The North Face: Outdoor Essentials

Problem: How can you advertise in retail stores that have no advertising space because of housing thousands of competitive products?

Solution: Package rocks, twigs and leaves as retail products and place them in the store space available - the product racks and shelves! These items showed customers that unless you buy the The North Face gear, you'll have to depend on these to survive outdoors.

Results: Customers were instantly drawn to the merchandise. (Some even wanted to buy them?!) Better still, purchase of the The North Face products increased by 38%. Not bad for a campaign built on twigs, leaves and stones.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Manila, Philippines
Creative Directors: Andrew Petch, Tony Sarmiento, Raoul Floresca, Trixie Diyco
Art Director: Janette de Veyra
Copywriters: Paolo Agulto, Maan Agsalud
Agency Producers: Rodel Quitain, Dennis Obien