie-Charlotte Lafront
Advertiser's Supervisor: Hervé Parizot, Arnaud Roland-Gosseliln, Fabien Delannoy
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Vicomte's picture

Isn´t it the same idea but with a beautiful art direction?

Activity Score 287
Copywriter at Copywriter
Wordnerd's picture

isn't having the same idea though the whole campaign a good thing?

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Grrrr's picture

I guess it would be costly to execute the idea in some other way than simply... drawing it. (in very small type: But if the agency saves something on regular clients... oh well, oh well...)

Activity Score 1961
Guest's picture

Yes. I think you're absolutely right. Though they have made it more cryptic as well as using illustration as well as photography. It won't stop it winning big though, any more than the obvious fact it is an (ahem) initiative that will be seen by more judges than members of the public.

I nominate Scrabble for advertiser of the year at Cannes. Their ad spend? Ummmmmmm

simon.gross's picture

Looks like it. The art is amazing though, you're right.

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Copywriter at Clemenger BBDO
desailly's picture

Beautiful. Really like this.

Activity Score 470
1983's picture

please explain me this idea i dont get it

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imgns's picture

awesom campaign- 1983: scrable its a game of connecting words, if you draw all the words in the same position of the game board, it would look almost like this. :)

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freelance advertising
askon's picture

Scrabble is old, this is as useful as printing ads for VCRs

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-- 9 out of 10 dentists agree that most people will believe any statistic you throw at them.

ska's picture

Art for art's sake. Beautiful. But too clever for its own good. Aimed at Ad people and people who already own scrabble boards.

"Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket." George Orwell

Activity Score 61
Copywriter at Mother |

Shoot the messenger.

Tincho's picture

LOL... the monkey with his banana in the mouth of that "thing" is fkn hilarious.

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Art Director
Frits Harkema's picture

This campaign is one of those milestones in advertising. Before this campaign the ad world thought that ads actually had to be understood. After this campaign won the Grand Prix, all creatives understood: We were wrong! Ads have to be illustrated in some weird way. That is all!

Frits Harkema
Activity Score 713
Mr Hughes's picture

This campaign is fan-fucking-tastic.

Mr Hughes
Activity Score 386
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