The throne awaits you, the adverts don’t… (Royal Baby in advertising)

Within hours of the announcement the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had welcomed their baby boy into the world on Monday, a raft of companies took to Twitter advertising their brand along with cute messages of congratulation…

Carling Beer

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Advertising agency: Creature, London
Year: 2013

Pampers

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The diaper maker tweeted out a video stuffed with heart-tugging shots of babies under this headline: Every Little Baby is a Prince or Princess.

The Sun

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Advertising agency: Grey London
Executive Creative Director: Nils Leonard
Creative Director: Dave Monk
Creative Team: Dominic Butler & Jasper Cho

Year: 2013

The Times

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Advertising agency: Grey London
Executive Creative Director: Nils Leonard
Creative Director: Dave Monk
Creative Team: Dominic Butler & Jasper Cho

Year: 2013

Coca-Cola

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The cola giant tweeted out a photo of two toasting Coke bottles, one labeled Wills and the other labeled Kate. The tweet read, “Time for a royal celebration.”

Warburtons

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Advertising agency: WCRS, London
Copywriter: Steve Hawthorne
Art Director: Katy Hopkins
Creative Director: Billy Faithfull
Year: 2013

Johnson & Johnson

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The baby products maker tweeted out a photo of a baby in a bathtub wearing an apparent crown made from baby shampoo bubbles. It also plans to run a print ad in People magazine featuring a baby’s hand holding onto a mother’s finger under the headline: “A parent’s love is the same the world over.”

Oreo

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The cookie brand tweeted out a simple photo: An Oreo and milk-filled baby bottle sitting atop a very royal-looking, plush, velvet cushion. The tweet offers this: “Prepare the royal bottle service!”

Play-Doh

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Magnum

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Starbucks

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Delta Airlines

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Air New Zealand

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Diet Coke

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Sony Pictures

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Nintendo

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Lego

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MINI

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Vegas

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Nescafé

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Cannes Lions: Italian Advertising That Really Works (2001/2011)

MTV (Death Penalty Message) – MISTAKE


Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Milan
Creative Director: Agostino Toscana
Copywriter: Guido Cornara
Art Director: Agostino Toscana
Production Company: BRW Production
Director: Agostino Toscana
Year: 2001
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FIAT (Seize the moment) – THE ARGUMENT/CHESS/AFTER HOURS

A man in his flat overhears a woman above arguing with her boyfriend on the phone. He goes up to find out if she’s single now. Super: Seize the moment.
We see two men playing chess in front of an audience. At check, a mobile rings, distracting everyone. The other player eats a piece. Super: Seize the moment.
An employee catches his boss having sex with a woman on his office floor. He takes the opportunity to ask for a payrise. Super: Seize the moment.
Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Milan
Creative Director: Enrico Dorizza/Mauro Manieri
Copywriter: Mauro Manieri
Art Director: Alessandro antonini
Production Company: Mercurio Cinematografica
Director: Magnis Wikmann
Year: 2002
Bronze Lion for the campaign

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Rexona Deodorant – BLIND

A girl waits for a bus. A blind man approaches and, from her smell, he mistakes her for the rubbish bin.
Advertising Agency: Lowe Pirella
Creative Director: Aldo Cernuto/Roberto Pizzigoni
Copywriter: Piero Lo Faro
Art Director: Piero Lo Faro
Production Company: Filmaster
Director: Piero Lo Faro
Year: 2002
Bronze Lion

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The Face Post Production Company – NEED A POST FACILITY?

A young man, trying to run through a wall, crashes into it and falls down dead. Click here for the commercial
 Advertising Agency: Fagan Reggio Del Bravo
Copywriter: Emanuele Madeddu
Art Director: Patrizio Marini
Production Company: Mercurio Cinematografica
Director: Gigi Piola
Year: 2002
Bronze Lion

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GameBoy Advance – CLASSROOM

Those who exceed 96 levels of difficulty on the new gameboy are worthy of our respect. Click here for the commercial
Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Milan

Creative Director: Enrico Dorizza/Sergio Rodriguez
Copywriter: Paolo Lentini
Art Director: Cristina Baccelli
Production Company: The Family
Director: Lee Donaldson
Year: 2003
Bronze Lion

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Volkswagen Golf – REFLECTIONS


A Golf is parked in car park. As cars pass they are reflected in its gleaming exterior. Whilst the Golf stays in the car park year after year other models and makes seem to come and go. Click here for the commercial
Advertising Agency: DDB, Milan
Creative Director: Enrico Bonomini/Giuseppe Mastromatteo/Stefano Tumiatti
Copywriter: Enrico Bonomini/Stefano Tumiatti
Art Director: Giuseppe Mastromatteo
Production Company: The Family
Director: Federico Brugia
Year: 2003
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Peugeot 206 – THE SCULPTOR

A young Indian runs his old car into a wall. After bashing the bodywork out of shape using every means available, including an elephant, he’s not satisfied and starts to hammer away at the details with a certain panache. We think he is destoying his car, but he’s “sculpting” it.
Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG, Milan
Creative Director: Giovanni Porro/Roberto Greco
Copywriter: Roberto Greco
Art Director: Giovanni Porro
Production Company: Bandits, France
Director: Matthijs Van Heijningen
Year: 2003
Gold Lion

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BMW Adaptive Headlights – LIGHT


Headline: BMW introduce adaptive headlights. Light reaches places it never did before

Advertising Agency: D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO
Creative Director: Giovanni Porro/Stefano Campora
Copywriter: Vicky Gitto
Art Director: Stefano Rosselli
Photograspher: Darren Rees
Year: 2003
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Game Boy Advance – FOOTPRINTS/LIGHT SWITCH/ELEVATOR


Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett
Creative Director: Sergio Rodriguez/Enrico Dorizza
Copywriter: Paolo Guglielmoni
Art Director: Edoardo Aliata
Photographer: Riccardo Bagnoli
Year: 2003
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Mondadori – SEVENTY YEARS OF SOLITUDE


Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Milan
Creative Director: Guido Cornara/Agostino Toscana
Copywriter: Giuseppe Mazza
Art Director: Alessandro Stenco
Photographer: Enzo Monzino
Year: 2003
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Volkswagen for safety – TIES


Advertising Agency: DDB, Milan
Creative Director: Enrico Bonomini/Giuseppe Mastromatteo
Copywriter: Luca Fontana
Art Director: Giovanni Policastro
Photographer: Fulvio Bonavia
Year: 2003
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Harrison – SLIP/SHOE

Advertising Agency: Alkatraz, Milan
Creative Director: Vicky Gitto/Stefano Rosselli
Copywriter: Vicky Gitto
Art Director: Stefano Rosselli
Photographer: Fulvio Bonavia
Year: 2003
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Dialogo nel buio Exibition – CASH DISPENSER/INTERPHONE/MANHOLE COVER


Headline: Don’t trust your eyes. Dialogue in the dark. A journey where your guide is visually impaired.

Advertising Agency: Red Cell, Milan
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi/Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Pino Rozzi/Filippo Rizzo
Art Director: Roberto Battaglia/Peppe Cirillo
Photographer: Luca Perazzoli
Year: 2003
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Heineken – DOG

In a bar a dog starts licking the beer poured by a Heineken bottle accidentally knocked over. A man puts the lead on the dog. It’s a blind person. The dog guides his lurching owner. People who drink and drive are dangerous, for other people too. Think about it.
Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri
Copywriter: Bruno Bertelli
Art Director: Cristiana Boccasini
Production Company: Filmaster, Milan
Director: Dave Merhar
Year: 2004
Bronze Lion

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Durex Condoms – SWIMMING POOL/ELEVATOR/SNOW

Durex performa puts your orgasm on hold. This is why we see different men having orgasms in the most unexpected moments of the day: even at the swimming pool
A young man climaxes while stuck in a elevator.
A man appears to have an orgasm whilst shovelling snow and look around, embarrassed. Duret Performs-delay your climax.
Advertising Agency: McCann Erikson, Milan
Creative Director: Federica Ariagno/Giorgio Natale
Copywriter: Francesca Pagliarini
Art Director: Gaetano Del Pizzo
Production Company: Filmaster, Milan/Mercurio Cinematografica
Director: Bosi&Sironi/Dario Piana
Year: 2004
Bronze Lion for the campaign

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 Trony – THE HOLE

In his flat a boy proudly shows to some friends his new flat-screen TV. However, when a girl asks for the toilet, he denies. As the girl leaves, we discover the trick: the TV is actually stuck in a big hole in the wall, which communicates with the toilet!
Advertising Agency: INAdv, Milan
Creative Director: Anna Montefusco
Copywriter: Massimo Ambrosini
Art Director: Francesco Crespi
Production Company: Central Groucho
Director: Matteo Pellegrini
Year: 2004
Shortlist

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Brunch Film Festival – LITTLE GUY

Click here for the commercial
Advertising Agency: Publicis, Milan
Creative Director: Alisdhair MacGregor
Production Company: Filmaster, Milan
Director: Dario Piana
Year: 2004
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SKY Sport – SKY SOCCER

An unusual perspective on soccer. Some famous soccer players take care of their supporters. This pay off follows: “If you love soccer, soccer loves you”.
Advertising Agency: Red Cell, Milan
Creative Director:Pino Rozzi/Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Riccardo Chadwick
Art Director: Peppe Cirillo
Production Company: (h)Film
Director: Joe Public
Year: 2004
Shortlist

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SKY Sport – INZAGHI

Advertising Agency: Red Cell, Milan
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi/Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Riccardo Chadwick
Art Director: Peppe Cirillo
Photographer: Jouk Oosterhof
Year: 2004
Shortlist

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SKY Movie – CHOCOLATE BAR/PIZZA/BEER CAN/BABY


Advertising Agency: Red Cell, Milan
Creative Director:Pino Rozzi/Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Stefania Siani
Art Director: Federico Pepe
Photographer: Pierpaolo Ferrari
Year: 2004
Shortlist

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Downtown Gym Club – YELLOW SWIMSUIT/GREEN DRESS/BLUE LINGERIE

Advertising Agency: Red Cell, Milan

Creative Director: Pino Rozzi/Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Pino Rozzi
Art Director: Roberto Battaglia
Photographer: Pierpaolo Ferrari
Year: 2004
Shortlist

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E-Dentical.com – KEYTOOTH


Advertising Agency: Red Cell, Milan
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi/Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Laura Cattaneo
Art Director: Giorgio Cignoni
Photographer: Max/Douglas
Year: 2004
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Hair Stylist Academy – DOR MAT

Advertising Agency: Young & Rubicam, Milan
Creative Director: Aldo Cernuto/Roberto Pizzigoni
Copywriter: Marco Cremona
Art Director: Alessandra Carù
Photographer: Oriani/Origone/Studio Ros
Year: 2004
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MTV Brand:new – IVANO GASGAS

An absurd theatre in which everybody can declare his own authenticity. A man sucks on a helium balloon & sings ‘Baby, one more time’.
Advertising Agency: This is a Thing!, Milan
Creative Director:Pino Rozzi/Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Stefania Siani
Art Director: Federico Pepe
Production Company: (h)Film
Director: Maci
Year: 2004
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Enel – PLUG

The main idea of the campaign is to explain that energy is not that simple to get as one could imagine. It is infact made through the fruit of men, investments, research and new technologies. To show this various people power electrical goods in strange places, through stone, metal, sand, etc.
Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
Creative Director: Luca Albanese/Francesco Taddeucci
Copywriter: Francesco Taddeucci
Art Director: Luca Albanese
Production Company: The Family, Milan
Director: Paul Arden
Year: 2004
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Nissan 350 z – KERBS


Advertising Agency: TBWA/Italia
Creative Director: Fabrizio Russo
Copywriter: Alessio Riggi
Art Director: Geo Ceccarelli
Photographer: Tiamat/Virgilio Favale
Year: 2004
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Telecom Italia – GANDHI

In the late 30s, we see Gandhi giving a speech in front of a modern webcam.
Through the various telecommunication devices, the whole world listens to the message of love.
A writing appears: ‘Imagine the world today if he could have communicated like this.’ Then the logo ‘Telecom Italia’ appears.
Advertising Agency: Young & Rubicam, Milan
Creative Director: Aldo Cernuto/Roberto Pizzigoni
Copywriter: Marco Cremona
Art Director: Isabella Bernardi
Production Company:Colorado Film, Milan
Director: Spike Lee
Year: 2005
Bronze Lion

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Forum Crisalide, Bulimia Prevention – REVERSE

A girl seems to be eating. In fact the scene is shot in reverse, food is coming out of her mouth. It is a metaphor of bulimia. Talking about it is the only way to make things go in the right direction.

