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Industry Lottery & Gambling
Media Print, Magazine & Newspaper
Market United States
Agency David&Goliath
Director Janusz Kaminiski
Executive Creative Director Colin Jeffery
Art Director Todd Rone Parker
Copywriter Daniel Kelly
Producer Pip Malone, Jonathan Carpio, Diego De La Maza, Erica Tremblay, Jenny Lam
Editor Lucas Eskin @ Mad River Post, Richard Gonzalez
Production Indepedent Media
Released April 2013

Credits & Description

What do women's rights, a one-armed surfer, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the first man on the moon have to do with the California Lottery?
None of them could have been possible without this single word: Believe. Because in order to achieve the seemingly unfeasible, you must truly believe that big things are possible.
When the California Lottery was ready to launch Powerball, they decided they needed a different approach than anyone had ever attempted before. With only about 30% of Californians feeling positive about the Lottery brand, they needed to go beyond just showcasing Ferraris or yachts in advertising. They needed to start changing perceptions about the Lottery and its players. The Powerball campaign begins a new stage for the Lottery, giving the brand meaning beyond opulent stuff.
Like California itself, the California Lottery is a brand that stands for optimism and opportunity, and they wanted to see those values reflected in their campaign. They wanted to create something that was bigger, more inspirational and more of a mindset.
But standing out wasnât their only challenge. Powerball is a national game played across the US, which means the odds, as well as the rewards, are that much greater. Which means you really have to âBelieve.â
Campaign Elements:
--TV/cinema/viral film: A :60 spot, titled âSnowfall,â was shot all across California by Academy Award-winning cameraman Janusz Kaminski. The film shows millions of white balls softly falling to earth in a snow-like fashion as consumers look on in amazement. All of this is set to an inspirational choir version of the song, âCalifornia Dreaminâ.â In the end, a single red ball lands in a manâs hand. As he joyously looks up, spreads his arms and smiles, a title appears and reveals the completed tagline: âBelieve in Something Bigger. Powerball.â
--Giant billboards with the single word âBelieveâ have appeared all over California leading up to the launch. Alongside these billboards, there will be a series of iconic images of events and people that overcame huge odds because they believed: a womenâs suffrage march; the fall of the Berlin Wall; the first man to walk on the moon; Bethany Hamilton, the teenage girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but believed she could keep surfing; and Robbie Knievelâs infamous jump over the Grand Canyon. Eventually these inspirational âteaseâ posters will be replaced with headline executions encouraging people to âBelieve in Something Biggerâ with Powerball.
--Experiential: âRedBall California.â Working with world-famous artist Kurt Perschke, gigantic red balls will begin to appear in unexpected places all across California, with the final red ball ending up at the official Powerball launch party in Sacramento on April 10, 2013.
--A âBelieveâ website will encourage Californians to post their dreams and continue the conversation of âBelieving in Something Bigger.â
Category: Entertainment & leisure
URL: http://dream.calottery.com/
Client: California Lottery
Agency: David&Goliath, Los Angeles
Production: Indepedent Media
Country: United States of America
Director: Janusz Kaminiski
Chief Creative Officer: David Angelo
Executive Creative Director: Colin Jeffery
Art Director: Todd Rone Parker
Copywriter: Daniel Kelly
Producer: Diego de la Maza
Producer: Erica Tremblay
Producer: Pip Malone
Producer: Jonathan Carpio
Exec Agency Producer: Christopher Coleman
Executive Producer: Stephanie Gilgar
Executive Producer: Susanne Preissler
Visual Effects: Method
Visual Effects: Jason Schugardt
Senior Agency Producer: Nicolette Spencer
Editing Company: Spinach
Editor: Lucas Eskin
Editor: Richard Gonzalez
Production Manager: Marc Seigel
Production Manager: Carol Lombard
Account team: Brian Dunbar
Account team: Stacia Parseghian
Account team: Janet Wang
Color: Technicolor
Senior Colorist: Sparkle
Coordinator: Zack Whitley
Lead Flame: Mark Renton
Lead Nuke: Chris Bankoff
Compositing: Zach Cole, Ivy Depies
Roto: Mark Duckworth, Kenneth Lui, Scott Crafford
Paint: Pam Gonzales
Matte Painting: Darin Hilton
FX: Arrev Chatikian, Travis Harkleroad, Calin Casian
Lighting: Jesse Amadio, Denis Gauthier
Tracking: Juan Colon, Shelby Strong, Apirak Kamjan
Mix: Margarita Mix
Mixer: Nathan Dubin
Music: California Dreaminâ
Artist: Scala and Kolacny Brothers
ONLINE PRODUCTION:
Rich Media / Believe Microsite
Production Company: Unit 9
Head of Production: Valentina Culatti
Executive Producer: Emmanuel Saccoccini
Producer: Jenny Lam
Technical Lead: David Hartono