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this is what excellence in integrated digital communications looks like August 2, 2014

Posted by nicholas gill in advertising, align technology, award, communique awards 2014, digital, Doner, integration, invisalign, social media.
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We won an award recently and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am. It was for the work we’ve been doing for Align Technology to generate awareness and lead generation for Invisalign across Europe.

The award was for the 2013 consumer campaign, “Smile and the Whole World Smiles With You” received the Excellence in Integrated Digital Communication award at the 2014 Communique Awards on July 3.

The Invisalign Smile campaign ran across key markets in Europe, where a mix of appointment-to-view television programming on digital channels was sponsored with integrated digital direct response, social media paid advertising, social media community activation programs, Pay Per Click, and digital innovations such as Zeebox in the UK and use of the new Twitter Card lead generation functionality. This strategic approach was designed to get more target consumers to ask for Invisalign treatment at dental practitioners and leveraged an integrated consumer marketing campaign that engaged and motivated people with problem teeth to start Invisalign treatment.

The award judges summed it up nicely:

“The beauty of this campaign is its demonstration of what could be achieved outside standard pharma practice. It was a paradigm in terms of its integration of carefully chosen, appropriate channels and had digital at its heart. It’s also very in-sync with where the industry is going to have to go in terms of the breadth and connectivity of different communications channels.”

 

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And it also worked, here’s what Raph, the VP International at Align had to say:

“The Invisalign Smile campaign had a significant impact including driving prompted brand awareness for Invisalign and achieving 30% growth for Invisalign lnfo Kit downloads and Find an Invisalign Provider searches. Our social media community grew a phenomenal 140% (2.5X) year on year and the Smile campaign helped to impact our total business objective by increasing Invisalign case submissions.”

 

Really terrific stuff. I’m really proud of this work. It shows what can happen when a client and agency work together in a proper relationship to deliver great things.

 

at work – behind the scenes June 15, 2012

Posted by nicholas gill in brand experience, Doner, pinterest, social media, social networks.
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Pinterest. The next big shiny object and must have in every presentation you give. And like I always say, you’ve got to try these things. So, I have. And have been for some time. But my own collection was a bit, er, well, a bit too me. So I decided to do a bit of behind the scenes at work. Not least because I seem to have collected a few images but people seem to like to know what goes on behind closed doors. So here’s a flavour of life behind the scenes at Doner.

my favourite londoner – new work May 29, 2012

Posted by nicholas gill in advertising, Client, Doner, Fuller's, James May, London Pride.
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Blatant work plug. Here’s our new work for Fuller’s London Pride, again featuring the marvellous James May. The campaign celebrates the provenance of the brewery and the pint, especially important when the world’s eyes will be on London this Summer. The work is featured on the Marketing Society blog and also on Haystack and you can see it pretty much all across London this Summer. Cheers!

re-launching Chrysler in the UK February 6, 2012

Posted by nicholas gill in Chrysler, DCH, Doner, Ypsilon.
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There’s some exciting things happening at Doner. The first of which is our re-launch of the Chrysler brand to the UK market. We have totally re-developed the brand positioning and strategy that differentiates us in a hugely competitive market. And we have a really compelling integrated campaign that broke last night with a 60’ brand commercial in the ad break of Sky Sports UK coverage of the SuperBowl final. Two more commercials focussing on the Delta and Ypsilon are being edited and we have a range of press and digital work going live from today.

The new brand positioning, ‘Different is what we do’, draws on the American car manufacturer’s grittier, urban, no-nonsense reputation and makes it relevant for the UK market with a range of cars that includes the familiar Grand Voyager and 300C but now embraces the smaller C Class Delta and B Class Ypsilon.

It’s been keeping me and few others somewhat busy for the last 3.5 months. It’s been a blast being a creative partner as well as the planner on this.

Some words on the campaign in AdAge. And yes, the choon is by Jay Z.

Update: 15.02. 

And here’s the new Chrysler Ypsilon ad that was released into the wild this week.

Please note the videos are only viewable in the UK due to music rights restrictions.

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