London-Based Ambulance Company Releases 'Startling' Commercial

The video, with a surprising twist, encourages people to learn first aid


 
 

Christine Champagne, Fast Company | | Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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London-Based Ambulance Ad Demonstrates Life’s Less Pleasant Surprises

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LONDON -- Viewers who tuned into this past Sunday’s episode of Downton Abbey in the U.K. saw the premiere of a rather startling advertisement for St. John Ambulance, a London-based organization that teaches people how to perform first aid. (Watch the spot before reading further--there’s a twist).

Created by agency BBH London and directed by Benito Montorio of Blink Productions, the spot, which is the centerpiece of a new Helpless-themed campaign, begins on a grim note, with a man visiting a doctor who informs him that he has cancer. We observe as the man shares the devastating diagnosis with his wife, and then the battle against the disease commences.

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London-Based Ambulance Ad Demonstrates Life’s Less Pleasant Surprises


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