Leo Burnett India for Maneland Jungle Lodge – Wild Creativity

Receptionist/Waiter/Welcome (2006)

What Kaushik Mitra, (copywriter at Leo Burnett, Mumbai) has to say about “Receptionist” and “Waiter”

To start off with, I think it’s important to understand that over 50% of the population in India is below 25 years of age and when they seek a holiday, they’re seeking either complete inactivity and laziness, or they’re seeking adventure and fun. Now the Maneland Jungle Lodge is a resort right at the edge of Gir Forest, an area famous for its lion population in Gujarat. And an area that’s certainly not meant to attract the break-from-work-by-lazing holiday seeker. For us within the agency, it meant an opportunity to create something adventurous and bold, and that’s precisely how I remember my art partner, Harshad descibing the brief. Maneland had never advertised before in a big way, and it was our turn to pounce upon an opportunity to create a big, wide splash in the marketplace for holidays and tours in India.

“Mutilated lodge staff” was the first thought that emerged in the brainstorm to follow. While I admit it was I who was guilty of coming up with the idea first, it couldn’t have been possible without Harshad and the rest of the team saying what they did. Soon after, our brainstorm got interrupted because there was another urgent brief we had to do immediate justice to, and while presenting the idea to the rest of the creative directors within the agency, we realised that that was the only idea we were left with.

But luckily for us, Pops (or KV Sridhar, as our National Creative Director is otherwise known), Agnello Dias (the Executive Creative Director) and Santosh Padhi (National Art Head), all fell in love with the idea. And saw to it that it was executed perfectly and released in good time, before the holidays began. Luckily the client also had a sense of humour and loved what we created. Of course, we had no idea then that a resort meant to show off the last lions in India would get us one!

Creative Director: K.v Sridhar/Santosh Padhi/Agnello Dias
Copywriter: Agnello Dias/Kaushik Mitra
Art Director: Santosh Padhi
Photographer: Shekhar Phalke
Bronze Lion for the Campaign

Waiter/Cook/Reception (2007)

Creative Director: K.v Sridhar/Santosh Padhi
Copywriter: Santosh Padhi
Art Director: Santosh Padhi
Photographer: Shekhar Phalke
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Cavemen Search (2007)

The brief
The insight here is that nowadays you hardly get the ‘Jungle’ jungle i.e. the authentic, untouched jungle. It is very difficult to gain this experience first-hand due to thie fast moving world we live in. The objective was to present Maneland Jungle Lodge as a truly exotic and never before seen jungle experience.

The concept
Everybody would love to stay in one such place as, they are too tired of the monotony of this concrete world, To help people gain this experience Maneland jungle lodge is located in the interiors of the jungles of Gir forest in Gujarat, a state of India and demanded the creative to convey the same.
We decided to use models dressed as cavemen, going around shopping malls & travel agents offices with their business cards. The campaign had to be executed in a manner to make the best out of the small budget and create a buzz.

Results
The month following the campaign, traffic to maneland.com website went up by 300% and bookings were up 40%

Creative Director: K.v Sridhar/Santosh Padhi
Copywriter: Santosh Padhi
Art Director: Santosh Padhi
Photographer: Shekhar Phalke

Welcome Drink/Lost & Found/Regular Visitor (2007)

Creative Director: K.V. Sridhar
Copywriter: K.B. Vinod
Art Director: B. Ranmathker
Photographer: Vinay Mahidhar

Check in Form (2007)

Creative Director: K.V. Sridhar
Copywriter: K.B. Vinod
Art Director: B. Ranmathker

Period/Gay (2008)

Headline: One Week Honeymoon Package. How Will Your Story Unfold?

Creative Director: K.v Sridhar/Santosh Padhi
Copywriter: Santosh Padhi/Russell Barrett
Art Director: Santosh Padhi


BETC Euro RSCG for Canal+ | Never underestimate the power of a great creativity

VISIGOTHS/BLACK BANDS
A spectacular battle scene between two tribes, featuring thousands of warriors. We are on a film set. The take has to be re-shot, which will help us understand why actors are so good at playing dead.
This is a humorous spot revealing that the black bands you often see within the television viewing box are actually created, they are not the filming format which has not been adapted to the televisio
Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras
Copywriter: Marc Rosier
Art Director: Jean Marc Tramoni
Production: Premiere Heure/Harvest, Santa Monica
Director: Baker Smith
Year: 2003
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MARCH OF EMPEROR
March of the penguins but with actual emperor’s not emperor penguins.
Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras
Copywriter: Pierre Riess/Luc Rouzier
Art Director: Romain Guillon/Eric Astorgue
Production: @radical.media, New York
Director: Glue Society
Year: 2006
Gold Lion

