In work you may have missed last year, here's a crafty campaign from British TV network ITV, which is riding fresh exposure after winning a Silver Lion in Film Craft at Cannes last month. The network's in-house team, ITV Creative, meticulously recreated well-known ads from various advertisers, using knitted wool and stop-motion animation. The commercials aired in a block on Dec. 18 during ITV's annual Text Santa program, which raises funds for organizations like Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish U.K. and Save the Children.
Here's a fantastic ad stunt orchestrated by media agency PHD on Britain's ITV. On Sunday night, the TV broadcaster devoted a whole commercial break during an episode of Dancing on Ice to airing remade versions, done entirely in Lego, of four well-known British ads—to promote The Lego Movie. See the entire ad break here: The first spot was an abbreviated version of the famous 2012 Vinnie Jones CPR ad for the British Heart Foundation. That was followed by 30-second ads, remade practically shot for shot, for Confused.com, BT and Premier Inn. Short promos for The Lego Movie aired in between each of the spots, followed by a proper trailer at the end. Check out the four original ads below. Via Creative Review.
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