DA Friends Campaign by RUN awarded GOLD in Indigo Awards
DA relies on our friends to keep going and growing. In 2019 we engaged our friends RUN to create a campaign around the benefits of being a DA friend.
We loved their response and were thrilled to see RUN awarded on the international stage for their work on this initiative.
“Design Assembly needed a campaign to drive their ‘Friend’ subscription model to the New Zealand design and advertising industry. This campaign concept revolved around all the value you get when you sign up to become a Design Assembly Friend and exaggerating that in a fun, attention-grabbing way. We played on the amount of rewards you receive according to the dollar amount you pay. So if a studio joins up for a ‘Friend Plus’ subscription (paying $2,000) they get 2,000 rewards etc.
We actually wrote all 2000 rewards, using them as a visual hyperbole across the campaign. Along with the standard subscription benefits the rewards were anything from a free glass of water at events, to kissing your hand, yelling out your studio name randomly at a workshop in a whoop whoopesque-style, getting personal coat check or waiting on you hand and foot at a DA event – the quirkier the better.
We selected a few fun rewards to feature throughout the campaign. These were photographed in a bright, fun way, using different coloured backdrops to help them stand out and give them added energy.”
Designer: Maria Philp, RUN
Creative Director: Raymond McKay, RUN
Design Director: Laura Cibilich, RUN