What agency made the original “house hippo” spot? It’s arguably one of most well known Canadian spots but I’ve never seen anyone take credit for it.

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It was SMW. Creatives were Malcolm and Siobhan.


Mine too!


I think it was publicis or whatever agency preceded publicisTO? All those concerned children’s advertiser spots were gold.


I can hear that sound in my head haha

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