An open letter to Innocean and Hyundai

Posted: 25 April 2013 in life

Read this.
Be stunned at corporate stupidity.
Be sickened by cretinous trolls and idiots who think suicide is funny.
Be pleased there is someone like Holly in the world to call them out.
I’m proud to know Holly and applaud her stand against crass advertising.

Holly Brockwell

Dear Hyundai and your advertising agency, Innocean,

This is my dad.

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His name is Geoff. He married my mum in the eighties and had two little girls, by all accounts the loves of his life.

This is the note he left when he committed suicide in his car:

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And this is your new ad.

As an advertising creative, I would like to congratulate you on achieving the visceral reaction we all hope for. On prompting me to share it on my Twitter page and my blog. I would not like to congratulate you on making me cry for my dad.

When your ad started to play, and I saw the beautifully-shot scenes of taped-up car windows with exhaust feeding in, I began to shake. I shook so hard that I had to put down my drink before I spilt it. And then I started to cry. I remembered looking out…

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