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Aerial Awards radio ad winner Nov 2015: Transport for London 'road safety distraction'

Aerial Awards radio ad winner Nov 2015: Transport for London 'road safety distraction'

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November's winners: Will Bate and Curtis Brittles creatives, M&C Saatchi
Judges: Laurent Simon and Aidan McClure creative directors, Adam & Eve/DDB
Winning ad: Transport for London ‘road safety: distraction’ 

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Laurent Simon and Aidan McClure creative directors, Adam & Eve/DDB

We love this ad because…

"Love" is a complicated word but what this ad does well is to take a truth about the way people use their phones while driving and deliver a simple yet convincing argument. If you were driving along while contemplating having a sneaky peak at that sext you received off that random on Tinder, you might think twice. Its strength will be catching people in the act. Good, but not quite as good as "two things at once" written a few years back off the same brief. Now that was love. 

 

Winning ad: Transport for London ‘road safety: distraction’ 

VO1: It was only one text.
From that one mate.
To remind you to meet
At that one place
That does those great burgers
That made you take your eyes off the road.
For just one second.
And plough into that one cyclist.
Killing her instantly.
Destroying her family.          
That one time.
You read that one text.
One risk is one too many. 
Think.

VO2: Transport for London. Every journey matters.

Credits

Title Road safety: distraction
Client Transport for London 
Agency M&C Saatchi 
Creatives Will Bate, Curtis Brittles
Producer Simon Blaxland
Post-production Soho Square Studios
Sound engineers Adam Smyth, Mark Hills 
Voiceovers Alan McKenna, Emma Hignett


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