Every so often we’re asked to conjure up all our creative juices for something that appears, on first glance, to be an unwanted product or brand.
You know the type of thing. Something that has either fallen out of favour or you simply can’t see there being a demand for.
These briefs make our hearts skip a beat.
Only when a brand is in that corner, does bravery (or desperation) overrule security and reservation.
It’s shit or bust time.
When there’s nothing left to lose, the brief loosens up.
However, now is not the time to throw all caution to the wind.
If anything, it’s time to apply even more strategic due dilligence.
Checklists and scrutiny are still very much needed, probably more than ever.
After all, there’s now the added pressure of being sat in the last chance saloon with only one round left in the barrel.
Calm heads and experience are required to stop you writing puerile toilet humour or lazily opting for irrelevant shock value that will only serve to attract the wrong kind of attention.
It’s time to create the new.
New channels, new thinking and new excitement.
The sweet spot comes from that feeling of nervousness but not absolute dread – a palpable excitement that doesn’t stray into fear.
A few sleepless nights never hurt anyone but neither did the pats on the back and the reassuring ‘It was never in doubt’ comment.
Want a creative agency to get excited but remain pragmatic about the seemingly impossible?
You know where we are.
We promise to impress you with a mushroom cloud of a solution but of course, also keep you at a safe distance from harms way.