Interesting Things

Mazda : Don’t Scroll And Drive by BBR Saatchi & Saatchi

“Distracted driving” is what they call it.

It’s a treacherous innocuous name – meant to cover anything from taking your eyes off the road to check your baby hasn’t chocked on his pacifier,
right down to taking your eyes off the road to scroll down your Facebook feed and check who’s liked your latest profile pic.
And let’s be honest, that happens way more often than anything else.
But worst of all it’s killing people. Lots of them.

That’s why Mazda decided to launch a new campaign: smack in the middle of people’s social feed,  right as they were scrolling down it.

Watch the Facebook special post here:

And take it from us: when you drive, leave the phone alone.

 

 

Credits:
Agency Credits: BBR Saatchi & Saatchi
CEO: Yossi Lubaton
CCO: Idan Regev
Creative Team: Ran Even, Roy Zoaretz, Gal Mamalya, Idan Kligerman, Ori Hasson
VP Client Services: Ben Muskal
Account Supervisor: Aviv Benzikri
Account Executive: Gil Gershon
VP Content & Production: Dorit Gvili
Strategy Supervisor: Lora Goichman
Creative Coordinator: Eva Hasson

BBR Saatchi & Saatchi Proudly presents a Presidential Charter

In a bold move spearheaded by Baumann Ber Rivnay / Saatchi & Saatchi,  Israeli President Mr. Reuven Rivlin together with children puts the Israeli advertising industry’s typecasting practices to shame and urges it to change for the benefit of all Israeli society.

Israel is a melting pot. A country of immigrants who came from many different countries and cultures. A country where East meets West. A country where Ashkenazi Jews (from western countries), Sephardic Jews (from Arab countries), Ethiopian Jews, Arabs and Christian coexist but do not always do so on an equal standing. And while Israel is a country loaded with baggage on discrimination (having experienced it firsthand),  we are ashamed to say we are a country in which bias and prejudice still exists.

Nowhere is this more obvious than in Israeli advertising where the white Caucasian, blond, blue-eyed stereotype still reigns supreme.
Where portrayals of single sex families still are very rare and where you will be hard pushed to find a black Ethiopian kid
starring in a commercial let alone an Arab – unless it’s for purposes of typecasting him in various unflattering roles.

Not surprising if you look at casting calls issued by local talent agencies; stuff that will quite literally make your hair stand on edge.

But the job of advertisers, in our minds, is not only to reflect a country’s culture and values. Quite the opposite.
Advertisers have a responsibility to help shape the culture they live in and mold people’s behavior for the better.
The way we see things at BBR Saatchi & Saatchi, the industry has a proactive role to play in levelling the playing ground, abolishing prejudice and blowing up the glass ceiling.

Credits:
Chief Executive Officer: Yossi Lubaton
VP Content & Production: Dorit Gvili
Chief Creative Officer: Idan Regev
Creative Director: Kobi Cohen
Creative Concept: Dorit Gvili
Creative Team: Avner Rassel & Shiran Damari
Supervisor Strategic planning: Zemer Doron
Account Executive: Mor Aharon
Producer Manager: Bosmat Ben David
Creative Coordinator: Eva Hasson
Traffic Director: Ronit Doanis
Directed and edited: Or Ron

The New York Type

New York has a story to tell.

All it needs is a chance to tell it. So, when these creatives  found a discarded typewriter in Brooklyn, they took it across the city. The stories they got were heartbreaking, hilarious, and a little crazy — New York in a nutshell. Created by Waner Almeida, Saulo Mohana, Upaasna Rajaram and Joseph Thomas.

The website is here.

 

Burger King Presents The NafNa Phone by Leo Burnett Israel

Israeli Independence Day is also known as ‘National BBQ Day’, because everyone – and we mean e v e r y o n e – is gathering around their grills for a celebration.

Really. True story J. Come to Israel on that day and you will see people fanning their grill everywhere: from national parks and the beachfront sands right down to traffic islands left for those who simply didn’t get up early enough to capture a spot. (Seriously, just google “Israel independence day BBQ” and you’ll see things here are mental!)

So as the flamed grill pros BURGER KING are, they decided to help everyone get ready for the holiday, and created an interactive mobile phone pre-loader ad experience which invited people to practice their BBQ fanning skills… with their phone!

The higher the flame they managed to fan up– the higher the discount they got on a delicious grill flamed Whopper Meal.

