By pretty much every measure—New Zealand's medal haul, design and branding, entertaining memes, social media hijinks, overall awesomeness of the host city—the London Olympics were a success. And McCann Worldgroup, the agency chosen in 2009 as the official marketing services provider for the Games, thinks so too, as evidenced by this cheeky print ad proudly announcing that it had lost a client that ran in some of the UK papers.
The text: "After four years dedicated to delivering a successful London 2012, our work here is done. It's an exciting moment, because we now have an Olympic-sized gap in our roster. We're hoping to fill it with brands that want to perform faster, higher, stronger. And with clients that don't wear quite so much lycra."
But it's not over yet. The network, led by McCann London, still has the paralympics on the roster.
In most instances, losing an item is little more than a frustration, but it can be quite a major problem when the said item is a credit card. Usually, the relisation that a credit card is missing is followed by about 20 minutes of manic searching, 30 minutes of concern about where you were pick-pocketed and then the painful recognition that you'll have to cancel the card for security's sake. Then, once the card is cancelled, nothing is quite as annoying as finding the now useless piece of plastic lying in your wardrobe. And given that its app helps users avoid the panic, ASB has released a new spot that takes a quirky look at a more relaxed search for a lost card.