A live advertising activation by TBWA East Africa for Power Vibes Studio.
We were asked to create awareness for the new Power Vibes Studio, and to convince people that they could really build a difference in their physique and fitness at this weight-loss specialty gym. But we had to overcome the perception (even in Africa!) that all ads are retouched in Photoshop and that those images are no longer believable.
The solution was a real-life "Before & After" demonstration showing the dramatic difference between healthy & fit and not so fit. Two girls of quite different physique were dressed identically and walked side-by-side through local shopping areas. As they passed, their T-shirts read "Before" and "After" on the back, with the After shirt carrying the gym logo & slogan "build a difference".
Creative Director: Jimmy Geeraerts
Additional credits: Maureen Njoki, Irene Njenga, Ooi Chok Yan, Mark Kovalevsky, Dennis Mitoko, Steve Ominde, Aaron Ayuyo, Dorothy Oliech, Neil Thomas, George Ngechu, Maryanne Njeri
The Ambient Advert titled Before and After. The Unretouched Story. was done by TBWA advertising agency for product: Power Vibes Studio (brand: Power Vibes Studio ) . It was released in the May 2012.