Ad of the Day: Spa tricks people into drinking more water
If you’re struggling to get your eight glasses a day in, don’t worry, there’s a pill for that.
Well, sort of. Belgian water brand Spa has released a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign in the hopes of selling more bottled H20.
‘Placeb’eau’ takes cues from many wellness, vitamin or supplement commercials and gently mocks them. The video begins with a woman listing all the benefits of a miraculous pill and encourages people to take it eight times a day, with a glass of water, before ending with the tagline: “Better drinking. Better living.”
In reality, the joke medication will have absolutely no effects on people whatsoever. The name of the game is to get people to hydrate themselves more frequently.
Contacts: Mélanie Decelle, Séverine Du Champs, Zocha Mikolajczyk, Marianne Van Lathem, Tamara Daumerie
Agency: Happiness, an FCB alliance
Executive creative management: Karen Corrigan
Chief creative officer: Geoffrey Hantson
Executive creative director: Philippe Fass
Creative content directors: Jil Dockx, Lode Vochten
Strategic director: Isabelle Koelman
Connectivity planner: Marine Vandenplas
Concept provider: Isabel Snellen, Frederik Clarysse
Content provider: Brent Roofthooft
Copywriters: Stéphane Opdenbosch, Dee Verwaertermeulen, Elmer Tazartez
Business director: Kris Van den Brandt
Account team: Stef Cuypers, Emmanuelle Hoet, Yente Janssen
Art direction: Iliana Couvez
Head of design: Dries Lauwers
Graphic designers: Lore Snauwaert, Karel Chanterie, Jonathan Kalifat
DTP: Loïc Lenoble
Head of production: Bart Vande Maele, Arthur De Wachter
Head of motion: Remke Faber
Motion designer: Simon Schuurman, Bart Callaerts
Director: Simon Schuurman
Director of photography: Thomas Ost
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