Sometimes it’s good to just take a day break and get out of the usual work routine. I’m a B2B technology marketer and it’s a well known fact that B2B marketing is not as sexy as B2C; Think demand generation, pipeline building, account base marketing, thought leadership content marketing, and combine them with in-memory computing, software as a service, omni-channel experience, predictive analytics, these sort of make-you-smart jargons… so some creativity juice sprinkle into my daily work will make my eyes spark.
Spending a 1/2 day at Spikes Asia 2014, did provide me with some sort of inspiration. I’m not talking about the full day seminar or forum, but those creatives that were on displayed, It’s just a shame that an entrance ticket to the hall as Spikes Delegate cost a whopping S$1250 (I’m lucky to have my agency sponsoring my ticket) and will be great these works can be shared to the public.
I walked around many of the creative entries on exhibit and here are the top 10 that caught my attention:
1. Lancôme Advanced Génifique – A Daughter’s Greatest Fear
Agency: Publicis Singapore
“You just look like your daughter!” Tapping on daughter’s greatest fear but mother’s greatest compliment.
Client: Crown Relocations / Salvation Army
Agency: Leo Burnett Hong Kong
Smart idea. When moving house, it’s also a time to give away many of the junks in the house. So Crown provides 2 boxes: One to “keep” and one to “give”. The “keep” boxes are delivered to new address, while the “gift” boxes, will go straight to Salvation Army.
3. How a Newspaper helped stop an epidemic
Client: Mawbima Newspaper
Agency: Leo Burnett Sri Lanka
To help fight against dengue fever, Mawbima published mosquito-repellant newspaper – a newspaper where all the letters coated with citronella essence, a highly effective natural repellent.
Agency: Lowe, Saigon, Vietnam
Dirt is Good is that Big Idea for Omo and Big Idea has that ability to morph into different forms: One of which is this piece of work, by comparing the electronic gadgets that kids obsessed and outdoor.
So when was the last time your kids play hide and seek?
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Singapore
Another campaign idea build on top of “Dirt is Good”. This time round, turning bottle into ‘bucket & digger”.
6. Share my Dabba – A small sticker trying to make a difference
Agency: McCann Worldgroup India
Client: Happy Life Welfare, The Dabbawala Foundation
A share sticker that allow customers to share untouched-uneaten food in their dabbas (lunchboxes).
7. The Digital Fashion Critic – Colourmatic
Client: AS Colour
Agency: FCB New Zealand
A machine which rates your outfit out of 100 and provides expert tips how to look best. Probably I should have this at home.
Agency: Leo Burnett Australia
At the top of pyramid is the consumers. Stop the demand and stop the killing. Simple.
9. Neuro PS – Kindergarten, Primary School
Client: Neuro PS
Advertising Agency:Grey, Beijing, China
My favourite. Take a few more second to get it, but once you get it, you just thought “This is brillant!”.
10. Zhang Xiao Quan – Cut Above
Client: Zhang Xiao Quan
Agency: Y&R, Shanghai, China
Meat doesn’t look more beatiful than this. Creating a Chinese landscape art using meat. Btw, Zhang Xiao Quan sell cutlery, not meat.
Check out the winners here. And as you can see, none of the above make it to the “Gold” or “Grand Prix” category. So that’s the different in opinion between professional jury and layman I guess.