Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Anyone seen Johnnie?


I'd heard good things about the six minute video doing the rounds for Johnnie Walker whiskey.

It features, or so I've heard, a wonderful storytelling performance from Scottish actor Robert Carlyle.

Sadly when I went looking for the video all I could find was a blank screen where the video used to be.

For some unexplainable reason the agency behind it was not keen for it to be shared.

Weird. Very weird indeed.

Anyone have any idea why BBH would do such a thing?

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5 Comments:

Blogger yan yan said...

The one on adweek is still there Stan. Though no explaination why it was pulled from youtube.

http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2009/08/a-stroll-through-history-with-johnnie-walker.html

8:48 pm  
Blogger yan yan said...

Just read this from one of Adweek reader's comment:

"The decision to close down the Johnny Walker bottling plants in Scotland and move them off-shore has attracted some serious negative PR...don't know if this will combat that and rescue their reputation - especially since the whole campaign is all about the brands Scottish heritage...it'd be like rubbing salt into the wound for the factory workers... "

Maybe that explains it!

8:51 pm  
Blogger Stan Lee said...

Good detective work Y2. Thank you.

10:10 pm  
Blogger Jeffry Pilcher said...

Big ad agencies feel like they deserve extra money to license their work for the web. I'm not joking, I run into this all the time with DDB, BBDO, etc. I want to showcase their work at TheFinancialBrand.com, but I'm repeatedly told "that work was not produced for the web, so I'm sorry but you can't put it on YouTube or show it on your website."

What kind of agency doesn't want the world to see more of its clients' work???

Seriously???

12:16 am  
Anonymous Pete said...

You can still see it here as well:

http://www.scaryideas.com/content/12476/

There were a lot of negative comments on the youtube videos regarding the closing of the bottling plants. I guess they didn't like that so took the videos down.

7:49 am  

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