Shake It Up : More Than Just the Shakes

Throwing Sydney off balance.

Published On
Aug 22, 2012

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Placing door-stopper style wedges under tables doesn't seem like a huge deal, but Ogilvy Sydney's stunt for the Parkinson's charity Shake it Up is simple and smart enough to warrant a mention. To increase awareness of the disease and make people understand how off-kilter the world can seem when you have the "shakes," wooden wedges were produced with a message: "Thirty Australians are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease every day. But thousands more are affected, from family to friends. You can help stop it at"

The wedges were placed under tables in restaurants and cafes, while cameras recorded people's reactions to the wobbly tables, spilled coffee and how off-balance they felt. As the film shows, the stunt was designed to help start a conversation about Parkinson's, and show that it's more than an old people's disease and it's about more than just the shakes.


Aug 22, 2012
Shake It Up
Shake It Up
Ogilvy & Mather-Sydney
Executive Creative Director/Production:
Brett Howlett
Group Creative Director:
Michael Raso
Mietta Macfarlane
Art Director:
Luke Chard
Executive Producer:
Rob Spencer
Gabe Hammond
Director/Director, Photography:
Peter Bloomfield
Fraser Kelton

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