NY Lottery: Play it Safe OOH -- Safety First

DDB's New York Lottery Spots Show You Why You Shouldn't Die

Published on Aug 30, 2013

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The thing with winning the New York Lottery's Win for Life is -- you can't die. DDB New York taps into that reality with a funny spot directed by the Perlorian Brothers. "Paper Cut" features a man who gets a minor (but painful, as anyone who has ever had a paper cut can attest) injury. His wife, however, goes straight into emergency mode.

This is the first time in a few years the NYL has advertised "Win for Life," which recently got redesigned tickets and a new price point.

The campaign includes three OOH ads aimed at "Win for Life" winners that emphasize safety measures they should be taking, including being careful about falling objects, rising objects, rolling objects, flying objects, and basically, "all other objects." (See them all in the playlist to the right.)

There's also a Facebook activation, launching Sept. 2, featuring a Nana who doubles up as a smothering, concerned grandmother, providing tips on living safely (so she can get a piece of those winnings!). The page asks you to let Nana snoop around your profile and peruse to to see if you're living a safe and healthy life.

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Aug 30, 2013
DDB New York
Matt Eastwood
NY Lottery
Mike Sullivan
Rich Sharp
Carlos Wigle
Billy Leyhe
John Marshall
Head of Production:
Ed Zazzera
Walter Brindak
Prod. Co.:
Perlorian Brothers

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