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Scribe: #ScribeBillboard

Background: How to make Scribe, a Mexican notebooks brand with 50 years of tradition, become once more beloved by the people and, especially, the newer generations? By reconnecting with the adult consumer, awakening their inner child and starting a dialogue with the newer generations. With this thought, a new brand essence -“Spaces for your inspiration”- was created, and a new image and positioning consequently. We wanted the brand to become inspirational more than aspirational, and to bring the notebook’s consumers to the experience.

Case description: The ScribeBillboard was an interactive live action billboard located on one of the most important streets in Mexico City. It housed the artist Cecilia Beaven during 10 days, with the only purpose to transform a huge white canvas into a work of art filled with color and the ideas that she received from Twitter. Everything that happened during these days was available for tracking on social networks, a blog, webisodes and live streamings. Tv celebrities and other artists visited her, and Molotov (mexican band) played live from the billboard. As she painted, other billboards were completed at the same time all over the city. The whole story was also brought to movie theaters and television. Small billboard replicas were printed for those whose requests were drawn by Cecilia.

Results: In just 10 days, impacts on Twitter went over 100 million (resource: topsy.com), 12,000 drawings were requested, more than 65,000 users were logged at the same time for the live streaming and 99% of the conversation was positive. National and international media talked about the action and radio stations broadcasted from our location.

Advertising Agency: La Agencia Viva! & La Doblevida, Ciudad de México, México
General Creative Directors: Juan Pablo Manazza, Manuel Camacho
Art Directors: Roberto Flores, Xavier Fajardo, Ivan Mayorquín
Copywriters: Eduardo García, Carlos Perez
Account Services Director: Miguel Mendiola
Project Leader: Claudia Caballero
Illustrator: Cecilia Beaven / Billboard Artist
Account: Ezequiel Daneri
Account Director: Pilar Gilbert
Account excecutive: Alejandra Vera
Producers: Nancy Vilchis, Iza Peñafiel
Digital Producer: Adriana Dreves
Planner: Ariana Gonzales
Published: March 2013

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3 comments

eins-eins-null's picture
eins-eins-null
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i'm sure it's great, but four minutes are WAY too long for a case movie...

kleenex's picture
kleenex
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a little long, but still solid.

timesashes's picture
timesashes
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it was nice...if it's not associated with sth commercial. Not sure how much this will help sell the brand

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