Pick & Turkey league (1 Oct 2010)

Which agencies are creating work worthy to be picked by Campaign's team of avid ad watchers and which are coming out looking like a turkey?

PICK OF THE WEEK

 

Maisie McCabe loved the new "Dot" ad by Wieden & Kennedy for Nokia: "The concept and execution of this ‘little’ film is brilliant. The character is very sweet and I love the idea of Dot overcoming the threat by using the wave against itself. The ad set a Guinness world record for the ‘smallest stop-motion animation character in a film’ and is more like a short than a commercial. Ads like this are subtle but very effective, and it even reminded me to explore the unused functions on my own phone."

TURKEY OF THE WEEK

 

Katherine Levy is bewildered by Beta’s first ad for JackpotJoy, starring Barbara Windsor as the Queen of Bingo: "What a bizarre career move from one of England’s national treasures – to leave a successful soap after 16 years and sign up to a cheap-looking ad. The spot makes you feel like you’re watching a tacky take-off of Moulin Rouge on absinthe. Then there’s the bit where she cackles. And she has an astoundingly unoriginal line, ‘Come on boys, show us yer balls’, as two bingo balls are revealed."

 

Pick and Turkey League 2010
Pick tally Agency Brand Campaigns
       
2 RKCR/Y&R  BBC Winter Olympics
    LG E4 Sponsorship
1 Sid Lee  Adidas Star Wars range
1 Sky Creative  Sky Sports Cricket in South Africa
2 Wieden & Kennedy  The DCSF Dangers of alcohol
    Nike World Cup
1 Coy! And AMV BBDO  Creative Circle Ad land
1 Ogilvy  Football Association Anti-homophobia
1 Saatchi & Saatchi  Visa Football sponsorship
2 CHI & Partners  Drench Fish asault course
    Drench Cubehead
2 AMV BBDO  Dpt for Transport Motor bike road safety
    Camelot EuroMillions
4 Mother  Match.com Music shop
    Stella Artois Runaway piano
    Pot Noodle Dancefloor rap
    Ikea Happy Inside
1 The Red Brick Road  Magners Straight
1 DDB London  Marmite Love/Hate
1 M&C Saatchi  Ribena Bursting with fruit
2 WCRS  The Sun Maybe
    SKY Broadband Little Red Riding Hood
3 Adam & Eve  John Lewis With you for life
    Phones4u Defence
    Fosters Mother-in-law
1 TBWA London  John Smith Peter Kay
1 Saatchi & Saatchi  Carlsberg World Cup
1 Brothers and Sisters  iPhone Museum app
1 MCBD  Hovis

Miss chief

1 Poke  Orange

Glastotag

1 Fallon  Eurostar

Animals

1 Gabriele Muccino  Peroni

Senza Tempo

1 Publicis  Renault

The Megane Experiment

1 Droga5  Puma

After Hours Athlete

1 The Red Brick Road  Thinkbox Dog's Home
1 Wieden & Kennedy  Nokia Dot

 

     
Turkey tally      
       
1 Beta  Thomas Cook The Redknapp's holiday
2 DLKW  Halifax employee radio station
    E.ON Cartoon family
2 Publicis Conseil  Renault zero emission cars
    Renault Chesney Hawkes
1 WCRS  Santander Current account
1 Chief TV Manchester  Butterkist Sharing it at home
1 Biscuit Films  Foxy Bingo You're the one that I want'
1 Beattie McGuinness Bungay  Confused.com Haunted by jeans
1 JWT New York  Smirnoff Party in the woods
1 The Red Brick Road  CreditExpert Best credit rating
1 Euro RSCG  Peugeot Kris Meeke
1 Sid Lee  Adidas House party
1 MCBD  Waitrose Spring 2010 campaign
1 Wieden & Kennedy Portland   Nike Tiger Woods apology
1 McCann Erickson  MasterCard Bonnie Tyler
1 Bruce Dunlop & Associates  ESPN Top up TV
1 The Bank  William Hill Football fan
2 Ogilvy  Ford S-Max
    Ford Transit Still loading…
2 AMV BBDO  Mars John Barnes rap
    BT Stunned silence
1 Grey  Pringles Peter Crouch
1 Fallon  SeeSaw Barber shop
1 Quiet Storm  Viva TV channel
1 Karmarama  Nintendo Nintendo DS
2 In-house  SodaStream Re-launch campaign
  In-house  Confused.com Confused
1 Inferno  Keep Britain Tidy Bend over
1 M&C Saatchi  TFL Tube or False?
1 Da Costa & Co  RetarDex Refreshingly, reassuredly
1 Sominex in-house  Sominex Sheep
1 Berlin Cameron  Amazon Kindle Beach
1 Crispin Porter + Bogusky  Burger King The King
1 Beta  JackpotJoy Queen of Bingo