This activity, which also scooped the Best Use of Creativity award, is a wonderful example of integrated thinking being employed successfully in a creative, modern, cross-discipline campaign for Samsung’s QuickDrive washing machine.
Research found British adults spend an average of 61 days of their lives staring at washing machine spin cycles. This informed the idea of making a virtue of the ‘boring’ nature of doing laundry by using the artistic medium of ‘slow TV’ and film to promote the fastest Samsung washing machine to date.
A ground-breaking commercial – which, at 200 seconds, was the longest single-shot ad ever screened on British TV – was followed by ‘Washing Machine – The Movie’, which featured footage of a 66-minute fast cotton wash cycle accompanied by an original score composed and performed by Michael Nyman. The movie even received a red-carpet première attended by media, film critics and influencers, and was subsequently made available free via Samsung channels.
The PR campaign smashed all targets and achieved its objectives of driving sales, fame and awareness, as well as sparking cultural conversations about a domestic-appliance launch. Worldwide press coverage included more than 300 features in the UK and 35 fully branded TV and radio features. There were more than 15 million Twitter impressions and 6.2 million video views across all content.
The campaign also spurred a 238 per cent uplift in sales.
A very well-thought-through campaign, taking a culturally resonant idea across many channels
ITV’s This Morning with Adam & Eve/DDB, W and Harry’s for CALM
This successful and moving campaign shows the impact of collaboration. To highlight the fact that 84 men take their own lives each week in Britain, 84 statues of men were placed on the top of the ITV tower on London’s Southbank, generating a huge amount of publicity for the issue and charity.
Dine & Dash
Barclaycard and Cohn & Wolfe for Barclaycard
Markle & Sparkle
Marks & Spencer
Kickstarting A Conversation Nation
Mischief for Time to Change