Monday, December 15, 2008

Ad versus Joke for Vodafone's Network!

Recently I came across two forwards, quite contrastinng to one another. Thought I'd share it here. While the first one is about an ad against using mobile while driving, the next one is contesting the underlying assumption of the ad itself. Hope, you'd find it interesting:

First the AD
"I can't follow you everywhere..."

"Avoid using mobile while driving..."

And the second one: I am posting it in full gory details as I received it for you to not miss out on the feelings that I had while reading it.

Very Shocking.... .
This is a real story of a young college girl who passed away last month in Chandigarh.
Her name was Priya. She was hit by a truck. She was working in a call center. She had a boy friend named Shankar. Both of them were true lovers. They always talked on the phone. You would never found her without handphone. In fact she also changed her cell connection from Airtel to Hutch, so that both of them can be on the same network, and save on the cost. She used to spend half of the day talking with shankar. Priya's family knew about their relationship. . Shankar was very close to Priya's family as well. (Just imagine their love) .

Before she passed away she always told her friends 'If I pass away please burn me with my handphone' she also said the same thing to her parents. After her death, people couldnt carry her body, A lot of them tried to do so,but still cant. Everybody had tried to carry the body, the results were the same. Eventually, they called a person known to one of their neighbours, who can speak with the soul of dead person and who was a friend of her father. He took a stick and started speaking to himself slowly. After a few minutes, he said 'this girl misses something here.' Then her friends told that person about her intentions to burn her with her phone.
He then opened the grave box and place her phone and sim card inside the casket. After that they tried to carry the body. It was then moved easily and they then carried her into the van.

All of us were shocked. Priya's parents did not inform Shankar that Priya had passed away.. After 2 weeks Shankar called Priya's mom.....

Shankar :.....'Aunty, I'm coming home today. Cook something nice for me.
Don't tell Priya that I'm coming home today, I wanna surprise her.'
Her mother replied..... 'You come home first, I wanna tell you something very important.'
After he came, they told him the truth about Priya. Shankar thinks that they were playing a fool. He was laughing and said 'don't try to fool me - tell Priya to come out, i have a gift for her. Please stop this nonsense'.
Then they show him the original death certificate to him. They gave him proof to make him believe. (Shankar started to sweat) He said... 'Its not true. We spoke yesterday.. She still calls me.

Shankar was shaking. Suddenly, Shankar's phone rang. 'see this is from Priya, see this....' he showed the phone to priya's family. all of them told him to answer. he talked using the loudspeaker mode. All of them heard his conversation. Loud and clear, no cross lines, no humming. It is the actual voice of Priya & there is no way others could use her sim card since it is nailed inside the grave box. They were so shocked and asked for the same person's (who can speak with the soul of deal persons) help again. He brought his master to solve this matter.

He & his master worked for 5 hours. Then they discovered one thing which really shocked them....

Vodafone has the best coverage
'Where ever you go, our network follows!!!'

Don't shout at me . . . I am also looking for the person who has sent me this mail....
So what you can should also forward this mail to all your nears and dears...and i enjoyed
HA HA HA HA HA......"""

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Stay Happy & Networked (oops..)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jaago Re! by Tata Tea! The Best Not Dumb ad

I have been waiting for some wonderfully nice ad to start this blog and here I saw it.

Kya connection hai: Chai --> Jaago --> Voter --> Election. One of the best social messages around. The ad doesn't end there, they have a website supporting the mission inn conjunction with an NGO "Janagraha". Pretty interactive I must say.

Good and subtle brand recollection too, which anyways goes without saying because of the name sync between Tata and Tea

Kudos to the agency!!!