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INDIA WORLD CUP CRICKET CAMPAIGN FOR PEPSI IS 2004 GRAN PRIX WINNER IN MAA WORLDWIDE’S 5th ANNUAL GLOBES AWARDS

Oct 26, 2004 Marketing Agencies from 26 Countries Honored for Outstanding Campaigns
AVENTURA, Florida (Oct. 26) – An integrated marketing campaign in India that centered on world cup championship cricket last year has taken top honors in the 5th annual GLOBES Awards sponsored by the Marketing Agencies Association (MAA) Worldwide.
For its efforts on behalf of Pepsi of India, its agency J. Walter Thompson of India walked away with the MAA’s Gran Prix award for best campaign overall, plus an individual GLOBE for best sponsorship or tie-in campaign of the year. In addition to the Gran Prix, 16 GLOBES winners and 46 Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners were announced at a reception and dinner here to honor outstanding marketing campaigns from around the world (See List Below).
The 2004 GLOBES roster features winning campaigns from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, India, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the USA. The event took place at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort here tonight following the MAA Worldwide’s 31st annual fall meeting and conference. MAA Worldwide members are the principals and senior executives of marketing agencies around the world. This year’s competition drew an all-time high of 333 campaigns from 26 countries, making the 2004 GLOBES turnout the largest ever and setting a record number of entries for the third year in a row. (Last year’s total was 290 and the 2002 mark was 147). Sponsored by the MAA in association with marketing organizations and marketing media around the world, the GLOBES honor outstanding promotion, event, entertainment, sports and direct marketing campaigns. This year the entire GLOBES program, including the call for entries, submission of campaign portfolios and three stages of judging, was conducted via the Internet.
A multinational panel of 50 judges met “virtually” online in three phases in mid-September to select the 62 finalists. Eligibility was open to agencies anywhere that had previously won recognition from marketing organizations in their own regions. GLOBES judges represented a cross-section of agency, client and marketing media from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Campaigns were scored on originality, execution, performance and concept.

The Globes Winners:

Gran Prix & Globe for Best Sponsorship or Tie-In Campaign
“Pepsi World Cup Campaign”
Agency: J. Walter Thompson, India
Client: Pepsi-Cola

Cricket in India is not just a sport; it’s a religion, and the only one common to a country so chock-full of diversity. Played once every four years, the World Cup was arguably the biggest sporting event of 2003, with the entire nation looking forward to it. Cricket is one of Pepsi’s biggest platforms in India too, so WC 2003 posed a never-before opportunity for the leading cola brand to stamp its imprint on the country’s culture of youth.

To drive sales and protect its share of a slipping segment, Pepsi mounted a campaign that aligned its brand with World Cup fever and set a theme that addressed young peoples’ passions. Changing its colors to match India’s Team Blue and turning out 2.5 million souvenir bottles for WC03, Pepsi deployed a remarkable array of big-brand tie-ins, sponsorships and such below-the-line initiatives as contests, instant-wins, music CDs, pub screenings, Team India merchandise and more. Volume increased by 24 points in Q1 and upped Pepsi’s share by two points in the sluggish winter season.

Gold: “Thrill Seeker,” Momentum Worldwide, Australia
Silver: “Project Goalie,” Capital C Communications, Canada
Bronze: “The Most Reliable Player,” Velocity Sports & Entertainment, USA
Globe for Best Multi-Discipline Campaign
Agency: Arc Worldwide, USA
Client: United Airlines
“Say Hello to Ted”

Chicago-based United Airlines faced increasing competition from newer, low-fare carriers flying from the Windy City to various leisure destinations. United reclaimed its share of that business – and then some -- with the launch of Ted (from UniTED) as a low-fare alternative in the spring of 2004. The idea was to go after price-conscious leisure travelers while maintaining an image of strength and vitality among media, the financial community and its employees. Ted’s strategy was to be seen pre- and post-launch as a more relaxed component of a larger airline, at once more fun and service-oriented than any other low-priced option.

Thus evolved the “Random Acts of Ted,” with Ted-themed advertising, signage, sponsorships, merchandise, activities and events popping up at odd and not-so-odd places all over town. Meanwhile a host of grassroots activities turned out small but noticeable good deeds –like giving away free (Ted-branded) ice cream, movie passes, newspapers, transit passes, flowers, beads, oranges and coffee and gasoline vouchers – generating a season-long buzz in Chicago’s culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Results: 57 million media impressions, 105,000 in-person contacts and lots of fully loaded Ted flights all summer long.

