Norte Beer – Photoblocker

One of the great ironies of our time is the sheer number of Facebook users who label their debauched post-Las Vegas photo albums some variation of: “What Happens in Vegas…” Obviously, very little that happens in Nevada’s party district, or anywhere else, manages to stay there these days. As long as cameras are on hand to capture the evidence, and social media networks exist to distribute it, the days of worry-free decadence are gone. Or are they?

A new campaign from South American beer brand Cerveza Norte promotes an improbable new product the company developed with Buenos Aires-based agency Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi. Norte’s Photoblocker is a futuristic beer cooler that purports to do just what its title says: defend drinkers against unwanted interference from amateur paparazzi and day-after embarrassment (or worse).

The cumbersome object–it looks to be the size of a wastebasket one might keep atop their office desk–not only serves as a functional temperature-preserving beer cooler, but it also works to preserve nightclub anonymity. Photoblocker detects camera and cell phone flashes in 360 degrees, reflecting back a powerful flash that instantly destroys all attempted photos.

We’ve seen photoblocking technology applied in the automotive sector, as a speeding ticket evasion mechanism, but this may be the first bar-centric application. The agency says the device, which has so far only been planted in regional bars, is a real product that has been field tested and actually works. “We placed several beer coolers in different bars in the North of Argentina,” says Maxi Itzkoff, executive creative director at Del Campo. “People took lots of photos that ended up being blurry beyond recognition and then uploaded them to social media anyway.”

In an ad promoting the brand and the new “utility,” provocatively dressed women dance with abandon in a club while the surrounding men (who look distinctly married in some cases) stand at attention, ready to pounce. Meanwhile a screencrawl informs the viewer that in 2011, technological advances and social networks can now turn a night out into… hell. Next, an interloper with a camera snaps a series of pictures illuminating the negative consequences of being caught on film in such a setting. As luck would have it, though, the patrons of this club are protected by Photoblocker, and the resulting snapshots are flooded with white light.

Del Campo is known for beer campaigns that combine innovative tech with uncommon social savvy and PT Barnum-like stunting (the agency also just created a new microwave oven upgrade). For Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s local beer brand Andes, Del Campo created a booth called the Teletransporter that the agency brought to several bars in the city of Mendoza. Male bar patrons were able to loudly enjoy some Andes beer with friends before ducking into the Teletransporter booth and selecting innocuous background noise, allowing them to deceive their wives or girlfriends as to their whereabouts. Okay, the concept isn’t exactly progressive, but it won a lot of awards.

Norte’s Photoblocker is similarly innovative, but it’s gender-blind usefulness ensures that it will be enjoyed by anyone at all who values privacy along with their pilsner.

BGH Air conditioners – Big Noses

BGH in Argentina is promoting its new line of silent air conditioners with “Big Nose”, an integrated advertising campaign offering 25 percent discounts to people with big noses. The new line, with 5 stages of filtered air, was considered to be most helpful to people with big noses. The company worked with Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi to create the nose-o-meter, an in-store device capable of measuring noses. If your nose touches the sensor, an alarm goes off and you win the discount. At online visitors can upload their profile picture, in order to find out if their nose has the chance to win. The site indicates where shoppers can find the nearest nose-o-meter and includes a gallery of noteworthy big noses.

Case History

The brand BGH wanted to launch its new line of Air Conditioners with 5 air filtering stages. In other words, the Air Conditioner units that provide the purest air of all. The objective was to generate a promotion which generated an answer of the target.
For the launch of BGH’s line of Air Conditioners we decided to help those who need pure air most: BIG NOSES.
That’s why if you had a Big Nose, BGH gave you a 25% discount. We created: The Nose-O-Meter. A device capable of measuring the length of a nose.
If your nose reached the sensor, the siren went off and you won the discount.
The Campaign was launched on TV, Web and Print. The communication directed the target to the retail stores where the Nose-O-Meters were installed. And there, the people could participate and make their discount effective.

At online visitors can upload their profile picture, in order to find out if their nose has the chance to win. The site indicates where shoppers can find the nearest nose-o-meter and includes a gallery of noteworthy big noses.
1 The big noses uploaded their profile picture.
2 A software measured the size of the nose.
3 If the measure was successful
4 The system directed you to the nearest Nose-O-Meter

BGH Big Noses turned a boring Air Conditioners campaign into an entertaining promotion that combined brand experience, point of sale and discounts.
And of course its disruptive character put the campaign on everyone’s mouth.
– Thousands of noses were put to test
– 500 clients won 25% off.
– The PR amplified the media broadcast of the campaign as it transformed in the main theme of the most important media.
– And we had one of the most important sports celebrity for free. The famous NBA player Manu Ginobili tweeted about the campaign joking on the size of his nose and the discount he would win.
– The brand preference increased

Advertising Agency: Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi
Executive Creative Directors: Maxi Itzkoff, Mariano Serkin
Creative Directors: Diego Medvedocky, Ignacio Ferioli
Head of Art: Guido Fusetti
Production Company: Peluca Films
Director: Diego y Vlady
Music: Happy Together
Postproduction Company: Che Revolution Post

Andes – Teletransporter

THE SITUATION: Men love going to bars to drink beer with friends.
THE PROBLEM: Girlfriends. They hate it when men go to bars to drink beer with friends.
THE SOLUTION: ANDES TELETRANSPORTER. Soundproof booths placed in the main bars of Mendoza, Argentina. These booths have a sound panel that recreates different environments to get men out of the bar without leaving it.
THE RESULT More happy men at bars, less broken up couples.

Advertising Agency: Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Buenos Aires

Executive Creative Director: Maxi Itzkoff
Executive Creative Director: Mariano Serkin
Creative Director: Javier Campopiano
Copywriter: Patricio Del Sante
Art Director: Carlos Muller / Bruno Tortolano / Juan Pedro Porcaro
Agency Producer: Adrian Aspani / Camilo Rojas / Patricio Martinez
Production Company: Primo (Primo)
Music Company: Supercharango (Supercharango)
Director: Primo (Primo)

Sony Cyber-Shot – Einstein/Marylin

Advertising Agency: Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Buenos Aires
Executive Creative Director: Maxi Itzkoff, Mariano Serkin
Creative Director: Diego Medvedocky, Ignacio Ferioli
Art Director: Ignacio Ferioli
Copywriter: Diego Medvedocky
Production Company: Garlic Films
Director: Marcelo Burgos

Andes Beer – Friend Recovery

Advertising Agency: Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Buenos Aires
Creative Director: Fernando Militerno
Creatives: Charlie Lanus, Pedro Porcaro
Executive Creative Directors: Maxi Itzkoff, Mariano Serkin