The Zimbabwean wins top global creative award

Last night TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris’s campaign for The Zimbabwean won the D&AD’s highest award, and the advertising world’s most exclusive prize, the Black Pencil for Design. This achievement makes the campaign the most awarded in advertising history. 

D&AD President (and Executive Creative Director at AMV.BBDO) Paul Brazier, said of the campaign:

“It’s no mean feat to turn a symbol of oppression into a campaign for freedom of speech. The agency used the worthless currency to send a clear message about the newspaper’s objectives. It’s so simple, but it feels really fresh.”

Check out the video below that summarises the campaign, as well as some stills of the work below.

(Thanks to Charles for sending)

1 thought on “The Zimbabwean wins top global creative award”

  1. Absolute genius. Making a political point and advertising your product at the same time is about as good as it gets. Someone got at that ad agency got a very nice raise. Preferably not in Zim dollars.

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