In the beginning there was a fantastic product - a smooth, creamy stout brewed with tea. But it had no name, no logo, no brand, no strategy. To be involved from the very start, working with the team at Heineken on what eventually became Island’s Edge, was enormously satisfying, rewarding and… unexpectedly refreshing.
Batchelors Baked Beans, the alliterative brand everyone in Ireland loves, has been made at the original factory in Cabra, Dublin since 1935. Shot in the area around the factory, the film follows two boys’ playful game of one-upmanship on their journey home from school, illustrating that both Batchelors and the Cabra community are ‘Full of the Good Stuff’.
Famous for connecting its readers with fun, feisty, fearless stories, The Sunday World asked us to demonstrate how they apply the same kind of reporting - continuously - on SundayWorld.com. Our answer was to compose the world’s longest headline, connecting real, diverse stories found on the site itself - all delivered by Dublin rapper Mango.
A great example of how Havas Village works its collaborative magic to create highly successful results. The Creating Our Future initiative asked the country to share ideas as to how researchers could improve our lives into the future. Working with our Village partners at Havas Media, Gate One and Cicero, the campaign idea started on a sticky note - and literally grew into thousands of them, coining the phrase ‘Ireland’s biggest brainstorm’. And it worked - people all over the country got busy thinking, from a trawler in Killybegs to the International Spacestation in orbit, beating our submission target by over 80%.
The last thing you’d expect a shower company to do is ask their loyal customers to use them less. Yet that’s precisely what we and our client Triton wanted from a campaign helping to reduce water consumption in Ireland. The Triton 5 Minute Challenge is an important message delivered without an ounce of preachiness, leaving everyone feeling squeaky-clean.
When Valeo asked us to help launch a new category of flour, it felt like winning the Bake Off, such is the love of the Odlums brand in Ireland. Odlums Super Flour is enriched with Vitamin D, Calcium and Folic Acid (making it very super indeed) and the campaign required this information to be communicated clearly, yet with a warmth of tone fitting for the brand. The resulting film ‘The Pirate Smuggler’ has smuggled goodness into every house in ireland.
The brief that demanded we make the work matter more than ever, 50808 is a mental health support service aimed at a younger age group who may be more comfortable with texting than speaking. The ubiquity of emojis in texts was the perfect starting point, the campaign flipping their normally light-hearted use to a more thought-provoking space, creating an immediate 560% increase in traffic.
Q. How do you balance the seriousness of mental health with a sense of optimism? A. Our rebranding project for mental health website SpunOut.ie. The icon characters depict various emotions site users might feel, while the colours maintain the required optimism. The characters are also used across social channels, providing a consistent and very recognisable look and feel for the brand.