WEBSITE: Concerthall Dortmund – Concert Milk
Set deep in the heart of Germany’s Ruhr region, where hardly anyone is interested in classical music, the Dortmund Concert Hall has to offer something pretty unusual to attract new visitors. So we invented a completely new medium to make our classical music ‘tasty’ to people: milk. Since it has been scientifically proven, that classical music has a positive effect on cows’ milk yield, we played music from selected artists of the new season to them. Asa result, the cows produced the very first music worldwide for the taste buds. This special milk was then bottled directly on the farm.
Describe the brief from the client:
The new season at the Dortmund Concert Hall will start soon. We need a campaign that raises huge levels of awareness for our claim: experience music like never before. And of course – we have no money, so make it cheap.
Description of how you arrived at the final design:
The bottles we came up with say ‘milk’ and ‘music’ at the same time and their high class design supports the standards of the Dortmund Concert Hall. On the front a musical note serves as a label, while all information about the specific artist and the milk itself were placed on the back.
Indication of how successful the outcome was in the market:
The media reported on this widely. The Concert Milk was featured in blogs and news around the world. It inspired people who otherwise hardly encounter classical music, increased the subscriptions by 19% and theatre occupancy to 72%.
Advertising Agency: Jung Von Matt, Hamburg
Executive Creative Director: Sascha Hanke
Creative Director: Tobias Grimm, Jens Pfau, Jo Marie Farwick
Art Direction: Damjan Pita
Copywriter: Henning Robert, Jan-Hendrik Scholz
Graphic Design: Sven Gabriel, Christoph Maeder, Nicolas Schmidt-Fitzner
Director: Silvio Helbig, Johannes Bittel