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
A woman tells her friend about a really good film that she had seen on CANAL+ ‘Brokeback Mountain.’ From this description, her friend interprets a totally different, totally absurd, scenario.
Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras
Production Partizan, Paris
Director: Les Elvis
Year: 2007
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HOLD UP

Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras
Copywriter: Nathalie Dupont
Art Director: Francis de Ligt
Production Company: Sonny PH
Director: Fredrik Bond
Year: 2008
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VERSAILLES/MAFIA
We are taken back in time to a period film set in the Chateau de Versailles where the characters are all bizarrely huffing and puffing through their lines. Final scene cuts to a woman jogging, recounting the plot to another woman, and huffing and puffing as she recounts it. The signature reveals “CANAL+ Movies are made to be seen”
We see a stereotypical scene from a mafia movie where all the characters have a strange tick. Final scene cuts to a boy recounting the plot to his friend, constantly flicking his hair as he does so. The signature reveals “CANAL+ Movies are made to be seen”
Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras
Copywriter: Nathalie Dupont
Art Director: Francis De Ligt
Production Company: Irene, Paris
Director: Xavier Gianolli
Year: 2009
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CLOSET
Canal+ launched its new ‘Original Creativity’ campaign in September 2009. The objective highlight to Canal+’s showcase of original programming, consisting of series, documentaries and fictions, created exclusively by and for Canal+, scripted by prestigious writers such as Olivier Marchal and Jean- Hugues Anglade. To launch this new campaign, we produced THE CLOSET. The film unites quality, humour, originality and a touch of impertinence inherent to the brand’s communications: ‘Never underestimate the power of a great story’.
Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras
Copywriter: Jean-Cristophe Royer
Art Director: Eric Astorgue
Production Company: Soixan7e Quin5e, Paris
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen
Year: 2010
Gold Lion and 2 Bronze Lions

THE INCLINATION (IPHONE)
The agency created a campaign that fits in with the advertising success story of Canal+: diving into the world of TV programmes with the now classic disrupting phenomenon, played out here through the characteristic functionalities of the iPhone. In the TV ad, it is the iPhoneʼs trademark tipping to the side into landscape format that completely disrupts the romantic scene of a great Hollywood film. A couple are about to kiss, when suddenly the entire set falls over to one side.
Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras
Copywriter: Benjamin Sanial
Art Director: Raphael Halin
Production Company: Moonwalk Film, Paris
Director: The Glue Society
Year: 2011
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CARLOS

The trailer begins with a car bomb exploding. As the clip goes backwards we discover that the scene takes place in the middle of a tranquil Paris. Ending with a characteristic “Tick Tock” sound the trailer is designed to intrigue the viewer to watch the series and find out more about the character behind the bomb – Carlos – the terrorist who threatened the world. We wanted to pitch the right tone, a suitably sober approach across all media, to avoid controversy and to avoid falling into the trap of eulogising a character that is, after all, a murderer.
Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras
Copywriter: Charles Lefort
Art Director: Viken Guzel
Production Company: Wanda, Paris
Director: Wilfrid Brimo
Year: 2011
Bronze Lion

FLOWCHART CAMPAIGN: ACTION/ANIMATED/HORROR/PORN/SHORT FILM
Learn how to deal with tight budgets, hung over cameramen, actors not showing up and grumpy directors. TV Channel, Canal+ supports those who make movies simply because making a movie isn’t easy.