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Milan
Creative Director: Sergio Rodriguez/Enrico Dorizza
Copywriter: Francesco Bozza
Art Director: Alessandro Antonini
Production Company: Mother Film Company
Director: Alessandra Pescetta
Year: 2005
Bronze Lion

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Ottica Bergomi – NEVER TO LATE


A young lady who realises when she’s 30 that she has been adopted. Click here for the commercial

Advertising Agency: Internal Agency
Copywriter: Sergio Spaccavento
Art Director: Sergio Spaccavento
Production Company: NEW WAYS Milan
Director: Matteo Pellegrini
Year: 2005
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IKEA – WATCH YOUR STEP


A man enters a dark room; when the door closes frame and theatre go black. We follow the noises of the man painfully banging into several objects. On every hit appears a super with name and price of an IKEA bedroom item. His wife went shopping at IKEA.
Click here for the Commercial

Advertising Agency: Publicis, Milan
Creative Director: Alasdhair MacGregor-Hastie
Associate Creative Director: Piero Bagolini/Silvano Cattaneo
Copywriter: Marco Venturelli
Art Director: Fabrizio Tamagni
Production Company: Harold & Motion, Milan
Year: 2005
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Playstation/Tif 2004 – GENERAL PROTEST/THERAPY



With This is Football 2004 on line all has changed…

Advertising Agency: TBWA/Italia
Creative Director: Fabrizio Russo
Copywriter: Andrea Fogar
Art Director: Geo Ceccarelli
Production Company: Mercurio, Milan
Director: Paolo Monico
Year: 2005
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Henkel – BULL/PANTHER/MONKEY

Advertising Agency: D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO
Creative Director: Giuseppe Mastromatteo/Luca Scotto di Carlo
Copywriter: Giovanni Chiarelli
Art Director: Serena Di Bruno
Photographer: Fulvio Bonavia
Year: 2005
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Nissan Micra – TARPAULIN

Advertising Agency: TBWA/Italia
Creative Director: Fabrizio Russo
Copywriter: Alessio Riggi
Art Director: Fabrizio Caperna
Photographer: Larry Russo
Year: 2005
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Intrecci Hairdressers – PRAYING/SISTER IN WHITE

Advertising Agency: Red Cell
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi/Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Stefania Siani
Art Director: Federico Pepe
Photographer: Pierpaolo Ferrari
Year: 2005
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Zoogami – BRAND DESIGN

Zoogami was born in 2003 as a inspired by story that mixes western and eastern culture. The main objective of this project is to build a strong brand, thanks to artistic and intellectual values.  Zoogami was created as a Corporation that ironically, and realistically at the same time, grows into different branches, in which single projects are developing already or will develop into the different market sectors.
The first job is the record realized in Spain with Caesar and the authors of Cafè Del Mar . The second project is the superior quality beer.
The third project is for a branded clothing collection, composed by12 sophisticated items.

Click here for the project

Advertising Agency: Fishouse
Creative Director: Alessandro Orlandi
Designer: Alessandro Orlandi
Art Director: Ciriano Zanon
Year: 2005
Cyber Lion: Shortlist

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Resident Evil 2  – APOCALYPSE


Website created for the Italian launch of the movie “Resident Evil 2”.

Click here for the project

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Rome
Creative Director: Paola Inzolia
Copywriter: Massimo Caiati
Art Director: Stefano Pedretti
Year: 2005
Cyber Lion: Shortlist

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Lavazza Coffea – CALENDAR 2005



The subject is the circus seen through Olaf’s eyes. A world that realises unique images of Espresso: the main character, as always, of Lavazza calendars.
This theme gave us the chance to experiment with unusual effects: a tiger walking on a white page expands the dreamy idea and invites the user to discover new emotions, from glamour to creativity. Colours, together with the navigation system, give a personal and playful rhythm. Finally the tiger gave its magnetic personality to the site.
Not only for artists: glamour and fashion lovers, trend maniacs who pay attention to the world we live in.

Advertising Agency: Testaweb, Turin
Creative Director: German Silva/Marco Faccio
Copywriter: Marina Leonardini/Daniele Bona
Art Director: Raffaella Di Gesù/Heitz Mendibil
Designer: Andrea Lantelme
Year: 2005
Cyber Lion: Shortlist

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Ariston Aqualtis – UNDERWATER WORLD


An entire ocean of laundry finds space in the new Aqualtis washing machine. Winner at Cannes, Clio, D&D and now on permanent display in the Louvre Paris as an example of modern art in advertising.

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Milan
Creative Director: Enrico Dorizza/Sergio Rodriguez
Copywriter: Francesco Simonetti
Art Director: Antonio Cortesi
Production Company: Filmaster, Milan
Director: Dario Piana
Year: 2006
Gold Lion

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Halls Extra Strong – VAPOURS


A man is inhaling vapours for all he’s worth but we discover at the end that he wasn’t using the classic balsamic essences.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri/Alberto Citerio
Copywriter: Giovanni Salvaggio
Art Director: Stefano Fantini
Production Company: Moviefarm, Milan
Director: Gaetano Vaudo
Year: 2006
Bronze Lion

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Reactine Allergy Relief – SAVANA


The cheetah is the fastest animal in the savannah. This time, however, he’s chased by an hippo, that surprisingly is running faster than him. This is a metaphor of Reactine: Surprisingly fast. Against Allergy. Click here for the Commercial

Advertising Agency: JWT, Rome
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri/Paolo Ronchi
Copywriter: Alfredo Ruggieri
Art Director: Pierfranco Fedele
Production Company: Mercurio SPQR
Year: 2006
Bronze Lion

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Halls Original – RADIO


We hear a radio that’s suffering from interference. A man moves the aerial to centre the frequency better. When we finally hear a clear voice from the radio, we realize that what he was moving wasn’t an aerial.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri/Alberto Citerio
Copywriter: Giovanni Salvaggio
Art Director: Stefano Fantini
Production Company: Moviefarm, Milan
Director: Gaetano Vaudo
Year: 2006
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Illy Caffè – SEEING BEAUTY


What is beauty? We only really notice it when we find ourselves up against it. We can see it and be spellbound. We can listen to it and the sound stays with us for ages. We can touch it and our hands memorize its outlines. And we can discover, as in this case, that it’s also got its own flavour: that of a perfect espresso. The taste of Illy.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri/Alex Brunori
Copywriter: Alex Brunori
Art Director: Fabio Anzani
Production Company: BRW & Partners, Milan
Director: Matthias Zentner
Year: 2006
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Arena Swimwear – TORPEDO


Inside an aircraft, the crew is taken up with the navigation. Suddenly the radar plots a strange and apparently dangerous object in the water, getting closer and closer to the ship. Panic among the people, before the impact. However, we see that the object isn’t a torpedo as it seemed, but a swimmer, who’s approaching the craft. He hits it, using the shipboard as it was a swimming pool one. The special swimmer is The Olympic champion Massimiliano Rosolino, wearing the Arena “Powerskin Extreme” high competition swimsuit.

Advertising Agency: Lowe Pirella
Creative Director: Umberto Casagrande/Maurizio Maresca
Copywriter: Maurizio Maresca
Art Director: Umberto Casagrande
Production Company: Filmaster, Milan
Director: Dario Piana
Year: 2006
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Peugeot 206 – WORLD FAN CLUB


Peugeot 206 has mythical status – you’d do anything to have one.

Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG, Milan
Creative Director: Roberto Greco
Copywriter: Marco Geranzani
Art Director: Giordano Curreri
Production Company: Soixante Quinze, Paris
Director: Jonathan Herman
Year: 2006
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Sky Sport – KAKA’

The World Cup Germany is closer. Kaka prepare for it dancing in a traditional costumes…

Advertising Agency: 1881 United, Milan
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi/Roberto Battaglia
Production Company: (h)Films/Hungry Man, London
Director: Owen Harris
Year: 2006
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Mediaset Premium tv – GREAT CINEMA


There are several people: Different ages, dressed in their own clothes, they are all trying lines from a famous film….. the lines abviously, are not delivered as professional actors would say them. A Super appears: We all deserve to get into great cinema.

Advertising Agency: Saffirio, Tortelli, Vigoriti, Turin
Creative Director: Aurelio Tortelli
Copywriter: Michela Grasso
Art Director: Daniele Ricci
Production Company: Movie Magic International, Milan
Director: Angel Gracia
Year: 2006
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Reale Mutua Insurance – CIRCUS


Members of a circus describe how they were saved by an insurance man.

Advertising Agency: Saffirio, Tortelli, Vigoriti, Turin
Creative Director: Aurelio Tortelli
Copywriter: Michela Grasso
Art Director: Daniele Ricci
Production Company: The Family, Milan
Director: Carl Erick Rinsch
Year: 2006
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MINI (Eat Out Food Magazine) – PEPPER & SALT/TABLECLOTH/GRATER

Advertising Agency: D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO
Creative Director: Giuseppe Mastromatteo, Luca Scotto Di Carlo
Copywriter: Federico Bonenti, Alessandra Bergamaschi
Art Director: Luca Zamboni, Luis Toniutti
Photographer: Piero Perfetto
Year: 2006
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MINI Cooper S – BULL

Advertising Agency: D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO
Creative Director: Giuseppe Mastromatteo, Luca Scotto Di Carlo
Copywriter: Nicola Lampugnani, Lorenzo Crespi
Art Director: Anselmo Tumpic, Pier Giuseppe Gonni
Photographer: Piero Perfetto
Year: 2006
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MINI Cabrio – POINTS

Advertising Agency: D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO
Creative Director: Giuseppe Mastromatteo, Luca Scotto Di Carlo
Copywriter: Nicola Lampugnani
Art Director: Anselmo Tumpic
Photographer: Piero Perfetto
Year: 2006
Shortlist

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MINI Cabrio – YO-YO

Advertising Agency: D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO
Creative Director: Giuseppe Mastromatteo, Luca Scotto Di Carlo
Copywriter: Cristino Battista
Art Director: Dario Agnello
Photographer: Armando Rebatto
Year: 2006
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Nintendo DS – COMMUNION

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Milan
Creative Director: Enrico Dorizza, Sergio Rodriguez
Copywriter: Paolo Guglielmoni
Art Director: Rosmary Collini Bosso
Photographer: Max&Douglas
Year: 2006
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Heineken (Anti Drink Driving Campaign) – TOILETTE/PUB

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri, Bruno Bertelli
Copywriter: Bruno Bertelli
Art Director: Cristiana Boccasini
Photographer: Giovanni Pirajno
Year: 2006
Shortlist

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Splinter Cell Chaos Theory – SAM FISHER

Brief
Once considered a pioneer in its genre, the Splinter Cell franchise has lost ground as its competition floods the market with look-alike games. With the release of a new game in the series, the goal is to recapture the attention of a target that sees little differentiation in the genre.

Media Strategy
Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher, one of genre’s most renowned characters, was created with the help of real-life military experts with insight into the cold reality of the espionage. Knowing the care and precision that goes into these games, players keep coming back to “re-live” the special operations experience. The media strategy was entirely designed with a simple objective: bring suspense into gamers’ life via incognito missions utilising radio intrusions during the day and guerrilla activity during the night.

Idea
After a weekend with friends, the target was greeted with electrostatic stickers designed to look like bullet holes were attached to car windows parked in key hangout areas. A note next to it said: “Thank you!! My name is Sam Fisher. I took your car to run after terrorists. Unfortunately a bullet hit the car window. My contact is http://www.samfisher.it.” Radio spots the next morning revealed what was going on… Sam Fisher is back!

Results
The plan was created to surround the target throughout the week. Their favourite national radio DJs teased the execution during the week and revealed it on the weekend. The OOH execution engaged the target in common areas for weekend nightlife. The atmosphere surrounding the area added to the realism of the execution and effectively reached large groups of our target audience. The suspense created around the comeback of Sam Fisher and the Splinter Cell franchise propelled gamers’ intention to buy to the point that sales figures were reached 2 weeks in advance compared to client objectives.

Advertising Agency: Carat
Strategic Team: Stefano Spadini, Francesca Costanzo, Franca Melloni
Year: 2006
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Nike Italy – RUN 4 CESARE

Run the City is a global event organised to create awareness over running. Poor money, great objectives. The Rome project: Cesare was an overweight man to whip into shape and sign up to RUN ROME 05. Runners had to log on to run4cesare.com and let us know their workout. The longer they ran, the greater the possibility Cesare would get off his butt and run. Three webcams were set up in his house 24/7 and a troupe tailed him live on all his
training runs. RUN4CESARE: 40 days of live webcam coverage-20,975 web visits-1522 runners entered for the race.

Advertising Agency: Fagan Reggio Del Bravo, Rome
Creative Director: Patrizio Marini
Copywriter: Emanuele Madeddu
Art Director: Patrizio Marini, Manuel Musilli
Designer: Manuel Musilli
Year: 2006
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Casinò di Venezia – KEEP PLAYING

Venezia Marco Polo Airport. Baggages convey belts/carousel

Advertising Agency: ADMCOM, Bologna
Creative Director: Maurizio Cinti
Copywriter: Rebecca Rossi, Maurizio Cinti, Silva Fedrigo
Art Director: Andrea Ligi, Sergio Lelli
Year: 2007
Bronze Lion

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Arnold Worldwide Italy  – VOODOO KIT

Arnold Worldwide Italy opened a guerrilla marketing department called Arnold Guerrilla. We needed to advertise the service to marketing managers. To communicate that with Guerrilla Marketing everything is granted and to make something unique that could strike marketing managers. The Marketing Voodoo Kit made in single copies is an object that marketing managers would want to keep on their desk and show to their collegues. Coca Cola Italy and Nike Italy called us for an agency presentation. Grana Padano Cheese asked us to enter the pitch for Grana Padano Cheese and San Daniele Ham.

