Switch to latest issue  

Current Issue 15
June 2010

Mail & Door Drops
“Freeze” Blitz Direct 1085 Hamer Street Vancouver BC CanadaV6B 1J4 A postcard was used to engage customers with a simple, yet powerful demonstration of what it feels like to rent movies from a video store in winter. Using thermal ink, the message was revealed by the near-zero temperatures of their freezers and fridges. “Freeze” Blitz Direct 1085 Hamer Street Vancouver BC CanadaV6B 1J4 A postcard was used to engage customers with a simple, yet powerful demonstration of what it feels like to rent movies from a video store in winter. Using thermal ink, the message was revealed by the near-zero temperatures of their freezers and fridges. Bruce’s Whisky Barrel The Jupiter Drawing Room The challenge for the premium whisky brands which Brandhouse stocks and sells (Bells, Johnnie Walker etc) was recession. Consumers were drinking cheaper brands. Both the TV show and the mailer set out to show that there are no chap ways to make a decent scotch. Dirty Envelope Chemistry Communications The first part of the campaign involved an envelope, which landed on the prospect’s doormat splattered with paint, dust and oil, and a muddy footprint right across the middle. A message on the front of the pack asked: “Does your business day look a bit like this?” Dirty Envelope Chemistry Communications The first part of the campaign involved an envelope, which landed on the prospect’s doormat splattered with paint, dust and oil, and a muddy footprint right across the middle. A message on the front of the pack asked: “Does your business day look a bit like this?” Have We Gone Too Far? Iris, London Asking the question, ‘Have we gone too far?’, DM packs featuring a spoof tube of Marmite Toothpaste were sent out across the UK. The recipient was told that though this could have been a step too far, Marmite had however launched the first savoury cereal bar. Have We Gone Too Far? Iris, London Asking the question, ‘Have we gone too far?’, DM packs featuring a spoof tube of Marmite Toothpaste were sent out across the UK. The recipient was told that though this could have been a step too far, Marmite had however launched the first savoury cereal bar. Head & Heart in 12 Chapters OgilvyOne Frankfurt ‘Head & Heart’ was mailed out to 200 potential customers. It was a book with Gothic illustrations that took the recipients on a fantastic journey. Each of the 12 chapters has a heading of seemingly disparate pairs of terms, like Price & Performance, Mass & Class or Meeting & Relationship. New Car Owner’s Manual Rapp Melbourne The agency chose to dramatise a human truth: new cars are great, but they do take a bit of getting used to. The ‘New Car Owner’s Manual: Your Guide To Frequently Encountered Problems’ brought this insight to life. After all, they’re nice problems to have. New Registrant Mailer Wunderman NY Given that the recipients were growing themselves, literally, and were about to grow a family, the concept of ‘growth’ was central to the piece. The visual language was of growth imagery and the copy used metaphors inspired by trees, plants and flowers. The Power of One Ringgit Arc Worldwide - Malaysia ING sent out the invitation in the form of a Malaysian one ringgit note, only this particular note had a little girl’s face on it. The note was folded in such a way that the recipient was encouraged to interact with it to make the little girl smile. The message was, one ringgit is all it takes to bring back her smile, so please join the Spread the Smile movement. Instructions were given on the note, along with details about the screening. The Random Camera Project Ogilvy RedCard Singapore It is common for creatives to browse through photo libraries hoping that an unexpected image might lead to a surprising new idea. It was this insight into the creative mind which drove the direction of the creative concept: Random Inspiration. Trojan Horse Arc Worldwide, Malaysia The team wanted to show how a single idea, well crafted and executed, can break through seemingly impenetrable walls to reach its target and achieve success. The story of the Trojan horse was the perfect example of this and the agency’s creative leap was to dramatise the metaphor with a mailing of a scale model of the equine original. Trojan Horse Arc Worldwide, Malaysia The team wanted to show how a single idea, well crafted and executed, can break through seemingly impenetrable walls to reach its target and achieve success. The story of the Trojan horse was the perfect example of this and the agency’s creative leap was to dramatise the metaphor with a mailing of a scale model of the equine original.
