2017 Winners & Shortlists


Entrant4129GREY Istanbul, TURKEY
CategoryFinancial & Business Products & Services, Commercial Public Services
Idea Creation 4129GREY Istanbul, TURKEY

The Campaign

To launch the new brand, we turned the younger generation’s power to build the future into a digital experience with a cross-platform campaign: Shift to a Better Future. The campaign consisted of two timelines, the present and a future made possible with the opportunities of the bank At the heart of the campaign lies our interactive video where the users can shift between these timelines to see how they can make their dream future a reality.

Creative Execution

The experience started on the microsite with an interactive video. Once the story begins, the users are able to shift between the present and the future timelines by pressing their space button. The present shows the dreams of a student whereas the future shows how those dreams could come true. Through this, we want to emphasize the potential of the Saudi youth and how the future they dream of can be possible. The experience was available on different platforms, like YouTube Mastheads. We also used 360° videos in an innovative way. We know that millennials are the selfie generation and they like to be in the limelight so we also defined our visual language around them and re-designed the whole banking experience including the corporate website.

The campaign performed excellently with 46 million impressions and reached more than %80 of the population. It generated over 2 million clicks to our landing page. We achieved huge traffic to the website with 6.5 times more click through rate than KSA Industry average. After the campaign, 50% of the new users of the bank’s website were from the target group.

The target audience was the Saudi millennials. Alawwal Bank considers the youth as the leaders of the next generation. With a renewed focus in banking, the bank aims to support the Saudi youth in helping them discover their potential and making their dream future a reality.


Name Company Role
Alemsah Ozturk 4129Grey Head of Agency
Bengt Eriksson Landor Head of Agency
Seren Koroglu 4129Grey Creative Director
Kadir Ozdemir 4129Grey Creative Group Head
Burak Gunduz 4129Grey Creative Group Head
Dogukan Dogan 4129Grey Creative Group
Pinar Cingoz 4129Grey Creative Group
Ercan Nailoglu 4129Grey Art Director
Safak Kordikanlioglu 4129Grey Art Director
Gulsah Karasakal 4129Grey Motions Graphic Designer
Hidayet Bayraktar 4129Grey Technical Director
Gunay Sert 4129Grey Software Developer
Murat Yilmaz 4129Grey Software Developer
Fatih Kocak 4129Grey Software Developer
Firat Sorgucu 4129Grey Project Manager
Melike Asci 4129Grey Brand Manager
Berna Bulat Pekbas 4129Grey Agency Producer
Selim Ipek 4129Grey Agency Producer
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