Gold: “Thrill Seeker,” Momentum Worldwide, Australia
Silver: “AOL Concert for Schools,” Momentum Worldwide, USA
Bronze: “Your World, Your Way, Your Coke,” Lowe Worldwide, Thailand
Globe for Best Use of Direct Marketing
“Catch Me If You Can”
Agency: Wunderman, USA
Client: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

“Catch Me If You Can” was an online game designed to change perceptions and portray the accounting profession as an attractive career opportunity for young people. Sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, its appearance was timed to coincide with the current public interest in various detection and investigative processes, as evidenced by the popularity of such TV shows as CSI and Law & Order.

Capitalizing on the high profile of forensic accounting in the news, the idea was part of a five-year AICPA effort to identify and increase the number of accounting majors and candidates for CPA certification. “Catch Me” got junior and senior-high students to step into the shoes of a CPA and sleuth their way through 12 intriguing financial crimes. Cash prizes went to top players. Results: 32,000 responses, 13,822 registrations and 6,384 leads for a career path that many of them might not have ever considered.

Gold: “Zen Garden,” Euro RSCG 4D, Argentina
Silver: “Do It the Smart Way,” Target Market Group, Israel
Bronze: “Commitment Challenged,” Arc Worldwide, USA
Globe for Most Innovative Idea or Concept
Agency: Promarket, Israel
Client: Coca-Cola
“Summer of Coca-Cola”
Coca-Cola met and vastly exceeded its objectives -- purchase frequency and brand loyalty -- with a Woodstock-scale festival during the summer of 2003 that transformed the beaches of Nitzanim, an upscale seaside resort, into a setting for the largest live music event in Israeli history. Coke’s Music Village, complete with amphitheater and newly paved parking for thousands of cars, showcased dozens of stars and warm-up bands performing a variety of music for an energetic audience of 100 thousand young people.

A year in the making, the “My Music”-themed 20-day event was open to those presenting 15 Coke-bottle caps at the gates. Besides live musical performances all day, there was football, volleyball, sunbathing, a pub and a giant beachfront café, plus tattoos, hair-plaiting and jewelry stalls and dancing until 6 a.m. Support included TV spots, live radio, print ads, P-O-P displays, streaming Web-based audio and video music, online lotteries and auctions, a Pop-Star Contest on TV and cell phone-based text-messaging games.

Gold: “Thrill Seeker,” Momentum Worldwide, Australia
Silver: “Butterflies Are Free,” Capital C Communications, Canada
Silver: “HSBC BankCab,” Renegade Marketing Group, USA
Globe for Best Use of Interactive Media
Agency: Proximity Xperience, Portugal
Client: Galp Energia
“Galp Touch To Win”
Galp, a major petrol distributor in Portugal, managed to outwit some of its customers and increase the frequency and continuity of their purchases with a biometric recognition system that prevents them from “gaming” promotional offers via the use of other peoples’ transactions to increase their chances of winning prizes. At issue was a problem faced by Galp and other distributors: the practice by a few people of amassing more rewards than they are entitled to.

The new system had participants “register” their names and fingerprints on a P-O-S device inside the station, after which they merely had to touch the scanner to pay for fuel, tally points or enter the draw. Galp put a positive spin on the change by underscoring the personal recognition factor and the fact that the customer instantly learns whether and what he might have won. By the end of two months, 88 percent of those who had registered had made three or more purchases.

Gold: “Catch Me If You Can,” Wunderman, USA
Silver: “Dugg.ca,” The Marketing Store, Canada
Silver: “MyEnjoyZone.com,” Virtual Marketing, India
Globe for Most Effective Long-Term Marketing Campaign
Agency: Lowe, Thailand
Client: Cerebos
“Brand’s Summer Camp”

In Thailand, BRAND’S Essence of Chicken is associated with the rigors of study, especially during academic exams. To maintain the connection, Cerebos sponsored its 15th annual “BRAND’S Summer Camp” in 2003, providing 20,000 to 30,000 less-fortunate high school graduates the opportunity to review key sections of the tests with teachers and tutors at a 10-day course at Kasetsart University in Bangkok. The campaign, which runs from January to March, is one of the company’s most successful brand builders.

The program provides a set of textbooks, written by the teachers themselves, with sections dedicated to various subjects, which the teachers, who serve for little or no pay, go over with their students. Students register on-line, where they receive a special code, which, along with the cap from any BRAND’s product, entitles them to the books, free of charge. This year, thanks to H.M. the King, the program expanded onto television and the Internet. Every year the Camp loses money, but from a long-term perspective, nothing matches it for reinforcing brand awareness.

