19 12 13
Journalists captured and killed, imprisoned bloggers and rampant censorship; Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has just released its latest annual round-up which shows that freedom of information is still under constant threat. To point out the dangers of this intensifying pressure, we have developed a new campaign in collaboration with RSF: Great People. The film is a cheeky reminder of the kind of information we would be getting in a world without journalists. Made in collaboration with Rita Films and Green United Music, the campaign will be broadcast on the major French TV channels and online from December 21st.
02 12 13
Advertiser of the year
The 2013 Eurobest Advertiser of the Year award, has just been awarded to Canal+. This annual award rewards an advertiser born out of Europe that has truly broken the mould with its marketing, embracing and encouraging creative work from their agencies. In recent years, working with its agency BETC, Canal+ has won two Eurobest Grands Prix, five Gold, two Silver and four Bronze awards. The award will be presented during the Eurobest Awards on 6 December in Lisbon. Here’s a little video reminder of some of the best Canal+ campaigns.
02 12 13
The Wise Man
For its Christmas-time programming Canal+ and its agency BETC are back with a new film, to remind us of what our favourite holiday is really about. Shot in the south of Morocco, in the deserts near Merzouga and Ouarzazate, this scenic Christmas tale features a wise man on his journey through the desert, guided only by a shining star. Struggling on his somewhat uncooperative camel, the Wise Man is desperately trying to to arrive in Bethlehem on time… for an unexpected event. According to Olivier Apers, Creative Director, BETC Paris, “It’s probably the first TV spot to take place 60 seconds B.C…”.
14 11 13
L’invitation au voyage
Louis Vuitton‘s new film campaign is an opulent affair. Directed by Romain Gavras and produced by BETC, the film features the American model Arizona Muse, who makes an extraordinary entrance, transported to Venice by hot air balloon. She finds herself at a fantastical ball where she is serenaded by David Bowie on the harpsichord with his song “I’d Rather Be High”.
07 11 13
Building on the success of the 208 since its launch one year and a half ago, Peugeot is back with a new film created by BETC and directed by Xavier Mairesse (Wanda) with music by Jabberwocky. The film reinvents Carlo Collodi’s famous tale with a modern Pinocchio, a robot who comes to life through the new physical sensations he experiences at the wheel of a Peugeot 208.
04 11 13
For the launch of the new series Tunnel by Canal+ we have designed a campaign that recreates the scary and nail-biting atmosphere of this thriller. Directed by Dominik Moll and Ben Richards, Tunnel features two cops who have nothing in common, launched on the trace of a serial killer who is determined to reveal a series of truths. Like the series, the campaign is a French-English collaboration between the French photographer Jean-Baptiste Degez and English illustrator Hello Von. The campaign exists as both traditional prints and a digital outdoor version.
18 10 13
15 years of the Louis Vuitton City Guides
For the 15 years of the City Guides we collaborated with Louis Vuitton to take the guide on a new journey, taking in fifteen of the world’s most exciting cities across all its inhabited continents: Beijing, Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Moscow, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo and Venice. Readers will rediscover the guides’ offbeat and refreshing take on fashion, design, contemporary art, food and culture, but with a fresh lease on life: new features, new perspectives, new contributors, and a new layout—all more lively and more cohesive, to make readers feel entirely at home, so that they can easily find their bearings from one city to the next, from one guide to the next.
12 09 13
On the 21st of September Canal+ is launching a new channel, Canal+ Séries, fully dedicated to TV series. With the launch of the channel, Canal+ confirms its dedication to the genre: as well as screening major new series, Canal+ has also established itself as a producer of original content including The Returned (Les Revenants), Spiral and Braquo. The campaign for the new channel, created by BETC Paris, is a tribute to series and their addictiveness – once you start watching you’re dying to see what happens next. This idea was the starting point for the creative team of Jean-Christophe Royer and Eric Astorgue, who were also behind The Closet and The Bear. The film “The Clowns” was directed by Steve Rogers and is followed by an outdoor campaign all over France from 15 September.
05 09 13
War on Screen
Unique in the landscape of international film festivals, War on Screen is a new festival that will be held from October 2-6 with the aim of highlighting the links between war and cinema in the broadest sense. The festival focuses on one of the greatest cinematic fields in a region that was directly affected by war, the Champagne region, and aims to show the variety of relationships between cinema and the wars that shake the world. Designed by BETC, the campaign for War on Screen consists of a visual (poster and press) and a tongue-in-cheek trailer depicting a soldier who has just landed in Champagne.
25 08 13
Hide your digital footprint
The WATCH_DOGS WeAreData website, launched in July this year, demonstrated the quantity of data in 3 major cities (Paris, Berlin and London) that is publicly available. Ubisoft is now giving back the power with its new application H_IDE by WATCH_DOGS that lets the user control their digital footprint. The app encrypts the users’ social network interactions and eliminates any trace of their digital life so that they can visibly disappear from any social network. A first version of the application is available since August 21 on iOS and Android. It will continually be enriched during the coming weeks with new features such as additional voice filters and an augmented reality module for recognizing 3D images.