Ad Nut
Sep 3, 2018

OOH installation dramatises sneeze threat

We refuse to call this Singapore ad for Redoxon a 'viral video'.

Ad Nut sees a lot of OOH advertising, but rarely finds it worthy of mention. Here's a happy exception: An installation in Singapore's Orchard MRT that visualises spreading germs from a sneeze as a wave of red. Simple. Impossible to ignore. Elegantly simple message.

The ad, by J Walter Thompson Singapore, is for for Bayer's Redoxon, a vitamin C supplement.

As good as this is, Ad Nut recommends covering your mouth when you sneeze and wearing a mask if you're very concerned about getting a cold, because the ability of vitamin C to ward off or reduce the severity of colds is pretty overblown.


Client: Bayer
Media: SMRT
Client Commercial Lead Ch: Jerlyn Lim
Senior Brand Manager: Sit Meifang
Media General Manager: Jeslyn Tan
Media Manager: Serena Zhang

Agency: J. Walter Thompson Singapore
Chief Creative Partner: Farrokh Madon
Creative Director (Art): Minzie Liyu
Creative Director (Copy): Aarti Nichlani
Copywriters: Farrokh Madon, Aarti Nichlani
Art Director: Minzie Liyu, Hasheer Aslam
Director/ Photographer: Geoff Ang
General Manager: Gaurav Lalwani

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