2016 Winners & Shortlists

DARK IFTAR

Grand Prix

Case Film

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Client/BrandCOCA-COLA MIDDLE EAST
Product/ServiceCOCA-COLA
EntrantMEMAC OGILVY Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Type of EntryInteractive: Online Video
CategoryOnline Video
Entrant Company MEMAC OGILVY Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Advertising Agency MEMAC OGILVY Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Advertising Agency 2 FP7/DXB Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Media Agency UM MENA Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Production Company DEJA VU Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Creative Execution

We invited 6 social media influencers to an Iftar in the dark. As the diners spoke to each other, they naturally formed mental impressions of their fellow guests. But when we turned the lights on, the image they’d formed in their minds and the person they saw in front of them were nothing alike. Through Coca-Cola’s YouTube channel and the influencers’ own online presences, the Dark Iftar idea travelled across the Middle East, being covered by local news sites and blogs, and even international news platforms like CNN, TIME and The Washington Times.

•53.9 million impressions •$30.7 million worth of PR and earned media •Over 18 million YouTube views (Coca-Cola’s 2nd most viewed video globally, of all time) •Over 25,600 online articles generated •AdWeek’s 2nd most viral video of 2015 •97% positive sentiment score •Coca-Cola Consumption Intent score increased +51% vs. Ramadan 2014 •Coca-Cola Brand Love score increased +15% vs. Ramadan 2014 •Coca-Cola’s brand equity score of Bringing People Closer Together increased by +39% vs. Ramadan 2014 •35% engagement rate on Facebook and 33% on Twitter

Ramadan is a time of year when the values of tolerance, acceptance and equality are foremost in people’s minds. However, demonstrating these qualities is easier said than done. People still judge and get judged based on a whole range of external, inconsequential factors, such as appearance, dress and nationality. At the same time, social media is one of the most judgmental platforms in everyday life. People judge others based on what they’re wearing, where they’re seen and who they’re seen with, often leading to anxiety and even depression. Coca-Cola believes that people should be judged on the content of their character rather than mere appearance and set out to challenge their audience to do the same. We created social media idea for Ramadan that encouraged people to look beyond what they could simply see and truly get to know those around them.

Credits

Name Company Position
Ramzi Moutran Memac Ogilvy Executive Creative Director
Sascha Kuntze Memac Ogilvy Creative Director
Sarah Bamford Memac Ogilvy Art Director/Copywriter
Gavin Stradi Memac Ogilvy Copywriter
James Alfred Memac Ogilvy Agency Producer
Tarek Shawki Memac Ogilvy Business Director
Sarah Sherif Memac Ogilvy Account Manager
Sami Moutran/Shefali Vyas/Charlotte Tansill/Dalia Halabi Ogilvy Public Relations PR Director/Account Director/Group Account Director/Account Manager
Paul Banham FP7 Executive Creative Director
Tahaab Rais FP7 Regional Head of Strategic Planning/Creative Strategy
Tarek Ali Ahmad FP7 General Manager – Business Unit
Josephine Younes FP7 Associate Creative Director
Nayaab Rais FP7 Associate Creative Director
Aya Shedid FP7 Account Director
Sameer Ketkar FP7 Senior Designer
Tolga Cebe/Islam ElDessouky/Wasim Basir Coca-Cola Middle East Marketing Manager/IMC Manager/IMC Director
Effie Kontopoulou/Amina Ijaz/Ibrahim Wagdy Coca-Cola Middle East Marketing Manager/Brand Manager
Manasvi Gosalia/Pratixa Kanojia/Mazen Fayad Dèja Vu Executive Producer/Producer/Director
Antoine Challita/Marsha Hofstee/Elias Elkoussa/Ricardo Campo Perez/Abed Daya Um Regional Business Director/Media Director/Associate Director/Digital Manager/Media Supervisor
Farah Ibrahim/Tammam El Atrache/Carla El Hachem/Khaldoun Zaghir/Hazem El Ghousin Um Media Planner/Media Executive/Media Executive/Head of UM Society/Social Media Executive
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