Visit Sweden | Dave goes to Skåne

A witty little viral spots for the Visit Sweden tourism website. Targeting a UK audience.
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Gap | Born To Fit

The Facebook hub for Gap's "Born to Fit" 1969 premium jeans launch campaign.

The site delves into Gap's 1969 denim collection with a virtual runway and fit spotlight that show 360-degree views of the various jean styles and outfit suggestions, accompanied by commentary from designer Patrick Robinson.

Also featured are videos from Gap models and actors appearing in Gap ads. Users are also invited to upload their photos into a gallery with their own "born to" looks and share their own styles through Polyvore, an online image-mixing app.

See more of the 1969 campaign here.

Full Credits

AKQA, San Francisco
Laird + Partners


Web Film, Website

Apple Tops Landor's 'Breakaway Brands' List

Over the past three years, Apple has both grown its brand the most and stayed true to what it stands for, according to a new ranking by Landor Associates.

Landor, working with AOL's Daily Finance, culled the list of Young & Rubicam Brands' Brand Asset Valuator to find what it calls the "Breakaway Brands of 2009." Landor looked at data over the past three years to determine which brands had the most sustained brand strength over that time.

Apple got the nod for the continued popularity of its iPod and iPhone, said Susan Nelson, executive director of consumer insight at Landor. "They were always differentiated, but not relevant," she said. "The iPod and iPhone made them relevant."

No. 2 on the list, Google, had the advantage of being the most recognizable brand in a growing medium, the Internet. More of a surprise was No. 3, Haagen Dazs. Nelson said that brand had fought a "cheesy [1980s] Dynasty-esque" brand image by releasing products that appeal to the health conscious (like the Five line made of five ingredients) and to gourmands (like its luxe Reserve line). Hallmark, meanwhile, got a shout out for seamlessly transitioning to the digital era. (Both Hallmark and the Super Bowl, which are mentioned in the top 10, are Landor clients.)

Nelson said she is just starting to see the impact of the recession, but the brands that have fared best are those with a value orientation or ones that anticipated the end of what she calls "the age of consumption."

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