Executive Creative Director: Stéphane Xiberras
Creative Director: Olivier Apers
Art Directors / Copywriters: Gregory Ferembach, David Troquier
Illustrator: Les Graphiquants
Year: 2011
Silver Lion for the Campaign

THE BEAR


Canal+  has always been committed to cinema. It is more than a mere broad- caster. It has always sought to go the extra mile for its subscribers and portray the film industry as no one else has done: emphasising the diversity of the genres, deciphering current and future trends, empowering actors and directors, and in general, transmitting the passion of all those who work in the film industry to its subscribers.
Thanks to its varied and cutting-edge program- ming – from blockbus- ters to art films. Thanks to the unique, quality insight that it provides into what goes on in front and behind the camera. Thanks to the unique ties that it maintains with the film industry (Studio CANAL, partnerships, financing, Cannes Festival, the César awards, etc.).
Canal+ and BETC have now come up with a film, The Bear, to remind audiences of the channel’s continuing commitment: to transmit the passion of film- making to its subscribers.
The more you watch Canal+, the more you love cinema.
To make this film, BETC chose to work with Matthjis van Heijningen, who also directed The Closet, which was the most awarded film in 2010 (The Gunn Report).
The tone remains unique, enhanced by the use of 3D to make the bear as expressive as possible. The same creative team, which worked on The Closet, Éric Astorgue and Jean-Christophe Royer, under the supe vision of President and Chief Creative Officer of BETC, Stéphane Xiberras, once again contribute to the distinguishing tone that is so familiar about the ma- jor advertising campaigns of Canal+.

Global Creative Director: Stéphane Xiberras
Art Director: Eric Astorgue, Julien Schmitt
Copywriter: Jean-Christophe Royer
Production Company: Soixante Quinze
Director: Matthijs Van Heijningen
Year: 2011


Happiness Brussels – Comic Sans Destroyer


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Advertising agency Happiness Brussels is looking for a graphic designer with the right spirit and good taste.
How could we get a maximum number of applicants amongst the best graphic designers? We targeted the graphic design community through an online action in order to spread the word.
In graphic design communities, the Comic Sans font it is considered to be the ultimate symbol of bad taste.
Therefore, we designed the ‘Comic Sans Destroyer’, a downloadable application that will erase Comic Sans for once and for all from your computer. Only after using the application and cleaning their computer from all forms of Comic Sans, applicants can apply for the position of graphic designer.
‘Comic Sans Destroyer’ is now the ultimate tool to get rid of Comic Sans for once and for all; and at the same time it spreads the message: we only want graphic designers with really good taste.

Results
After one week:
– Featured on the most influential graphic design blogs and websites.
– Over 20.000 unique visits on the website.
– More than 4.000 downloads of the application.
– More than 130 graphic designers from all over the world applied for the job.

Advertising Agency: Happiness, Brussels
Creative Management: Karen Corrigan/Gregory Titeca
Creative Director: Gregory Titeca
Creative: Tom Galle
Creative: Ramin Afshar


Stihl (2002/2011) – The Garden of Creativity

Stihl Leaf Blower – BLOW

A man is blowing leaves off the footpath. He accidentally blows his son off his bicycle as he is riding past.
Advertising Agency: FCB Melbourne
Creative Director: Alastair Simpson
Copywriter: Justine Drape
Art Director: Scott Nowell
Year: 2002
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Stihl Foliage Trimmer – DROWNING


Advertising Agency: DDB, Paris
Creative Director: Bertrand Suchet
Copywriter: Jean Gabrielle Causse
Art Director: Pierrette Diaz
Photographer: Nicolas Descottes
Year: 2004

Stihl Foliage Trimmer – PIZZA DELIVERY MAN/SALESMAN/EXPRESS SERVICE





Advertising Agency: DDB, Paris

Creative Director: Alexandre Hervè/Sylvain Thirache
Copywriter: Edouard Perarnaud
Art Director: Martin Darfeuille
Photographer: David Harriman
Year: 2005
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Stihl High Powered Blower – DESERT/SNOW/VOLCANO




Advertising Agency: DDB, Paris
Creative Director: Alexandre Hervè/Sylvain Thirache
Copywriter: Edouard Perarnaud
Art Director: Martin Darfeuille
Photographer: Corbis
Year: 2005

Stihl Chainsaw – SABRE


Advertising Agency: DDB, Paris
Creative Director: Alexandre Hervè/Sylvain Thirache
Copywriter: Edouard Perarnaud
Art Director: Martin Darfeuille
Photographer: Jean Yves Lemoigne
Year: 2005

Stihl Cut-off Saw – EIFFEL TOWER


Advertising Agency: DDB, Paris
Creative Director: Alexandre Hervè/Sylvain Thirache
Copywriter: Cèline Landa
Art Director: Benjamin Marchal
Year: 2005
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Stihl Garden Tool – LOST CHILD/CAST AWAY



