Ali Cola Design & Branding ALI COLA. THE COLA IN SKIN COLORS. [image] 3 by loved Hamburg

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Industry Soft Drinks, Racial/Ethnic/Handicapped/Minority Awareness
Media Design & Branding
Market Germany
Agency loved Hamburg
Chief Creative Officer Armin Jochum
Art Director Matthäus Frost
Copywriter Karl Wolfgang Epple
Released January 2017

Awards

Mobius Awards 2017
Package Design Brand Re-Launch Mobius

Credits & Description

Entrant: loved gmbh Hamburg / Germany
Advertiser: ALI Getränke UG / Husumer Mineralbrunnen HMB GmbH & Co. KG Husum / Germany
Agency: loved gmbh Taipei City / Taiwan
CCO: Armin Jochum
Managing Director: Mieke Haase
Creative Director, Copy: Karl Wolfgang Epple
Creative Director, Art: Matthäus Frost
Account Manager: Philipp Stamer, Ilker Yilmazalp
Editorial Department: Teresa Köster
Photographer: Dirk Weyer
Final Artwork: Louisa Bartholdi, Manuel Caliebe, Hilko Wiegmann
Post Production Company:
David Kowalski
Strategy:
ALI COLA mainly targets the German society. It’s primary aim is to change the way Germans think about foreigners and people with different skin colors. Since Germany is the second most popular migration destination in the world, one out of five Germans has at least partial roots outside of Germany. Over the past two years Germany has welcomed more than 1 million asylum-seekers – an immigration wave that has changed Europe’s largest economy. Of course, it also raised racism and prejudice. Since Germany has a very dark past considering racism, our society has a special responsibility to be a role model for Europe.
Outcome:
Press, TV, blogs, influencers and euphoric, but also angry comments proof that we struck a chord. ALI COLA polarizes – showing the relevance for a pro-tolerance statement. ALI COLA hits a nerve in rough political times and moves the issue of tolerance back into the consciousness of the people. A topic that is now more important than ever, particularly in the context of the refugee crisis, German right-winged party AfD and Trump.
Synopsis:
Since 2012 German startup ALI COLA encourages a debate about tolerance. In 2017, politics is lurching to the right. In Europe and especially in Germany, due to the wave of refugees, the fake news and the fear of terrorism – the hate for people who look different or who come from different countries has alarmingly increased. How can ALI COLA make people effectively talk about the brand and tolerance
Execution:
The relaunch of the cola started with changing the product to six different skin colors. Since the design idea of skin colors is the focus, the packaging is reduced to the minimum. No conventional large labels, but only a white neck label without any frills. The relaunch was accompanied by a print and out-of-home campaign portraying people raising their ALI COLA bottles to eachother. Not only the different ALI COLA colors, but also people with different skin color, different sex, old, young, tattooed, etc. The campaign parallelly conquered Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, engaging people to post their own photos and ideas using the hashtags #toleranzschmeckt and #cheerstotolerance. Press and blogs discussed the topic and the product worldwide. We also activated beverage merchants and kiosks. They received a special mailing, consisting of a sample 6 pack and a brochure with positive and negative social media reactions to our polarizing concept.
Campaign Description:
Our idea was no advertising campaign, but pr via a product innovation: the world’s first cola that comes in different skin colors. They look different, but they all taste the same. Just like people: We look different outside – but we’re all the same inside. An entertaining pro-tolerance statement. No special edition, but a serious relaunch, challenging the cola industry and the people’s prejudices towards things (and people) that look different.