Advertising Agency: Arnold Worldwide Italy, Milan
Creative Director: Maurizio Maresca, Alessandro Sabini, Paolo Troilo
Copywriter: Alessandro Sabini
Art Director: Paolo Troilo
Year: 2007
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Vodafone – TOTTI & GATTUSO (WE ARE FAMILY)

Vodafone is a big family (all its subscribers). We have 2 testimonials that are a part of this family. They are so many people that make the queue for everything they do.
Advertising Agency: 1861 United, Milan
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi, Roberto Bataglia
Copywriter: Stefania Siani
Art Director: Federico Pepe
Production Company: Mercurio Cinematografica, Milan
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Year: 2007
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MTV – APRIL FOOL

A teleseller proposes a shocking investment to buy a house on a hill today and in 15 years you be under the sea thanks to the total overheating … the April Fool’s joke is revealed

Advertising Agency: Arnold Worldwide Italy, Milan
Creative Director: Maurizio Maresca, Alessandro Sabini, Paolo Troilo
Copywriter: Alessandro Sabini
Art Director: Paolo Troilo
Production Company: (h) Milan
Director: Carlo Crapanzano
Year: 2007
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Mariella Merendino Cashmere – CASHMERE SHEEP

Advertising Agency: DDB, Milan
Creative Director: Vicky Gitto
Copywriter: Vicky Gitto
Art Director: Andrea Maggioni
Year: 2007
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Bye Helmets – HANDS BOY/HANDS GIRL

Advertising Agency: 1861 United
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi, Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Luca Beato
Art Director: Giorgio Cignoni
Photographer: Fulvio Bonavia
Year: 2007
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The Pink Line – TELEPHONE

The purpose of the campaign is to promote the phone line service offered by the Pink Line. The Pink Line helps and supports women being victims of violence and abuse.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Rome
Creative Director: Francesco Taddeucci, Luca Albanese
Copywriter: Jorg Riommi
Art Director: Arturo Vittorioso, Clarissa Biaggi
Photographer: Giuseppe Di Vita
Year: 2007
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Turin Paralympic Games 2006 – PODIUM

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri
Copywriter: Francesco Muzzopappa
Art Director: Fabrizio Pozza
Photographer: Mauro Turatti/Livello 06
Year: 2007
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Tuc Snack Saiwa – WHEN HUNGER STRIKES

When hunger strikes suddenly, it may be tempting to eat the first thing at hand. An interactive video banner, in which it is possible to suggest to a funny and starving office worker to eat the objects on his desk. He will be happy to take in these suggestions… but his telephone, the cactus, the photo-holder and the pc screen will turn out to be too heavy food. When it is time for a snack, there is only one right choice: TUC by Saiwa. For now, if you think you can sustain explicit scenes of hunger, meet the man in his office. Click here for the project

Advertising Agency: DCM Fullsix, Milan
Creative Director: Simonetta De Brumatti
Copywriter: Luca Comino
Art Director: Giuseppe Bizzarro
Year: 2007
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Koleston – HAIR LIPS

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Milan
Creative Director: Enrico Dorizza, Sergio Rodriguez
Art Director: Alessandro Padalino
Photographer: Studio Ros
Year: 2008
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Arena Swimwear – AUDIENCE

An audience is sitting in a sports arena. Spectators are turning their heads with fast and rhythmic movements, as if they are watching a tennis match. A super appears: Swimming gets faster. As the audience starts cheering, the Arena logo and payoff appear.

Advertising Agency: Lowe Pirella Fronzoni
Creative Director: Francesco Bozza, Umberto Casagrande
Copywriter: Andrea Stanich
Art Director: Pietro Lorusso
Production Company: First Floor Films
Year: 2008
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Nat Geo Adventure Channel – TAXI

Advertising Agency: AM Newton 21, Rome
Creative Director: Luca Maoloni, Gabriella Ambrosio
Copywriter: Gabriella Ambrosio
Art Director: Luca Maoloni
Production Company: Mercurio SPQR, Rome
Director: Brecht Vanhoenacker
Year: 2008
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Freddy Sportswear – DIVING/100 METRES

Freddy: official sponsor of the Italian athletes at the Beijing 2008 Olympic games. “Freddy Olimpiadi” project: Three movies featuring three Olympic athletes: Elisa Santoni for rhythmic gymnastics, Simone Collio for the 100 metres sprint, Tania Cagnotto for 3m diving. The idea of all movies is that athletes “gamble” their whole life during their Olympic performance. In these movies, the athletes’ stream of consciousness replaces their body, and is represented through various animation techniques. The claim “Olympic games performed by Freddy” gives the Freddy point of view on Olympic Games: an artistic and performing exploration on the movement theme.

Advertising Agency: 1861 United
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi, Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Stefania Siani
Art Director: Federico Pepe
Production Company: (h) Films, Milan
Director: Bill Barluet/Tommaso Cariboni
Year: 2008
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Freddy Sportswear – RITHMIC GYMNASTICS

What do the Olympics mean for an athlete? In the Olympics, an athlete puts his whole life at stake in few, decisive moments, and unique sensations hide in each move. The flow of thoughts and emotions felt by the athletes is visualized in a surprising, striking way: the bodies of the protagonists themselves become veritable art installations, made by objects which represent the thoughts and feelings flowing through the athletes during their main performance, and become bodies again at the end. A celebration of movement, in the legendary background of the Olympics, original and spectacular, following the artistic orientation which is typical of the brand: the ‘Olympic Games performed by Freddy’.

Advertising Agency: 1861 United
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi, Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Stefania Siani, Luca Beato
Art Director: Federico Pepe, Micol Talso
Photographer: Lorenzo Vetturi
Year: 2008
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San Raffaele Hospital – VIDEOGAME

We are in a “Doom” like video game. We see through the eyes of the player who runs after a very fast-footed enemy. Running along a corridor, climbing up some stairs the player stops to get his breath back. He now comes to some more stairs but decides not to climb them. He’s tired out and looks at his belly. We now realise he’s an obese child. Line: ‘Video games are one of the principal causes of child obesity. Encourage children to play outside’.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director:Pietro Maestri, Bruno Bertelli
Copywriter: Bruno Bertelli
Art Director:Cristiana Boccasini
Production Company: Fargo Film, Milan
Director: Gaetano Vaudo
Year: 2008
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Gasser (Grandi Salumifici Italiani) – BLACK SUIT/TEXAN

Advertising Agency: TBWA/Italia
Creative Director: Fabrizio Russo
Art Director: Cristina Baccelli
Copywriter: Sara Ermoli
Photographer: Winkler & Noa
Year: 2008
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Volkswagen (Passat Business with integrated DVD) – TEXTILE FACTORIES/PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

Advertising Agency:DDB, Milan
Creative Director: Vicky Gitto
Art Director: Cristina Marcellini
Copywriter: Vicky Gitto
Year: 2008
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Par 5 (Fashion Sportswear) – DOOR

Advertising Agency: DDB, Milan
Creative Director: Vicky Gitto
Art Director: Hugo Gallardo Dominguez
Copywriter: Vicky Gitto
Year: 2008
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Yamaha Marine – PLANE

A white stripe cuts through a sky that’s as blue as the deepest sea. It looks like a jet, the world’s fastest moving object. But the profile of an island tells us the blue is actually the sea, and the white spray comes from a boat outfitted with an engine with a unique power, the new Yamaha F350. In a page with a strong, guaranteed impact, all the strength of an engine which can unleash the world’s highest power, like the title says. And which can take the driver above everything, above anyone else.

Advertising Agency: 1861 United
Creative Director: Pino Rozzi, Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Laura Cattaneo
Art Director: Giorgio Cignoni
Year: 2008
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MUF (National Comics Museum) – SCREAM

To convince the target that “culture” is not just about established museums or traditional exhibition.
Comics can have the dignity of traditional art forms.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri
Copywriter: Bruno Bertelli, Paolo Cesano
Art Director: Cristina Boccassini, Flavio Mainoli
Year: 2008
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Nokia Nseries – INCURSION

At the cinema when the lights are off, the audience stop talking and concentrates on the screen. That’s the best moment to catch their attention. Nokia wanted to do more: they wanted to talk about the new interactive-based phone (music, games, and movies) with an interactive spot, and let the cinema audience experience how an incursion that mixes real life and cinema screening can be exciting and surprising.

Nokia N81 is a mobile phone able to entertain you with a videogame, to make you watch a beautiful movie, to be your own camcorder, to let you listen to your favourite music. Everywhere and every time, it can interact with your reality, taking you where you prefer. That’s because Nokia N81 chooses an interactive spot to communicate and let the cinema audience experience how an incursion that mixes real life and cinema screening can be exciting and surprising. Interaction is the key word for this target. Smart people, in love with technology, in love with excitement and surprise. The spot was on air for four weekends during a month. We are not able to give any business results.

Advertising Agency: Grey, Milan
Creative Director: Francesco Emiliani
Copywriter: Claudia Bavelloni, Francesca Andriani
Art Director: Daniele Dagrada, Stefano Fantini
Production Company: Filmaster, Milan
Director: Alessandro Cattaneo
Year: 2008
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ADMCOM (Self Promotion) – YOC-BOX

The agency aimed at finding an innovative self promotional way to make prospective clients experience its degree of creativity. At the same time, the agency wanted to give life to a highly engaging initiative able to convey the philosophy that animates it. The agency created the “Year Of Creativity_Box”, an original self promotional initiative meant to stimulate people to reinvent themselves every day. It contains 366 illustrated business cards which show 366 different, imaginative professions (one per day in 2008), all of them addressed to the person who receives the box. The operation has already earned the agency a considerable set of prospects’ contacts. So far, 300 YOC_BOXES have been sent and they have generated the acquisition of three new clients.

Advertising Agency: ADMCOM, Bologna
Creative Director: Maurizio Cinti
Copywriter: Silva Fedrigo, Massimiliano Pancaldi
Art Director: Manuel Dall’Olio
Year: 2008
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Shoestring Tour Operator – WILD THERAPY

WHO IS SHOESTRING?
Shoestring is a tour operator that offers an unconventional way to travel in the most adventurous places on the planet.

WHAT IS THE WILD THERAPY?
Four bored, tired and depressed animals need help because they’ve lost their wild life. They just can’t stand “holiday-village-tourists” and miss people who love the real adventure. Enjoy the analysis sessions of these animals to get why they need the Wild Therapy. click here for the project

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Rome
Creative Director: Guido Cornara, Alessandro Orlandi
Copywriter: Antonio Di Battista, Laura Sordi
Art Director: Manuel Musilli
Year: 2008
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Flora by Gucci Fragrance – GUCCI FLORA

The commercial focuses on the nature of the scent. Model Abbey Lee, surrounded by endless field of pink flowers, gently inhales the fragrance from a single flower. She is caressed by the scent as she in turn sensuously conducts and manipulates it through the field. Her movements become ever more hypnotic as the intensity increases, until the final rush overwhelms her completely and her dress bursts into an intensely beautiful butterfly effect of fabric, light and petal.

Advertising Agency: REM Ruini & Mariotti, Rome
Creative Director:Riccardo Ruini, Chris Cunningham, 
Production Company: RSAFilms, London/Filmaster, Milan
Director: Chris Cunningham
Year: 2009
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Baci Perugina – FROM GIOVANNI TO DONGIOVANNI

Baci Perugina is one of the most important brands of chocolate in Italy, belonging to the Nestlè Group. To capitalise on Baci Perugina’s awareness during the period around Valentine’s Day, it was decided to make an integrated campaign able to get people talking using the only language that has always distinguished Baci Perugina: love. The idea was an impossible love story born online between the shy Giovanni and his beautiful neighbour Gaia.
The plot: Gaia says to Giovanni that if 50,000 people would ask her to kiss him, she will do. So Giovanni makes a video, loads it on YouTube and opens a group on Facebook asking for help. Baci Perugina doesn’t come into the scene from the beginning, but it figures as an “independent supporter” of Giovanni’s initiative. At the end 50,000 mails arrive and Gaia has to kiss Giovanni. 8 videos show the big moments of the story.

The campaign was planned on different media: viral videos, the community engagement through YouTube, Facebook and the Perugina community, an interactive outdoor and a local event.

People soon became fond of the story. In 10 days it has been recorded: 50,000 mails, 151,841 visitors to the Baci Perugina site, 26,678 contacts on YouTube, 5,400,000 impressions on MSN, Sales + 11% in an a-8 market. Giovanni’s story was spontaneously talked about on TG1, the most important national TV news.

Advertising Agency: Armando Testa, Turin
Creative Director: Maurizio Sala, Marco Faccio
Copywriter: Nicola Lampugnani, Francesco Milanesio
Art Director: Francesco Guerrera
Production Company: Little Bull, Turin
Director: Augusto Storero
Year: 2009
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Loctite Super Attak – WOOD/PLASTIC

Advertising Agency: DDB, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Vicky Gitto
Copywriter: Alessandro Mian
Art Director: Ricard Valero
Photographer: Andrea Melcangi
Year: 2009
Silver Lion for the campaign

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Coca-Cola Italia – ILLUMINA LA CITTA’

Insights, Strategy & the Idea
The 2008 campaign has a new claim “Light up Christmas with a Coca-Cola emotion”. The challenge was to revitalize and further amplify “light up” communication code with innovative activations.
The insight that sparked the idea was drawn from the fact that media at the time was focusing on urban security concerns following an apparent wave of street crime. Dark winter streets were the symbol of this feeling – and large city administrations were putting a lot of effort into bringing light to their citizens. Coca-Cola could leverage this initiative and add joy and positivity to the initiative, by lighting up an urban vehicle (a tram) in the fashion of the traditional Coke Truck – which would navigate the streets at a peak moment in pedestrian.