Advertising Agency: DDB, Paris
Creative Director: Alexandre Hervè/Sylvain Thirache
Copywriter: Mathieu Elkaim
Art Director: Pierrette Diza
Photographer: Julia Fullertton Batten
Year: 2006

Stihl Chainsaw – BIRD/SNAKE/SLOTH




Advertising Agency: DDB, Paris
Creative Director: Alexandre Hervè/Sylvain Thirache
Copywriter: Frederic Sounillac
Art Director: Alexandre Veret
Year: 2006

Stihl Brushcutter – CLOTHESLINE/PING PONG/LETTERBOX


Advertising Agency: DDB, Paris

Creative Director: Alexandre Hervè/Sylvain Thirache
Copywriter: Olivier Apers
Art Director: Hugues Pinguet
Photographer: Klaud Fayol
Year: 2005
Bronze Lion for the campaign

Stihl Gardener Tools – MEMORIES CAMPAIGN





Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Olivier Camensuli
Art Director: Frederic Royer/Yves Sarhadian
Photographer: Arnaud Pyvka
Year: 2006

Stihl Trimmer Range – WOMAN/MAN/BOY

Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Olivier Dermaux
Art Director: Mathieu Vinciguerra
Photographer: Jean-Yves Lemoigne
Year: 2007
Bronze Lion for the campaign

Stihl Chainsaw – DON’T SPEND YOUR LIFE AT WORK




Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Creative Directors: Olivier Altman/Herve Plumet
Creatives: Mathieu Degryse,/Yves-Eric Deboey
Photographer: Marc Gouby

Stihl Chainsaw – KIDS/CAR



Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Patrice Lucet
Art Director: Charles Guillemant
Photographer: Jean-Yves Lemoigne
Year: 2007
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Stihl Chainsaw – CHRISTMAS TREE


Advertising Agency: Cumminsnitro, Melbourne
Executive Creative Director: Sean Cummins
Creative Director: James Procter
Copywriter: Julie Polter
Art Director: Dave Lunnie
Photographer: Peter Roberts
Year: 2007
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Stihl High Power Blowers – BLOWER



Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Herve Plumet
Copywriter: Morgan Sommet
Art Director: Geoffroy Gozez
Production Company: La Pac, Paris
Director: Herve Plumet
Photographer: Herve Plumet
Year: 2007

Stihl – GRASS ARMY


Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Celine Lescure
Art Director: David Aryel
Photographer: Jacques Demarcillac
Year: 2007

Stihl Chainsaw – FIRE


Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Patrice Lucet
Art Director: Charles Guillemant
Photographer: Jean-Yves Lemoigne
Year: 2007

Stihl Cut-Off Saw – PILLARS/COSTRUCTION/STAIRS




Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Eric Helias
Art Director: George Carreno/Benoit Blunberger
Photographer: Herve Plumet
Year: 2007

Stihl Hedge Trimmer – MAZE


Advertising Agency: Cumminsnitro, Melbourne
Executive Creative Director: Sean Cummins
Creative Director: James Procter
Copywriter: James Procter
Art Director: Dave Lunnie
Photographer: Stuart Crosset
Year: 2008
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Stihl Edgers – BROWN DWARF/ORANGE DWARF



Headline: Get your garden back
Advertising Agency: DCS, Porto Alegre Brazil
Executive Creative Director: Roberto Callage/Régis Montagna
Creative Director: Roberto Callage/Régis Montagna
Copywriter: Claudia Tajes
Art Director: João Pedro Vargas
Photographer: Claudio Meneghetti
Year: 2008

Stihl Blower Garden Vacuum – THREE LITTLE PIGS


Advertising Agency: DCS, Porto Alegre Brazil
Executive Creative Director: Roberto Callage/Régis Montagna
Creative Director: Roberto Callage/Régis Montagna
Copywriter: Patrik Matzembacher
Art Director:Andre Pauletti
Year: 2008

Stihl Electric Range – MIXER/HAIRDRYER/HEDGE TRIMMER




Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Herve Plumet
Copywriter: Martin Rocaboy
Art Director: Yves Sarhadian
Photographer: Yann Le Pape
Year: 2008

