A roadshow to put Adlands finest on the cover of their favourite title

Client

Time Inc.

Brief

Create a multi-date roadshow, taking Time Inc‘s commercial content strategy directly into ad agencies’ own offices.

Approach

This short video explained the principles of the campaign, but the roadshow itself saw a series of high-powered editor Q&A sessions run inside the agencies themselves. In addition, a radical pop-up photoshoot and design studio was built, allowing agency staff to appear on the cover of either NME or Marie Claire. Their finished cover was then sent to the social network of their choice within minutes.

The covers were all shot by Jet Media’s celebrity photographer Neil Cooper and both written and designed by me. Agency staff were asked for ‘The record that changed their life’, their favourite word, and a few of things they loved. Each shoot lasted seconds, with covers edited, written and designed in sometimes less than five minutes flat.

Outcomes

Aside from being fantastic fun, the covers were shared countless times, a highly targeted piece of content marketing, ensuring Time Inc. brands remained in the hearts and minds of the agencies. The show was delivered to MediaCom, Starcom, Havas, Goodstuff, Mindshare, PHD, M2M, Exposure, MGOMD, Aegis, Maxus, Mec and OMD.

A roadshow to put Adlands finest on the cover of their favourite title
Cover stars were asked for 'The record that changed their life' and a few of things they loved.
A roadshow to put Adlands finest on the cover of their favourite title
NME was the most popular masthead, with 127 different covers created.
A roadshow to put Adlands finest on the cover of their favourite title
Neil Cooper at work in the pop up studio
A roadshow to put Adlands finest on the cover of their favourite title
Neil's light made everyone look amazing
A roadshow to put Adlands finest on the cover of their favourite title
For those who didn't fancy strapping on a big red guitar, Marie Claire produced 78 covers.