Visa: Metaphors

Unless you're a credit card identity thief—or an opposing linebacker—you don't have anything to fear from Brandon Gorin, Tom Ashworth, Dan Koppen, Russ Hochstein and Matt Light, the New England Patriots offensive l

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Unless you're a credit card identity thief—or an opposing linebacker—you don't have anything to fear from Brandon Gorin, Tom Ashworth, Dan Koppen, Russ Hochstein and Matt Light, the New England Patriots offensive linemen who moonlight as metaphors for the Visa card's robust security features. And to prove just how helpful the athletic metaphors are, interactive agency AKQA tackled the online extension of the original TV spot that introduced them, creating the "Know the Metaphors" website. Visitors can click on the cartoony caricatures of each player to access an animated video that illustrates how the friendly footballers work tirelessly to thwart credit card criminals, ensuring that every cardholder is surrounded in a pocket of protection. Eat your heart out, Tom Brady.
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Credits
Date
Jan 09, 2006
Animation Company:
Acme Filmworks
Client:
Visa
Executive Creative Director:
PJ Pereira
Copywriter:
Rob Lambrecths
Designer:
Jason Apaliski
Creative Director:
Steve Scowden
Project Manager:
Peter Lenn
Interface Engineer:
Kelly Grimes
Flash Developer:
Ziv Marom
Flash Developer:
Luther Thie
Animator:
Miles Flanagan
Agency:
AKQA San Francisco
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