Ad Council Film CHARLES THE CARPET KING by Grey New York

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Industry Charities, Foundations, Volunteers, Public Safety, Health & Hygiene
Media Film
Market United States
Agency Grey New York
Director Brian Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky
Executive Creative Director Rob Baiocco
Creative Director Paul Behnen
Producer Katie Stern, Jason Haymond
Account Supervisor Sophia Donohue
Editor Mike Colao
Production Washington Square Films
Released April 2011

Credits & Description

Category: Public Health & Safety
Advertiser: AD COUNCIL
Product/Service: MEN'S HEALTH PSA
Agency: GREY NEW YORK
Production Company: WASHINGTON SQUARE ARTS & FILMS, New York, USA
Date of First Appearance: Apr 25 2011
Chief Creative Officer: Tor Myhren
Executive Creative Director: Rob Baiocco
Creative Director: Paul Behnen
Agency Producer: Bennett Mccarroll/Jason Duanno
Account Supervisor: Sophia Donohue
Producer: Katie Stern/Jason Haymond
Director: Brian Cassidy/Melanie Shatzky
Editor: Mike Colao
Sound Design/Arrangement: Chris Stangroom/Hobo Audio
Music: Tayler Mclam/Soulcraft Productions
Planner: Margaret Cody
Director Of Photography: Matt Santos
Editing Company: Cosmo St. Editorial
Other Credits: Music Producer: Lee Brooks

English Description
Men are not proactive when it comes their own health care, making them vulnerable to serious health situations that could have been prevented by regular screenings. Men are twice as likely to have gone more than two years since their last contact with a physician and see doctors 28% less often than women. They only visit the doctor when they can no longer ignore the problem and they are not getting routine screenings. What could have been detected and prevented by a simple test becomes a serious issue.

Help men help themselves. Through the Ad Council, the Men’s Health Campaign was developed to motivate men to be proactive about their health by taking regular tests. Through this campaign, men are urged to talk with their doctor about the tests they should have.

The Men's Health campaign uses styling and production quality typically associated with local, low-budget small business TV. This is used to pull the viewer in and then pull the rug out, by suddenly and energetically announcing Stan is "dead" - what? Charles is "dead" - what? And, it could have been prevented by a simple test.