Creative Execution
In order to illuminate Milan, Coca-Cola has chosen an urban transport icon, the tram – also, supporting the public transport service as a mean of higher security in a traffic-intense part of the year.
Historic trams were converted into branded cable-cars of white light, spreading brilliance through the streets and serve as an iconic image for both the advertiser and the city.
The cars toured the central area of Milan, spreading its positive message with the further support of actual Santa Clauses on board, distributing branded Christmas gifts at every stop. The Coca-Cola logo was highlighted at the head of the car, associated with holiday wishes from the Municipality. Adding a signal of social responsibility, the project was also engineered using low energy technology.
The project was announced in a press conference that also featured prominent Italian political figures including a Minister and the Mayor of Milan.

Results and Effectiveness
Even amongst the already sparkling Christmas decorations of the city, the tram had an extremely positive impact on passers-by and passengers. Immediate reactions captured on the spot clearly show the deep success that this initiative had in enhancing the overall Christmas atmosphere.
Also, due to its public component – as it involved local authorities and the support of their efforts in improving the life and aspect of the city – the action enjoyed a wide resonance and PR support, ranging from publicly expressed commendations from political personalities and the mayor, to press coverage, to word-of-mouth through the population of Milan.

Advertising Agency: Starcom Italia/JWT, Milan
Strategic Director: Alessio Fattore
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri/Bruno Bertelli
Art Director: Cristiana Boccasini/Amedeo Pancella
Year: 2009
Bronze Lion

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BWIN (Online Poker) – POKER ISLAND

Insights, Strategy & the Idea
Online poker was legalized in Italy in September 2008. Due to widespread publicity, offline poker grew from 480,000 players in 2007 to 970,000 in 2008. Online poker is estimated to grow to 4.3 million as legalization welcomes more less-talented players.
Bwin is the world’s largest online gaming organization offering 30,000 daily bets in over 90 sports. But Italy’s marketplace was flooded with competition well ahead of Bwin. Our challenges were to promote Bwin poker and recruit gamers with a budget much smaller than the competitors.
We targeted young men 18-34 who play poker regardless of skill and who use the Internet to find deals, buy tickets and make purchases. They get a kick from testing their skills, but what really seduces them is the lure of the bluff and the glamour associated with the poker world. We gave them the chance to learn from pros and play big style in paradise.

Creative Execution
We developed an online tournament – Bwin Poker Island Challenge – that became a casting call for a chance to play on the ultimate stage: a Mediterranean villa on an island paradise, complete with an infinity pool.
We turned the challenge into a hit reality TV show Poker Island. TV cameras followed the eight finalists on their exclusive championship weekend, transforming them into stars of their own poker program. Six one-hour episodes were part of Sky Italia’s sports schedule.
During the day players battled it out for the final prize of a spot in the reputed Aussie Millions Poker Championship. But at night they played hard enjoying adventures, nightlife and the in-house chef.
Our unique online/offline tournament was promoted through TV, Internet and print. Poker Island aired December 5th, 2008 – January 12, 2009 as Bwin’s logo maintained maximum visibility throughout the program and on all TV guides.

Results and Effectiveness
“Our gamble paid off. The event generated a huge presence both on main and niche poker sites as well as online TV guides and stations covering poker tournaments: • 720,000 impressions, 70% men • Viewers spent an average of 20 minutes engaging with the brand • Players in qualification tournament 8 times over forecast and beyond year’s end target • Market share almost doubled with 2% share of investment vs. competition • The Poker Island audience was 62% higher than the SkySport average”

Advertising Agency: Arnold Worldwide Italy/MPG Italia
Strategy/Development: Guido Surci
Executive Creative Director: Maurizio Maresca
Creative Director: Alessandro Sabini/Paolo Troilo
Year: 2009
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New Zoogami Beer – CONTEPORARY BEER

Zoogami releases a new beer and wants to position it as a modern product that follows the evolutions of the world in which we live. This is the Contemporary Beer project, born to explain, in a completely revolutionary way, what happens in the world in real time. Clic here for launch the site

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Roma
Creative Director: Agostino Toscana/Alessandro Orlandi
Art Director: Manuel Musilli
Copywriter: Antonio Di Battista
Year: 2009
Bronze Lion

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MUF (Comics National Museum) – THE BILL/THE WAKING UP/THE SHOT

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Pietro Maestri
Art Directors: Cristiana Boccassini, Flavio Mainoli
Copywriters: Bruno Bertelli, Paolo Cesano
Illustrator: Manlio Truscia

Year: 2009
Bronze Lion for the Outdoor campaign
Bronze Lion for Press campaign

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Stay slim, drink low fat milk – PARMALAT

A boy, coming out of a trailer, greets his parents, relatives and friends who are inside. The boy while drinking a glass of Parmalat milk arranges with friends how to spend the evening. Little by little we see that the trailer is overcrowded. The boy is cycling away when from the inside of the trailer the people scream at him to close the door.

Advertising Agency: Publicis, Milan
Creative Director: Luca Scotto Di Carlo, Vincenzo Gasbarro
Copywriter: Luca Scotto Di Carlo
Art Director: Vincenzo Gasbarro
Production Company: Les Enfants Creative Productions
Director: Vincenzo Gasbarro
Year: 2009
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Auditorium – HEINEKEN

Our consumers (focus: males 18-24) are getting older, duties and responsibilities put at risk their sacred beer moments with friends.
We needed to make our target perceive Heineken as the closest brand to the beer drinkers, making them live an amazing and unconventional brand experience.

To convey the brand position (the entertaining beer) and make our target experience how important is preserving their beer moments with friends, we created a trap for 1000 ACMilan Fans. On the same evening of the match Real-Madrid vs Milan, we brought them to a fake event mixing poetry and classical music. We used 200 our accomplices that, provided with invitation card sponsored by Heineken, persuaded our victims to skip the match and go to the concert. Heineken would have never let its target miss the game, that’s why after 15 mins of concert, we revealed the trap and let the audience join the match on a huge screen.

This promo brought a very high brand awareness increment. TV news, newspaper and blogs widely spoke about the event and it definitively empowered the image of the brand even against its competitor. 1000 victims directly experienced it at the Auditorium, 6 million people saw it live on TV, other million people read about it on the news or on the web the days after.
Even after several months, people keep on talking and making buzz about this event that had a very strong impact on our target.

Promoting the Heineken sponsorship with UEFA Champions League through an event definitively unconventional for beer drinkers has been an innovative way to involve our target and create an immediate activation. The main objective of a Promo is finding a relevant and engaging for the target. The reward here has been an amazing entertaining experience, totally consistent with the brand philosophy and with the target aspiration.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri, Bruno Bertelli, Cristiana Boccasini
Copywriter: Cristiano Tonnarelli
Art Director: Marco Viganò
Production Company: Les Enfants Creative Productions
Year: 2010
6 Gold Lions ( 1 Outdoor, 1 Media, 2 Promo, 2 PR)
1 Silver Lion (Direct)
1 Bronze Lion (Direct)

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Beer Gloss – HEINEKEN

Describe the objective of the promotion
The objective of Heineken Valentine’s day is to transform this frightening date, impossible to avoid and not made for beer drinkers, into an occasion to meet its consumers in an entertaining way.

Describe how the promotion developed from concept to implementation
Valentine’s day is a date without friends and beer: guys are forced to go out with girlfriends, have a romantic dinner drinking wine and champagne (everything but the beer) and buy useless gifts. To transform Valentine’s day in a beer day and makes happy our consumers, we created and launched the Beer gloss, the first beer flavoured lip gloss. In this way we offered beer drinkers an entertaining brand experience for Valentine’s day: a real long delightful beer taste on the mouth.

Describe the success of the promotion with both client and consumer including some quantifiable results
Beer Gloss was sold out in two weeks and in a few days the news about this product turns all over the world through social network, blogs and forums. The Beer Gloss excited 14 million people on the web. On February 14th more than 15.000 beer glosses were offered in pubs, universities and stores.

Explain why the method of promotion was most relevant to the product or service
We launched the Beer gloss through a communication campaign (video on the web-press and outdoor, banner) with two objectives: 1) sale the product online, on the site ayswuvalentine.com; 2) distribute it in all the places where the target use to be(pubs, universities, restaurants) to give them an entertaining brand experience. In this way in a short period the Beer Gloss became for the guys the perfect gift for Valentine’s day.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri, Bruno Bertelli, Cristiana Boccasini
Copywriter: Elisa Binda
Art Director: Vito La Brocca, Andrea Farina
Production Company: Les Enfants Creative Productions
Year: 2010
2 Bronze Lion

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ING Direct – BUS

Happy Clients bringing new clients. The idea comes straight from this insight: a number of human interactive billboards built around town to let real clients dialogue with potential clients passing by. No filters, no bank involved, just a real questions/real answers game between real people. We asked real clients to be the actors of our ad because, to say it the ING way: “Our clients ARE our best advertising”. The first human billboards. Normal people asking, real clients answering.

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Enrico Dorizza, Sergio Rodriguez
Copywriter: Santiago Saiegh
Art Director: Corrado Cardoni, Luca Zamboni
Production Company: Mercurio Cinematografica
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Year: 2010
Silver Lion

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ING Direct – The Human Billboard

Insights, Strategy & the Idea
ING Direct is a very popular web bank which changed the category’s business model. They pioneered a new way to handle relationship with their clients by providing an incredibly easy and user- friendly digital platform. A research discovered that ING source of business today more and more comes from their clients’ word-of-mouth. In other words, happy clients bringing new clients, most of them converting from traditional banks. This is where our idea comes from: a living number of interactive billboards where real clients could dialogue with potential clients passing.

Creative Execution
Around town some installations were set in order to become living point of contacts between people, with no bank involvement. Commercials were shot to amplify the word of mouth effect among existing and potential clients.

Results and Effectiveness
In a static environment ING managed to increase their clients base of a further 7%. Day after day, this number is increasing.

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Enrico Dorizza, Sergio Rodriguez
Copywriter: Santiago Saiegh
Art Director: Corrado Cardoni, Luca Zamboni
Year: 2010
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Rolling Stones Magazine – LIFE ‘N ROLL

Over the last year the Italian political class has been overwhelmed by sensational scandals. The mayors of leading cities, regional governors and the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, have been implicated in scandals involving sex, prostitution, drugs and sleaze. They have taken over the role which has always been played by rock’n’roll legends. With this film, Rolling Stone invites rockers to take back what is theirs by right.

Advertising Agency: D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO
Creative Director: Stefsania Siani, Federico Pepe
Copywriter: Stefania Siani
Art Director: Federico Pepe
Production Company: DIAVIVA, Reggio Emilia
Director: Marco Gentile
Year: 2010
Silver Lion

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VDO (Rear View Cameras) – CAMPER/TRUCK/VAN

Advertising Agency: DDB, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Luca Albanese, Francesco Taddeucci
Art Directors: Diego Mendoza
Copywriters: Maria Chiara Alegi
Illustrator: Winkler/Noah

Year: 2010
Silver Lion for the Press campaign

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MUF (Comics National Museum) – THE FART/THE LOOK-OUT/THE STRIP POKER

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Pietro Maestri
Art Directors: Cristiana Boccassini, Flavio Mainoli
Copywriters: Bruno Bertelli, Paolo Cesano
Illustrator: Manlio Truscia

Year: 2010
Bronze Lion for Press campaign

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IKEA – EASYCHANGE

We are in a small open space flat. A young man welcomes his best friend and they spend a pleasant afternoon watching football on TV, listening to music, playing mime, building a miniature ship. Finally they fall asleep in front of a documentary. After a while the friend jolts awake. He says he will be back tomorrow and leaves. Only now we discover that the burlier friend is actually a prison guard and the open space flat is a wonderfully decorated prison cell. We only see it because it has a prison door with bars and a lock. “It’s easy to change with Ikea!”

