Children of The Damned – marketing edition

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I somehow had managed to miss this video from PHD Worldwide until I saw Econsultancy’s summary of The 21 most horrific social media facepalms of 2011. The video messages are valid, they convey points that marketers should be paying attention to. I can understand where the concept for the video was coming from; wisdom from the mouths of children. But the creative execution left a lot to be desired in its tonality, as I was almost immediately reminded of John Wyndham’s novel The Midwich Cuckoos which I had read in school.

The Midwich Cuckoos was adapted into film as the Village of The Damned, the trailer below shows the effect I meant.

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