Online & Digital
10 Downing Tweets Twenty Six http://www.10downingtweets.co.uk/ is a twitter aggregator that aims to capture the mood of the nation during the election period. The site aggregates all Twitter mentions of the various parties and leaders, allowing people to see who’s generating the most noise and discover the hottest topics of the day. 10 Downing Tweets Twenty Six http://www.10downingtweets.co.uk/ is a twitter aggregator that aims to capture the mood of the nation during the election period. The site aggregates all Twitter mentions of the various parties and leaders, allowing people to see who’s generating the most noise and discover the hottest topics of the day. A Precision Valentine’s Day Message Wunderman London We emailed a charming Valentine’s video which proves it is possible to accurately measure the weight of an actual kiss using Kern technology. Censored Comments Reporters without borders To show how easily anyone with an opinion can be censored on the internet, Reporters Without Borders was given access to a number of popular websites in Germany. Whenever and wherever someone posted a comment their messages were manipulated. Instead of what they actually wrote being posted, an anodyne remark appeared instead. Create your own cool BMF Sydney The solution was to tap into something that teens would be interested in: self-expression and creativity. A highly engaging campaign was created, which gave teenagers the opportunity to design their own Dunlop Volley shoes (a cool Australian youth brand) in 3D. They could then view their designs using Augmented Reality technology and share them with their friends through social media to attract votes. The two designs with the most votes would actually get made into a pair of shoes. Deutsche Bahn Festival Campaign 3Sixty 3Sixty research revealed that many young people post video diaries of their interrailing trips around Europe on YouTube and Facebook. They like to tell the stories of their experiences and adventures and hear those of their friends. As well as this insight, research showed that they are often more interested in music festivals abroad than at home, where they can be expensive wash-outs. Big-name rock bands and sunshine, what more could they want? Do you have what it takes? DDB Stockholm Earlier campaigns had shown that the core target audience can’t resist a challenge so the idea was to test their ability to work in groups, because that’s how they would have to work in the armed forces, as part of a team. Forever Young Akestam Holst Bo Brundin had been an actor who had spent time in America, appearing in “The Great Waldo Pepper” with Robert Redford. When he returned to Sweden at the age of 72, he set out to recreate his bachelor pad in Manhattan from the 60’s in his house in Östhammer. He wanted to recapture his youth but all he had was an original picture and the memories from the best time of his life. Robinson Cursor Club Scholz & Friends Hamburg Via the regular Robinson newsletter and on a special website, readers were made this special offer: ‘Send your cursor on holiday – after all, it works just as hard as you do. Let it send back reports on what a Robinson holiday is really like. And while it’s away, we’ll give you a stand-in to use.’ Robinson Cursor Club Scholz & Friends Hamburg Via the regular Robinson newsletter and on a special website, readers were made this special offer: ‘Send your cursor on holiday – after all, it works just as hard as you do. Let it send back reports on what a Robinson holiday is really like. And while it’s away, we’ll give you a stand-in to use.’ Safety on the Internet Ogilvy Amsterdam A complete stranger (actor) approached people on the street, on their doorsteps or in their offices and asked them for private information about themselves and their families. He asked for their credit card pin codes and to see their holiday pictures. Naturally the responses were negative and people were disconcerted by the nosy parker. A hidden camera caught their reactions on video. Sweet Tweets By U (Gold) Memac Ogilvy Mather - Dubai When Memac Ogilvy & Mather noticed how many people tweeted about Toblerone on Twitter, they decided to turn these tweets into ads. After all, these were people describing their Toblerone experiences in real-time. What better way to support the ‘Lost in the Toblerone Triangle’ campaign? The Google Job Experiment Alec Brownstein When Scott Vitrone, Ian Reichenthal (both Creative Directors at Y&R New York) Gerry Graf (Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi New York), Tony Granger (now Global Creative Director for Y&R) or David Droga (the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Droga5) Googled themselves, they saw a personalized message from Alec asking for a job. The message linked to his online portfolio. He used Google Ad Words and buying the words cost him the grand sum of $6. The Proposal OgilvyOne Beijing Look how a software developer proposes!" became the hot viral title both within developer circles and out. It attracted over 2,200,000 viewers in one month. Further exposure on 3rd party websites, attracted a stunning 21,875,000 impressions. The Proposal OgilvyOne Beijing Look how a software developer proposes!" became the hot viral title both within developer circles and out. It attracted over 2,200,000 viewers in one month. Further exposure on 3rd party websites, attracted a stunning 21,875,000 impressions. Things happen OgilvyOne Frankfurt Most accidents happen when you least expect them to. And that’s what the banner demonstrates in a very tangible way. When online users try to open their Yahoo! mail account, the mailbox falls down and smashes the car in the banner below. Things happen OgilvyOne Frankfurt Most accidents happen when you least expect them to. And that’s what the banner demonstrates in a very tangible way. When online users try to open their Yahoo! mail account, the mailbox falls down and smashes the car in the banner below. Time Will Tell OgilvyOne Beijing 501 owners love the process of breaking in their jeans. The question was, how could the idea reflect this process online, where the youth target spend so many hours of their day? Time Will Tell OgilvyOne Beijing 501 owners love the process of breaking in their jeans. The question was, how could the idea reflect this process online, where the youth target spend so many hours of their day? Virginity Map Aim Proximity Because the plotlines of Go Girls often revolve around “who’s sleeping with who,” a racy website was created where users could not only find intimate knowledge about the show’s characters but they could share some of their own. Yellow Chocolate AIM Proximity, Auckland Regular New Zealander Josh was invited to create and launch a chocolate bar to New Zealand that tasted of yellow using only businesses he could find in Yellow to help him. TV spots highlighted his progress, pointing consumers to his website to watch webisodes, chat, make suggestions, and learn about the businesses that were supporting him. They could also join his fan page on Facebook and sign up for tweets.