Advertising Agency: 1861 United, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Pino Rozzi, Roberto Battaglia
Copywriter: Francesco Poletti
Art Director: Serena Di Bruno
Production Company: Akita, Milan
Director: Maroni Sune/Nic Osborne
Year: 2010
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MIBAC – PUDDLE/ESCALATOR

From the 16th to the 25th April 2010 the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities promoted Culture Week, an exceptional nationwide event which opened the doors to all museums, archaeological sites, archives, libraries and public monuments to Italian and foreign citizens admission free. The video intends to play on the “free of charge” key concept, associating two images in a highly semantic and significant way: the first is ordinary and everyday-like, the second is characterized by an artwork of high prestige and artistic value. The close comparison of these two aims to emphasize how the opportunity of seeing these masterpieces is extremely precious and should not be missed.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Milan
Creative Directors: Agostino Toscana, Alessandro Orlandi
Deputy Creative Directors: Luca Lorenzini, Luca Pannese
Art Director: Luca Pannese
Copywriter: Luca Lorenzini

Year: 2010
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Rimmel – TRAIN/LIBRARY/AIRPORT

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Pietro Maestri, Bruno Bertelli, Cristiana Boccasini
Art Directors: Fabrizio Pozza
Copywriters: Francesco Muzzopappa

Year: 2010
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HEINEKEN – Cinema: Lady Violet’s Diaries

To remember our consumers that it’s always better going out with friends for a beer maintaining an easy going attitude than becoming adult and losing some sacred moment with friends, we trapped our consumers at the cinema, creating a singular event. Many beer drinkers were invited to the cinema for the opening of a new film: “Lady Violet’s Diary”. For the occasion we created a few minutes of a fake film based on a very long, romantic, paradoxical story. This film was showed at the cinema in one selected night. During the screening suddenly appeared the claim “Are you still with us?” to remember our consumer that fell in the traps that is always better stay with friend in an entertaining way. After that we offered to the audience the opportunity to watch an action movie (adapt for beer drinkers): G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Creative Director: Pietro Maestri, Bruno Bertelli, Cristiana Boccasini
Copywriter: Cristiano Tonnarelli, Michele Picci
Art Director: Marco Viganò
Year: 2010
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Coca-Cola light – TRIBUTE TO FASHION

Insights, Strategy & the Idea
Whose revolutionary spring collection caused a sensation at Milan Fashion Week? It was Coca-Cola Light.
Our 32, cutting-edge outfits dazzled the women of Milan, and brought all the credibility of the world’s top designers to our brand – in the very home of global fashion. With new Coke products and other rivals on the market, we urgently needed to refresh Coca-Cola Light’s connection with the lifestyles of 25-plus women. The brand had dabbled in the fashion world before. After all, nothing is more important to our target audience. Each year, Coca-Cola Light asked a designer to create a sleeve for a run of collectible bottles. But this time, we channelled the spirit of Milan. This would be no traditional marketing campaign. This would be the launch of a fashion collection. And we would fuse high fashion and public art in a spectacle that had never before been tried.

Creative Execution
We persuaded eight of the world’s top designers to create four slinky sleeves each for our bottles, and we unveiled the collection at a red-carpet event attended by the designers and the world’s press. It was the first time Milan’s mayor had allowed the Palazzo Reale to be used for a private event.
We dressed woman-size bottles, and showed them on the catwalk. Sotheby’s auctioned them off for charity. Footage of the show was used in 3-minute clips on television. And we printed a catalogue in postcard form and inserted it in fashion magazines.
And then we turned the collection over to the public. We exhibited giant bottles in prominent locations in Milan. In the windows of major fashion stores. In 2,000 temporary stores of our own across the country. And, extending our extraordinary partnership, in the boutiques of our eight designers themselves.

Results and Effectiveness
1Mio contour bottles were sold during the Milan Fashion Week in the PoS activations, and over 50,000 full-body sleeves in one week at the customised corner at La Rinascente alone. Media covered the launch event with 70 articles in 1 month, with an estimated yield of 48,000,000 impressions. According to Millward Brown trackings, vs. pre-campaign readings, brand awareness and purchase intent were up +10%, while brand attributes ‘It’s a cool product’ and ‘Trend-setting’ gained 30%. Moreover, 100,000 € were collected during the auction in favour of the earthquake victims.

Advertising Agency: BCube, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Francesco Bozza
Copywriter: Fabio Andreini, Pietro Putti
Art Director: Daniele Pancetti
Year: 2010
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Legambiente – CALENDAR

Challenges and key objectives
Legambiente wanted to remind people about the urgency of environmental issues with a gift. It needed to be memorable and to drive more traffic to the Legambiente website for more information on how individuals and corporations can implement or participate in environmental programmes.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, which fell at Christmas time, Legambiente (the most important Italian environmental association) draws attention to recycling and responsible consumption with a gift.

Idea
We thought about the most common (and least expensive) gift that people give away every end of the year all over the world. The answer was: a calendar. After that, the question came: is it possible to recycle a calendar? Of course: every 28 years.
So we collected a number of 1982 calendars and stamped them 2010.

Results
Approximately 500 calendars were sent out. The recipients indicated that they thought the calendar was clever, practical, and useful. The client received many requests for other calendars and so we created a special insert on January magazines with a 1982 calendar. A copy text asked to the people to remove it and hang it on their wall. Website hits increased by approximately 400% during the two months after the mailers were delivered. During a telephone survey, many corporations indicated that they would like more information how they could implement recycling programmes in their offices.

Advertising Agency: EURO RSCG, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Giovanni Porro
Creative Directors: Dario Villa, Erik Loi
Copywriter: Michele Picci
Art Director: Luca Ghilino
Year: 2010
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Durex Lubrificant – CLUB CRASHER

Advertising Agency: McCann Erickson, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Marco Cremona
Creative Director: Gaetano Del Pizzo
Copywriter: Marco Cremona
Art Director: Gaetano Del Pizzo
Year: 2011
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Fitosonno Sleeping Tablets – TENNIS

Fitosonno is a natural product against sleep disorders, so it is not positioned as a classic sleeping pill (ie. a strong drug for chronic insomnia) but a natural aid for occasional sleep problems. One of the main causes of insomnia for those who don’t suffer from it acutely is incapacity to put day-to-day problems out of mind and relax. The product’s promise (“you can’t eliminate your problems but you can sleep well with them”) plays on the above mentioned insight and offers not only sleep but also peace of mind. This ad is being scheduled almost exclusively at night, to address a target that watches TV because they can’t get to sleep.

Advertising Agency: JWT, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Pietro Maestri
Copywriter: Paolo Cesano, Bruno Bertelli
Art Director: Flavio Mainoli, Cristiana Boccasini
Production Company: DIAVIVA, Reggio Emilia
Director: Veronica Mengoli
Year: 2011
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Walt Disney Pictures – BIG ALICE

Advertising Agency: AUGE Headquarter, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Federica Ariagno, Giorgio Natale
Copywriter: Niccolò Bossi, Anita Rocca
Art Director: Davide Mosconi
Year: 2011
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Poste Italiane – BECAUSE I LIKE YOU

“Because I like you” is the story of Giovannino, a child who writes a love letter to his girlfriend. The voiceover of the child reading the letter plays and contrasts with the images. Giovannino’s voice tells us the child’s way of seeing love, enthusiastic and with no limits. The images show the life of an old postman, who despite his age keeps loving his wife with everyday care and attentions. The film ends with the image of the child’s letter, framed and lying on the old lady’s bedside table. We realize the child and the old postman are the same person. The falling in love has with time become true love.

Advertising Agency: CRIC, Milan
Creative Director: Clemente Di Muro, Davide Mardegan, Niccolò Dal Carso
Copywriter: Clemente Di Muro
Art Director: Davide Mardegan
Production Company: H-Film, Milan
Director: CRIC
Year: 2011
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Diesel – STUPID GLOCAL CAMPAIGN

Insights, Strategy & the Idea
BE STUPID adv campaign was planned all over the world, even in Italy. This is a copy-oriented campaign and, most of all, is in English. In Italy, only 20% of the population can speak English properly. The translation of the headlines in Italian wasn’t so cool…
In such a Global Era like this, Italian dialects sound great. So we decided to make the global Diesel campaign a global campaign.

Creative Execution
STUPID is a Latin word: in Italian it is STUPIDO, but most of Italian dialects pronounce it “STUPID” (sometimes “stϋpid”, sometimes “stupt” but the sound is quite the same). Then we played with the regional stereotype to define “the Smart”, that became “the Professor”, “the Doctor” and “the Pedantic”. We created titles which played with local common-sayings and cultural background. Each Italian city had its dialect posters.

Results
Lots of national and local newspapers, blogs and web-sites talked about the campaign. Some Major got angry…but web traffic (website and Facebook page) increased by 200% with 600,000 visits to the sites. People felt a big affection and pride for a campaign that spoke their own language.
The store traffic of the cities involved in the media planning increased by as much as 28% in the weeks following the campaign.

Advertising Agency: BCube, Milan
Executive Creative Director: Francesco Bozza
Associate Creative Director: Alessandro Sabini
Copywriter: Alessandro Sabini, Andrea Bomentre, Federico Bonenti
Art Director: Marco Cantalamessa, Andrea Marzagalli
Year: 2011
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CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Charity – THE DISEASE JOURNEY

Brief
The campaign was born with the objective to make everyone know the new recent discovery made by the Italian doctor Paolo Zamboni about Multiple Sclerosis. We needed to make people experience the odyssey of the multiple sclerosis, letting them know that a revolutionary solution has been found. The NGO that committed this campaign wanted to address it to both to existing customers and to the new ones, engaging a direct relationship with them.

Creative Solution
Using the urls, we tell the forced itinerary of a patient through each failed attempt, from country to country, searching for a cure. We bought a domain for each line of the story, focusing the user’s attention on the url’s text. Using hypertextual links, we led the user to live this story, from site to site, getting to know the opportunity to improve Multiple Sclerosis symptoms. In the last url, the user can support the fundraising campaign and share it. An absolutely new experience in the cyber world of social communication, able to raise awareness through media less suited for scientific
information.

This is not a famous brand and we needed a simple and very incisive idea, able to emotionally involve every user and above all, able to communicate the feeling of a multiple sclerosis patient. Having no budget, we also needed a very low cost solution, strong enough to generate word of mouth. The originality is in the idea we found: we decided to use the URL filed. This allowed us to spend just 400 euros: the price of 30 domains websites. We promoted it on the social network, with the support of medicines, patients and supporters of the NGO. To all contacts of the “CCSVI in Sclerosis Multiple” Association, were sent an email that included a synopsis of the whole project and the link to the first URL. All were asked to share it with others.

Advertising Agency: Lowe Pirella Fronzoni, Rome
Executive Creative Director: Francesco Taddeucci, Luca Albanese, Laura Sordi
Copywriter: Marco Diotallevi
Art Director: Angelo Marino
Year: 2011
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First Floor Under Exhibition – PIRACY POSTER

Brief
Promote First Floor Under, a new born pop-vangarde culture magazine about design, photography, art direction, that also features a streaming radio.
Prove to all creative world that First Floor Under differs from every other blog by being socially relevant and taking action in real life. Usually blog publish ideas of other people, First Floor Under produces its own content.

Describe how you arrived at the final design
To introduce First Floor Under to the public, we designed an event, a real art exhibit, that other blogs have published, promoting directly our Blog.

Results
Locally people tagged themselves and tweeted about the exhibit, meanwhile the most popular ad and design blogs published and promoted our blog: First Floor Under.

Advertising Agency: TBWA/Italia
Executive Creative Director: Francesco Guerrera, Nicola Lampugnani
Copywriter: Mirco Pagano
Art Director: Moreno De Turco
Year: 2011
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Looks! There’s a MINI on the wall!

MINI UK – Climbing MINI


Advertising Agency: WCRS, UK
Creative Director: Leon Jaume
Copywriter: Andy Brittain
Art Director: Yu Kung
Year: 2002

MINI Canada – Corner


Advertising Agency: Taxi, Toronto
Creative Director: Zack Mroue
Copywriter: Zack Mroue
Art Director: Lance Martin
Year: 2003

MINI Canada – Union Jack


Advertising Agency: Taxi, Toronto
Creative Director: Zack Mroue
Copywriter: Zack Mroue
Art Director: Lance Martin
Year: 2003

MINI Canada – Luge


Advertising Agency: Taxi, Toronto
Creative Director: Zack Mroue
Copywriter: Michael Meyers
Art Director: Lance Martin
Year: 2004
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MINI Canada – Agrippez-vous


Advertising Agency: Taxi, Toronto
Creative Director: Zack Mroue
Copywriter: Jane Murray, Gaetan Naumoric
Art Director: Rose Sauquillo
Year: 2004

MINI USA – 3D Robot


Advertising Agency: Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Miami
Creative Director: Alex Bogusky
Copywriter: Rogar Hoard, Mike Lear, Bob Cianfrone

Art Director: Dave Swartz, Paoul Keister
Year: 2005

MINI Cabrio – YO-YO

Advertising Agency: D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO
Creative Director: Giuseppe Mastromatteo, Luca Scotto Di Carlo
Copywriter: Cristino Battista
Art Director: Dario Agnello
Photographer: Armando Rebatto
Year: 2006
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MINI Canada – Let There Be Xenon


Advertising Agency: Taxi, Toronto
Creative Director: Lance Martin
Copywriter: Jordan Doucette/Ryan Wagman
Art Director: Troy McGuinness
Year: 2007
Bronze Lion

MINI JAPAN – Missing

The Brief
To build and to maximize a new value of Mini in a Japanese way, and to arouse interest and attract attention toward Mini from not only Mini fans but also from those who had no interest. Taking an opportunity of the updated New Mini launch on the “Mini Day (promotional anniversary in Japan)”.

The creative execution
To describe the New Mini’s exciting charm by putting it into the Japanese favourite “Manga” story-“the New Mini escaped with its own will.”
To expand the New Mini’s fascination and to generate penetration in the market by involving the Japanese audience into Mini’s escape story in the theatrical campaign. The campaign was aimed at 35-49 year olds the liberals of high society. It is the progressive trendsetter that becomes the core target as they invent the fashion. The campaign is developed mainly on Outdoor advertisement and website, without using other mass media. However it was taken up by TV, magazine and outdoor advertising. The story development of the campaign succeeded in having not only a simple recognition of the product but also a deeper personal communication.

