Animated Animals Show Off to Support Water Brand Vittel’s Biodiversity Pledge

Ogilvy Paris' campaign features a slam-dunking squirrel, boxing bees and a break-dancing ladybug

Ogilvy Paris has unveiled a new, nature-centric identity for Vittel. - Credit by Ogilvy Paris
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Presenting itself as a “natural source of vitality,” French water brand Vittel has unveiled a new brand identity that centers on its connection with nature via the medium of cute animals.

Created by Ogilvy Paris, the new campaign comprises three short 30-second videos showing a squirrel slam-dunking nuts into a nest, two bees “boxing” a flower to get nectar, and a ladybug having a dance-off.

Ogilvy Paris said the work, a “hymn to nature and life,” was a new direction for Vittel, and the first time it had linked its advertising to its commitment to maintaining biodiversity in France’s Vosges mountains, where the water comes from.

The new campaign kicked off July 6 in France and Switzerland and will begin on July 15 in Germany. It will roll out on TV, digital and print.

“It is important for us to explain and reveal what we have been doing at our level on our territory for more than 30 years,” said Philippe Gallard, Vittel’s international business unit director. “All the actions that Vittel has carried out have certainly preserved the quality of mineral water, but they have also been a formidable driving force in preserving biodiversity.”

Agency: Ogilvy Paris
Presidents: Matthieu Elkaim & Emmanuel Ferry
Chief creative officer: Matthieu Elkaim
Creative director: Alexis Benoit
Artistic director: Thomas Yve
Copywritter: Quentin Burette
Business director: Thomas Crouzet
Head of production: Julien Sanson
TV producer: Aurélie Appert
Sound producer: Johanne Kenniche
Director: Vincent Lobelle
Animation: Mikros
Executive producer: Fabrice Damolini
VFX producer: Nicolas Huguet
VFX sup: Guillaume Ho
CG sup: Guillaume Dadaglio
Lead animation: Alexandre Sauthier
Lead texture/shading: Vincent Coni
Lead lighting: André Monteiro
Lead compo: Sebastien Podsialo
Calibration: Sebastien Mingam

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@saramayspary Sara Spary is a freelance journalist based in London. She's been a reporter for eight years, covering advertising and consumer brands.
Publish date: July 7, 2020 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT