It’s easy to look past people whose lives don’t seem to matter, especially in a crowded city. But first appearances may not tell the whole story. That’s the concept behind Ogilvy Italy’s new spot for NGO Emergency.
In ‘Every Person Matters’ the spotlight is on one of those people that get overlooked and dismissed. It is the story of Jalal, an Indian man who blends into the crowd of city peddlers in Milan. He is trying to sell roses to people gathered on the street and in cafes, all who tell him a stern ‘no’.
When he enters a restaurant, the host tells him they aren’t interested. Just then, Jalal sees a man dining with his wife, short of breath and falling to the floor. Jalal jumps into action and rushes to the man, giving him life-saving CPR.
The tag at the end of the spot states: 'Jalal didn’t just leave a country. He also left a family, a job, a story. Every person matters.'
Chief Creative Officer: Paolo Iabichino, Giuseppe Mastromatteo
Client Creative Director: Lavinia Francia
Senior Art Director: Andrea Sghedoni
Producer: Francesca D’Agostino
Production House: Mercurio
Executive Producer: Francesco Pistorio
Producer: Alessandro Cavriani
Ass. Producer: Lara Biazzi
Director: Gigi Piola
Photography: Alessio Viola
Editing: Romina Bagatin
Post production: Post Atomic
Telecinema: Daniel Pallucca
Original soundtrack: Luca Morelli
Mix & Sound design: Andrea Costantini e Luca Morelli