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This Billboard Generates Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air
In Lima, Peru, a billboard uses a filtration system to create clean water for the water-starved city--and advertises for an engineering school.
UTEC, the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, Peru, decided to pull off a clever engineering stunt to attract a new class of techie do-gooder students: create a billboard on the Pan-American Highway that generates potable water out of thin air.
Lima is the ideal place for a water-creating billboard. It almost never rains in the desert environment, so there is a lack of fresh water. And yet atmospheric humidity can climb up to 98%, so the air is thick with potential droplets. The billboard contains five generators that churn out purified water through a reverse osmosis system. The system sends water to a tank that can store up to 100 liters per day. As you can see in the video, people are actually using the billboard to get fresh water. In three months of operation, the billboard has produced thousands of liters.
This was a great publicity move for UTEC; the positive community response means that the billboards could eventually be duplicated elsewhere.
After a brutal dog slaughter occurred in San Joaquin, Chile, carried out by municipality workers, the action taken was to upload a video to Youtube showing images of this actions and inviting people to download QR Code collars to put them on the stray dogs of San Joaquin. Which when scanned, denounced the events.
Thus, transforming the same dogs in a mean of protest.Thanks to the noise generated in the media, an investigation and a criminal complaint were achieved against the mayor of San Joaquin Sergio Echeverria, led by ProAnimal Chile, thanks to data received by the citizens and journalists.
A criminal complaint against the Mayor of San Joaquin, Sergio Echeverria.
25,000 Necklaces downloaded.
Creative Direction: Pablo "sativa" Castro
Client: Patricia Cocas, ProanimalChile founder.
Website : www.sativa.cl
Video URL: https://vimeo.com/52238599
Launch Date: 17/11/2011
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As child labor is a worldwide reality, the media chosen to reflect this situation was LinkedIn, one of the largest professional networks on the Internet. This idea, created by Coupé Buenos Aires agency and IURL digital agency, was born when it was detected that LinkedIn does not have a user age limit for creating a profile or generating the job search. Namely, any child can register as a candidate/independent worker without being stopped. The campaign is not intended to damage LinkedIn´s image. This site was simply chosen for being one of the world’s most important professional networks.
Several made-up profiles were open in order to activate this campaign. More than 50 children and 10 companies working with minors in different places of the world were placed on the site. Immediately, all children were connected to hundreds of thousand users through a professional request sent from the site. The people contacted received the request that, symbolically speaking, invited them to accept the reality of child labor or to continue ignoring it.
Professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and opinion liders from around the world have been contacted. The initiative has soon become a topic conversation on social networking sites. Thousands of people have shared the campaign in their walls, on Twitter and on blogs of different languages. International organizations and bodies have joined as well and the world media disseminated the news. The campaign has reached a large viralization with a low budget, generating great awareness results.
We need to start noticing that child labor affects millions of children around the world who do not have access to basic childhood rights. In the same way, it’s still expected that LinkedIn changes its application form making it suitable only for adults. It is intended that this change will apply to social reality as well, aiming to stop child labor going unnoticed.
The International Labor Organization most recent estimate shows that there are 215 million children victims of child labor and that over half of them are involved in its worst different ways, physical, psychological or moral abuse that will cause severe damages for the rest of their lives.
All the children have the right to be protected against exploitation, which hinders their own rights and general development. By entering the labor market prematurely, they are deprived from the access to education, not only for them but also for their families and communities. Education is extremely necessary to rise from the poverty cycle they are immersed in.
Today, there are thousands of companies that make use of child labor as valid currency directly as workforce in their own operations, or indirectly through their suppliers. Acknowledging this situation, each company can co-operate eradicating child labor by controlling their own workforce and suppliers. A childhood free from exploitation is our responsibility.
The children who work:
- Would be the fifth largest population in the world
- Are much more than the total of LinkedIn users
- Are the double of people who watch the Super Bowl.
- Are more than the inhabitants of Brazil.
- Are more people than Germany, England and France together.
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TECHNICAL FILE - THE CHILDREN NOTWORK
Ceo: Pablo Gil
General Creative Director: Coco Olivera
Head of Art: Nicolás Foresi
Copywriter: Nía Martinez
Digital Production: iURL
General Account Manager: Alex Smith
Project Manager: Luciano Sbarbati / Libia Puente
General Art Direction: Veronica Smith
Art Direction & Design: Silvina Molnar
Photo Selection: Ariel Horton
Creative Assistant: Agustin Pelliza / David González
Web Developer: Matias Alvarez Arcaya / Mariana Hernandorena / Germán Lugo Smith
Photography: Latinstock - Julieta Korenman
Client Responsible: Guillermo Caro
Press: Lucía Cozzitorto - Silvio Acevedo
Translation: Vanesa González
Do you remember the pictures of black lungs we were shown at school? Tobacco Body is exactly the same thing done for the iPad age. It is a tool for teachers to show how tobacco changes our bodies. We've been working with Cancer Society of Finland since the inception of our agency cracking the same problem: How do we get teenagers to think critically about smoking? This time we thought about the school world and soon realized that those pictures in the books are still the same. Isn't it time for an update? Can't technology make the shock effect more shocking?
Creative Director: Erkki Izarra
Art Directors: Maria Friedman, Ville Kovanen
Copywriters: Valtteri Väkevä, Jonathan Mander, Anna Lundqvist
Graphic Designer: Pol Sosona
Producers: Krista Durchman, Peggy Petrell
Photographer: Kimmo Syväri
Advertising Agency: 358, Helsinki, Finland
Production company: !noob
accidents because they were not buckled up. Wearing a seat belt
reduces by half the risk of being killed or seriously injured in an
accident. The SAAQ continues its efforts to raise awareness of seat
belt use with ads posted on the Internet as well as in bars and
restaurants. This French-language campaign mainly targets youth age 16
to 24 to bring them to adopt this safety behaviour as early as
possible. If all Quebecers buckled up, 50 deaths and 140 serious
injuries could be prevented every year.
Quebec Automobile Insurance Society
Launch date: 24/05/2012
For Amnesty International’s new film, Cyrille de Vignemont and TBWA
wanted to show that signatures were a powerful symbolic weapon to
protect victims but also to neutralize government sponsored torture.
By showing the prisoner’s body, his muffled perception of sounds,
Cyrille wanted to tell the story in the most sensory way possible. The
ink then comes in with the violence of a gunshot.
For the projection, 4000 liters of ink were used and turned the whole
crew into Avatar-like characters by the end of the shoot, despite
their protective gear.
Director : Cyrille de Vignemont
Dop : Nicolas Loir
Editor : Marc Maborough
Production manager : Yannis Cullaz
Creative directors : Remy Holden and Remy Noel
Copywriter : Arnaud Labille
Art Director : Frederic Durand
Agency Producer : Amer Zoghbi
Sound : ELSE
Post Production : Wanda / Vanessa Koscianski
Website : http://www.wanda.net/
Contact e-mail: email@example.com