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Lions Entertainment 2017

Award Type: Advertising Awards

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Lions Entertainment

21 - 22 June 2017

Final entry deadline: 20 April 2017.

Building brands in popular culture

The entertainment model is evolving. How entertainment is funded, distributed and consumed is changing rapidly. The future of entertainment is bright, but uncertain. Who will win and who will lose? Forward-thinking people from across the entertainment, commercial and creative communities are inventing new ways to leverage the power of popular culture to build brands. They represent talent and entertainment franchises as well as labels, studios, platforms and publishers. 

That’s why Cannes Lions launched Lions Entertainment in 2016. Across two days during the main Festival week, a new and different crowd gather in the Palais to discuss the creation of culture that has commercial impact. Inquisitive clients come to seek out partners with extraordinarily deep insight into how people live and shop, so they can use this knowledge to elevate their brands. Film producers, record label execs, TV commissioners, sports promoters and gaming entrepreneurs rub shoulders with global brands and a new breed of creatives.

Lions Entertainment 2017 Bronze winners

On Hold Music Festival

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Industry Shows, Events & Festivals, Consumer & Public services
Media Direct marketing, Case study
Market Brazil
Agency Grey Sao Paulo
Chief Creative Officer Rodrigo Jatene
Executive Creative Director Adriano Matos
Creative Director Marcelo Bruzzesi, Rafael Gonzaga
Art Director Eduardo Nose, Pedro Rocha
Copywriter Rainor Marinho
Released March 2017


Cannes Lions 2017
PR Digital & Social: Audience Targeting / Engagement Strategies Silver Lion
PR Practices & Specialisms: Live Shows / Concerts / Festivals Bronze Lion

Credits & Description

Title: On Hold Music Festival
Agency: Grey Brazil
Brand: Reclame Aqui
Product: consumer protection service
Product: Institucional Día de Los Derechos Del Consumidor
Country: Brazil
Entrant Company: Grey Brazil, São Paulo
Advertising Agency: Grey Brazil, São Paulo
Media Agency: Catraca Livre, São Paulo / Época, São Paulo / Grey Brazil, São Paulo
Pr Agency: Grey Brazil, São Paulo
Production Company: Reclame Aqui, São Paulo / Grey Brazil, São Paulo
Chief Creative Officer: Rodrigo Jatene (Grey Brasil)
Executive Creative Director: Adriano Matos (Grey Brasil)
Creative Director: Rafael Gonzaga (Grey Brasil)
Chief Operating Officer: Marcia Esteves (Grey Brasil)
Account Director: Maria Piraja (Grey Brasil)
Planning Director: Raquel Messias (Grey Brasil)
Media Director: Thiago Franzão (Grey Brasil)
Editing: Felipe Bartorilla (Grey Brasil)
Editing: Leonardo Aiello (Grey Brasil)
Integrated Production: Nathalia Beividas (Grey Brasil)
Art Director: Eduardo Nose (Grey Brasil)
Copywriter: Rainor Marinho (Grey Brasil)
Print Production: George Cruz (Grey Brasil)
Print Production: Robinson Silva (Grey Brasil)
Print Production: Rodrigo Giammarino (Grey Brasil)
Creative Director: Marcelo Bruzzesi (Grey Brasil)
Art Director: Pedro Rocha (Grey Brasil)
Broadcast Production: Mariana Mendes (Grey Brasil)
Director: Oasis (Bando Studio)
Executive Producer: Marcela Sutter (Bando Studio)
Post Production: Rudá Cordaro (Bando Studio)
Executive Production: Marcos Passarini (Lua/Elemess)
Band: Far From Alaska (Lua/Elemess)
Band: Supercombo (Lua/Elemess)
Band: Medulla (Lua/Elemess)
Account: Larissa Storch (Lua/Elemess)
Digital Production: Clap Me (Clap Me)
Event Production: Side Eventos E Projetos (Side Eventos E Projetos)
Illustrator: Estudio Caxa (Estudio Caxa)
Global Creative Chairman: Per Pedersen (Grey)
Cco Latam: Diego Medvedocky (Grey Latam)
President & Ceo Latam: Eduardo Maruri (Grey Latam)
We created the first Music on hold Festival and set up the stage in front of companies that keep their customers on hold the longest, listening to this kind of music. Since every Brazilian is a consumer and has been mistreated at least once, the event was met with massive acceptance, being covered by major news media outlets.
The live broadcast was seen by 750,000 people, which together with the wrap-up video amounted to 3 million views and 8 million people reached. In addition to that, the initiative received massive media coverage, including the most important news media outlets in Brazil. The target companies weren’t very happy though, and used their private security, as well as the police, to try and break off the initiative, but at least the message reached their ears: the average waiting time dropped 43% after the festival.
Campaign Description:
Reclame Aqui conceived the first Music on hold Festival, setting up stages in front of the companies that leave their customers waiting on the phone the longest. 5,000 watts of sonic power were blasted back at those responsible for the daily torture of their clients.
Everything began with an online teaser inviting people to a party, which would be broadcast live in celebration of Consumer Rights Day. On the set date news media outlets were at the scene to cover the happening live. We used a truck as mobile stage, and in one day we visited the three companies that were targeted by the initiative. The pop-up stages caught everyone by surprise; the bands played for the amount of time the companies leave their customers waiting, on average. After that, everything was disassembled and we moved on to the next company. Everything was broadcast live on social media, and the whole action was covered by news media outlets. The artists’ fan clubs had an active role, fostering events and being present on the big day. In the end a video was released that summed up the strategy and everything that took place on that day.
We calculated the average time customers spend waiting while listening to hold music, based on complaints filed at Reclame Aqui, and based on that we selected the companies that served as stages for the festival. We invited three famous Brazilian bands and commissioned versions of three well-known hold tunes. The bands played them for the amount of time the companies leave their customers waiting. On top of that, we invited a host to introduce the event live on social media, provide information and interact with people on the street. Our strategy included a different approach for each news segment: music, celebrities, cultural events, politics and daily life.
Brazilians lose an average 29 minutes waiting at Call Centers, and to make matters worse they’re subjected to a genuine “torture”: listening to the same hold music on repeat. Reclame Aqui, the largest consumer protection service in Brazil, decided to hit back and showed that no one should endure such agony.