Bosmat Ben David

Latet ‘Skip A Meal’ by BBR Saatchi and Saatchi

It’s September and the High Jewish Holiday season is here. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkoth will all be taking place in the space of just two weeks. And for those of you who have never been to Israel during the high holidays, you should know they are the ultimate ‘get-together-time’ and the ultimate cause for uniting around a table filled with goodies.

But unfortunately many Israeli families do not have the means to celebrate. They simply can’t afford the food and are forced to skip a meal. That was the exact message Latet – an Israeli organization that distributes food packages to the needy – wanted to communicate to the public. So it decided to capitalize on a unifying behavior that characterizes all internet users: ad skipping.

People who chose to skip our mouthwatering decoy pre-roll ads, were served up with the following message: “You skipped a meal out of choice but thousands of people in Israel skip it because they have no choice. Make someone’s holiday. Donate a meal”

 

Watch our case here:

 

Credits:
Agency Credits: BBR Saatchi & Saatchi
CEO: Yossi Lubaton
CCO: Idan Regev
Creative: Idan Levi, Eddie Gartsman, Carmel Gilan
Production: Dorit Gvili, Bosmat Ben David
Account Supervisor: Aviv Ben Zikri
Account Manager: Matan Dadush
Strategy: Moran Nurok

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