Ambient & Guerrilla


Ambient or Guerilla ads


Dentsu Utama - Ideas on the move (self promo) ambient - Malaysia

Ha! I love this! Dentsu Utama Kuala Lumpur recently moved offices, and since they are an idea agency, they needed a giant moving box crate type thingie just to move all those ideas with them.


Mail and Guardian - Roboku mailer - DM, South Africa

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg created this mailer for the Mail and Guardian. With it, they've invented what is likely the most mind-boggingly difficult game ever - Roboku. Aaargh!
They explain:

In order to seek out the future bright talent of the journalism industry, the Mail and Guardian sent out a direct mailer to the near graduates of various tertiary education facilities.
The direct mailer arrived in a with a line written on the lid "If this is for you". Inside the box was a piece of paper that read "Then you are for us". At the back of this paper was a request to send CV's to the Mail and Guardian's HR department. Resting underneath this paper was a Rubik's Cube, but not just any ordinary one. This Rubik's Cube contained six games of Sodoku that needed to be re-assembled in order to be complete, therefore challenging these future journalists and letting them know that only those who are willing to rise up to a difficult challenge need apply for a job at the Mail and Guardian.

Boral - Hippie painted trucks (natural gas) , Ambient branding, Australia

Q: How do you let the punters know that your trucks now run on compressed natural gas, which emit less greenhouse gases?
A: Hippie paint them all, of course!

Agency: Brave, North Sydney
Geoff Corbett (Executive Creative Director)
Yanni Pounartzis (Creative Director)
Annika Johansson (Art Director)
Guy Collins (Copywriter)


The Monterey Bay Aquarium - Penguin cabs and print ads, USA

San Francisco-based advertising agency BuderEngel (BE) has created a new campaign to showcase the renovation of, Splash Zone: Ocean Homes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the nations top attractions, it's all based around the tagline "Some Experiences Follow You Home".

The campaign included stunts, like the one on July 10th when for six hours, ten cabs and police escorts of two bike cops made stops at tourist spots throughout San Francisco with a character in a penguin suit to give out tickets to kids and families. Also, there were penguin-clad cabs driving around San Fran. There's even a competition on: "CBS Sacramento will be hosting a contest where finalists are given a Flip Video Camera and tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to tape their experiences at the Aquarium" - the grand prize? "one week for four to the Monterey Bay Aquarium including accommodation, $100 in gas, VIP tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and dinner". I have no idea how to even begin to spend a week in a Aquarium - that place must be huge.


Tour de France - Cycling billboard - ambient, Australia

"RazorJunior created an advertisement for SBS's coverage of the Tour De France that is an epic 21 day endurance event for one Melbourne cyclist. Through wind, rain and sunshine, the cyclist is pedalling a racing bike connected to and powering a scrolling metrolite from 8:00am to 4:00pm, stopping only for two rest days as per the actual Tour De France event."

Yes folks,"even the ad is an endurance event."


Feed SA - Trolley - ambient, South Africa.

Feed SA is a charity dedicated to feeding disadvantaged people throughout South Africa. TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris says: "We placed decals of hungry begging street children at the bottom of supermarket trolleys bearing the Feed SA website and the line "See how easy feeding the hungry can be?" Any food placed in the trolley would appear to be given to the child."

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Yellow Pages - Darts! - ambient, Canada

Yellow pages and Cossette Communication Marketing are at it again throwing darts around all over Toronto. Won't SOMEBODY PLEASE think of the poor crushed pub tables!?


HSBC - Grass Art at Wimbledon, ambient UK


Travelocity / Zuji Online Travel - The Zuji Beans promotion - Australia

Here's an interesting twist, in order to sell travel, they sold beans. Strategic agency The Hallway teamed up with creative agency Happy Soldiers to promote Zuji travel site. The main positioning for Zuji is "a company that is ‘Helping holidays happen’" so they set out to prove it, by way of cheap beans.

Logic is, that by saving money on everyday items, you can save up some dosh for a getaway trip somewhere fun. To kickoff the campaign, Hallway/Happy Soldiers created "Zuji baked beans" and sold them for just 10c a can. They even opened a few Zuji Bean Shops in Australia’s major cities and set up Zuji Beans stalls all around the country, selling nothing but cheap Zuji Beans. There was also print, outdoor, radio, DM and online ads to let people know about the beans = save for travels connection.


Ryska Posten - Hybrid Hamster car fleet - ambient, Sweden

To announce that "Ryska Posten" delivery services has changed cars, from gas-guzzlers to a hybrid Toyota fleet, Ad Agency KING attached little hamsters to the hubcaps. Not real hamsters, obviously - but little photographs that were weighed down with a bit of lead, inside a photograph of a hamsterwheel, thus when the car moves the hamster stays 'running' at the bottom of the wheel.

Kudos: Axel Isberg Art Director, Pontus Thorén copywriter, Ylva Abrahamsson project leader, photography by Niklas Alm.