Gold: “Kellogg’s EET & ERN,” Draft, USA
Silver: “Crime Let’s Bring it Down,” The Yellow Submarine, England
Silver: “Unilever Business Forum,” Target Market Group, Israel
Globe for Best Activity Generating Brand Awareness & Trial Recruitment
Agency: Developed In-House
Client: Yahoo! Inc.
“Yahoo! Personals Billboard Dating”

Yahoo! Inc. created a powerful media-worthy campaign that not only drove traffic to the portal’s online Personals section, but also got thousands of eligible singles to create personal profiles and subscribe to the company’s online dating service. “Julie,” the star of the campaign, lived in an actual billboard above Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood for three days last January. Her living area had a wireless Internet connection and a great space for entertaining. It was here that she ate, exercised, got coiffed by the pros, charmed the media, searched for interesting men on Yahoo! Personals, and ultimately invited a few up to the billboard for a date. She invited a total of eight men up for dates and then selected her favorite to return for a grand finale date.

Live Julie TV was broadcast for 12-hours a day, uncut, and hundreds of thousands of people all over the world tuned in to share in her dating journey while experiencing first-hand what it’s like to use Yahoo! Personals to meet and connect with quality individuals. Unique visitors to Yahoo! Personals were up 44 percent year over year; the Julie Web site received 680,000 page views in three days; Yahoo! Personals profiles were up 250 percent from the previous year; and Yahoo! Personals subscriptions increased 199 percent from the previous year. Julie received over 1,000 emails and online messages in three days.

Gold: “Say Hello to Ted,” Arc Worldwide, USA
Silver: “Axe Pulse Launch,” Draft, Indonesia
Bronze: “Marshmellow Peeps Fun Bus Tour,” Marketing Werks, USA
Globe for Best Activity Generating Brand Volume
Agency: The Sales Machine, Argentina
Client: Diario Clarin
"Second National Clarín Truco Contest"

Argentina’s main daily newspaper Clarín got Argentines to buy more copies of the Sunday edition with a promotion that incorporated an instant win game while supporting the values and traditions of the country. The Second National Clarín Truco Contest was wrapped around the popular game of Truco, a traditional Argentine card game. Each one of the newspaper’s Sunday magazines included three playing cards hidden within the flap of the publication that the reader held on to. On Mondays, Clarín published three cards. Readers whose cards from the Sunday edition were better than those printed on Monday won new cars, home appliances, grocery store gift certificates and vacations, and were also automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win $100,000. Clarín supported the program via “Truco" contests held live in the main summer vacation locations on the beach. The program generated a newspaper sales increase of 20 percent.

Gold: “Nescafe Gold Blend – Love Actually,” Billington Cartmell, England
Silver: “The Water Genie,” Meyer Action Marketing, Argentina
Bronze: “Nestle e Voce Junta Brasil,” Sight Momentum, Brazil
Globe for Best Activity Generating Brand Loyalty
Agency: Agosin, Chile
Client: Nike
“Total 90”

Nike introduced its new Total 90 soccer clothing product line to males ages 12 to 20 by tapping into their passion for soccer. The brand kicked the campaign off with a press conference to introduce its newest Air Zoom soccer shoes. On hand was Chile’s national soccer team – eager to answer questions and demo the shoe via actual soccer drills with the media. Reporters could win Total 90 apparel prizes for their efforts. Nike supported the program with trivia contests held inside Santiago’s main theatre (where the new Nike spots aired), as well as via soccer clinics held in-store, at Nike-branded soccer activities held during half-time of one of the most important soccer games of the season, during in-school events and via local Nike-sponsored soccer tournaments.

Total 90 used its Web site to tout the details of the available prizes and displayed a calendar of local soccer-themed events. Nike also invited more than 2,000 fans to the Soccer stadium to watch two major professional games (Chile vs. Venezuela and Chile vs. Brazil). For a four-week period between May and June, more than 5,000 kids played against each other. The program generated more than 150 million media impressions.

Gold: “BRAND’S Summer Camp,” Lowe, Thailand
Silver: “Slim-Fast Challenge,” The J. Brown Agency, USA
Silver: “Nestle e Voce Junta Brasil,” Sight Momentum, Brazil
Globe for Best Business-to-Business Campaign
Agency: MK10 Marketing Promocional, Brazil
Client: Motorola
“Motolancamentos”

In the race for market leadership in the mobile phone segment in Brazil, Motorola was aggressively investing in the research and launch of several novelty handsets. The problem was that the company was not effectively communicating their availability – and their benefits – in an efficient and timely manner. Motorola, concerned it was going to miss an opportunity to educate the trade about the benefits of the new handsets, devised an offer that was too good for retailers to ignore.