Outdoor & Events
3D Rugby Archibald Ingall Stretton, London Thousands of rugby-loving O2 customers were given a ‘virtual seat’ at Twickenham for England’s Six Nations home games. How? By creating live 3D broadcasts of the matches at 40 cinemas nationwide and giving O2 customers ‘Priority’ access to tickets. Sleepless At Playground Akestam Holst , Sweden The start-point for this campaign was a study written by the Swedish Health Council, claiming that hiking makes people healthier and more alert. Street Map Draftfcb Germany Alzheimer’s disease makes itself apparent through memory loss. To dramatise what this feeling of disorientation must be like to a sufferer, the agency created a street-map but with all street names blanked out. The maps were left in bars, restaurants and information desks. The message called for donations for the Alzheimer Society. A 19% increase in calls and a 5% increase in donations to the Alzheimer Society Hamburg... The Telescope OgilvyOne Frankfurt Telescopes were installed at various picturesque locations such as the summit of the Feldberg in the Black Forest. However, when tourists looked through the viewfinder they did not see the rolling, verdant landscape they could see with the naked eye. Now they saw that vista but transformed into a barren region of dead forests. Valentine “Make A Move” Leo Burnett, Beirut Two months before St. Valentine’s Day, an anonymous blog was posted at ivysays.com. Tweeting and blogging about single life in Beirut, Ivy became the local Carrie Bradshaw and quickly gathered an enthusiastic following amongst young single women.
Integrated
Do you have what it takes? DDB Stockholm Earlier campaigns had shown that the core target audience can’t resist a challenge so the idea was to test their ability to work in groups, because that’s how they would have to work in the armed forces, as part of a team. Help the Oversharers Wunderman London The campaign was launched on Facebook, the epicentre of oversharing, with some unique Facebook functionality. People who downloaded the Pringles plugin, when they saw a friend’s silly status, just needed to click the Overshare button. This generated a customisable message that directed the friend to the ‘Help the Oversharers’ website (www.helptheoversharers.com) to play around with more cool content. Love in Action OgilvyOne Worldwide, Athens The campaign launched with a series of TV spots inviting people to submit their personal love stories to the Lacta website. The hope was that around 100 people might share their stories but in the end some 1,307 love stories were uploaded. Love in Action OgilvyOne Worldwide, Athens The campaign launched with a series of TV spots inviting people to submit their personal love stories to the Lacta website. The hope was that around 100 people might share their stories but in the end some 1,307 love stories were uploaded. Roar for the Tiger Ogilvy Russia Four Russian celebrities/ambassadors, who in their own way have a real connection and passion with the great Amur Tigers, were asked to speak up on behalf of the endangered beasts. In the commercials and online films, they do not speak but they roar, as if they are tigers. Valentine “Make A Move” Leo Burnett, Beirut Two months before St. Valentine’s Day, an anonymous blog was posted at ivysays.com. Tweeting and blogging about single life in Beirut, Ivy became the local Carrie Bradshaw and quickly gathered an enthusiastic following amongst young single women. Yellow Chocolate AIM Proximity, Auckland Regular New Zealander Josh was invited to create and launch a chocolate bar to New Zealand that tasted of yellow using only businesses he could find in Yellow to help him. TV spots highlighted his progress, pointing consumers to his website to watch webisodes, chat, make suggestions, and learn about the businesses that were supporting him. They could also join his fan page on Facebook and sign up for tweets.