Bestads Top 6 of the Week reviewed by Tripp Westbrook, Partner/ECD, Firehouse, Dallas

There are several really nice spots to choose from in this bunch but I'd have to say my favorite was the GettyImages. spot. The spot is a wonderfully simple idea, technically complex, yet does a great job of demonstrating what Getty has to offer. Going all the way to bingo might have been too far, but nice nonetheless. Runner up was a tossup between the Nike spot and the YDA spot. I have to give the nod to the Young Director spot though. Fun idea and well-cast.

I've got to go with the Travel Counselors: Mumbai on this one. It's a nice graphic solve of what can happen if your trip mandates a stopover. And being a sucker for simplicity, this gets the point across without all the usual wordy trappings of most airfare ads. Runner up for me was the Australian Defense Force ad. The spot is visually arresting, powerful and just plain cool to look at.

Much of this group I felt was great, but since I'm duty bound to pick one, I'd say the Cerveza Salta: Rugbeer rose to the top for me. The spot was a fun idea, simply executed and anytime you can induce people to willingly try and dislocate their shoulders in the name of marketing you've done something special. I'm going to say the runner up is Security Service mainly because it gets your attention. And by "gets your attention" I mean it creeped me out.

I liked the Intouch: Car vs. Piano quite a bit. The spot had a very nice use of multiple media to twist a Russian catchphrase and bring it to life. Plus it was something cool for an insurance company and that's got to be worth extra credit, right? Runner up is VW's Electric Cafe. They made good use of a captive audience by having fun with AR, which beats talking to a salesman any day.

Leave a comment

About Campaign Brief Asia

A blog for advertising creatives in Asia. To pass on news or advertise on the CB Asia blog, or to subscribe to Campaign Brief Asia or Campaign Brief Australia/NZ magazines, or The Work 09 Annual, email: Kim or Michael

Latest jobs

Retrieving latest jobs

House rules for commenting

Here are the ground rules for posting comments on stories: This site is a moderated blog. Comments that are seen to be more abusive than witty and/or constructive will not be posted. Obviously, we do not allow 'hate speech' or comments that are seen as a personal attack, defamatory, degrading or prejudicial to an individual or company. Overly abusive language also adds nothing to any discussion and will not be published. On occasions we will be asking people to contribute work, opinions and views on various topics - you are free to disagree, so long as you observe the above rules and remain constructive.