Motorola sent retailers special welcome kits during the final stage of each handset’s development to ensure its timely arrival. The kits clearly highlighted the major attributes and positioning of each handset, while offering them free handsets and phone accessories in exchange for simply trying them out. The key was to keep them happy by rewarding them every time they demoed a new Motorola accessory. The program increased the retailers’ perception that Motorola was on the cutting edge of technology and gave them the opportunity to test the handsets before the final POP packaging was even produced. Motorola’s market share in the mobile phone segment jumped from 25 percent in 2002 to 34 percent in 2003.

Gold: “For Leaders Only,” Eric Mower & Associates, USA
Silver: “Unilever Business Forum,” Target Market Group, Israel
Bronze: “ESPN Horseshoes,” Tequila, Singapore
Globe for Best Retail Account-Specific or Channel Marketing Activity
Agency: Claydon, Heeley, Jones & Mason, England
Client: Selfridges & Co
“Launch a Landmark”

Selfridges & Co., a London-based retailer, introduced its new Birmingham store by turning window-shoppers into actual shoppers. The department store focused on the store’s unique architecture, its “Now See Inside” advertising message and a community-oriented promotion that created a buzz surrounding the store’s launch. Birmingham residents were asked to help the department store “find the face to launch a landmark.” Then, for 10 days before Opening Day, Selfridges encouraged people to have their photos taken either in front of the actual store or in front of one of the branded vans driving around the city. The photos were uploaded daily to the store’s micro-site and a “people’s vote” decided who would appear in the store ads and who would win a £1,000 shopping spree with a personal shopper. Support included PR and the distribution of coupon books that locals could redeem inside the store. After it opened, the store held a massive photo exhibition of all the photos taken of the Birmingham residents. More than 64,000 people readily supplied their data, visited the Web site and came to the store, most making more than one purchase in September.

Gold: “Butterflies Are Free,” Capital C Communications, Canada
Silver: “Slim-Fast Challenge,” The J. Brown Agency, USA
Bronze: “Ariel Championship Whites,” Lifestyle Incentives, England
Globe for Best Dealer or Salesforce Activity
Agency: 141 Worldwide, USA
Client: Callaway Golf
“Callaway Golf Great Shots”

The Callaway Golf Great Shots Sales Associates Sweepstakes leveraged the energy of the retailer sales force to drive incremental sales of Callaway Golf’s high-value clubs in a critical selling season. By capturing the passion that golfers have for the game and providing an opportunity for sales associates to fulfill a dream, this campaign maximized a push-pull strategy and resulted in sales exceeding expectations.

The sweepstakes worked in tandem with a consumer contest to offer a comprehensive program leveraging the brand equity of the Pebble Beach golf course. The Callaway Golf Great Shots Contest provided players with a strong, compelling incentive to purchase Great Big Bertha II Drivers and Fairway Woods. Results: 77-percent participation by “elite” retailers and a significant increase in incremental profits.

Gold: “Watch the Match With Becks,” FRESH, England
Silver: “Spin City,” Iris Promotional Marketing, England
Globe for Best Brand-Building Campaign
Agency: Strateco-Blitz & Fuel Industries, Canada
Client: Panasonic Canada
“Getnlucky.com”

Getnlucky.com was an interactive game promoting sales of Panasonic cordless phones. A story was depicted online and revealed the product’s usability and functions. Hidden online interactive elements led to chat groups being formed creating buzz to help players through the site. Irreverent copywriting was directed at the youth market, with (censored) racy content playing off such pop-culture trends as reality TV and dating shows. At the end of each episode players received points redeemable at Puretracks.com.

Unfolding in eight episodes, the story had a 'reality-like' feel and brought return visits to the site each week for five weeks. Tie-ins with Universal Music and Puretracks.com provided added entertainment value. The game offered 2,600 instant prizes. For a budget of $150,000, the Getnlucky.com media campaign delivered 21,734,174 impressions across all mediums of cinema ads, university posters and online media.

