Ogilvy’s provocative ads were a ‘creative exercise’

Did you see the provocative, some have called them “scandalous,” ads Ogilvy ad agency created, which first appeared on Ads Of The World, and then the Silicon Alley Insider blog? One of the ads compared the number of deaths at Pearl Harbor (2,378) to deaths at Hiroshima (170,000). A source at Ogilvy has told Silicon Alley Insider that they were meant to “provoke creative ideas” and “stimulate conversation.” “They were never supposed to be produced,” Nicholas…

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