Starbucks Outdoor LOVE PROJECT LIVE EVENT by BBDO New York

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Media Outdoor, Billboard, Poster, Transportation & Vehicles
Market United States
Agency BBDO New York
Creative Director David Carter, Linda Honan
Producer Brian Dilorenzo, Rani Vaz, Jesse Brihn
Released December 2009

Credits & Description

Category: Ambient: Stunts & Live Advertising
Advertiser: STARBUCKS & (RED)™
Product/Service: STARBUCKS & (RED)™
Creative Director: David Carter/Linda Honan (Group Creative Directors)
Producer: Brian Dilorenzo (Director Of Integrated Prod.); Rani Vaz (Director Of Music/Radio Prod); Jesse Brihn
Other Credits: Gorgeous Enterprises (Prod Co); Chris Palmer (Dir); Paul Ellison (Dir Projection Location)
Date of First Appearance: Dec 7 2009 12:00AM
Entrant Company: BBDO NEW YORK, USA

Description of Ambient execution
Starbucks wanted its holiday initiative to stand out from the traditionally shallow and meaningless seasonal marketing while also promoting itself as a community-based company. We met these challenges by helping Starbucks use its global reach to effect positive change in the world. We decided to raise awareness and donations for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in Africa through a live event – one that would involve people from around the world. On December 7th, musicians from over 156 countries united to participate in the unprecedented global event. Together they sang “All You Need Is Love” at exactly 1:30 pm GMT. The live footage was streamed onto screens at a London event and online at This allowed the whole world to view the event and sing along with the performers. The event set a Guinness World Record™ for “Most Nations in an Online Sing-along.” To commemorate it and spread the word, we compiled all the performances into a video that was shown online.