And if you want to try to ‘LeNafNef’ yourself, here is a link to our interactive ad: http://camp.spotad.co/rch/burger_king0417/index.html

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett Israel
CEO: Adam Polachek
CCO: Ami Alush
CTO: Yacov Zoaretz
Copywriters: Elad Gaizler, Ouriel Ferencz, Oren Ben-Naim
Art-director: Meital Miller
VP Clients: Idit Zukerman
Account Supervisor: Laura Zimin
Agency Producer: Menny Zarhia
Production company: Tiferet

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TalkingStandee by WindowSquare Hyderabad

Be it a store, or a stall in an event, or a kiosk in a mall, we always want to draw the attention of the customers passing by, isn’t it? How do you call a customer without being an interruption but an attraction? That’s what TalkingStandee from WindowSquare does. Imagine you are walking and suddenly on your right or left side, at a distance of 4 to 10 feet, there is a light flashing and sound coming, will you turn your head? Will you turn your head to see it and listen to it?
Exactly! TalkingStandee is the Head turner for your Brand.

How does it work:
TalkingStandee detects anyone approaching it and talks the audio message that is pre-uploaded. The other function includes focus lights flashing on along with the audio message being played when a person passes by the standee. This grabs the attention of the passer by and hence the brands get a chance to deliver their message to the prospects and customers.

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Majja by NH1

Overview: 
Majja is a quick service restaurant selling Indian street food as a branded and hygienic experience. Originally started from Ahmedabad, Majja plans to take this experience across India. The brand’s main USP is its authentic Mumbai style Vada Pav, along with Idli, Missal Pav, Vada Ussal, Rajwadi Chaas and more.
The brand targets the youth and office goers who want a quick snack at an affordable price, the challenge was to create a brand synonymous with authentic taste, fun, young and affordable.

Client: Trebro India Hospitality Pvt Ltd

Design Agency: NH1 Design, Gurugram, India


 

Samsung Presents : the Smart Billboard by Leo Burnett Tel Aviv

One of the advantages of the Samsung Gear S3 watch is its design: it looks nothing like a smart watch.
In fact watch purists and design aficionados alike will most likely agree it is one hell of a beautiful and smart design.

That’s why to communicate this design edge in a smart and notable way, we launched a bus poster campaign under a fake brand name which looked like any other watch advertising campaign you may have ever seen…that is, until we brought the posters to life.

Leveraging the everyday situation of waiting for the bus – we built a smart billboard that could communicate with commuters waiting for their ride.

The billboard featured a male model striking a typical “watch advertising” pose – the only difference being that the model was actually eavesdropping on commuters’ conversations and his picture came to life every time people struck a subject they could use the smart watch for. That way, as the model responded to the situation and interacted with commuters, he got to show off the watch’s innovative features to the great surprise and delight of passengers whose response made blatantly clear that they never for a moment saw it coming. Using a simple a smart billboard, we proved to them beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Samsung Gear S3 was not only the smartest but probably also the best looking watch around.

Samsung Gear S3: A smart watch that looks like a… watch!

Watch our case video here:


Credits:
Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Tel Aviv, Israel
Chief Executive Officer: Adam Polachek
Executive Creative Director: Ami Alush
Copywriters: Oren Ben-Naim, Oded Zur
Art Directors: Meital Miller, Raphael Nattiv
Producer: Menny Zarhia
Account Director: Limor Michaeli
Account Supervisor: Inna Tubin
Account Manager: Tseela Freund

Samsung Gaming Marathon

If you’ve ever participated in a marathon, you’ll know that at every marathon event they use the chest chip and stepping pad combo as a system for measuring a runner’s results. So this year, to capitalize on the massive participation in the Samsung Marathon – Israel’s largest running event – we decided to HACK THE RUN FOR GOOD by turning the marathon course into a gaming track and the runners into players.

How? By adding more stepping pads along the running course and turning them into game coin collection points.

Every time a runner steps on one of the pads, he collects a coin which is registered in real time via his chest number chip, added to our database and turned into real money. At the end of the marathon, the sum accumulated is then donated on behalf of the runner to the charity of his choice.

From our preliminary data, participation numbers are set to hit a new record high with 40,000 runners attending from all over the world (from over 40 different countries) so we’re talking about lots of money that will be making a difference for many people. Now that’s worth running for!

Samsung Gaming Marathon

Samsung Gaming Marathon

. Run. Play. Donate.

