Seagull’s Polar Bear featured at ACT Responsible Expo at #CannesLions2015

24 Jun,2015

By A Correspondent

 

Seagull Advertising’s work done for Thermax Profetherm is the only Indian work to be featured at the Cannes Lions’15 ACT Responsible – a platform that showcases outstanding work with an objective to remain responsible towards the planet.

 

The ACT Expo at Cannes this year features over 110 pieces of good work from 88 countries and Seagull Advertising’s entry is the only Indian work to be featured in this. This is a showcase of work that is picked from the best around the world by ACT Responsible.

 

In large enterprises and big office environments, employees are careless about using power judiciously. It’s a common sight to see ACs running in empty conference rooms, lights switched on in departments during off-­duty hours and so on. This irresponsible behaviour not only ends up as huge power bills but also contributes significantly towards global warming. The need thus was to address this issue and fix it. Thermax’s division ProfeTherm, being in the  business of helping its clients save energy and increase profitability, this was the perfect environment to begin the unplugging.

 

The campaign started by promoting the Unplug message creating powerful creatives showcasing the Polar Bear and other endangered species. This was followed by an activation programme.

 

A plug point when inverted, resembles a polar bear, one of the few endangered species that would suffer due to global warming. So Thermax ProfeTherm decided to unplug all of its systems and put up these polar bear stickers on existing plug points. Employees, when wanted to plug their computers and systems were flummoxed to see the plug points inverted, only to realise later that it’s actually a sticker. On lifting the sticker the reminder message of being responsible towards the environment got communicated. It was followed up with a message to follow a ’Green Hour’ as a way to pay back to the environment.

 

As part of the Cannes ACT Expo showcase, Seagull Advertising hopes to contribute its mite in saving the planet by urging people to unplug and ACT responsibly.

 

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