Gold: “Say Hello to Ted,” Arc Worldwide, USA
Silver: “Kellogg’s Special K Ball,” Blue Chip Marketing, England
Globe for Best Cause or Charity Marketing Campaign
Agency: Spy Istanbul, Turkey
Client: Brisa
“Lights Are On”

The purpose of “My Lights Are On” was to raise awareness and build market share for Bridgestone tires by promoting public safety. The idea was to get drivers to keep their headlights turned on in the daytime to prevent accidents. To humanize the concept, a dog named Findik was invented whose job it was to motivate parents – a solution to the problem of differentiating this brand from the boring black world of tires.

“Tell dad to turn headlights on as you get in the car,” was Findik’s message to kids in thousands of coloring books distributed by team visits to kindergartens, at McDonald’s restaurants and at Shell stations. Another premium: a “Light-Cleanser” cloth to keep headlights clean and bright. Daytime Running Light (DRL) Hunters intercepted and rewarded DRL drivers at Shell stations in five cities, and the winner of a phone-in contest got a trip to a (Bridgestone-sponsored) Formula One race. Result: 300,000 kids and 200,000 drivers got premiums and DRL usage was up 25 percent.

Gold: “Walker’s Comic Relief,” The Marketing Store, England
Silver: “Angels in Action,” DVC Worldwide, USA
Bronze: “Purolator Tackle Hunger,” The GEM Group, Canada
Globe for Best Event Marketing Campaign
Agency: Mr. Youth LLC, USA
Client: Victoria’s Secret
“Pink Miami Brand Launch”

Victoria’s Secret launched a youth-oriented brand extension called “Pink” earlier this year and supported it with a campaign that created tremendous word-of-mouth buzz among the target audience with a one-market stunt held in Miami’s South Beach during Spring Break. The new brand targeted women ages 18-to-24.

The retailer constructed a giant three-story pink gift box on the beach near busting Ocean Drive. The goal was to pique the curiosity of the thousands of college kids who swarm the beaches during the busy vacation period. A sign on the side of the box read “When The Countdown Ends, The Party Begins,” and included a clock. “Team Pink” then spent five days blitzing the beach, passing out more than 100,000 promotion pieces with mysterious messaging hyping the “big event” at the end of the countdown. Local hotels were retrofitted in Pink and branded scooters whisked Team Pink up and down the beach asking “What’s inside the Pink Box?” When the clock neared zero, a fleet of Pink- branded Hummers ascended upon the Pink box. Supermodels ran into a secret entranceway of the box among a hoard of photographers. When the clock struck zero, the gift box opened to a live fashion show unveiling the Pink line. A live concert followed. The launch generated more than 24 million impressions; Miami-area retail outlets enjoyed triple-digit week-over-week sales increases across all major Pink product lines; and the brand reached more than 100,000 Spring Break college students in Miami.

Gold: “Summer of Coca-Cola,” Promarket, Israel
Silver: “Runto,” TrojanOne, Canada
Bronze: “Animal Attraction,” Haygarth, England
Globe for Best Small Budget Campaign
Agency: Eskadra BTL, Poland
Client: PTK Centertel - IDEA
"MMS Funky"

PTK Centertel targeted IDEA salespeople with a direct marketing program reinforcing the benefits of MMS service and getting them to sell more PTK Centertel IDEA phones. The first step was to hit them up with a series of “hand-written” letters that stated a particular customer’s loyalty to the brand, but also his dissatisfaction with certain product attributes and limitations. Each letter looked like it had been sent by an actual IDEA customer, but in reality, was written by a seasoned copywriter.

One customer wrote that he hoped IDEA would introduce something new to give him more advanced digital options for his phone. Two days later, after IDEA announced the availability of MMS, that same “customer” wrote a letter expressing his gratitude that IDEA had acted so quickly. Each letter and corresponding follow-up letter had a different message, along with a specific style, handwriting, envelope and sales argument to correspond with each of the brand’s four audience segments, which included “Old Communist,” “Childish Sophie,” “Matter-of-fact Real Estate Expert,” and “Soofka,” a young Internet surfer who uses slang typical for the hip-hop subculture. In all, 3,526 letters were sent during the two stages of the campaign. The salespeople loved it, with 96 percent of them calling the campaign "funny, intriguing and inspiring.“ The total campaign budget was just US$10,000.

Gold: “Mad Chickens,” Pavone, USA
Silver: “Motolancamentos,” MK10 Marketing Promocional, Brazil
Bronze: “PromoBaby,” World Marketing, Mexico

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Kerry Smith, The Global Marketer
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Amie Smith Hughes (203) 978-1590
MAA Worldwide, Amie.Hughes@maaw.org