 

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett Israel
Chief Executive Officer: Adam Polachek
Executive Creative Director: Ami Alush
Copywriter: Oren Ben Naim
Copywriter: Oded Zur
Art Director: Meital Miller
Art Director: Raphael Nattiv
Producer: Menny Zarhia
Account Director: Limor Michaeli
Account manager: Tseela Freund
Account Executive: Inna Tubin

 

Seniority-Flagship Store by Insiya Pithawala

 

Insiya Pithawala

Insiya Pithawala

Insiya Pithawala is a spatial experience designer based in Mumbai. She got her Design degree in the field of Retail and Exhibition Design from MIT institute of Design, an esteemed Institution in Pune, India. She is a retail design specialist and have worked for one of India’s leading design firms, Restore Design, Bangalore. She has designed stores for brands like Zivame, Barbeque Nation, Imagica, Van Heusen, etc. She is currently working as a freelance professional in the file of spatial and experience design.

Seniority is India’s first destination created especially for all senior citizens, designed by the talented Insiya Pithawala. They carry a vast and specially curated product portfolio that provides comfort and convenience for all seniors and their caregivers. The store is made in an existing bungalow in a quaint area in the city of Pune, India instead of opting for a standard retail format on a high street. The aim was to seamlessly blend the retail aspects into a home environment to create a comfortable and positive space that the seniors feel comfortable walking into. The look and feel of the space is kept simple using white as a base, highlighted with a fresh green to brighten up the space and the wooden elements used to add warmth.

The floor plan is modified to make it more open and greenery is added in little pockets to bring the feeling of the outdoors, indoors. The central skylight is used as a focal point as it emancipates light throughout the entire room and adorns a colorful origami installation to add some spunk in the space. The product placement and fixtures are planned in a way that highlight the positive products and showcase the negative products in a positive light. The fixtures are modular so as to accommodate all the different types and sizes of products.

The store serves an experience center for the customers to try the products before purchasing. The store also serves as a space where the seniors can drop in and spend some time with like-minded individuals, be part of a community and maybe watch a movie or take part in a weekly workshop. They have several breakout spaces that serve as activity areas. All the furniture is movable and the space can be transformed to host the respective event.

The interiors are designed keeping in mind the various guidelines for creating a senior friendly physical environment. The entire store is designed to be wheelchair accessible along with seating areas at regular intervals and at the point of sale for seniors that have difficulty in standing/walking for a long period of time. Anti-glare & anti-slip finishes are used to reduce strain. Visible contrasts and color blocking are used to define the different functional areas in the store.

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Ola Observes International Women’s Day With ‘Respect Every Day’ by Happy mcgarrybowen

The 8th of March, International Women’s Day, is an occasion to mark the importance of women across the world. It also is the advertiser’s opportunity to create, engage and be of relevance to women. Hosts of brands ranging from women’s apparel, FMCG to generic use make their voices heard.

Ola Cabs, India’s largest transport aggregator, isn’t one to be left behind. Always ones to have a unique and relatable point of view on subjects, the brand features a present-day take on Women’s Day. With a video featuring stand-up comic and actor Sumukhi Suresh, Ola urges women to watch out for all the expected tropes the media will be full of.

The video is a heartfelt ode to all things one can expect on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Right from patronising text messages and the customary bouquet from HR, to hashtags of all sorts, Sumukhi delivers a passionate monologue, concluding it with the message ‘Respect every day’.

Conceived and produced in partnership with creative agency Happy mcgarrybowen, now a Dentsu Aegis Network agency, the video has clocked in over 600,000 views on the brand’s Facebook page, gathering strong social media sentiment in its favour.

 

The video can be viewed on the link below:

About Happy mcgarrybowen:

Happy mcgarrybowen is a Bengaluru-based marketing communication outfit and part of the Dentsu-Aegis Network. Their core suite of services include Integrated Communication, Design and Digital. They have been around for around 9 years & manage the communication mandate brands such as Ola, Myntra, Jabong, Lee, People, Chai Point, Preethi Kitchen Appliances, Pearsons – just to name a few. Happy has won multiple awards for both creative excellence and marketing effectiveness. For more information, visit www.happymgb.com

About Dentsu Aegis Network India

Dentsu Aegis Network’s presence in India comprises the global network brands Carat, iProspect, Isobar, Posterscope, Vizeum, MKTG, Amnet and mcgarrybowen along with the Dentsu branded agencies – Dentsu Impact, Dentsu One, Dentsu India, Dentsu Media, Taproot Dentsu and Dentsu Webchutney. Also, newly added to the group are the recently acquired local brands Milestone Brandcom, WATConsult, Fountainhead MKTG, the Perfect Relations Group, Happy mcgarrybowen and Fractal Design Studio.

About Ola:

Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfilment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 500,000 vehicles across cabs, auto-rickshaws and taxis.  Ola has also introduced a range of shared mobility services on its platform like Ola Shuttle and Ola Share for commute and ride-sharing respectively. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms. Please visit www.olacabs.com and www.olacabs.com/media for more information.