Advertising Agency: ADK, Tokyo
Creative Director: Tatsuyuki Hamada
Copywriter: Keisuke Yosahida
Art Director: Toshiaki Oikawa
Year: 2007
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MINI COOPER S – Base Jump


In 2006, the MINI was re-launched. Its key feature: more power. And while the new engine creates the familiar “go-cart feeling”, a simple switch of the (tiptronic) button to the “Sport” mode causes the power steering and the gas pedal to respond even more directly. The re-launch’s campaign slogan was “Incredibly MINI. The new MINI.“ And when MINI says “incredible”, they mean incredible. As incredible as a jump from one rooftop to another.
On the one side the ramp, on the other the brand-new MINI Cooper S: for every driver crossing the bridge near this twin high-rise, it had to look as if the car had just achieved such as spectacular feat. Which lent an air of nitty-gritty realism to the message “Incredibly MINI. The new MINI.” And gave a powerful boost to the whole campaign.
The target audience for this campaign was “postmodern trendsetters”, i.e. fun-loving people with a penchant for thrills and spills. Among their values and life goals are independence, spontaneity, rejection of norms, self-realisation, fun and action. The MINI installation was perfectly attuned to this group and their search for the uncommon and sensational.
The “MINI Base Jump“ campaign caused quite a stir, both among the media and the people driving by the spectacular sight every day. The promotion’s aim was to invite people to go for a test drive at their nearest MINI dealership – because statistics show that 60% of those who try one, buy one.

Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt AG, Zurich
Executive Creative Director: Alexander Jaggy
Creative Director: Michael Rottmann
Art Director: David Hanselmann
Copywriter: Thomas Amman
Year: 2007

MINI Malaysia – Loop


Advertising Agency: BBDO/Proximity, Malaysia
Executive Creative Director: Ronald Ng
Creative Director: Mun
Copywriter: Kevin Le, Ronald Ng, Johanne Chow
Art Director: Mun, Richie Chan
Year: 2008

MINI Canada – MINI Vending Machine




2011 brought on a new year of model updates for the always-iconic MINI and MINI Canada wanted to show these off by highlighting what our MINI target loves most about the car: its individuality. .
The goal was to create a buzz-worthy piece that would let our target audience know that MINI absolutely owns customization.
They decided to showcase the idea of personalizing your MINI, by tactically placing an interactive experience right where our target audience would be found, in an arresting way that only MINI could do.
They created the MINI Vending Machine, the largest ever interactive night projection in Canada, which showcased different combinations of the latest 2011 MINIs. Placed strategically in the club district where our key target audience is found, passersby could interact with it by texting to choose the MINI they wanted. This triggered their MINI to drive to the bottom in 1 of 9 fun, cheeky animations. A personalized-response SMS message was then dispatched to them, that led to MINI’s Facebook page.
Several channels worked together to maximize the campaign: first, our target could both view the eye-catching projection and then interact with it. This was then taken one step further in our ability to gather a data-base of  target audience.
Finally, the projection went viral, and gained immense international exposure.
The Vending Machine was hugely successful; not only did it get 134,861 impressions in two weeks, it received large-scale attention on thousands of sites and blogs all over the world, as well as over 20,000 hits on Youtube in its first week.
The MINI Vending Machine didn’t just light up the street for the public to interact with and enjoy – it created a major buzz online.

Advertising Agency: Taxi 2, Canada
Creative Director: Lance Martin
Copywriter: Alanna Nathanson
Art Director: Jeff MacEachern
Animation: Hatch Studios
Interactive: Forth Wall
Year: 2011
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MINI Countryman – The Getaway Billboard


Insights, Strategy & the Idea
MINI launches the MINI Countryman: The 4th car line of the company, after “Hatch”, “Clubman”, “Cabrio”. The biggest one (4 meters). The first with 4 doors and, most of all, the first with 4WD.
The positioning claim is MINI Countryman. Getaway, “Getaway” means the opportunity to have multiple choices and join your passions.
– Objective. The new MINI Countryman is coming to town and we need to present it to the target.
– Media choice:. we have a big-size outdoor media, in the city centre of Milan.
– The challenge. To find a disruptive way of using the billboards, finding an eye catching creative idea.
The purpose is: to be spectacular, using a fibreglass car on the billboard; to be consistent with the positioning: showing the “Getaway” via active sport field (considering the incoming summer season the new MINI is the perfect car able to follow your passion like sea surfing).
Creative Execution
We have the opportunity to use a special three-face billboard.
The idea is to create continuity between the three billboards using a creative execution able to connect them.
Billboard 1. It represent a fake surf apparel brand adv: young surfers pose in front of the camera but three of them seem to be interested on what’s happening around the corner, and one of them, physically, is watching on the main billboard.
Billboard 2. The new MINI Countryman in fibreglass is the protagonist. It has a surf board on the roof and is represented as it is “going away”, out of the billboard. One of the surfers, represented on billboard one, is watching the MINI going away with his surf board.
Billboard 3. An invitation, together with an announcing of the new MINI, consistent with execution: “Welcome on Board”.
Results and Effectiveness
An impactful presence, spectacular and attention getting also during the “installation”, it has created a sort of “event”.
An estimate of 964.000 contacts made in 30 days of exposition.
Great unaided PR activity: the most influent Italian newspapers mentioned the campaign.
Target catch, also through word-of-mouth offline and online (web sites from all over the world posted the images; surfing the net with “MINI Countryman Billboard” the Italian idea is the first between the search results).

Advertising Agency: Bcube, Italy
Executive Creative Director: Francesco Bozza
Creative Director: Alessandro Sabini
Copywriter: Martino Lapini
Art Director: Fabio D’Altilia, Daniele Pancetti
Year: 2011

MINI Countryman – Times Square




Amidst the clutter, neon and noise of Times Square we used the launch of the all-new four-wheel drive MINI Countryman to do something simple, quiet and, dare we say, beautiful. The eight panel OOH takeover has two fiberglass Countryman mounted on an idyllic mountain scene with the words: Let it Snow.

Advertising Agency: Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
Year: 2011


Hollywood sign in advertising

Turner Classic Movies

Turner Classic Movies is a movie channel that only shows movies from the golden age of movie making: The Classics. 
TCM dedicated the month of November to the “History of Hollywood: Moguls and Movie Stars”. So they paid tribute to all its legends by creating one image of them working together where they build the iconic Hollywood sign.

Google Earth

Subaru

All Star Shoes

Dormimundo Mattresses

Fiat Dealers

Kmart

BCP Credit Card

Planet Hollywood

MINI Young Directors Project

Headline: In the cinema nobody is born big.

Playstation

Absolut


Advertising Advent Calendar: 25 ideas for an unconventional Christmas

December 1 from Lowe SSP3, Bogotà

Ministero de Defencia National – Operation Christmas (2011)


After 60 years of struggling against Las FARC, the longest running guerrilla warfare group in the world, 6000 guerrillas still remain in the jungles of Colombia. The Ministry of Defense asked us for an idea to demobilize the remaining guerrillas, but delivering demobilization messages to them is very difficult because they hide deeper in the jungle everyday. We discovered that Christmas is an emotional time of the year for guerrillas because they are away from their homes and loved ones, so we created a four-day operation that brought Christmas to the jungle. Along a strategic guerrilla route through the jungle, we chose a 25 meter tall tree to decorate with lights. When guerrillas approached the tree, movement sensors made it light up and a banner announced the following message:
“IF CHRISTMAS CAN COME TO THE JUNGLE, YOU CAN COME HOME. DEMOBILIZE. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE AT CHRISTMAS.”
Result: 331 guerrillas who have demobilized acknowledged that they were motivated to finally give up their weapons thanks to this idea, that was replicated with 9 more trees. The Operation got so many people involved, that it was shown all over the world through videos, websites, social networks and blogs. Main local and international media networks like CNN and BBC broadcasted it. This Operation showed a more humane and positive side of Colombia’s internal conflict.

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December 2 from MarketingVivo, Madrid

Madrid City Council – The Wishing Tree (2008)

The Challenge was to find a relevant idea for an event that would involve citizens of Madrid, in the City Council Christmas campaign. A Christmas related idea but not a cliché. We create a concept for a participatory action that fulfilled the challenge: The Wishing Tree that grows with the wishes and hopes of Madrid citizens, for 2008. On that base we built a stunt in the Retiro Park, Madrid’s most famous park, located in the centre of the city.  Starting December 21st, a huge Christmas tree kept growing in the Retiro Park in Madrid, thanks to the participation of the citizens who went to set down their wishes for 2008, written down on helium balloons; the tree got to a height of 32 metres. 21 actors dressed up like gardener elves, with their giant snails, welcomed the visitors, and made the process easy, emotional and fun. This was a very moving experience for all participants. The action ended in a special ceremony, the tree opened up and all the balloons were released: all the wishes flew into the Madrid sky. By creating a participatory activity, we made Madrid City Council Christmas campaign, more relevant to the citizens A part from the fact of the massive participation, this was a very moving experience, not just for the kids but for grown people, who focused their energy and hopes in the moment that their balloon wishes for 2008 were feed into the tree. Result: over 120,000 people participated and wrote their wishes. Over 40,000 people attended the final event of balloons release, great media coverage in main newspapers (El Pais, El Mundo, ABC) and on main TV News. Madrid City Council wants this event to become a tradition at Christmas in following years.

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December 3 from Ogilvy Brasil

Coca-Cola – Santa’s Forgotten Letters (2011)


Coca-Cola and Christmas have always gone hand in hand. However, adults don’t care so much about Christmas anymore, and its magic is almost lost. Our challenge was to give adults a reason to believe in Christmas again.
And to do that, we decided to take them back to a time when they believed: their childhoods.
Creative execution: remember a letter you wrote to Santa as a kid? What if Santa found it now and brought to you the exact gift you had asked for many years ago? That’s exactly what we did. We searched the world and, in the little town of Santa Claus, Indiana, found the Santa Claus Museum, a place that keeps letters to Santa dating back to the 1930’s.
We went through 60.000 letters, selected 75 of them and then set out on an impossible task: to find the writers and give them the exact gifts they had asked when kids – from a Cathy Quickcurl doll to an Evel Knievel Skyrocket. We also made a video documenting the whole process, including each personalized stunt, and spread it across the world through Coca-Cola’s facebook fanpage, which has more than 25 million fans.
By creating these emotional and personalized door-to-door stunts, we gave the impacted adults a special reason to believe in Christmas again – some of them even sent us thank you emails saying they would never forget the day Santa knocked on their doors. The video was also very successful, being featured in several blogs, twitters and facebook pages. More importantly, we made adults believe in Christmas again.

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December 4 from GOSS, Gothemburg

Gothemburg Homeless Aid – Return to Sender (2008)

Gothenburg Homeless Aid is a voluntary organisation that helps the homeless, substance abusers and other vulnerable people.
People are a bit more generous around Christmas and tend to give more to those less fortunate than themselves. That’s why Christmas is a very important time for the Gothenburg Homeless Aid, a time when a large proportion of the entire year’s funding is collected.
But what can be done to stand out in the onslaught of mailings and Christmas cards? Actually, we created another Christmas card. To draw attention to all the people with no fixed abode in Gothenburg we sent out the Christmas cards in envelopes addressed to: “Lasse Persson, a doorway/tunnel/stairwell, Hisingen (a part of Gothenburg)” and wrote the details of the actual intended recipient on the back of the envelope. Obviously the Swedish post office couldn’t find Lasse because he has no real address. The mail therefore had to be returned to the ‘Sender’ address on the back of the envelope with a post office stamp saying ‘Not known at this address’. The yellow label on the envelope not only highlights the fact that there are people in Gothenburg who have nowhere to live. It makes it virtually impossible for the recipient to simply discard it without opening it and seeing what it’s all about. The Christmas card was sent to 20,000 people in Gothenburg, in the days before and after Christmas. The campaign raised SEK 1.6 million (around EUR 170,000), which is more than any other campaign for Gothenburg Homeless Aid. The result was also an increase by 60% compared to the previous Christmas campaign.

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December 5 from Lowe Brindfors, Stockholm

COOP – Update the Christmas Table (2007)

In Sweden, people are very traditional – especially when it comes to food. We eat the same Christmas dishes as our ancestors have done for hundreds of years. Many can be traced back through the generations to the time of the Vikings. Needless to say, much of this food isn’t healthy or inspiring. With this campaign, Coop wants to challenge traditional notions and introduce the target group to new ideas, including healthier Christmas food. The main goal of the campaign is to “Update the Christmas table”, which the visitor literally gets to experience.

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December 6 from Leo Burnett Lisbon

Bola Amiga (Abandoned Children Awareness) – Christmas Gift (2006)

The brief: motivate wealthier people to donate for helping abandoned children.
The solution: we decided to create a mailing peice for company directors and managers. It consisted of a Christmas gift. Only when opened, instead of a gift, they found a cardboard box with a printed image of a homeless child sleeping in it. Near the child, a card read: “For some, Christmas is never merry.” The results: donations grew 35%. Nearly 60% of the people expressed their thanks. Many felt touched by it, and wrote things like: ” The best Christmas present anyone could receive”; ” I was totally surprised”; ” My wife even cried when she saw it.”

