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Ben & Jerry's Sundae Sessions


“Ben and I built Ben & Jerry’s on the idea that business has a responsibility to the community and the environment,” Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s.
Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream had cult status. The quality of ingredients, the combination of flavours and the irreverent names (Chunky Munky) made it unlike any other. At the very core of the brand was a social mission to give back to the community. Despite the genuine love people had for the brand, it was not without its challenges. Ben & Jerry’s was a premium product, priced higher than its competitors. Pricing wars at the freezer further exacerbated this price difference. With limited distribution, you would not find tubs of Ben & Jerry’s within every freezer.
Therefore whilst people always loved Ben & Jerry’s, it was becoming easier to forget what it was like to sit and eat a tub of the finest. Because of this challenge, the brand set aside $200,000 to increase sales by 23% with a very big caveat – the brand also wished to benefit the local community.


The Sunday Session was a key part of Australian culture. The term ‘Sunday Session’ was coined by a young working professional when describing that ritualistic moment during the week: “you know, when you realise you only have a few more hours to properly relax, hang out with your mates and have a bit of fun before Monday rolls in again.”
This notion of making the most of the last few hours of the weekend linked perfectly to the brand.  A tub (or even scoop) of Ben & Jerry’s is not something people liked to rush, people wanted to spend time indulging in every mouthful.
So the brand saw a synergy between the Sunday Session and a Ben & Jerry’s Sundae.


The strategy and idea came to life through creating Ben & Jerry’s own branded event platform - The Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Session. 
The brand identified a series of key partners that it wanted to bring together - partners that understood the mission behind the strategy and understood that this was more than just selling ice-cream.
The first was a sponsorship of the Open Air Cinemas which provided an outdoor space to attract the target group through a series of movies to play after sunset. In keeping with the social mission, the brand then partnered with ‘Tunes For Change’ which gave it access to the best artists in Australia ensuring it provided live performances from the likes of The Cat Empire, Kate Miller-Heidke and Hungry Kids of Hungary amongst others.
An album featuring the artists who performed was later released by Ben & Jerry’s with all proceeds again going to charity.

Through an MTV partnership, the brand captured content from these Sundae Sessions and created branded vignettes that ran across MTV’s online and TV platforms bringing the events to life for a wider audience. 
The selected local charities including Animals Australia and Life Options were able to use the weekly Sundae Sessions events to chat to the crowds about what they did and how this community could help support the cause.


Through the platform Ben & Jerry’s provided local charities, raised an additional $30k for Tunes For Change, Animals Australia and Life Options and generated $580,000 worth of PR.
93% of people recalled Ben & Jerry’s as the primary sponsor of Open Air Cinema (unprompted) and 65% were aware of the Ben & Jerry’s social mission at the Sundae Sessions and 68% are more positive towards the Ben & Jerry’s brand as a result of their experience.
With a budget of just $200,000, Ben & Jerry’s smashed sales goals by 347% across Sydney and Melbourne.
• Sydney: 321% (i.e. 23% goal to 74% increase)
• Melbourne: 374% (23% goal to 86% increase)
• (Brisbane increased substantially, however the client is unable to isolate how much is due to store expansions in this market)
This truly exceeded expectations particularly as this was the only activity running (there were no other changes to price, distribution or promotion during this period).

Ben and JerrysBen and Jerrys
October 2012 - April 2013

    4D in-store projection

    Projection events have become increasingly popular as one-off stunts. This is the first example we've seen where the technology has been employed on such a scale, indoors and for a prolonged period, as part of a campaign

    Ralph Lauren has been wearing its digital heart on its sleeve of late. Much of this is down to David Lauren (son of Ralph), who as SVP of advertising, marketing and corporate communications is widely recognised as the man who has helped bring the Ralph Lauren brand into the digital age.

    Luxury brands were initially a bit slow to embrace digital. Decades of high quality glossy print and expensive live shows were ingrained on the luxury and fashion marketing consciousness. 

    There was a superior attitude that the quality and equity of a brand spoke for itself, and luxury brands largely ignored the opportunities of digital, save for a few expensive looking flash based websites.
    Fortunately this has begun to change, and when Drive Production’s giant horses came crashing through the walls of a German department store to help promote the new ‘Design Your Own’ collection from Ralph Lauren, the fashion brand’s mastery of digital became apparent.

    When Ralph Lauren celebrated its '10 Years of Digital' anniversary with an extravagant 4D projection in New York and London in December, it was more a media event than a campaign. But when Ralph Lauren launched its 'Design Your Own' collection at Berlin's prestigious KaDeWe department store, the 8-minute film was re-configured for the indoor location.

    'Design Your Own' is a new customisable range of polo shirts. Customers select their colour of shirt, and can then choose their favourite Ralph Lauren monogram, in whatever colour they choose - creating the perfect polo just for them.
    The atrium of one of Europe's largest luxury department stores, the KaDeWe in Berlin, has been taken over for the entire month of August, with a bespoke 4D digital arts installation from Drive Productions running six times a day. This is the first time 4D mapping has been used inside a fashion store anywhere in the world.
    Powerful architectural projection mapping technology takes the audience on a visual journey, creating the illusion that images of models, products and on occasion polo ponies are literally appearing beyond the walls and floating out into space and towards the audience. The experience featured a new ending, to incorporate the 'Design Your Own' collection,.
    At each screening, the atrium at KaDeWe - a large, brightly lit space is turned into a cinematic presentation area in a matter of minutes with the use of a combination of motorised blinds, projection screens and heavy black velvet drapes. The projection area is equivalent in size to six double decker buses.
    Drive's motion graphics team created the impression of a building projection on the clean, white interior architecture at KaDeWe by projecting 3D architectural geometry, onto and into which the content of the show had been mapped.

