25 A 27 DE MAIO DE 2021 | GRAND HYATT, RIO DE JANEIRO - RJ
Social Change / Shortlist
Título: Dirnk Repsnosilby
Categoria: A01.Social Change
Sinopse: Beer brands of Ambev Brewery, an AB InBev company, scramble up their names to spread a message about smart drinking.
Budweiser, Stella Artois, Skol, Brahma and other brands unite in unprecedented action for consumers’ awareness of drinking and driving.
For the first time in history, Ambev Brewery, the Brazilian affiliate of Anheuser-Busch InBev, brought together all of its beer brands to spread a message in favor of smart drinking. The newly launched campaign invites consumers to reflect and make smart choices after the consumption of alcohol, such as never driving. In a fun mood, the ads show the beer logos with their letters slightly scrambled around, provoking the thought that sometimes when you drink things seem to be in order at a first glance, but in reality they’re not.
Created by SunsetDDB with national coverage, the campaign was launched last sunday, April 28, before and during the broadcast of the first round of Campeonato Brasileiro (the national brazilian football championship). Without further explanation, the traditional inserts of Brahma, one of Brazil’s most popular beers, were changed to “Bhamra”.
The goal was to cause surprise among those watching the game, and start speculation on why the logos were switched. At the same time, other Ambev brands such as Budweiser, Stella Artois, Skol and Antarctica changed their social media profile picture sand covers on social media by logos with changed letters, raising questions among their followers. The true reason behind the whole stunt was revealed the following day, through popular social media channels, print, PR and OOH media.
“We want to invite people who drink beer to reflect: just as we think the logos are in order at first, and then realize that they are not, there are times when people drink and think everything is in order to drive, when in fact it is not. It’s natural over the years that smart drinking campaigns, like all others, need to be reinvented in order to capture attention and create real change in behavior. Therefore, we thought it was time to go one step further and use the strength of all our main brands for a single purpose: to warn that alcohol consumption should never be associated with driving”, commented Ambev marketing director Alexandre Costa.
Sinopse em inglês: The “Dirnk Repsnosilby” campaign is a creative brand building idea that unites user-experience and re-design with a strong PR strategy.
It’s a social responsibility campaign aimed to increase brand affinity and raise awareness about a serious issue in Brazil: drinking and driving.
Budweiser, Stella Artois, Corona and other five beer brands united in unprecedented action for consumers’ awareness of alcohol abuse.
Alcohol abuse is a very serious health problem in Brazil. With more than 100.000 deaths by car accidents every year, with drunk driving being the second biggest cause of these fatalities.
As the largest brewery in the world, social and corporate responsibility is in Ambev’s DNA.
For more than a decade, Ambev organizes initiatives to defend responsible drinking practices. It participates in discussions of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the effects of inappropriate consumption of alcoholic beverages and several other initiatives to raise public awareness about the risks of irresponsible drinking.
The campaign brief was to create a non-product based powerful social responsibility message to impact the public about the risks and consequences of drinking and driving.
The campaign would also collaborate to the “Yellow May” movement: a month dedicated to draw the attention to the high rate of deaths and injuries in traffic around the world.
The campaign is based on an insight that’s also an universal truth about alcohol: sometimes you drink and everything seems to in order. But it’s not.
So we used a unique design technique that works on a similar way as when people drink. It deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers be at the rghit pclae.
At first glance, our brain can still understand it. Only when reading more carefully, you can notice the spelling mistake.
With this technique, we came up with a simple and powerful visual craftmanship. We scrambled the letters of the logos of the world’s most famous beers. At first, people couldn’t notice the difference. But with a closer look at our labels, they could tell something had changed and relate to the dangers of drinking and driving.
Informações adicionais: We started the campaign by changing the beers themselves. A re-designed special edition made to provoke the attention trough the error on the labels.
On the first phase of the campaign (provocation), we distributed the special edition to dozens of bars. The labels were also displayed in TV appearances, magazines, newspapers, influencers, social media formats and OOH. We didn’t tell anyone about the change.
On the second phase (interaction), thousands of people noticed the “errors” and shared it on social networks. More than 200.000 mentions in the first 24 hours.
After 24 hours, we revealed our awareness message on the third phase (revelation). We answered thousands of people one-to-one on social media and used a multimedia strategy to reach as many platforms possible.
On the fourth phase (reactions), thousands of people, news channels and influencers talked about the campaign. This time, they understood the idea and complimented the initiative.
In the opening game of the biggest football championship in the country, all TV inserts of the beer Brahma were changed to “Bhamra”, without explanations. People blamed the TV broadcaster and Ambev for the “mistake”.
Then, influencers (sports commentators, humorists, celebrities and musicians) echoed the error and shared other images of different beers with their wrong labels that they had seen in bars, OOH and POP.
At the same time, we exchanged the bottle labels in strategic bars to capture spontaneous reactions. Images of the “wrong” bottles became memes and fired into Whatsapp.
Meanwhile, all brand social networks changed their profile pictures and covers, and the news quickly spread, generating rumors about what was happening.
The next morning, all the ads revealed the reason for the “error” and we answered thousands of people one-to-one on social media and the campaign became news in many portals from Brazil and the world.
Informações adicionais em inglês: The “Dirnk Repsnosilby” campaign was spontaneously picked up by the main media channels in the country, such as Ads of the World, LatinSpots.com, Exame Magazine, UOL Portal and many others. It also gathered other impressive results:
– 619.000 interactions in the first 48 hours
– Google search increased 1550% in just 24 hours
– Engagement was an incredible 15.6%
– 157 million impressions
CEO: Guto Cappio
Copresident: Ligia Vulcano
CCO: Guilherme Jahara
Creative Director: Marcio Juniot
Creative: Guilherme Jahara, Marcio Juniot, Xan Arakawa, Maicon Pinheiro, Alexandre Freire, Mariana Manso, Guto Cappio
VP of Marketing: Ricardo Dias
Marketing Director: Alexandre Costa
Marketing Manager: Bruno Rigonatti
Account Director: Bianca Bizello
Account Executive: Janaina Venhasque
Media Manager: Henrique Bragion de Oliveira
Media Supervisor: Felipe Duarte
Social Media and Content Director: Inaiara Florencio
Community Manager: Gabriel Nogueira, Felipe Casas, Evelyn Gonçalves, Carol Lima
Head of Production: Patricia Benetti
Agency Producer: Rodrigo Luchini, Tati Medeiros
Art Buyer: Alessandra Anazario
Editor: German Espiaut