19 05 14
Amazing street hack
What if you could control the world around you with your smartphone?
For the launch of Ubisoft’s latest game, Watch_Dogs, we made this fantasy into a reality with this amazing street hack. On a Los Angeles street corner, a handful of passersby found themselves pulled into a world where everything could be hacked.
05 05 14
For this year’s Cannes Film Festival the television channel Canal+ has prepared a special series of film screenings and a new poster campaign developed by BETC for lovers of cinema. For this campaign we reimagined the posters for 9 films that will be screening on the channel, with a graphic approach based around the channel’s “+”.
02 04 14
The Amazing Baby & Me 2
Evian and BETC are delighted to announce the birth of their very surprising new baby. Yes indeed, the legendary Spider-Man, the hero of the new film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ will also be the star of the completely unexpected “The Amazing Baby & Me 2” which launches today on Youtube. In the first hugely successful “Baby & Me” film, adults discovered their reflections as babies (135 million views and counting). In this second episode, Spider-Man himself stops in his tracks on a New York street after catching a glimpse of his reflection in a mirrored window. Spider-Man will also be guest-starring in the “Baby & Me” outdoor campaign. Keep your eyes peeled, this amazing baby will soon be weaving his way all over the Web: be prepared to get attached to this “marvelous” baby boy with his sticky little fingers.
27 03 14
France is in the air
On 2 April, Air France will unveil its new campaign, “Air France, France is in the air” in the press and on posters with coverage in 12 countries (France, Germany, Brazil, Canada, China, Spain, USA, Italy, Japan, Russia, Senegal and Switzerland) as well as on the internet, social media and on the radio. Created by us, the new campaign consists of 6 visuals illustrating the services offered by Air France: the comfort of the A380, the new La Première cabin, the new Business cabin, gastronomy, the network and SkyPriority, with 12 additional visuals depicting iconic destinations served by Air France (Paris, New York, Brazil, China, Japan, Africa, Italy, etc.). The visuals, created by the Argentine photographers Sofia & Mauro, create an effect of surprise by mixing heritage and modernity, to create a lively and exciting message, in line with the French lifestyle.
Fifteen years after “Making the sky the best place on earth”, Air France is adopting a new signature “Air France, France is in the air”. The campaign includes the entire Air France digital strategy and will be seen on its websites and social media. Since March 17, the new signature has been posted on Instagram with the hashtag #franceisintheair. Games and competitions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest will exclusively unveil the campaignʼs visual to fans and followers starting on March 28.
24 03 14
Names not numbers
Every year, 300,000 women die from pregnancy-related complications or unsafe abortions: every one of these deaths is due to poor medical conditions or political conditions. To highlight this major problem Médecins du Monde and BETC Paris have created a machine designed to print the name of each one of these women on a pre-addressed postcard that passersby can take and send to their local politician. But each card only lasts for one minute; after that it becomes “lost”.
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, the machine was placed near the Centre Pompidou in Paris where over a thousand people took a card to send to Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the French Minister of Women’s Rights. A digital version of the machine was also created on the Names not numbers website, enabling users to send an e-card to their local politician or to Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations.
03 03 14
The new Aigle campaign is the third chapter of the saga devoted to its iconic founding product: Wellington boots. Inspired by a model from the 1960s and hand-made in France, Miss Juliette is a feminine, smart urban boot available in three models. Through this new campaign, the French brand is thus pursuing its “fashion” drive, once again revisiting its heritage. The two poetic and fresh visuals of the campaign are on display in retail outlets, press, posters and web videos from 1 March in France and also abroad, in particular in Asia.
26 02 14
For the new Disneyland Paris campaign, we came up with a new approach with family at its heart. With 2 films, as well as outdoor and online parts, the campaign takes inspiration from everyday family life, showing parents how their children are growing up fast, and in the most sensitive, sympathetic, intimate and genuine way, emphasizing how these are moments to be cherished.
18 02 14
In 2013, the biggest French lottery jackpot, the FDJ Super Loto took place in the middle of the cold, grey winter. We decided this was the perfect opportunity to create a little gift to keep people warm and bring them some luck for the big draw so we designed “The Lucky Gloves,” a special pair of gloves with the index and middle finger stitched together to make people cross their fingers. Check out this video case study to see how ten thousand pairs of Lucky Gloves were handed out in five French cities to turn cold hands into lucky ones.
07 02 14
The big leap
Lacoste’s first advertising film, “The Big Leap”, created by BETC Paris and directed by Seb Edwards, is a metaphor for the brand promise “Life is a beautiful sport”. The film is the epic story of a first kiss and of a man overcoming his fears to show a woman he loves her. Premiering in France on February 7th during the Winter Olympics, the campaign will run globally from March 2014 onwards. It includes a 30-sec film for TV and a 60-sec film for cinema as well as print and outdoor components and a digital activation.
23 01 14
The ultimate sleep
Launched two years ago, the Ibis Sweet Bed is now found in almost every Ibis hotel. The frame, the mattress, the duvet: everything about the bed was designed to ensure the best possible sleep. From 2014, the bed will be sold in stores around the world and now, any place on earth can potentially become the best place to sleep.
We dared Ibis to go beyond the comfort of their hotel rooms with the “Ultimate Sleep” challenge: equipped with an Ibis Sweet Bed a passionate adventurer will try to sleep in places where no one has been able to sleep before. Ibis and BETC chose to work with Vice Production to assemble a team of professional adventurers who embarked on a two-week expedition through the Amazon, from Manaus to Brazil and up to Mount Roraima in Venezuela, The Devil’s Mountain, where Anton Chevernak attempted to get the Ultimate Sleep. The adventure became a 14-minute documentary presented on an interactive platform created by BETC Digital and developed by Anonymous: ibis-expedition.com.