Stihl Tools – CHAINSAW/BLOWER/HEDGE TRIMMER/CLEARING SAW




Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Olivier Dermaux
Art Director: Mathieu Vinciguerra
Photographer:Hervè Plumet
Year: 2008

Stihl Gardening Tools – ANVILS/BARBED WIDE FENCE/STONE TREES/WALL





Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Mathieu Degryse
Art Director: Yves Eric Deboey
Photographer: Marc Gouby
Year: 2008

Stihl High Pressure Hose – GRAFFITI


Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Mathieu Degryse
Art Director: Yves Eric Deboey
Photographer: Marc Gouby
Year: 2008

Stihl Gardening Tools Guarantee – CHAINSAW/BLOWER/HEDGE TRIMMER/CLEARING SAW






Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Oliver Desmettre/Fabrice Delacourt
Art Director: Nicolas Delille
Photographer: Herve Plumet
Year: 2009
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Stihl Chainsaw – BEQUEATHE

For more than 80 years, STIHL have forged a reputation for making outdoor power equipment that doesn’t give up. Their iconic Chainsaws are no exception. Bullet-proof engineering combined with expert servicing means you’ll only ever need one. To demonstrate the incredible lifespan of a STIHL Chainsaw, we portrayed what might happen if it out-lived its owner.
Advertising Agency: DDB New Zealand
Executive Creative Director: Toby Talbot
Copywriter: Simon Vicars
Art Director: James Tucker
Production Company: Robbers Dog Films, Auckland
Director: Adam Stevens
Year: 2009

Stihl Gardening Tools – CARPET/BATH TUB/DISH WASHER/DRY CLEANER’S





Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Copywriter: Thierry Lebec
Art Director: Benedicte Potel
Photographer: Geof Kern
Year: 2009

Stihl Gardening Tools – STRONG


Advertising Agency: DCS, Porto Alegre Brazil
Executive Creative Director: Roberto Callage/Raphael Boher
Copywriter: Everton Behenck
Art Director:Rodrigo Alves
Photographer: Raul Krebs
Year: 2009

Stihl Power Cutters – SHUTTLE


Advertising Agency: FHV BBDO, Amsterdam
Executive Creative Director: Marthen Van De Vijfeijken
Art Director: Bart Bus
Photographer: Jeroen Bijl
Year: 2009

Stihl Gardening Tools – CAR/CHEMISTRY/SHOPPING/BABIES





Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Copywriter: Olivier Camensuli
Art Director: Federic Royer/Yves Sarhadian
Photographer: Herve Plumet
Year: 2009

Stihl Chainsaw – BEDOUIN


Headline: It makes you to saw
Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Copywriter: Charles Guillemant
Art Director: Faustin Claverie
Photographer: Jean-Yves Lemoigne
Year: 2010

Stihl – AUTUMN CALENDAR




Insights, Strategy & the Idea
STIHL asked the agency to develop a calendar, which promotes the product range of leaf blowers. The aim was to retain existing and entice new customers.
We didn’t want to create an ordinary calendar covering 365 days. So, we created the first autumn calendar – with a simple but striking idea: the sheets of the calendar fall automatically. Just like the leaves of trees in autumn. This brings autumn right into the offices of potential customers, showing the necessity of STIHL leaf blowers in an entertaining way – day by day.
Creative Execution
In close cooperation with a graduate engineer, we developed something never seen before: the first tear-off calendar that tears off its leaves automatically – introducing the STIHL autumn calendar.
The design remains close to the leaf. Every leaf-like sheet of the calendar has branching veins and is coloured like autumn foliage of the domestic tree world. Because leaves fall in autumn, the STIHL autumn calendar only covers the time period from October 23 to December 21.
Results and Effectiveness
After the first 100 STIHL autumn calendars arrived, STIHL got innumerable requests from key clients. Due to that, STIHL Germany is planning to produce a second batch of 3,500 calendars. And even STIHL International is planning to produce 1,000 pieces. Nevertheless, only six days after the demo-video of the STIHL autumn calendar has shown up on youtube.com, it got well over 160,000 hits, thousands of links to homepages, blogs and tweets.

Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG, Duesseldorf
Creative Directors: Torsten Pollmann/Felix Glauner
Art Directors: Martin Staubach/Kai Tusar/Marie Pielmeier
Copywriters: Christoph Mueller/Till Koester
Year: 2010
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Stihl – STOP BOTHERING YOUR NEIGHBOURG CAMPAIGN




Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Creative Director: Hervè Plumet
Copywriter: Olivier Dermaux
Art Director: Mathieu Vinciguerra
Photographer: David Harriman
Year: 2010

Stihl Blower – BIRDS


Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Executive Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Copywriter: Patrice Lucet
Art Director: Philippe Boucheron
Photographer: Leo Caillard
Year: 2011
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Stihl Chainsaw – WARRIORS




Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin
Executive Creative Director: Matthias Spaetgens
Copywriter: Felix John
Art Director: PhilippeWeber
Year: 2011
Bronze Lion for the campaign

Stihl Box – THE GARDENER


Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Chief Creative Officer: Olivier Altmann
Copywriter: Fabrice Dubois
Art Director: Gérald Schmitte
Production Company: Carnibirds
Director: David Gray
Year: 2011

Stihl – HAPPY CHRISTMAS


Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris
Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Art Director: Martin Darfeuille
Copywriter: Alexandre Hildebrand
Photographer: Jean Yves Lemoigne
Year: 2011


Conect Pay TV – The village where nothing ever happens

Shackleton in Spain in 2008 demonstrated the power advertising on Pay TV channels with a campaign promoting tourism in Miravete, the village where nothing ever happens (El pueblo en el que nunca pasa nada). The campaign was developed for El Consejo Especialista en Canales Temáticos, CONECT (Specialised Council of Thematic Channels).To test the efficiency of Pay TV the agency had to choose a product that was unknown and had never been advertised on television. The campaign would need to be launched only on Pay TV, with a clear call to action related to the product and its web site. They needed to set up variables that could be measured before, during and after the campaign: knowledge, awareness, site traffic and sales. At the end of the project Pay TV would be accredited for the experiement’s success in a public way.

The campaign won seven Lions at Cannes International Advertising Festival 2009: 2 Direct Gold (Use of Media Direct Response Broadcast: TV, Radio & Infomercials, Product & Service Publications & Media), 2 Direct Silver (Use of Media Direct Response Digital: e-commerce, online advertising & brand awareness, and Best Integrated Campaign Led by Direct Marketing), 2 Promo Silver (Best Integrated Campaign led by Sales Promotion, Publications and Media) and 1 Promo Bronze (Best use of TV in a Promotional Program).




Objective of the direct campaign
Pay TV Thematic channels have spent 20 years running advertising campaigns talking about its advertising efficiency. On 2008, they were looking for a different reaction. It was time to stop talking about efficiency and we decided to demonstrate it unequivocally through a real exercise involving four steps:
1) Choose an unknown and never-advertised-on-TV product.
2) Launch an advertising campaign only on Pay TV, with a clear call to action to the product and its website.
3) Measure variables (knowledge, awareness, traffic, sales) before, during and after.
4) Accredit Pay TV for the experiment’s efficiency and announce it to the market.

Creative solution
The chosen product was Miravete de la Sierra: A tiny village with amiable people, on Sierra de Lastra, Maestrazgo County, Province of Teruel. Its 12 inhabitants became the stars in a real tourism campaign as if it were a much bigger and important city. Few weeks later, Miravete became a media and tourist phenomenon, attracting plenty of tourists and journalists.
Since Pay TV was the only media channel involved, its role was direct and unquestionable. Subsequently, the “Miravete Case Study” was elaborated and detailed results were presented to media and advertisers in order to communicate the efficiency of Pay TV. We headed for a challenge: Create a different, unexpected tourism campaign.  Amidst tourism campaigns that bear a huge offer of activities, we chose to invite people to do nothing:
HERE NOTHING EVER HAPPENS. HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE NOTHING HAPPENS TO YOU? Come to MIRAVETE.

Four TV Spots starred by its 12 inhabitants invited the viewers to the village.
86 year old Cristobel Sanguesa provides the narrative. “There are no cars or traffic lights here, the only work is going to buy bread, check the kitchen garden and the hens”.
We’re introduced to the 12 inhabitants one by one. In reality there are usually 47 people staying in the village over the winter, with many more arriving in the summer.
A game of cards and a coffee in the local tavern
Two men in the village retrieve a rock from the local stream.