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December 7 from Akestam Holst, Stockholm

The Swedish Post – Living Christmas Cards (2011)

Swedish Post’s (Posten) business relies on people sending tangible things (cards, packages etc.), thus in a way the rapid digital development poses a heavy threat. Year after year, we see a decline in number of Christmas cards sent, and an increase in digital messages spread around this holiday. Consequently, the objective was to inspire Swedes, primarily young people who don’t usually send tangible greetings, to send real Christmas cards and decelerate the negative trend. Main insight: people love getting cards but think it’s too much of a hassle writing and sending them – thus, sending cards needs to be more fun.
New technology merged with old-fashioned thoughtfulness resulted in “Living Christmas Cards”; the world’s first Christmas cards photographed live from the web. Our expectation was that this would re-energize Christmas cards and make them more relevant to young Swedes. A reindeer’s pen was built on the top of a mountain and web-cameras were mounted in and around it so people could take their own unique pictures from the pen through a website. “Living Christmas Cards” was connected to a web-tool called “Real Postcard” where you upload pictures and write messages, which Posten then deliver as postcards.
Since many (especially young folks) think that Christmas cards are something for the elders and that is not something they go about doing, the key in this execution was to re-define what a Christmas card can be, and not the least how to create and send one. Hence, the execution made people interact with Christmas cards in a whole new way and realize that this product is not obsolete – it’s in fact the opposite. This was also important from a brand standpoint, since Posten is often seen as old-fashioned… not so much any more.
In order to make people aware of our projects we placed advertising banners on relevant external websites, as well as on Posten’s own site, that would lead the target audience to the respective landing site. Furthermore, the message was spread through social media, which played a key role in driving traffic. Results: the negative trend for real cards decelerated heavily. 2010 became the best year ever for the “Real Postcards” web-tool (from where the Living Christmas cards were sent) – an 18% increase in sent cards compared to 2009. 55.5% of all cards sent through ”Real Postcards” were sent around Christmas, indicating that this promotional campaign was highly effective. Furthermore, the campaign generated massive impact in non-bought media. In total, PR contacts were estimated to 6.6 million (Sweden’s population: 9 million) and PR was highly positive.

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December 8 from McCann Erickson Belgium

Hospital Cavel – XMas Card Premature (2011)

Every year, the premature baby unit at Edith Cavell hospital sends cards to the other departments as well as to some ex-patients.This year, they sent this card in mid-October. When you open it, you see the message “It’s a little premature, but Happy Christmas”. The surprise to receive a Christmas card 2 months in advance was really appreciated.

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December 9 from Shackleton, Madrid

Spanair – Unexpected Luggage (2011)

Spanair flight JK5208 from Barcelona arrived at Las Palmas on the evening of Dec. 24, at a time when most European families are traditionally enjoying their main Christmas celebration. As the 190 passengers waited impatiently for their suitcases, they saw the luggage belt lurch into action — but instead of seeing their own bags, they saw an array of bright, gift-wrapped presents of all shapes and sizes parading past them. Covered in gold, silver, red, purple and green candy-stripes and decorated with flamboyant ribbons, the unexpected packages chugged past the astonished passengers. People gradually began to notice their own names on the parcels’ gift tags, but nervously watched them go past a couple of times before daring to pick them up. After awhile, they began to pick the presents up and shake them suspiciously for clues as to their contents. Eventually they tore open the wrapping to reveal gifts for every kind of passenger. For the kids there were teddy bears, giant candy bars, toy horses, cars, trumpets, puppets and costumes; and for the adults, beauty products, Lomography cameras and hats.

The passengers directed a spontaneous round of applause at the luggage belt, and each had a heart-warming tale about Spanair — which markets itself as “La de Todos” or “Everyone’s Airline” — to tell their loved ones at Christmas.
The whole stunt was planned by Spanish ad agency Shackleton, based in Barcelona. The agency’s VP, Enric Nel-lo, said in a statement, “We understand the emotional stress of traveling on such a special evening, particularly on one of the last flights, when everyone else is reunited with their families celebrating Christmas Eve. These passengers deserve a gift like the rest, with all the excitement and the surprise factor, too. It was a very special gesture for all those who have no other choice but to fly on the night of December 24th.”
Nuria Tarr, commercial director of Spanair, said in the statement, “This action strengthens the company’s image in the areas of innovation and closeness to our passengers. We’ve created a very warm and human brand experience and it’s a true reflection of the positioning we have been building since last year.”
In less than 48 hours, a YouTube video of the event received more than 100,000 views, and more than 7,000 users shared it on Facebook and Twitter.

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December 10 from Ubachswibrun/JWT, Amsterdam

MINI – MINI Christmas Box (2010)





2009 was the year of MINI’s “99 euro” campaign. MINI was looking for a closing offensive within this campaign for the month of December. The goal was to convey the MINI brand experience in combination with the low price. We used the familiar day-after-Christmas street scene: rubbish bags, Christmas trees, and the cardboard boxes our presents came in. A recognisable scene that MINI also makes intriguing. Because all over the city, we see a MINI Box on people’s doorsteps with a big “99 euro” price-tag. This is how we showed that MINI falls under the category of “affordable presents”.

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December 11 from Saatchi & Saatchi Romania

Toyota – Christmas Bubble (2008)

Toyota client asked the agency for a direct mailing that would convey the company environmental commitment, also when wishing their clients Merry Christmas. We decided then to produce some delicate and precious objects such as hand painted Christmas balls, and to put them in an anonymous box with the word Fragile on it.
The boxes were then delivered one by one personally to a selected list of VIP clients, journalists and Romanian opinion leaders.
When they opened the box, they found a “Christmas globe” and with it a strong but sweet message: “The world is in your hands. Treat it well. Merry Christmas from Toyota.

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December 12 from Contract Advertising, India

Cadbury India – Christmas Celebrations for the blind (2009)

The challenge was to create a package which would touch lives directly. A package that would reflect the simplicity and more importantly, the sincerity of the idea. The key objective was to take the brand and its gifting properties beyond regular consumers, to cement Cadbury’s reputation as a good corporate citizen during Christmas. Cadbury Celebrations is an assortment of fine gift chocolates. During the festive season, alongside the usual boxes of chocolates, the client wanted us to initiate a Corporate Social Responsibility activity which would in his words, ‘directly and tangibly make a difference’ to someone.
Keeping the objective of ‘corporate social responsibility’ in mind, we thought of including blind children in this festive season. Could our pack make an emotional bridge between the season of giving and the brand?
Taking off from who the gift was intend for, the idea to do a Braille pack for Cadbury Celebrations came spontaneously. How wonderful would it be for a visually-challenged boy or girl to wake up on Christmas Day and receive a Christmas gift like none other? We set about designing various options, using papers of different GSMs till we had a cost-effective, yet appealing solution which offered a unique texture.
This special package was not up for sale. However, it earned us rich dividends in terms of the joy that was spread in abundance. To see the children break out into smiles as they read the cover of the box, and then bite into the chocolates, was so heartwarming, that the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind invited Cadbury for every festival of the year. The goodwill earned, has cemented Cadbury’s reputation as a good corporate citizen, who performed its Christmas act of giving, in a quiet and unobtrusive manner. No PR articles were issued around this for example, preserving the integrity of the project.

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December 13 from Starcom/JWT Italia

Coca-Cola- Illumina la città di Milano (2009)

The 2008 campaign has a new claim “Light up Christmas with a Coca-Cola emotion”. The challenge was to revitalize and further amplify “light up” communication code with innovative activations.
The insight that sparked the idea was drawn from the fact that media at the time was focusing on urban security concerns following an apparent wave of street crime. Dark winter streets were the symbol of this feeling – and large city administrations were putting a lot of effort into bringing light to their citizens. Coca-Cola could leverage this initiative and add joy and positivity to the initiative, by lighting up an urban vehicle (a tram) in the fashion of the traditional Coke Truck – which would navigate the streets at a peak moment in pedestrian traffic.

In order to illuminate Milan, Coca-Cola has chosen an urban transport icon, the tram – also, supporting the public transport service as a mean of higher security in a traffic-intense part of the year.
Historic trams were converted into branded cable-cars of white light, spreading brilliance through the streets and serve as an iconic image for both the advertiser and the city.
The cars toured the central area of Milan, spreading its positive message with the further support of actual Santa Clauses on board, distributing branded Christmas gifts at every stop. The Coca-Cola logo was highlighted at the head of the car, associated with holiday wishes from the Municipality. Adding a signal of social responsibility, the project was also engineered using low energy technology.
The project was announced in a press conference that also featured prominent Italian political figures including a Minister and the Mayor of Milan.

Even amongst the already sparkling Christmas decorations of the city, the tram had an extremely positive impact on passers-by and passengers. Immediate reactions captured on the spot clearly show the deep success that this initiative had in enhancing the overall Christmas atmosphere.
Also, due to its public component – as it involved local authorities and the support of their efforts in improving the life and aspect of the city – the action enjoyed a wide resonance and PR support, ranging from publicly expressed commendations from political personalities and the mayor, to press coverage, to word-of-mouth through the population of Milan.

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December 14 from UM Sydney

Lego – Santa’s Little Helper (2010)

To adults, gift-buying for children at Christmas time is a daunting experience. Especially when making the right choice validates them as a good parent, grandparent, auntie or uncle. Add to this the sheer volume of toy advertising pre-Christmas and you quickly turn a daunting experience into a nightmare. Too much choice, a whole lot of pressure, and very little time. Efforts were focused on taking the stress out of choosing a gift, and in doing so positioning LEGO as the No.1 choice this Christmas. LEGO = Santa’s Little Helper, a multifaceted campaign that spoke to kids and adults.

At the campaign’s epicentre was a purpose-built local website taking the anguish out of buying toys. Simplifying things, it showed parents the LEGO range by their child’s age group. It also helped them find their nearest retailer, and print a product page to take in-store. Never before had such a LEGO service existed in Australia. To get gift buyers there, we bought a unique search term: “Santa’s Little Helper”.  We placed the term front and centre in all advertising: Santa’s Little Helper appeared in cluttered retail, outdoor, print and sampling environments in the Christmas lead-up. A refreshingly simple message, in chaotic places, at a chaotic time. Santa’s Little Helper didn’t stop there. Via product TVC’s, kids were invited online to a fun-filled destination to create LEGO e-cards showcasing their favourite LEGO toys, which they could then send to Mum and Dad, unwittingly aiding the Santa’s Helpers list.

Results: over 682,000 searches for LEGO or ‘Santa’s Little Helper’. Santa’s Little Helper generated a click-rate of 3.5%… double the toy-industry average. And better still, our overall search click-rate was 6 times the toy-industry average. Gift buyers viewed an average 14.8 pages per visit – an extremely sticky result. Santa’s Little Helper drove more product page views than any other LEGO-related term (brand terms are normally the strongest drivers). 5,263 store searches. 1,170 kids sending e-cards to their parents. 15,000 bricks in-hands through sampling. Sales were up 39% year on year.

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December 15 from JWT New York

Macy’s – Believe Mailboxes (2009)

The 2008 holiday season threatened to be the most difficult since the Great Depression. Macy’s needed an idea that would drive traffic and rekindle the holiday spirit from new and existing customers, in a time when it was in very short supply.
Despite the economic forecast, there was hope. The election brought a sense of change to America, and people were desperate for good news. This led us to the insight that to believe in something as ineffable as Santa Claus is to believe in the true spirit of Christmas. For Macy’s 2008 holiday campaign, we asked America to “Believe.” Macy’s has had a long history of epic Christmas celebrations. The brand boasts a world-famous holiday parade, iconic Christmas windows, and a well-known relationship with “the real Santa.” Even a classic American holiday film “Miracle on 34th Street” is about the fact that Santa Claus works at Macy’s. No other American department store had the permission to ask America to Believe. And few brands could pull it off at the scale at which Macy’s is used to operating.
At the core of the Believe campaign was an activation idea where we asked people to prove they believed by writing a letter to Santa Claus and mailing it at Macy’s. For every letter collected, Macy’s donated one dollar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation – a charity devoted to fulfilling the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. To collect the letters, we installed Believe mailboxes in every one of Macy’s more than 800 stores nationwide. Our goal was stated from the beginning – we wanted to collect more than a million letters and donate $1 million dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Believe Stations that housed the mailboxes helped Macy’s become a fun family destination for the Holidays, and not just another place to shop.
The idea inspired the nation. The Herald News from Joliet, Illinois tells of a four-year old leukemia victim named Mia, who collected over 800 letters from her classmates because she wanted to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
We exceeded our goal and collected 1,079,206 letters to Santa. On December 23, we presented the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a check for $1,000,000.

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December 16 from Crispin Porter+Bogunsky Europe, Gothemburg

Swedish Postal Service – Magical X-mas Cards (2010)

What can the Swedish Post do about young people only sharing their lives on Facebook these days? How can we prove the strength of a traditional post card? Our solution: let people create and send Christmas cards, using modern technique! Let all the hours you’ve spent sharing your life on Facebook come to use, now as a real Christmas card – containing personal design made of the texts from you and your selected recipient. Write a greeting on the flip-side, and the card is delivered to your friend’s doorstep, tempting her to send her own greeting.
By collecting status updates and comments from Facebook then making them come alive in the physical world, we created something original and unique. The target group was impressed by the personality and character of a physical Christmas greeting. Something they, in many cases, had never experienced before. This suited the brand like a glove. The Postal service wants people to feel that a physical letter is the most personal way of communicating. And you couldn’t find a more personal Christmas card than this. Each one reflecting the sender and reciever’s communication during the past year.
The strength of this campaign was two-fold, it spread itself through the actual physical cards delivered and also through social networking. The way this campaign combined the physical world with the digital was paramount in its success. To begin with, 100 cards were sent to chosen individuals in the target group. As a result, during the campaign’s short span (18 days) more than 5000 cards were made and delivered by the Postal service.
The campaign created a massive positive reaction in blogs and social media where the Postal service was portrayed as well in sync with the present. During the 18 days this campaign ran, over 5000 cards were sent as a result of 65000 unique visits. The average time spent on the site was 3:40 and the sales cost per response was 25 SEK.

