Elmex wanted to promote their anti-cavities toothpaste, under the tagline “Helps prevent cavities” and asked them to find a surprising way to expose it.
They collaborated with the leading bus company in Israel, and printed over 600,000 season tickets (an entire year’s supply). One side of the ticket was a regular season ticket, while the other side looked like human teeth.
Whenever a passenger got on the bus, the driver punched the ticket thus creating a hole in the “tooth”. Over 600,000 people were exposed to the creation of the hole and to the message: “Elmex – Helps prevent cavities”.
Released: August 2009
Brand name: Elmex Toothpaste
Agency: Shalmor Avnon Amichay/Y&R
Advertising Agency: Shalmor Avnon Amichay/Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv
Chief Creative Director: Gideon Amichay
Executive Creative Director: Tzur Golan
Creative Director: Yaneev Avital
Art Director: Nathan Freifeld
Copywriter: Oz Frenkel
Account Director: Adam Polachek
Account Supervisor: Tal Cohen
Account Executive: Revital Levy