BBDO and Proximity Singapore has launched a shocking digital campaign “World Under Water” that raises awareness of global warming by showing major cities of the world under water. The effort was launched together with CarbonStory, a crowd-funding site for climate change projects, ahead of World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5.
Swedish broadband provider ume.net demonstrated how irritating and frustrating time lag can be via a series of real-life experiments. The company teamed up with advertising agency ANR BBDO and production company Stopp to illustrate how time lag would look like it if happened in the off-line space—for this, the team behind the project used Oculus Rift headsets.
BBDO Toronto and production company Crush have created a controversial spot, “Not-The-Sac Wax,” to raise awareness of testicular cancer. The video featuring grimaces of men as they are getting their genital hair waxed (the process itself is off the screen). The spot has been released as part of the campaign launched by Testicular Cancer Canada to drive more attention to male health.
Dulux Australia is presenting its new Colour App, designed by Isobar, that helps interior decorators and amateurs alike to match colors easier. To promote the application, the paint manufacturer is airing a spot by Clemenger BBDO that reveals the playful nature of colors along with some great ways to use it.
Gillette is focusing on women’s preferences towards chest hair styles in the brand’s new U.S. campaign for the Fusion ProGlide Styler. The promotion taglined “What Women Want” highlights three most common men’s below-the-neck grooming and briefly explains how to create them using the trimmer-razor hybrid, released in 2012 as a result of collaboration between Gillette and Braun. The promotion includes the “Get the Look Women Want” commercial by BBDO New York, which is already available on the brand’s YouTube channel. The push launches broadly across print, TV and online starting April 1.
Australian-Zelanian drinks distributor and manufacturer Frucor Beverages has launched an interactive 8-week promotion for its V Energy drink, providing New Zealanders with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a ‘robber’ in a virtual space and steal their share of the $100,000 prize. The campaign, developed by BBDO NZ, encourages the country residents to steal the money from each other on the online destination launched at www.vrobbers.co.nz for a chance to receive their share in real cash after the competition ends.
Mountain Dew is launching a new product, Kickstart, reported to “give a nice portion of energy in the morning”. The new carbonated drink, which combines the proper amount of caffeine and five percent of real juice, is a rival of traditional energizers, a morning cup of coffee and a glass of juice. It comes in two varieties, Orange Citrus and Fruit Punch—each of only 80-calories per 16 oz. can,—for consumers to choose the flavor which fits their breakfast best. The new product targets male millennials, and this demographic is reflected in the promotion efforts.