2017 Winners & Shortlists

OUR REAL PETROL

Client/BrandALMARAI
Product/ServiceALMARAI NATIONAL DAY
EntrantLEO BURNETT Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA
Type of EntrySocial
CategorySocial Purpose
Idea Creation LEO BURNETT Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA
Media Placement STARCOM Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA
PR LEO BURNETT Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA
Production LEO BURNETT Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA

The Campaign

To change the public perception of the Kingdom’s true wealth being nothing more or less than oil and to define the true wealth of the Kingdom.

Creative Execution

To intrigue the public, we began the campaign with an on ground mystery; unbranded oil barrels placed around the country with an open ended statement “Our real petrol…”. To trigger online conversations we encouraged influencers to question the meaning of the barrels. On the National Day, we launched a video explaining the purpose of the barrels and its true meaning as a symbol of true Saudi youth potential. The video contained replicas of the barrels, only this time with the statement “Our real petrol is our ability” – which was also the hashtag used during the reveal stages of the campaign.

Online conversation about the barrels went viral. People began to guess and debate over what the barrels really mean across a number of social media platforms. 9 days after revealing an Almarai branded video, which explained the true purpose of the campaign, we achieved the following; - Over 12 million Video Views - Over 60 million Impressions - Over 10 million Post Engagement - Organic coverage by major media brands such as MBC In line with governments Vision 2030 plan to motivate Saudi youth, the campaign found a place for itself as one of the most effective empowerment campaigns for the youth.

Studies showed there has been a sense of panic of how Saudi will continue to prosper in an economy without petrol. In order to revive the confidence of the public for a bright future, the Saudi Government introduced a new vision to be implemented by the year 2030. We took this as an inspiration to target the young generations of Saudi Arabia and motivate them with a mindset that they are the future and that their capabilities are fundamental in the prosperity of the Kingdom.

Credits

Name Company Position
Bechara Mouzannar Leo Burnett Chief Creative Officer
Mohammed Bahmishan Leo Burnett Executive Creative Director
Alexandre Choucair Leo Burnett Creative Director
Noor Wafa Leo Burnett Arabic Copywriter
Ahmad Abu Zannad Leo Burnett Head of Strategy
George Maktabi Leo Burnett Regional Managing Director
Mazen Mitri Leo Burnett General Manager
Khaled Abou Sleiman Mediavest General Manager
Imran Khaled Mediavest Associate Director
Philip Lobo Mediavest Senior Media Executive
Thierry Chehab Leo Burnett Sr. Art Director
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