Tear up the brief and use your instinct to create memorable ads

The article describes how the agency Grey London used Toshiba’s own technology to suggest high-definition TV on a standard TV set, to promote the Toshiba brand.

Tear up the brief and use your instinct to create memorable ads

Nick Southgate

Toshiba's timesculpture ad has been described as “breathtaking and mesmerisingly watchable”, and “an ad that has the industry taking notice”.

When a campaign gets this sort of attention, people ask about the creative process behind it. In this case, it was far from traditional; indeed, following a traditional process would have stopped the ad ever being made.

This article is about why that didn't happen and what we've learnt from it.


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