Yoga Retreat, Oktoberfest [case image] TBWA\RAAD Dubai para Dnata Travel

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Sector Agencias de viajes, operadores turísticos
Media Case study
Mercado Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Agencia TBWA\RAAD Dubai
Chief Creative Officer Walid Kanaan
Executive Creative Director Fouad Abdel Malak
Creative Director Manuel Bordé
Art Director Oswaldo Sá, Gabriel Gama
Copywriter Guilherme Grossi
Agencia de production Good People Beirut
Director Ali Ali
Publicado febrero 2017


Dubai Lynx 2017
Interactive Online Video: Social Video Bronze Campaign

Creditos y descripciones

Media: Presentation Image
Client: Emirates Group
Product: Dnata Travel
Agency: Tbwa\Raad Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Entrant: Tbwa\Raad Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Product/Service: Dnata Travel
Idea Creation: Tbwa\Raad Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Media Placement: Omd Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Production: Good People Beirut, Lebanon
Chief Creative Officer: Walid Kanaan (Tbwa\Raad)
Executive Creative Director: Fouad Abdel Malak (Tbwa\Raad)
Creative Director: Manuel Borde (Tbwa\Raad)
Art Director: Gabriel Gama (Tbwa\Raad)
Copywriter: Guilherme Grossi (Tbwa\Raad)
Head of Client Services: Joe Lahham (Tbwa\Raad)
Account Director: Monisha Mirchandani (Tbwa/Raad)
Account Executive: Heba Younes (Tbwa/Raad)
Head of Production: Rouba Asmar (Tbwa/Raad)
Art Director: Oswaldo Sa (Tbwa/Raad)
Director: Ali Ali (Good People)
Strategic Planner: Ali Cheikhali (Tbwa/Raad)
Executive Producer: Michel Abou Zeid (Good People)
Dop: Pierre Mouarkech (Good People)
Editor: Amr Rabee (Good People)
Grading: Karim Mira (Good People)
Online: Lizard Cairo (Good People)
Sound Designer: Hosny Ali (Good People)
Social Media URL:
The Campaign:
With every passing day, people are less on the move as more and more “realistic” technologies are rapidly growing in popularity. Cue VR. Touted as the next big thing, VR has made its way into millions of homes as it become evermore accessible, offering lifelike experiences to everyone. Some experts have went as far as speculating that VR will replace travel in the near future.
Yet, the truth is simple. Nothing could ever beat the real feeling of actually being there. Let’s face it: it’s impossible not to look stupid while wearing a VR set!
Our idea was to simply illustrate this stupidity of people “traveling” with VR.
Creative Execution:
We selected famous destination activities to clearly illustrate our point in 5 films; surfing in Bali, A museum visit inLondon,Polka in Munich, Roland Garros in Paris and yoga in Phuket.
Choosing the cast was a meticulous task. We had to identify the right middle-class people that best fit the quirkiness of the films, then switched them around often to find the best combination of wit, situational comedy and random craziness.
The visual approach was middle-class suburbia, with an 80s flair filmed in government Greek apartments. From the frustrated father and husband attempting surfing on a small bed, flanked by a crib, to the polka dancer bouncing away in between his mother's trips to the microwave, it was all choreographed graphically to evoke that ridiculous aesthetic that highlights Dnata's Message "Travel for Real. It's Better"
The videos were uploaded onto the Dnata Travel YouTube page and shared on their Facebook.
Registering one of the world’s highest social media consumption rates, we looked no further.
However, we still faced the challenge of appealing to our target. Our knowledge of social media coupled with an analysis of the most popular regional content clearly demonstrated that consumption was driven solely by their hunger to be entertainment. And entertainment we sought out to give them. After all, this is why they invested in VR gear!
The challenge lied in hitting the nail on the head when it came to tonality as our audience has developed an extremely low tolerance for advertisements. Accordingly, the approach
was to utilize quirkiness to get our message across in the most engaging manner possible. One that they can easily relate to and enjoy while getting our message across in a seamless manner.