Ogilvy: Can You Sell a Brick?

Sell a brick, go to Cannes.

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In the spirit of David Ogilvy, OgilvyOne has launched a contest to find the next great salesman— challenging budding pitchpeople to sell a brick.

Invoking David Ogilvy's famous credo "We sell, or else," the agency is seeking to restore glory to the art of salesmanship. Contestants submit a video to Ogilvy's Youtube site demonstrating their promotional prowess by pitching a red brick. Three finalists will be chosen and flown to Cannes at a special session on June 21st, where they will pitch their bricks live. The best salesperson will win a three-month fellowship at the agency. Submissions will be accepted through May 16.

The campaign also features online films demonstrating some of the most important skills of the sell.

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Date
Apr 07, 2010
Agency:
OgilvyOne
Client:
Ogilvy
Executive Creative Director:
Mat Zucker
Creative Director:
Keith Ross
Copywriter:
Rit Bottorf
Copywriter:
Daniel Callahan
Copywriter:
Will Conrad
Copywriter:
Josh Grossberg
Art Director:
Josh Horn
Art Director:
Jill Murray
Art Director:
Ernie Parada
Art Director:
Kodiak Starr
Designer:
Graham Clifford
Typography:
Graham Clifford
Project Management:
Julie DeAngelis
Project Management:
David Urbano
Director:
David Zellerford
Executive Producer:
David Zellerford
Producer:
Barbie Painter
Art Director:
Barbie Painter
Director of Photography:
Joe Victorine
Associate Producer:
Corwin Carroll
Associate Producer:
Moitri Ghosh
Casting:
Elizabeth Jamison
Editor:
Todd Bevan
Editor:
Bradley J. Ross
Graphic Designer:
Fredrik Sundwall
Mixer:
Ken Meyer

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