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!
IKEA - new media

New media: the “Pax it” button [IKEA]

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IKEA have had their umpteenth idea and have individuated the umpteenth new media to use for advertising. “Pax it” is one of the latest IKEA online campaigns, the one that has transformed the shopping cart button of WeAre ecommerce on the most clicked banner of all times. Don’t you believe me, continue reading, then! :)
Ebay - advertising campaign

According to the weather

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Apparently, a new trend is born: having the right technology on your side, today you can have your billboard showing the right offer according to the weather. Ebay and Scotch & Soda have tried out this new advertising opportunity with one of their campaigns, respectively in UK and Netherlands where the weather is always an issue.
Hälssen & Lyon - direct marketing campaign

Trendy tea

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Hälssen & Lyon describe themselves as a brand that “since 1879 […] has been crafting the finest teas for clients all over the world”. Keen believers in innovation, one of their latest missions was to attract a new group of potential clients: the fashion addicts. To achieve this goal, Hälssen & Lyon have created a charming direct marketing campaign and a new collection of teabags.
Rethink Breast Cancer - social campaign

Attitude is important

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“The Give-a-Care Collection” is a line of products created by Rethink Breast Cancer, an association that aims to support women when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. All the gift ideas have been created to help the people around those women to show their support in a more sensitive and understanding way.
Visit Faroe Islands - awareness campaign

Google sheep view

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Yes, you did read the title of this post correctly. It’s about a surprisingly creative idea that Visit Faroe Islands have had in order to promote tourism in those islands, a stunning landscape but very far from the usually beaten path, so far that not even Google Street View had discovered it already.
Popeyes - ambient marketing

Sauce exhibition

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Popeyes, US sauces producer and master in the art of designing different flavours, created a very unusual printer, a special machine able to print using any kind of sauces. In order to achieve a good level of awareness for their products - other than the machine - among their potential clients, the brand have thought to put in place an interesting ambient marketing campaign linking art with the flavours they produce. How does it work?
BMW - ambient marketing

DIY with a left shoe [BMW]

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From the automotive point of view, if you don’t use your left shoe to engage the manual transmission, what is it for? Considering they are offering the automatic transmission for free and the consequent uselessness of the left shoes, BMW Netherland have created an ambient marketing campaign, one that’s very interesting for industrial design and art amateurs [who are part of the aimed-target, of course].