These Cute Children's Hospital Ads Let the Patients Do the Talking

Unscripted Campaign Features Real Pediatric Patients

Published on Jul 07, 2015

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These ads from Ohio's Akron Children's Hospital let the patients do the talking. In the campaign, by agency Marcus Thomas, Cleveland, four to six year old kids, by themselves, are allowed to talk, unscripted, on subjects such as germs, stethoscopes and doctor's tools. All the kids filmed are real patients in real Akron Children's doctors' offices. It's a cute approach that's different for the sector; we're used to seeing sick kids tugging at our heartstrings in ads for children's hopsitals, but these kids are more likely to make us laugh.

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Jul 07, 2015
Marcus Thomas Cleveland
Akron Children's Hospital
Executive Creative Director:
Joanne Kim
Creative Director:
Jim Sollisch
Laura Seidel
Stephanie Burris
Laurie Znidarsic
Agency Producer:
Maggy Lynch
Production Company:
Authentic Films
Kevin Kerwin
Executive Producer:
Kate O'Neil
Director of Photography:
Russell Lee
Director of Photography:
Keith Nickoson
Additional Photography:
Kevin Coyne
Additional Photography:
Kevin Kerwin
Sound Director:
Noel Danemiller
Sound Director:
Steve Guercio
Post Production Company:
Ringside Creative
Alison Collins
Audio Engineer:
Jeremy Schemm
Audio Engineer:
Jay Scott
Online Editor:
Cristin Trosien
Rick Unger

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