In 2014 Cadillac had great cars, but a serious image problem and declining sales. We pitched and won the global account by creating a campaign that brought to life the DNA of both the brand and the people who drive Cadillacs – the optimism and momentum of the American entrepreneurial spirit. We melded this with the gritty elegance of downtown New York.
The “Dare Greatly” campaign launched on the 2015 Academy Awards and celebrates the extraordinary people who dare to drive the world forward.
Being a new parent can be wonderful, but it is also stressful and filled with questions. No matter what choices moms make for their babies, they are judged by friends, family and even strangers online. It's been called the "Mommy Wars" and it can get nasty. We created this film for Similac to highlight the judgment associated with being a new mom and to remind everyone that when it comes down to it, we all care about the same thing – the well-being of our children.
The film was a social media sensation, garnering over 8 million views on YouTube and creating huge media buzz.
Buitoni was an Italian food brand with a long heritage but very little profile in North America. We were asked to reposition it as the premium Italian fresh pasta brand.
The Italian Art Of Food campaign celebrated Buitoni meals as if they were appetizing works of art, all served with a side of wit. The campaign was utilized in TV, print, digital, in-store and outdoor. We even converted New York's Union Square Station into a gallery of delicious Buitoni masterpieces, complete with an audio guide and a "making of" video installation.
We created the "Our Stage. Your Story." campaign to highlight Hilton's role as a beacon of hospitality and the setting for some of life's most exciting and memorable moments. The global campaign launched with a short film and was utilized in print, digital, iTunes radio, social media and events.
Fructis was launching a new range of Anti-Dandruff shampoos and needed to convince guys to reconsider their current choice of dandruff treatment. We created the "There's A Better Way" campaign which featured guys whose bizarre methods of dealing with dandruff kept getting in the way of their search for love and approval.
Online these heroes helped users navigate around the Fructis Anti-Dandruff website and choose the shampoo that was right for them.
Fructis was launching a new range of hair styling products for young men. We created a campaign based on the idea of "24 hold for your 24 hour life" that featured the adventures of guys who looked great regardless of whether they were club hopping, crowd surfing or attending lectures the morning after.
The campaign extended into digital and social media. An alarm clock app was developed that aggregated your most important social network updates along with your favorite news and sport from the past 24 hours.
Hot Pockets introduced a range of new appetizer size snacks called Snackers. We created a launch campaign that promised restaurant quality flavors without having to deal with the annoying things about eating out—like over-zealous waitresses.
Anyone who catches public transport has experienced the feeling that someone is reading over their shoulder. But what if the onlooker is sitting five rows away and wearing glasses? We used this set-up to introduce the new Accufit measurement system from LensCrafters and show how it could ensure you have exceptional vision.
The new refrigerator from Whirlpool featured an In-door Ice Maker which created much more space in the freezer. This TV spot dramatized that extra space and was part of the visually beautiful Whirlpool "Goddess" campaign.
We won the MiraLAX account by creating work that was unlike the typical, negative laxative advertising. The optimistic "Don't Wait To Feel Great" campaign launched with TV, print and a revamp of the miralax.com website.
As a philanthropic extension, MiraLAX partnered with water.org in a digital campaign to help women in developing countries get access to clean drinking water.
When we pitched Tumi, they were an American luggage maker that wanted to expand globally. We built a lifestyle brand based on the idea that where you are going says a lot about who you are. The "Where Next" campaign was utilized in print, OOH, in-store, catalogs, digital, e-commerce and events. We also developed new branding elements in partnership with Tumi for high-end product lines.
We created a global campaign for Tia Maria that told two stories: the first was a product story – Tia Maria is a blend of vanilla, coffee and Jamaican rum; the second story was about the multi-faceted women who enjoy drinking it.
The campaign visualized the many layers of women as a metaphor for the unexpected layers of taste in Tia Maria, and was utilized in print, outdoor, online and animated for cinema release.
T-fal wanted to raise the profile of their cookware in the US but they didn't have the budget for a large campaign, so we developed Cook on the Spot – an educational website that encouraged people to cook at home by giving them meal suggestions based on the ingredients they had available. As users dragged ingredients onto a virtual cutting board the site generated a list of recipes and suggested the right T-fal cookware to use. Additional meal inspirations were supplied by celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Emeril Lagasse.
Zurich North America needed engaging B2B communications as part of a global campaign. We interviewed CEOs of companies that were clients of Zurich Insurance and paired their stories with images of the business they were involved in. Online content included videos with in-depth stories and interviews.
GQ Magazine ran a controversial article about "Peak Oil" which dealt with the increasing economic and environmental cost of supplying the world with oil. We were asked to create print ads to run with the article that highlighted the issue of Peak Oil to an apathetic public. We showed the ubiquity of oil and it's by-products in our lives by creating visuals of everyday objects from oil drops.
The sunscreen category is filled with products that emphasize the negative and suggest that the sun is bad for you, so when Coppertone asked us to present new campaign ideas we decided to turn this notion on it's head. Some of our happiest memories are of those special moments in the sun and Coppertone provides the protection to enjoy yourself without worrying about sunburn. We treated the images with a warm golden filter that suggested sunlight and the hue of old vacation pictures.