The site included a 3D virtual tour through the the village led by its eldest inhabitant Cristobal. An online reservation office allowed visitors to book a room in the “Priest’s House” or in the rural hostel. Participants were invited to take part in the village’s most common activity, goat milking. Replicas of the 12 inhabitants were made available for sale, along with free ringtones, screensavers and campaign materials. A donations facility allowed donations to buy tiles to restore the church’s roof.



Results
– Amidst the crisis, the thematic channels increased their advertising market share a 5.05% (value) and maintained its volume (seconds) against a decline of a 7,5% of general TV Stations. (Infoadex/Sofres);
– 517,000 web visits;
– Estimated Publicity: 574.540€;
– Awareness: 498% increase, before 390.840, after 1.568.700 (IMOP);
– Recall: 56% (CIMEC);
– 10 times more visits than turismosevilla.org, Bilbao.net (Nielsen Netratings);
– 650 links and references (YouTube, Facebook) (Infometrics);
– The two village bed and breakfast booked solid for four months.

Advertising Agency: Shackleton
Executive Creative Director: Juan Silva
Copywriter: Juan Silva/Carlos Janini
Art Director: Carlos Alvarez


10 Best Japanese Commercials

1 – Sagami Robber Industries – LONG DISTANCE
Publicising the product benefits of Sagami Original, the world’s thinnest condom at just 0.02 mm. By communicating a “love” theme, we were able to build an aimiable brand image that differed from other competitors. We used a real long distance couple from the entries received and asked them to run a 1000 km marathon.
The goal is for the two to embrace. When they do embrace, the distance between them, that began at 1,000,000,000 mm is now 0 mm..”.. and yet love needs distance”, is inserted, and the distance is pushed back to 0.02 mm. Thus the benefit of the world thinnest condom.
Advertising Agency: GT, Tokyo
Executive Creative Director: Takahisa Mitsumori
Copywriter: Naoki Ito
Art Director: Naoki Ito
Production Company: Rock & Roll, Tokyo
Director: Kan Equchi
Year: 2009
Gold Lion

2 – Nissin Cup Noodles – HUNGRY? Campaign

MOA
A tribe of primitive men in search of food chase a Moa bird. It leads them to the edge of a cliff where the Moa jumps into the air and the men fall over the precipice.
SYNTHETOCERAS
A tribe of primitive men in search of food chase a Synthetoceras into a hole. It repeatedly pops its head up in a different hole, thus exhausting its pursuers.
QUETZALCOATLUS
The primitive men pretend to be Quetzalcoatlus babies and beg for food, but once again they fail.
MAMMOTH

UNITATHERIUM
The primitive men are all over the Unitatherium, like bees on a honeycomb. Will they win at last? Not this time.
GIANT WARTDOG

GIANT SQUID

FISHING
In which a well-known prehistoric family go fishing. Father is let down over a cliff’s edge on a baitless hook … Hungry? Try Nissin Seafood Cup Noodles.
HARVEST
In which our prehistoric family try to get some fruit by beating a tree with a club. Fruit falls down. So does a sabre-toothed tiger … Hungry? Try Nissin Cup Noodles.
SNEAKING THIEF
In which the father of our prehistoric family spies some meat by the sleeping sabre-toothed tiger. But as he tries to grab it, the tiger awakes … Hungry? Try Nissin Cup Noodles.
Advertising Agency: Hakuhodo, Japan
Creative Director: Susumu Miyazaki
Copywriter: Tonomi Maeda
Art Director: Kuzohiro Suda
Production Company: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Director: Shinya Nakajima
Year: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Grand Prix/Gold Lion/Silver Lion/Bronze Lion

3 – Morinaga & Co. Carrè de Chocolat – NON-BLINKING WOMAN
We made this commercial to show the appeal of “Carre-de-chocolat”, meltingly velvety authentic chocolate, particularly to married women in their 30s. The concept behind the product is that it can be enjoyed as part of relaxing moments in between their busy household work. The ad was very successful and “Carre-de-chocolat” has become a main brand in the chocolate category, even though it was a generic product.
Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Tokyo
Creative Director: Yoshiro Sato
Copywriter: Makoto Shinohara/Tsunao Arita
Production Company: Mothers, Tokyo
Director: Jun Kawanishi
Year: 2008
Bronze Lion

