Sugar is on the receiving end of some extra attention at the moment for its supposed effects on health and, as this very interesting piece in The Guardian shows, the finger is being pointed at the food we eat and drink we swallow for leading to an average 19kg increase in weight since the mid-’60s. But hey, at least the ad campaigns for these sugary elixirs are cool. Right? Anyway, the next instalment of V’s Motion Project has gone live, with “technology experts, motion graphic artists, dancers, Burundi drummers, guitarists, marching bands and the vocal talent of Brandon Black from The Wyld” banding together to create the track, ‘Can’t Help Myself’. Pull your hoody up, let your pants hang low and download it here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aLyqyd2CiQWho's it for: Health Promotion Agency by DraftFCB and Exit Films.
Why we like it: The last 'ease up on the drink' ads took a fairly serious approach to try and get Kiwis to confront friends about their drinking. The Say Yeah Nah campaign also focuses on the role of friends, but it takes the informal, colloquial and entertaining approach to try and drum home the fact that it's alright for people to say no to the booze. And they can still have a good night out without it, something those well-versed in liquid inhibition removal might find hard to believe.
Who's it for: Red Cross and Y&R, Flying Fish and Blacklist.
Why we like it: Almost like the charity version of String Theory and Buck's gonzo grand prix-winning Metamorphosis, this spot for the Red Cross annual appeal is mesmeric, beautifully made and shows that the organisation doesn't just do the big jobs, it also sweats the small stuff.