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.



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
Agency: Ogilvy

Sugar-Crisp Spout

In order to get Gen Z to connect with an off the radar brand in a declining category, we designed the Sugar-Crisp Spout - a totally new way to let youth, and more specifically gamers, eat Sugar-Crisp.  This resulted in a 15% increase in sales within the first month of the giveaway period. Key to our success was creating a handsfree device that would unlock a delicious stream of Sugar-Crisp straight from the box to their mouth. 

Brand: Sugar-Crisp
Client: Post Foods Canada
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather

FM Global Earthquake Simulator

FM Global needed to improve its visibility with a hard-to-reach C-suite audience. The opportunity was clear: many companies are underinsured and unprepared for natural disasters. We knew that people are great at denying facts, but intense experiences are different. To overcome disaster denial, we needed to shake up the industry – literally. So we decidedto rethink FM Global’s traditional title sponsorship of RIMS (the most important industry event all year), and stage an augmented reality “earthquake” at the conference.

Brand: FM Global
Client: FM Global
Agency: Ogilvy

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