4 – Toyota – HUMANITY
The film takes the form of a simple flowing narrative drive of a Toyota car through an urban/suburban environment. Whilst the film takes an elegant and traditional filmic approach in its portrayal of the car and its surroundings, various details and features of the Toyota range cars are depicted with a more bizarre twist. Instead of seeing the exact technical nature of the design features of the car, each item is depicted in a much more personal way using human “experts” to represent the function on show.
Advertising Agency: Hakuhodo, Tokyo
Creative Director: Hideyuki Tanno/Tetsuya Tokimatsu/Masahiko Ishii
Copywriter: Tetsuya Tokimatsu
Art Director: Hideyuki Tanno
Production Company: Stink, London
Director: Ne-o
Year: 2006
Silver Lion

5 – Champagne Nicolas Feullatte – TOAST MEN
In this commercial for Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, scientists search for stronger glasses with which to give toasts. On behalf of Nihon Shurui Hanbai, we wanted to say to everyone, “many cheers!”
Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Tokyo
Creative Director: Yoshimitsu Sawamoto
Copywriter: Mayu Taguchi/Sohei Okano/Yuriko Taki
Art Director: Hideyuki Tanno
Production Company: Dentsu Creative X, Tokyo
Director: Jun Kawanishi
Year: 2011
Bronze Lion


6 – Nike – NIKE MUSIC SHOE

Nike launched NIKE FREE RUN+, the new addition to the NIKE FREE footwear line in late March 2010. The main communications campaign conveyed the new model’s incredible flexibility with the tagline “Free like feet want to be”. Nike Japan further wanted to develop an idea that creates buzz about the shoe’s flexibility and NIKE+ compatibility. The idea was the NIKE MUSIC SHOE. Why not make a real musical instrument utilising the shoe’s unique bending features and create a soundtrack with it? The music performance was commissioned to breakbeats unit HIFANA, who collaborated in the creation of the instruments and also wrote the song.
Advertising Agency: Wieden+Kennedy, Tokyo
Creative Director: Frank Hahn/Naoki Ito
Copywriter: Hiroshi Kuyama/Takayuki Rokutan
Art Director: Shingo Ohno/Naoki Ga
Production Company: Taiyo Kikaku, Tokyo
Director: Kosai Sekine
Year: 2010
Bronze Lion

7 – Secam Home Security – THE BIG TEST
SECOM Home Security Service offers various individualised services, and closely watches over the safety and security of their customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In this commercial, we showed the importance of having a security system by highlighting the fact that not everyone can resist the temptations right in front of them.
Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Tokyo
Creative Director: Hiroshi Sasaki
Copywriter: Yoshimitsu Sawamoto
Art Director: Naoki Ito
Production Company: Geek Picture, Tokyo
Director: Akira Nagai
Year: 2008
Silver Lion

8 – Panasonic Oxyride Battery – MANNED FLIGHT
Powering a plain with household batteries.
Advertising Agency: Hakuhodo, Tokyo
Creative Director: Katsunori Tsuyama/Satoru Yokoyama/Toshikazu Ieda
Copywriter: Toshiya Inoue/Kan Ishii/Kosuke Masuda
Production Company: Hat, Tokyo
Director: Kaoru Yamaguchi
Year: 2007
Bronze Lion


9 –
Ajinomoto Stadium – HUSKY GIRLS

A young man has moved to a new town. He finds all the women there very beautiful, but their voices are hideously hoarse from cheering.
Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Tokyo
Creative Director: Yuya Furukama
Copywriter: Hiroyo Kanehako
Art Director: Hiroyo Kanehako
Production Company: Dentsu TEC, Tokyo
Director: Jun Kawanishi
Year: 2005
Silver Lion


10 – Esthe Wam Hair Removal – BEAUTY BOWLING
For women, being beautiful is about keeping challenging themselves. This ad shows the tragedy of a woman at a beauty championship who failed to take care of herself. It expresses how one single hair can divide the winner and the loser by using the game of bowling by communicating that their body would be perfect with Esthe WAM because they offer professional care during and after the treatment.
Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Tokyo
Creative Director: Yuya Furukawa
Copywriter: Moto Takagi
Art Director: Masahide Yoshimi
Production Company: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Tokyo
Director: Masahiro Takata
Year: 2005
Bronze Lion