Ambient & Guerrilla


Ambient or Guerilla ads


"Babies who sleep here don't always wake up" - spelled out on mattresses

"We felt we needed to do something bolder and more interruptive to get people's attention, because conventional marketing tactics just don't seem to be working," explains Serve Creative Director, Gary Mueller.

TV2 - Blood Water Cooler / Vampire Diaries ambient

Colenso BBDO, Auckland filled water coolers with "blood", placed them in gyms, offices and other public places and promptly grossed everyone out. Oh yeah, it's supposed to promote The Vampire diaries, but could work just as well for True Blood, Dexter or Kotex. Ha ha. ;)

Spring Water NZ helped make this possible, and ever keen on doing crazy-stuff client TV2 of course.


SVA students push the envelope just by entering the school

I'm assuming y'all know the English phrase "push the envelope", meaning to innovate, push the boundaries. So KNARF had this idea to remind the students of SVA what they were doing every day. Images of envelopes with custom-engraved steel push-plates were installed on the school’s doors.
The School of Visual Arts students literally “Pushed The Envelope” while entering and exiting.

Eizo Pin-up Calendar 2010 X-ray
Eizo Pin-up Calendar 2010
Eizo Pin-up Xray
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EIZO Pin-Up 2010 - the X-ray pinup calendar.

We've been mocking and their yearly coffin pin-up calender since way back when the owners wife was featured in it. Now someone had to take this pin-up thing a wee step further. Look at the bones on these ladies.....

EIZO medical imaging high precision displays for the examination and diagnosis of radiographs.
Very popular among craftsmen but quite new for medics: pin-up calendars. At last, one that shows absolutely every detail.


Grey Hong Kong's "'Respect Music" interactive campaign shoots musicians dead

One of the things that we know is competing in Cannes this year is this interactive campaign ‘Let the Music Live On’ from Grey Hong Kong. The campaign had banners showing the likes of Amy Winehouse, White stripes and "what the hell do you think you're doing"-Madonna tempting people to "download now". If one clicked the banner, the musician would be shot and died. The website freemusichk and the facebook group here continued the idea, with the core being that every time you download and album for free, you starve your favorite artist.

Diamond Billboard
Gold Billboard

Diamond Bling & 22-karat Gold Billboard

Diamond Billboard:
Vancouver’s Rethink glued 9,000 dazzling glass “diamonds” to a billboard to promote Science World’s Treasure! exhibit, and to dramatize this fact: compared to most other gems, diamonds aren’t all that rare.


Plastic Pollution Coalition shows us that Plastic is Forever with giant six-pack rings

Vancouver has recently been invaded by sloppy giants that throw their six-pack rings everywhere, especially on iconic sculptures that tourists and locals alike are fond of. No, it's just Rethink Communications making sure that everyone knows what the Plastic Pollution Coalition know, that plastic is forever.

Anyone else play a "wishing game" with these six-pack things? You put your pinkie in the small holes and your friend does the opposite one, you pull until one of you has the final non-broken hole, and that person gets a wish? I dunno who invented that game but there's never been a six-pack ring that made it into the trash unbroken in my house since the 80s. I kill at that game.


The math is simple.

How can we show students that is important to be aware with the environment without being boring?

Showing them that, to have paper, trees needed to be cutted.

The math is simple: more paper, less trees.

And how can it be different? Simple.


Kit Kat really want you to have a break - makes posters that turn into chairs.

Kit Kat want you to take a load off, have a kit kat... And to help you do so they're currently running a poster campaign where the lazer-cut wood posters could be turned into chairs. Strategically placed around large summer events, the chairs soon became the talking point of the visitors.

I bet they till furnish a few students homes. Well done.


"Don't drink and drive" billboard made out of 80 crashed cars

How do you get people to take home the "Don't drink and drive" message, they've heard it all before, billboards seem to have little impact (pardon the pun), dramatic TV numbs us to the gore.... Shalmor Avnon Amichay/ Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv thought "perhaps making the billboard out of actual crashed cars will do the trick?"

80 cars that crashed in accidents
15 tons worth of metal
20 meters tall giant bottle shaped urban construction
1 of the country's busiest highway and intersection
3 months long project – starting today
1,000,000 people exposed to the message every day
1 message:

"Don't drink and drive"