Friday, May 8, 2009

Welcome to Creative Excellence Fridays.

Today's theme -- Boundaries. The web is able to run viral commercials that are purposely designed to be edgy and sometimes controversial so they'll be emailed around endlessly.
But in other parts of the world, such as Britain and certainly Europe in general, they are much more open minded about sex. Yes, even the supposedly uptight Brits have more of a tolerance than North America.

Case in point - this commercial. Who would have thought having Abe Lincoln and the queen "together" would sell financial services. This ran on broadcast television.

To dial it back a bit, just in time for mother's day, a very beautiful, heartfelt commercial, with no sex, just smiles. An exquisite commercial with Pixar quality animation from Brazil.
Coming up on Monday's blog, "Blogs - they're not all created equal" . And later in the week we'll look at Reid Hoffman, founder of Paypal and Linked in. Have a great weekend.

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