Carpe Diem - Products
This award will go to those marketing ideas that had the ability to burn intensely for a finite period of time, putting a brand or product in a bright spotlight and creating immediate and measurable impact.
It's a Tide Ad
On the night when the sexiest brands in the hottest categories pull out all the stops, a laundry detergent brand won the Super Bowl. Tide accomplished this by shifting from the traditional category focus on the problem of stains to celebrate and take ownership of clean. By elevating the visibility of the unsung benefit and leveraging the night’s uniquely heightened focus on ads, Tide turned every ad on advertising’s biggest stage into a Tide ad.
Client: Procter & Gamble
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi New York
Jane Walker: Walking Towards Gender Equality in America
As a brand that believes progress is possible and beneficial for all, Johnnie Walker felt it had a responsibility to support those forging the future of America. In 2018, women were the ones shaping a better tomorrow for our country. We bravely seized Women’s History Month by introducing Jane Walker to celebrate the achievements of women, the men supporting them, and their shared journey towards gender equality. In doing so, we ignited a cultural conversation with 1.5 billion earned impressions in the first week.
Brand: Johnnie Walker
Client: Diageo North America
The Blank Page
The Chicago Sun-Times was struggling to stay afloat due to steep declines in print journalism and structural changes. To survive, the paper needed to launch a new digital subscription, asking readers to pay for what was once free. To send a wake-up call to readers, they left their most valuable piece of real-estate – the front page – blank, asking Chicago to subscribe before it was too late. This bold appeal worked, not only making headlines across the country, but increasing digital subscriptions by 161% in just the first week.
Brand: Chicago Sun-Times
Client: Chicago Sun-Times