Category: Ambient: Stunts & Live Advertising
Advertiser: AKATU INSTITUTE FOR CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION
Product/Service: ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
Executive Creative Director: Andre Laurentino
Creative Director: Felipe Luchi/Manir Fadel/Luciano Lincoln
Copywriter: Roberto Kilciauskas
Art Director: Pedro Rosa
Account Manager: Ricardo Forli
Account Supervisor: Guilherme Bernardes
Advertiser's Supervisor: Helio Mattar
Date of First Appearance: Nov 21 2009 12:00AM
Entrant Company: LEW'LARA\TBWA, São Paulo, BRAZIL
Description of Ambient execution
Brazil is experiencing a phenomenal economic growth. Akatu, an NGO for conscientious consumption, wanted to alert about the impact of what we buy. Our challenge was to do this when all that Brazilians care about is buying and buying. So we created the ultimate consumption extravagance: A pretence real estate venture built ON the beach sand itself. What if to live on the beach you had to make it disappear?
To make people believe that the building was for real, we built real sales stands, with sales people, 3D models, plans, folders, we ran ads, created the venture’s website, we even had an airplane banner. And we also had… hidden cameras.
We taped consumers’ reaction. More than 60% wanted to buy it! Our challenge was to make the whole country know about it. And stop, think and debate about our cause.
Our concept was so strong that Rede Globo, Brazil’s largest TV station, embraced it. We made the experiment all over Brazil, taping consumers’ reaction. This became a two part story that opened Globo’s main news show two Sundays in a row. Prime time TV for free. More than 130 million people were reached. Over US$ 9 million worth of media.
The Outdoor Advert titled AKATU EXCLUSIVE BEACH was done by Lew'lara\tbwa advertising agency for product: Environmental Awareness (brand: Akatu Institute For Conscious Consumption) in Brazil. It was released in the Nov 2009.