The 'Let Them Rest in Peace' Campaign Dismisses Ads with Popular Pop Icons

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jun 14, 2013 • References: adsoftheworld
The Miami Ad School hopes to reduce the use of extremely popular pop icons in advertising with the 'Let Them Rest in Peace' campaign. Working in conjunction with Ogilvy Brasil, Miami Ad School called out ad agencies for overusing figures such as Che Guevara, Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein.

Tired of seeing the same references over and over, the ad school challenged advertisers to get more creative. The ad copy of "let him rest in peace" or "let her rest in piece" expresses the school's frustration over the exhaustive use of the dead icons.

In creating a striking campaign disparaging advertising practices, the Miami Ad School is effectively branding itself as an innovative space for advertising education. Stats for Overused Icon Campaigns Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 1,541 clicks in 153 w
Interest: 2.5 minutes
Concept: Popular Pop Icons
Related: 42 examples / 32 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
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