SANTACLARA

CAMPAGIN FOR LIDL INTERNATIONAL

This goes out to all the delight bringers, turkey stuffers, cake bakers, Christmas makers, pudding haters. To all you bearded women, men in high heels, gender breaking gorgeous ones. Within a context of still-up-to-dateness, I almost see it as my duty to fight for more tolerance and against stigma – nowadays more than ever. I celebrate pride and equal gender marriage – cause yes, gender is an everyday concern which is finally and still so very important. Look at my Container Love Art Project. And there is still so much more going wrong in society.

But for now, let’s start with Christmas. In 2016, a group of likewise minded developed a Christmas story full of joy and justice. Überground. New. Different. Supercool. They got one question for you: Why is it that every year again Mister Coca Cola legend himself, Santa Claus, gets all the fame?

So let’s wake up! And do a reality check: Ain’t it the women who do all the work – most of the time, the mothers, grannies, wives and wonder women who cope with all the stress? Well it’s definitely not the fat white-bearded man! Polish your red shoes, wonderful women, marvelous ma’ams, greatest grannies and fantastic females. Raise your glass, ladies. And step aside, old man. It’s time for #santaclara – born to reign an era of equality, sing out loud for justice, and finally gonna make a change.

The message behind? Be proud of yourself, girls. We are. This campaign started for Lidl, and – hell yeah! – #santaclara sweeps the board all over the world since then.

Creative Direction JO MARIE FARWICK & NIKOLAUS RONACHER
Art Direction CHRISTIAN RUESS & KATHI WALTHER
Song EMILY ROBERTS
Production BIGFISH
Music 2WEIMUSIC
Direction NATHAN PRICE

HELLO BY LIPTON

CAMPAIGN FOR LIPTON HOT TEA

Everyone knows Lipton Icetea. But what about hot tea by Lipton? Is there a gap in the german market? Let’s find out with this welcome campaign by Dokyo. “Lipton heißt Willkommen” is the new brand claim and is more than a commercial. It’s a statement for an open and tolerant mind. A sign for more neighborhood. Beyond any age, gender and national borders.

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Idea DOKYO
Creative Direction SÖNKE BUSCH
Art Direction CHRISTIAN RUESS
Photo MALTE BRAUN @ KAI TIETZ
Regie TODD SELBY
Production CHIRP FILMS

EUROWINGS ON AIR

LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOR EUROWINGS

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After years of working on the airline brand Germanwings it was necessary to rethink. From cheap to innovative and charming-cheeky. From Germanwings to Eurowings. In order to introduce the new brand, Eurowings launched an Europewide OOH campaign. To draw attention to the airline’s sexy offers the models were staged in fashion style.

See the case film.

Client EUROWINGS
Agency LUKAS LINDEMANN ROSINSKI
Creative Direction THOMAS SCHMIEGEL, KERSTIN CORRELL
Art Direction CHRISTIAN RUESS
and others

KAFFEE IST NICHT KAFFEE

TVC campaign for Tchibo

Three years of exhausting day-to-day work for the Jung von Matt / Elbe client Tchibo Non-Food were quite a good practice to create this “Kaffee ist nicht Kaffee” TVC series for Jung von Matt/brand activation. From Bad Nauheim to Tansania: We placed real sales ladies in the centre of our campaign – to connect the customer with the company. We turned them into unmistakeable brand ambassadors.

Agency JUNG VON MATT / BRAND ACTIVATION
Executive Creative Director DENEKE VON WELTZIEN
Creative Director KARSTEN RUDDIGKEIT
Art Directors SVEN KLASEN, CHRISTIAN RUESS,
JULIA KLAUSTERMEYER
Text TONI SELZER
Director LARS BÜCHEL