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December 17 from Scholz & Friends, Berlin

Bosch – The Push-Puppet Chainsaw (2006)

Brief: create a retailer-mailing that draws attention towards the Bosch Professional Chainsaw which combines great power with outstandingly easy handling. We used a well-known toy to dramatise how powerful and easy it is to handle this professional chainsaw. Well timed for Christmas, we produced the “Bosch Push-Puppets” and sent them to the retailers. If they pressed the button at the bottom, the trees were cut down and a “conqueringly“ lumberjack stayed standing, holding a Bosch Chainsaw in his hands. A sticker at the bottom reads: “High performance. Easy to use.”  The push-puppet was sent to retailers in Germany in combination with a request-fax for a personal presentation from the Bosch sales staff. The mailing generated an unusually high response of 11.5%.

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December 18 from Famous Brussels

Belgian Lawyers Association – Santamatic (2011)

The Flemish Lawyers Association wanted to improve awareness about online agreements. Consumers don’t realise that those are real agreements as well. With real obligations. Just like any other contract you’d sign. How could we make consumers aware of that carelessness?
Consumers are not aware of the fact that online agreements are also legal agreements. With real obligations. Just like any other contract.
The Santamatic confronts us straight with our careless behavior.
After seeing the movie, you could send it to a friend including a ridiculous obligation added by yourself. And wonder if your friends would read the terms and conditions.
A week before Christmas, an online application was launched in which you could morph yourself into an 80 year old Santa. You had to upload your picture, fill in your name and agree with the ‘terms and conditions’ But instead of seeing yourself as an old Santa, something else happened.
A man confronted you with what you just signed. The picture you uploaded could be used to promote ivory.
At the end he reveals that he’s a lawyer. The few people that actually opened the terms and conditions before they started morphing, got a congratulations message from the ‘Flemish Lawyers Association’
Results: of the 24.000 visitors of the first 5 days after launch, only 6.566 opened the terms and conditions. That means that only 1 out of 4 people actually read what they’re signing up to.

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December 19 from JWT Spain

Amnesty International – Christmas Gift (2011)

Amnesty International needed funds so as to be able to continue campaigning against human rights abuse.
Our challenge: to do a Member-get-Member promotional activity encouraging current members to give an Amnesty International subscription to their loved ones for Christmas. We chose the typical gift you’re committed to at Christmas time (a pair of socks) and turned it into a gift with commitment. In conjunction with a fair trade workshop, we created some socks with designs related to injustice.
As detailed on the list of type of media referred below (and in the presentation board), there was a print campaign in the Spanish Amnesty International magazine and an email sent out to all the people listed in their database (including members and supporters), along with banners that addressed people to the micro-site of this campaign.
These socks became the welcome pack which new members would receive with their gift subscription to Amnesty. And they were the first step to Amnesty International’s Catalogue of Gifts with Commitment.
We multiplied the number of members recruited in previous Amnesty International ‘member-get-member’ campaigns by 26. And we ran out of socks.

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December 20 from Wirz/BBDO

Salvation Army – Donated Song (2011)

During their traditional street collections, the Salvation Army sings the same well-known Christmas carols every year. This means the organisation is reaching fewer and fewer people and particularly lacks appeal to younger donators.
To reach a young target audience, our strategy was to make the Salvation Army appear surprisingly younger without losing its well-known singing tradition – after all, there are plenty of other musicians who have a lot of success with their songs.
Our idea was to ask Swiss music stars whether they would be willing to donate one of their hit songs to the Salvation Army. Some of the most famous bands in Switzerland took part, allowing the Salvation Army to sing their songs for free, several of which had been number one hits in the Swiss singles charts. This eventually enabled the Salvation Army to sing songs on the street from big-name stars who have an enormous fan base among young people in Switzerland. The Salvation Army was out rocking and rapping on the streets, attracting attention and giving it a younger image.
Everyone has seen the Salvation Army singing on the street. Everyone knows the hits that were donated. But the fact that the Salvation Army – which had always had a serious but slightly boring reputation – was out on the streets just like before but this time singing hit songs, confused people – but in a positive way. And that was despite the fact that the Salvation Army was out there doing what it does every year – namely singing.
The reporting carried out by TV and radio stations, newspapers and websites achieved 65% penetration countrywide. Achieving similar results using conventional advertising would have required a media budget of Swiss franc 550,000, i.e. seven times more than our entire communications budget.
The song donations were effective not only in the mass media but also out on the street. Young people reacted positively and the Salvation Army became a topic of conversation. It also helped to halt the slide and turn things around in terms of donations, which amounted to around Swiss franc 1.5 million, despite competition from other charities.

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December 21 from TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris, Johannesburg

Drive Alive (safety message) – Xmas Tree (2007)

Ambient piece of media (a real christmas tree) placed in Johannesburg Town Centre and shopping center.

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December 22 from TOY, San Francisco

Ministero de Defencia National – Elf Yourself (2007)

Our job was to get people to associate OfficeMax with the holidays. Treating the office cubicle as our medium, we created twenty holiday-themed websites linked together under one rollover tab. ElfYourself.com became the hit of the season. At peak, it received 200 hits per second and became the 275th most visited site on the Internet according to Alexa. Featured on Good Morning America, CNN, #2 on Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, VH1’s Best Week Ever, USA Today’s Pop Candy blog and others, the site had over 40 million visitors and over 10 million elves were created in a five-week period.

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December 23 from Ogilvy Beijing, China

Greenpeace China – Coal Globe (2009)

As China is now the world’s second largest contributor to global warming, the nation plays a vital role in any global environmental decision-making conference. And as coal burning accounts for a vast majority of China’s CO2 emissions, the objective was to show delegates that Greenpeace, along with others, provides a strong voice of opposition to China continuing their business as usual ways of energy production. The main physical challenge was that since there was very little known about the venue in advance, the design would have to have impact by simply sitting on a tabletop.
Greenpeace China needed a strong message to take to the UN Poznan Climate Change Conference, as it would determine how ambitious the environmental goals of the critical Copenhagen Protocol could be.
The Conference was taking place during the middle of the Christmas season. Therefore, a typically cheery snow globe scene was turned into a poignant environmental coal-burning message by replacing snow flakes with coal dust.
“It gave us the kind of jaw-dropping impact needed to convince global delegates that China is feeling the necessary pressure in the lead up to Copenhagen,” said Greenpeace’s Communications Director, Sze Pang Cheung. And subsequently, the Copenhagen goals being discussed for carbon emission reduction have been far more ambitious than previously thought possible.

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December 24 from Swiss Publicis, Zurich

Blue Cross (alcoholism awareness) – Drunken Santa (2007)

People with alcohol problems have even greater difficulties at Christmastime. Wine and mixed drinks are available everywhere; one celebration follows the next. Some alcoholics are ashamed of their addiction and drink along so as not to call attention to themselves. Others don’t want to admit that they have a problem. Blue Cross is an organisation that helps people with drinking problems. This was to be conveyed at Christmastime with a PR-attracting promotion.
Because it’s difficult during the hectic Christmas season to generate attention for such themes, we had to conceive of something special. We sent an actor dressed up as Santa Claus into downtown Zurich. He acted drunk, staggering through the streets in his costume and trying to distribute flyers in this condition. He carried a sack with the message: “Alcoholism can affect anyone. For help call: 044/262 27 27. Blue Cross.” The entire action was filmed by a cameramen and captured by a photographer, and passed on to the TV stations and newspapers to create even more publicity.
Alcohol addition is a taboo theme. Those affected usually cannot help themselves in regard to their addiction and friends and relatives often ignore the problem. Through this seasonally relevant action we brought alcoholism and the fact that it can affect anyone into media discussion.
The goal was to bring the theme of alcoholism to a broad public. The action was a complete success; thanks to the large number of spectators, hundreds of flyers were distributed. Multiple press reports from large newspapers and magazines such as the Tages-Anzeiger, 20 Minutes, Swiss Illustrated, etc., multiplied the value of the investment. Due to the PR as multiplying factor, more than a million readers (= 0.01 CHF per contact) were reached. The client received many letters and e-mails referring to the action.

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December 25 from TBWA Germany

Sony Playstation 3 – LittleBigXmas (2009)

Christmas time is the time for Christmas cards. However, Sony Playstation didn’t just want to wish its customers and business partners a Merry Christmas, but really wanted to give them a merry time.
Based on the game “LittleBigPlanet”, a special Christmas greeting level was developed, produced and released online. All business partners were informed about this exclusive Christmas level through a mailing, and were challenged to play the game.
Therefore, a special Christmas Greeting Level was developed and built based on the Playstation gaming highlight LittleBigPlanet, and then placed online. Partners and friends of Playstation were informed about their exclusive Christmas Level by means of a mailing, and were invited to play it themselves.
Of the 3,000 persons who received the playable Christmas greeting, 910 finished it completely and awarded it with 4 of 5 stars. Amongst all the other 100,000 levels, this is a real top-rating.


MINI USA – MINI Vs Porsche Challenge


The Brief
We set out to reinvigorate our thinking about what it means for MINI to be a challenger and how to get people to pay attention to the brand in new ways. We wanted to explore MINI’s underdog spirit and its underlying optimism, as well as its ability to be exhilarating. We challenged our creative team to show the exhilaration of MINI that only comes from driving it or seeing it in action and feeling it with the senses, combined with the bold, feisty swagger that only MINI can deliver. Thus, the idea of challenging Porsche to a race was born.

MINI took out a full-page color ad in the New York Times in the form of an open letter to Porsche. The next day, we released a viral video from the president of MINI USA, addressing the president of Porsche. When Porsche declined, we quickly released another video. We started a petition on Facebook spurring fans to show their support for the race. We taunted Porsche with aerial banners flying over their corporate headquarters and we created MINI vs. Porsche collectible sets and sent them to the press. After two weeks of intense conversation, it was time for race day.

The head of MINI USA publicly challenges the head of Porsche to a race, pitting the MINI Cooper S against the legendary Porsche 911 Carrera S on a track in Atlanta on June 21st, right down the road from Porsche’s corporate headquarters. 
The gauntlet has been thrown down. Will Porsche accept?

MINI is not ready to give up on the MINI vs. Porsche race. They’ve upped the ante and re-challenged Porsche in this new video from MINI USA president Jim McDowell. After watching this hilarious new video there’s no way that Porsche can say no.

The Reaction

The Official Response from Porsche USA

The Race

Interview with Cory Friedman, Porsche driver of the MINI vs Porsche race.
Clic here for a spoof of Rocky IV, with Mini cast as Rocky and Porsche in the role of Ivan Drago.

The MINI vs. Porsche challenge was the ultimate expression of feistiness and that unique combination of cheeky exhilaration that only MINI could do. It was all about the banter. It was never mean-spirited. We never took ourselves too seriously. Porsche was the perfect brand to take on, because it represented a pre-recession view of wealth and accomplishment in America.
The results.
MINI earned over 3.3 million top-tier press impressions from print, TV and online coverage of the event. Over 300,000 people watched the various MINI vs. Porsche videos. On the day of the NY Times print ad, online posts instantly increased tenfold. This level of buzz was maintained at five to ten times normal levels throughout the campaign. MINI’s Facebook page views, which usually hover around 1,000 per day, spiked to 82,000 on the day of the race. In total, the MINI vs. Porsche Facebook tab generated 430,000 views, 15,000 petition signatures and almost 8,000 new fans.

Interview with President of MINI, Jim McDowell.

Advertising Agency: Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners
Creative Director: Lyle Yetman, Steve Mapp
Art Director: Alex Rice
Copywriter: Aimee Lehto
Year: 2011


MINI – Size



A MINI still has the public image of being a small car. MINI wanted to correct this misconception with the help of a guerrilla campaign that focused playfully on exactly that key asset of a MINI – its size. The goal of the campaign was to make the target audience realize that a MINI offers much more space than is commonly assumed. To “prove” this, the size of a MINI car was used in a witty and slightly exaggerated way: at several locations in a number of Swiss cities life-size front views of a MINI car were installed, complete with an open driver’s door. The locations chosen were entrances and exits of underpasses and escalators (leading, for example, to train stations) in areas frequented by many passers-by. Those passers-by who stood directly in front of this very life-like MINI duplicate got the impression that a host of people were getting in and out of that presumably so small car. This eye catcher with trompe-l’oeil effect was an effective way of getting people’s attention. In addition, the typical MINI humor of this tongue-in cheek approach confirmed MINI’s status as a “cult” brand. Good for a golden lion for Best use of Ambient Media.


Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt, Zurich

Creative Directors: Alexander Jaggy/Michael Rottmann
Art Director: Hendrik Schweder
Art Director: David Hanselmann
Copywriters: Lars Haensell/Ole Kleinhans