Every year, TED compiles a list of its top ten ads worth spreading. And NZTA, Clemenger BBDO and Finch's 'Mistakes' ad, which shows a conversation between two men without enough time to react to a life-changing accident, has made it onto 2014's list.
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“Ideas worth spreading” is the TED mantra, and, after searching the globe for ads it deemed worthy of spreading, the judges have chosen a L’Oréal Paris spot featuring disabled American athlete, actress, and fashion model Aimee Mullins as the most spreadable.
Ads Worth Spreading is TED's initiative to recognise and reward innovation, ingenuity and intelligence in advertising - the ads that people want to see, and share with their friends.
In a world-first for the global phenomenon that is TED, New Zealand’s own TEDx event, which is taking place on Sunday at Westlake Boys High School campus in Auckland, will be streamed live in partnership with TVNZ 7.
Rory Sutherland, vice chairman of Ogilvy Group, takes to the stage at the TED conference to opine on the benefits of intangible value, placebos and how tinkering with perception can be better than trying to fix reality. An erudite and rather comical talk from the quintessential adman about the psychology of marketing. And his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life. Highlight of the speech: his idea to solve the world's environmental problems by making all convicted paedophiles drive Porsche Cayennes.