‘Fuck Ya!’: the RMW integrated campaign

If you’ve seen one “Congratulations to the agencies we were involved with” ad in an awards annual, you’ve probably seen them all.

So RMW Music wanted to do something we hadn’t seen before. The result was our first self-promotional sort-of-integrated campaign. A regular ‘ol print ad that drove people to web.

Mavericks, I tell ya.

We took out an ad in this year’s Applied Arts Advertising and Interactive Awards issue (on newsstands now, don’tcha know!) that drove people to this page on the RMW Music website where they would hear RMW’s own special way of saying ‘Congratulations’ to Agency 59, Doug & Serge, CP+B and John St.

You can go to the page, or just listen below. Both ‘explicit’ or ‘clean’ versions were available. You can guess which one I’ve posted here.

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“Fuck Ya” 1:30

In English, it’s ‘congratulations’
In Hindi, it’s ‘subhkamna’
In Hebrew, they say ‘mazel tov’
But we like to say ‘Fuck Ya!’
At RMW, we just say ‘Fuck Ya!’

So ‘Fuck Ya!’ Agency 59
There are 58 agencies numbered before you
but we still think you’re really good

And ‘Fuck Ya!’ Doug & Serge
You make us think of an expensive restaurant
that we couldn’t afford to eat at

And ‘Fuck Ya!’ CP+B
You can Bogusky our Cripsin Porter anytime you want to
if you catch our drift

And ‘Fuck Ya!’ to John St.
If you ever have to move, you’re really really screwed
but you guys are smart and you’ll figure it out

Fuck Ya! Fuck Ya! You guys are in the annual
Super smart warm blooded mammals
Fuck Ya! Fuck Ya! Fuck Ya!
Fuck Ya! Fuck Ya! Fuck Ya!!

Music/Performance: Jim Guthrie
Lyrics: Andrew Bradley

Applied Arts print ad
AD: Daniel Charron
CW: Andrew Bradley

Produced September, 2011


Well, I realize it ain’t exactly Facebook.com of course. However, this little website you’re looking at was set up by yours truly and I think counts as a piece of ‘creative’ for the portfolio.

In the Fall of 2010, after a career of only 15 years, I finally admitted that physical portfolios in a hard black case perhaps were a bit um, archaic (read: old school). So I got online and started putting up my work.

I didn’t want to hire a company to do it because I wanted to able to update it whenever I wanted instead of being at the mercy of some 18 year old kid and his Halo schedule. So I got busy and learned a bit (a very little bit) about how to use HTML and WordPress and here’s the result.

By the way, your computer now has a virus.

With temperatures getting down to -35C in the winter, you’d think drinking tea would come more naturally to Canadians. However — shocker! — Starbucks seems to be known for coffee. So during a freelance stint at BBDO, we were asked to come up with an idea to feature their Tazo teas. It really is a great product and we wanted to push the silk sachet and natural, wholesome ingredients.
John Terry (yes, the Gold Lion winner for ‘Tropicana’, sheesh) and I cooked up this idea ‘Naturally Beautiful’ involving beautiful insects filling the sachets with natural ingredients. Chris Munnik took over the copywriting duties after the idea was approved by Seattle.
Still being rolled out as of January 2011.

GENESIS TEAM: Me, John Terry CW: Chris Munnik CD: Carlos Moreno AGENCY: BBDO

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