If babies sells stuff, crying babies must sell twice as much.

Badland: 

Remember the hubub caused by Jill Greenberg's photographs of crying children? No? Here I'll refresh your memory of what was being said last summer about the "End Times" exhibit - Jill Greenberg is a Sick Woman Who Should Be Arrested and Charged With Child Abuse, and Jill's response. You can view the End Times at Jill Greenberg :: The Manipulator website.

Now pop inside to see some ads that might have been inspired by the End Times. Or they just like crying children.

To the left a campaign from Ogilvy & Mather Shanghai shilling "Freshly made angel hair", created by art director Ng Fan and photographer Connie Hong.

To the right a poster campaign for low-priced supermarket Netto with the motto "always close, never expensive" and a headline suggesting that you should shop less stuff more often, currently running in Sweden. AD agency: Morkman, Ola Mork Art Director, Mia Löfgren copywriter.

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Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Comments (2)

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    bella

    Those Jill Greenberg photos are horrible, but the ads are nice.

    Jul 29, 2007

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