Isn't this ad by Australia Post really good advertising?
We all know the marketing problem - growing irrelevance of 'snail mail' to users of the Internet - which comprises essentially of young people.
As a result, postal services in developed nations had reason to be worried about their future. Add to that their monopolistic nature that had made them complacent about survival being given a reality check by specialized service providers.
Coming back to the ad, what is refreshing in it is the beautiful execution that more than supports the strategy - position 'paper mail' as the way to make an emotional connect.
Which is what effective advertsing, i feel, is about. Using creativity in aiding strategy to solve a problem. Makes you want to be in advertising. Makes you want to write a letter.