Sioox - advertising campaign

Boredom as a value added [Happy holiday!]

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Boredom is usually associated with negative concepts, but in reality it’s very important in order to relax, to make order among thoughts, to gain awareness and awaken creativity. Sioo:x, for example, have used boredom as a value added of their product. Do you want to know how? Continue reading.
Marmite - advertising campaign

Marmite lover or hater

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Since I moved to the UK – more than 3 years ago, actually – I’m always hearing about Marmite, but I’ve never had the courage to taste it, I don’t know exactly why [probably because the colour doesn’t appeal to me at all], but I know here it’s a sort of must-have of the kitchen, as important as a kettle to embrace the British culture. Anyway, I’ve always been curious about it and now I’ve discovered this funny advertising campaign that helps me better understand the success of this peculiar product.
Edeka - ambient marketing

Diversity in supermarket

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In recent years the world seems to have gone mad and many countries – including UK and Italy, unfortunately – have developed “attitudes” that are not very inclusive towards diversity, be it in terms of gender, origin or lifestyle. I was looking for a good example able to show the reason why those “attitudes” are profoundly wrong and absurd when I bumped into the powerful ambient marketing activity organised some months ago by Edeka, a German supermarket chain. Curious? Read on!
sushi & flowers

Focus on: UK food trends - part 4

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I'm recently working with a variety of companies in the food & drink sector creating international brands based on in-depth analysis of their markets and accurate business plans. Here is a gift, some more interesting data regarding the UK food trends.
Free-from icons

Focus on: UK food trends - part 3

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I love it when I can work with companies operating in the food market and build with them an international brand based on and in-depth knowledge of their markets and a good business plan. Here is a gift, some other data related to the UK food trends.
PHE - healthier eatingPHE

Focus on: UK food trends - part 2

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I'm working with a variety of food companies that aim to build an international brand and need to know better their markets in order to create their marketing strategy. Here is a gift, some more data concerning the UK food trends.
Mintel - food packaging recycleMintel

Focus on: UK food trends - part 1

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I'm often working with food market companies that plan to create an international brand and aim to learn more about their markets in order to define their business plan. Here is a gift, some data concerning the UK food trends.
Attest - UK food consumption habits

Focus on: UK food consumption habits

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In this period I'm working a lot with food companies that want to position their brand internationally and need to know more about their markets before we can define their strategic plan. Here is a gift, some data concerning the Brits' food consumption habits.
Quicken Loan - app

Life translator

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could have a sort of translator for all those situations in which it is quite difficult to understand specific jargon or simple subtexts in a discussion? Quicken Loans claim to have created an app that helps with mortgage understanding and they have launched their product using a very appealing and empathetic advertising campaign.
Greenfield Natural Meat - social campaign

Meatless on Mondays

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Greenfield Natural Meat Co., in order to prove they truly believe in sustainability, have launched a social campaign to encourage people to go “meatless on Monday”. That is their contribution to lower the consumption level of meat and guarantee a better meat quality in the market.
FCB Amsterdam - online campaign

Women have thick skin

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In 4 days it will be International Women’s Day. An occasion to remember that equality and diversity aren’t antonyms and that human kind needs, desperately, both, along with politeness, respect for everyone and openness of mind. Last year I discovered the powerful and poetical campaign of FCB Amsterdam dedicated to women's empowerment and I’ve kept it aside for today.
Velocity - direct marketing

St Valentine redemption programme

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What gift did you receive for St. Valentine’s? And what did you give? How romantic were those gifts? If you received or gave an unromantic present, have you heard about Velocity? Because last year the airline organised a very sarcastic and powerful direct marketing campaign aimed to redeem their unromantic customers. Discover more.
Angfa - direct marketing

Wash your hands... and your book

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Angfa, a Japanese soap company, has had an admirable and sophisticated idea. In order to communicate the importance of hygiene and in particular of washing hands to the children of Cambodia, they’ve created a very special book for them.
Băneasa Shopping City - Instagram

Enjoy the winter sales

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hanks to winter sales, it’s shopping time! As a reminder – not that it’s truly necessary! 😉 – I’d like to share the social media campaign of Băneasa Shopping City, a Romanian mall. The brand has had the idea to organise a fashion experiment using Instagram in order to better understand how people choose their daily style. Interested? Keep going!
Popradská - advertising campaign

Coffee tolerance

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Popradská, a Slovak coffee producing company, aims to contribute to a better world with their advertising campaign: instead of making a commercial about their product, they’ve created an ad about coffee tolerance, focusing on the right of everyone to drink the coffee they like.
Scrabble - advertising campaign

Christmas magic

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To wish you a playful Christmas, full of joy and love, it’s my pleasure to use one of the advertising campaigns created by Scrabble, capable of fully expressing how words are fundamental to communicate and share, how they should be chosen carefully to build up the right atmosphere, how words can show us the beauty of a change of perspective.
Good Morning Agency - direct marketing

Beer recruitment

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Design and advertising agencies, pay attention to Christmas gifts delivered from competitors to your staff! Last year, in fact, Good Morning, a Norwegian agency, created an insidious recruiting campaign organising a sharp and smart direct marketing action based on Christmas gifts: “The Trojan beer”.
Emirates - advertising campaign

Traveling upgrade your life

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Probably because I’m looking forward to my next opportunity for international travel, I’ve been attracted by one not-so-recent Emirates’ advertising campaign. Focusing on their reputation that – according to Tripadvisor – paints the airline as having “the best economy class in the world”, Emirates have created a commercial aimed to underline the quality of their offer, even the basic one.
McDonald's - co-branding

Big MAC can

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This year the Big Mac has turned 50. With the aim to celebrate this important anniversary, McDonald’s managed to convince another icon of the food and beverage sector – Coca Cola – to pay their respects and join the historical celebration organising an unprecedented co-branding action: a limited edition Coca Cola can.
Miami Ad School - IKEA packaging

From cardboard to fun

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How to recycle or upcycle cardboard boxes? Miami Ad School have had a fantastic idea to solve this issue. In order to give a new life to IKEA packages and give kids invaluable experiences, they have transformed the cardboard boxes that come with furniture into play kits.
Amazon - advertising campaign

Whatever you need, Amazon

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In Spring and Autumn I usually feel that the house is in need of reorganisation. It should be because I have to swap clothes and shoes in order to get ready for the winter season, so everything seems to be in the wrong place. And there is always something missing: a box, a bulb, a certain tool... But now, fortunately, we have Amazon which, via one of their latest advertising campaigns, promises to provide “Everything you need from A to Z”!