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Chocolate anyone?

Balloon optional...

Balloon optional...

Now, I wasn’t keen on the TVC, but this is great piece of work from Cadbury, a home page take-over on MSN UK. Good online display ads are few and far between, but this one is a corker as its;

  1. Engaging, the playability factor is high (watch lots of people move their ‘brows, just like the ad)                                          
  2. Technically brilliant, the simple web-cam synch is seamless (at the click of a button, the ad synchs to your webcam, allowing you to show us what you’re made of. If you’d rather, you can watch the kids ‘brows dance instead)
  3. Simple. The spot has been aped by people from all over (including Lilly Allen / Alan Carr of the Sunday night project, and a host of other celebs). Giving Joe Punter an official brand forum to do the same is a wise move.

Only downside?

Its a bit late, as people have been aping the spot for weeks.

Just spend 5 minutes on youtube and see how many you find. I appreciate Cadbury may have wanted to encourage a second outlet to engage with the brand after the initial wave of interest, but the gap between the TVC launching and this could have been a little shorter…

Still great work that utilises the power of the channel incredibly well.

Iain Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And is still sticking with Green and Blacks…

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Chocolate anyone???

Children and animals...

 Well, the Cadbury / Fallon entertainment wagon rolls onto our screens (be that computer or TV), yet again.

Hot on the success of the outstanding gorilla and trucks TVC’s, we now have eyebrows. And I’m sorry to knock an ad I’m sure many of you love dearly, but I have this nagging feeling that the pressure is now on….

Cadbury are clearly loving the work /Fallon (their agency) are bringing them and I’d surmise after the gamble they all took on gorilla, Cadbury are willing to trust their agency and work very closely with them in order to get the best possible work out the door. An eye on the awards cabinet, as well as the engagement barometer…

Cadbury made it clear that if the job of advertising was to inform or to entertain; they were firmly opting for the latter. And what a storming start, gorilla and trucks were massive blog / YouTube hits (a useful and swift barometer when looking to chart the ripple effect), as I am sure eyebrows will be too.

But this one just has that slight nagging rumble of the difficult album; the one where the band just didn’t quite agree at every turn. The one where the really great riff that could have lifted the song to the number one spot for 8 weeks instead of 1 got slightly lost somewhere between the mixing desk and the coked up lead singers diva-ish hissy fits…

Don’t get me wrong, it’s far better than the vast majority of ads out there. But I’m just not quite sure this one lives up to the hype of its predecessors; this watercooler moment will be a lot more fleeting than those which came before…
The balloon is its saving grace. She rocks, we need MUCH more of her. In fact, I reckon she could carry an ad on her own next time (Fallon, feel free to give me a call).

Big things will be expected in the next chapter of the glass and a half full productions.

And I for one hope the next one is a stormer. With or without the balloon…

Iain Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And is learning the fine art of eyebrow dancing…

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