    Ben Fender, company director of Drive Productions, commented: "Architectural 4d video mapping is that rare thing - a technique that still has the wow factor - both in terms of the creative and technological possibilities it gives brands and in terms of consumer reactions to it.

    But the key factor to the success of this medium is the transformational content where It is now possible to create art installations that act as stand-alone pieces of global advertising- bringing together art technology and in this case 'design your own' fashion into one perfect package."

    Ralph Lauren 4D Projection Mapping Show, Berlin

    The Official Ralph Lauren 4D Experience - New York

    The Official Ralph Lauren 4D Experience - London

    BRAND:Ralph Lauren
    BRAND OWNER: Ralph Lauren
    REGION: Germany
    DATE: August - August 2011

    Andes Friend Recovery

    Andes Beer has provided men in Mendoza, Argentina, with a way to spend time with both their girlfriends and their male friends with the Andes Friend Recovery campaign. The project followed on from the success of the 2009 Andes “Teletransporter” project, using a cutting-edge robot with human features, installed in the main bars of Mendoza. The campaign, online, won a Silver Outdoor Lion at Cannes International Festival of Creativity.
    Andes Friend Recovery
    Andes Friend Recovery
    The AFR was installed in the most important bars of the Mendoza, during October and November 2010. During that time, the Andes Friend Recovery website received over 2 million visits, 5000 of which were “recovered” friends. The campaign was launched on traditional media; TV, out of home and radio advertising. How does it work? Your friends go to a bar and sit at the Andes Friend Recovery table. They ask for a password which is sent to you via an SMS, while you fulfil your boyfriend duties. Wherever you are you have to log in to the AFR page and use the webcam to map your face. Then you appear at the bar, via the Andes Friend Recovery robot.
    Andes Friend Recovery
    Andes Friend Recovery Installation
    Andes Friend Recovery is an installation based on TelePresence via video conference. Using interactive facial recognition software, the webcam cuts the face of the person in front of the computer, and applies it exactly inside the robot’s face. The robot sits at the bar, and also uses an audio system to enable hearing and speaking. Users can turn the AFR’s head using a computer keyboard, to get a panoramic view of the situation. Visitors to the AFR website were able to join in at the bar witness the conversations among different friends.


    The Ande Friend Recover campaign was developed at Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Buenos Aires, by executive creative directors Maxi Itzkoff, Mariano Serkin, creative director Fernando Militerno, creatives Charlie Lanus, Pedro Porcaro, agency producers Adrian Aspani, Camilo Rojas and Patricio Martinez, account team Jaime Vidal and Patricia Abelenda, working with Inbev marketing team Ricardo Fernandez,
    Eduardo Palacios and Benjamin Mountford.
    The AFRecovery Installation was produced at Sake Integrated Company by producers Sonia Caputo and Pedro Saleh.
    Filming was shot by directors Luisa Kracht, Nico & Martin via Primo Buenos Aires, with executive producer Caro Cordini, director of photography Leandro Filloy.
    Post production was done at Pickle. Sound was designed at Supercharango.

    Fake Swimming Pool

    This is the swimming pool art installation in 21st Century Museum of Art, at Kanazawa Japan by artist Leandro Erlich.The top surface is filled with 4 to 5 inches of water that looks like a realistic pool. The people underneath the swimming pool can actually look above with realistic water effect on top of it.
    A layer of water only some 10 centimeters deep is suspended over transparent glass. Below the glass is an empty space with aquamarine walls that viewers can enter.
    The Swimming Pool has the size of 280x402x697cm (HxWxD), and the separating layers were made using two clear acrylic glasses about a foot apart and the space in between are filled with water.

    Fake Swimming Pool – Leandro Erlich
    Fake Swimming Pool – Leandro Erlich
    Fake Swimming Pool – Leandro Erlich

    Nokia N97… Your Personalised Home Screen

    Here is an interesting ambient ad for Nokia N97 in Dubai Media City

    Nokia N97

    Nokia N97
    Nokia N97

    Vodafone:::taking mobile to new heights

    Vodafone took advertising to new heights, using their own employees as guinea pigs in a very public demonstration of their new wireless mobile office rangeTo ensure maximum exposure for the Spanish launch, theWaskman agency set up dedicated Vodafone offices in Madrid and Bilboa... 10 meters in the air, where everyone could see them!

    The purpose-built glass 'office' spaces were constructed above billboards promoting the new range and for three weeks the Vodafone teams could be seen hard at work in an entirely wireless environment.

    The campaign was also taken online as employees documented their experiences through a website - containing stories about the benefits of not being tied down to a single space - as well as a blog. Vodafone employees even took to the streets in modified golf carts equipped with mini offices to further demonstrate the total mobility of their new range.Main Website

    Orlen: Taxiad campaign in Poland

    Taxi ad campaign by Orlen in Poland.

    Coffee cups were stikced on the taxi roofs as eyecatcher.



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