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Fortis Bank Turkey: 18+ mug, ear pulling

Fortis Bank Turkey mug, ear pulling

So, the brief states, that pulling child’s ear is a traditional form of punishment, or rather correcting someone’s behavior in Turkey. Fortis combined this action with a slogan ‘Credit of those who cannot sit still’, and the general message was that they are targeting into the young, active and unregenerate. Mugs were donated to the local university cafeterias so the effect could’ve been multiplied.
I didn’t got it first time I saw it, but with a second look it gets to you. Maybe I was confused, because there was nowhere to find the Fortis logo, or name of promoted product? I’m assuming, that boy/girl face is displayed on the both sides of the mug, leaving the only place for commercial communication at the bottom of the mug, where the big red logo +18 is placed (maybe it is used by Fortis for communication, don’t know, but I guess that the Turkish inscription around it is the ‘who cannot sit still’ slogan). If it so, it is not the optimal solution. How people will know what exactly the mug is promoting? Did Fortis marketers thought that students will ask each other, hey what does your mug mean? Hardly.
With a third look, it seems, that face is placed only in front of the mug. So the second side is just a giant blank white unused space, or maybe Fortis ID message is there? Without these information it is hard to evaluate. Idea is not bad, especially as it is attached to the local customs (maybe the ear should’ve been larger/more massive). I’d improve it by placing the face under an angle, so it would have come into the horizontal position, when drank, This could attract even more attention.

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