Friday, 28 August 2015

Breakvertising. These Days reinvents TV advertising with innovative use of the pause button

All things going digital. Traditional TV advertising struggles for viewer attention. Fast-forwarding is just too easy these days. The need for innovative ideas that could bridge the gap are always welcomed.

These Days, an Antwerp, Belgium based communication agency did just that. The came up with an innovative idea:


These Days catered to the fast-forwarding trend by looking for untapped potential. The result: pause button advertising – or breakvertising, to use a slightly more international term. As soon as the viewer presses the pause button on the remote, a still is displayed. For advertisers, this is a light-hearted but meaningful way of connecting with the viewer.

Gertjan De Smet, Art Director at These Days and co-author of the concept: “We were looking for a fun and non-intrusive way to make the most of those moments when viewers pause the programme. They interrupt the programme to answer the phone or go to the bathroom, or they want something to nibble, etc. By definition, each of these moments involves a product or service. That’s why we thought it would be a good idea to give advertisers the opportunity to use this precise moment to interact with the viewer.”


The viewer has the final say

Contrary to a classic commercial break, breakvertising is deliberately limited to a single, frozen image. While it’s OK to liven up a break with a wink, it is essentially still a moment of rest.

And if there’s a specific message that vexes the consumer, then he can simply use the settings of his digicorder to disable it.

Telenet & SBS jump on the bandwagon

The advertising agency called upon its customer Telenet (Liberty) and the SBS broadcasting group to flesh out the idea, and both immediately saw the potential. Telenet is responsible for the technical development of the concept and will provide the necessary support, whereas SBS will use their commercial contacts to pitch the idea to a broad range of advertisers.

World first

This new form of TV advertising is also a world first for These Days, SBS & Telenet. In the short term, the concept can be made available to every TV channel, distributor or telecom provider. The trial phase of the pause button advertising concept starts in a few days. The rollout is scheduled for the end of the year.



Agency: These Days, Belgium

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Whopper Move Out case study

A few months ago Burger King in France with the collaboration of Buzzman made a promise: to help those who don’t have the chance yet to have a restaurant close to their place. Burger King reopened in France in 2013 with 20 restaurants. The goal is 400. Thus, Burger King created Whopper Move Out, a relocation company that only helps people living in a city where there is no Burger King to move in a city where there is one. And for free. The campaign had a huge return on earn media. This is the case study.

Whopper Move Out case study


Burger King France

- Marketing Project Managers : Bérénice Charles, Carole Rousseau
- Marketing Project Manager Assistant : Sandrine Gelloz


- CEO & Creative Director : Georges Mohammed-Chérif
- Vice President : Thomas Granger
- Associate Director : Julien Levilain
- Copywriters and Artistic Directors : Mickael Krikorian, Victor Sidoroff
- Artistic Director Assistant : Aurélie Femenias
- TV Production : Vanessa Barbel, Pauline Couten
- Account Managers : Pierre Guengant, Loïc Coelho, Pauline Bouvet
- Digital Producers : Julien Ouvrel , Romain Goutte
- Social Media Managers : Julien Scaglione, Loris Bernardini, Elodie Schalk
- Communication and PR Managers : Clara Bascoul-Gauthier, Emilie Pereira

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Seth & Riley’s Garage presents: How-Not-To Videos

We all see how to videos. There are thousands of them on YouTube. But "How-Not-To-Videos" Duval Guillaume's new campaign for Seth & Riley’s Garage is focused on those  how-not-to videos that helps you to just lean back and relax.

Seth & Riley’s Garage is a refreshing lemon drink with alcohol and it’s perfect for when you want to do just that.

Seth & Riley’s Garage presents: How-Not-To Videos

There will be a series of How-Not-To web videos that show you how to avoid doing things, so you can just relax and enjoy a Seth & Riley’s Garage. Genius, right! Well, kind of.

The following video shows you how not to make the product itself. Josh carefully explains how not to grab a jar, not to put ice in it, not to pour the drink and finally how not to squeeze half a lemon. In the end he can just kick back, while the bartender makes a Seth & Riley’s Garage for him.

There will be other videos later on that won't be focused on the product and will talk about avoiding chores and other annoying or time-consuming things, like ‘How not to put up your tent’. All videos can be found on a dedicated YouTube page.

There’s also a YouTube pre-roll ad that shows you how not to watch pre-roll ads.

The campaign for Seth & Riley’s Garage will be launched online globally. Seth & Riley’s Garage is part of the Carlsberg group. The beverage, which has an ABV of 4.6%, is aimed at people aged 25 and over, who are seeking something different from their alcoholic drinks. Its immediately obvious, laidback brand persona, perfectly balanced bittersweet taste and rustic appearance clearly differentiate it from its competitors.

Agency: Duval Guillaume
Production: Made In Brussels with Jan Boon as director.

Nescafé surprised visitors in a coffee bar

People expect to drink a nice cup of coffee when they go to a coffee bar. So what happens when you switch their usual coffee? BBDO Belgium made an experiment. They brought their own Barista in a trendy Ghent coffee bar who served people Nescafé Gold Barista Style. They filmed everything with hidden cameras and you can see their reactions when people were told that they had actually been drinking the new NESCAFÉ Gold Barista Style.

Nescafé surprised visitors in a coffee bar

Agency: BBDO Brussels
Video Director: Jasper Heldenbergh
Strategy: Stefan Ceunen
Account Manager: Caroline D’haens

Thursday, 21 May 2015

KFC: #LittleMoneyBigFun vs #RichKidsOfInstragram

Great Spoof of the #RichKidsOfInstragram from KFC Romania. Rich kids use this # το upload photos ranging from private jets and Ferrari's to diamonds and high-end designer clothings.

MRM//McCann Romania introduced the #distractiepebaniputini (#LittleMoneyBigFun in English) and asked Romanians to choose a photo from a rich kid and upload their own side-by-side version.


Young Romanians loved the idea and the parody began. You can see the images in the tumblr page.

The results are impressive: 21% increase in sales

Advertising Agency: MRM//McCann Romania
Chief Creative Officer: Nir Refuah
Copywriter: Sandra Bold
Art Director" Nadia Ghilca

Fundacion Argentina de Trasplante Hepatico: The Man & The Dog

"The man and the dog" is a heartbreaking PSA by DDB Argentina for the Fundacion Argentina de Trasplante Hepatico, a non-governmental non-profit organization for organ donations.

Fundacion Argentina de Trasplante Hepatico: The Man & The Dog

We follow a dog and his elderly owner, we see how close they are and the commitment dogs have to their owners. The days go by as usual but one day the the man goes to the hospital and the dog stays outside for days, waiting and waiting until he reunites with his owner in a way that shows that our lives can continue through someone else.

Client: Fundacion Argentina de Trasplante Hepatico
Agency: DDB Argentina
Director: Rodrigo Garcia Saiz
Executive Creative Director: Beto Cocito
Creative Chairman: Hernan Jauregui
Executive Producer: Andrew Sommerville (The Mill)
Agency Executive Producer: Diane Jackson
Editor: Matthew Wood
Music: Michael Giacchino

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Generational Content Gap infographic

Depending on which generation you belong, you consume content differently. So, when you make content it's very important to know who your target is.

This infographic, based on a survey of BuzzStream and Fractl is clearly showing the diversity among age groups.

The data are from 1200 people from three generations - Millennials (people who born in between 1981-1997), Generation X (born 1965-1980), and Baby Boomers (born 1946–1964).

Key takeaways:

Quantity: Baby Boomers consume 15-20 hours per week. Gen X and Millennials consume 5-10 hours.
Time: Late Evening, (08 PM to 11:59 PM) for all generations, so posting at that time is a good idea.
Device: Laptops are the first choice. Then PCs. Over 25% of Millennials use mobile as their primary device. Make sure that your site is responsive Don't forget to optimize for mobile. More than a quarter of Millennials use mobile as their primary device for viewing content.
Length: 300 words are the desired length for all generations.
Platform: Facebook is the king.
Visual: Images are the most shared visual content.
Genres: Each generation has their own unique preferences. Baby Boomers consume world news and politics. Millennials are first in technology. Gen Xers are first in healthy living and personal finance.







Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...