I love working and playing in the South African advertising and marketing industry. We have such talented people doing really amazing things.
Like this self-marketing exercise done by the creative team at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, who wanted to show their company’s clients what the creative department could do for their brands.
And they did it all with the original brief in it’s traditional job bag!
We Sent Their Briefs Back.
[Below is a copy and paste of the description on the Youtube video.]
Published on 11 Feb 2013
Although TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris is well established as an above-the-line agency, our clients were yet to be introduced to the wealth of talent that TBWA\ Design has to offer. So, to get our clients’ attention, we intercepted existing above-the-line briefs and used the physical advertising brief as our canvas. Instead of answering the brief in a traditional manner, we conceptualized various designs that captured the essence of the brands, then brought them to life using only the cardboard job bags and the briefs that were attached to them. We created intricate pieces of paper art, transforming our client’s briefs into multi-dimensional design pieces. We then sent our clients’ briefs back to them, proving that TBWA\ Design can do amazing things with their briefs. Our campaign was a huge success. The design studio received their first new brief from our client just 5 days later. Even more notably, new design work in the system rose by 450% within the first 6 weeks.
Client: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg
Executive Creative Directors: Matthew Brink, Adam Livesey
Art Director: Jade Manning
Copywriter: Vincent Osmond
Creative Director: Sacha Traest, Mike Groenewald
Design: Sacha Traest, Leigh-anne Salonika, Katleho Mofolo, Graeme Van Jaarsveld, Ilze Venter, jason Fieldgate
Typographer: Hazel Buchan
Photographer: Graeme Borchers and Des Ellis
Account Manager: Vanessa Maselwa
Director: Brett de Vos
Sound: Cut and Paste, Opus
Production: Craig Walker, Simone Allem, Ingrid Shellard, Gillian Humphris